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New Hobie Fishing Kayaks

Tarpon Bay Explorers now offers an upgraded alternative for anglers to rent and fish within the JN “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

Hobie fishing kayak rentals are available for visitors and residents to provide anglers a stealthy, efficient and hands-free fishing experience.

The Explorers team replaced its motorized canoe fleet with Hobie fishing kayaks to provide increased reliability and flexibility. Hobie kayaks are pedal-powered.

“The Hobie kayaks have really gained popularity over the past decade,” said assistant manager Adam Sauerland. “These boats do not rely on an electric trolling motor that can run out of battery life, and are more suitable to combat stiffer wind conditions. These boats are made for fishing and we think our visitors will be elated to see we’ve acquired a modernized way to fish.”

Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 1-239-472-8900. Hobie fishing kayaks are for fishing only.

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