BOAT TOURS IN JUPITER — LAST-MINUTE WATERFRONT ADVENTURES
Boat tours in Jupiter
Relatives surprise you with a visit? Having a tough week? Birthday? Need an anniversary surprise? Time to get outdoors?
Try a boat tour in Jupiter with LOVE STREET OUTDOOR CENTER .
We’ll set you up with a boat, stand-up paddle board trip, sunset adventures, sightseeing — our boat tours in Jupiter leave daily from the pristine waters overlooking the historic Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse at Charlie & Joe’s Love Street.
Call today. Tell us your plans. We’ll do our best to make them happen.
Once proposed for luxury properties, Fullerton Island was 12 acres of prime Jupiter real estate ready to be sold to the highest bidder. A bridge from the mainland was proposed to the island on the Indian River Lagoon, one of the most bio-diverse estuaries in the United States.
Happily for us paddlers, the town of Jupiter bought the island for $2.9 million dollars. With eco-tourism the goal, the town cleared exotic plants, dredged, built docks and planted mangroves to create a flourishing environment for local sea and land creatures. Backhoes dug 3-foot deep channels meandering through the island, only deep enough for kayaks, paddle boards and canoes — no powerboats allowed.
The island is now a thriving estuary. See manatees, rays, porpoise, snook, snapper, sheepshead, and mullet as well as birds like blue heron and spoonbills.
Visitors on one of our boat tours in Jupiter can beach their crafts at designated spots and hike through hammocks, mangrove islands and lots of shady areas. There’s several 40-foot-tall oak trees. Many visitors bring their lunch and dock at the six slips. There’s a picnic table with a shaded pavilion.
Motorized boats can dock at the Fullerton Island entrance, but should only do so at high tide. Power boats can’t go beyond the entrance, which is only wide enough for kayaks or paddleboards to enter the preserve off nearby Burt Reynolds Park.
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SNEAK OUT TO ST. LUCIE INLET PRESERVE
St. Lucie Inlet Preserve tours embark from our dock at Charlie and Joes on Love Street. Your group of up to 6 passengers will enjoy a leisurely 5-hour round trip narrated sightseeing cruise past the Historic Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and the estates of the rich and famous on Jupiter Island en route to the St. Lucie Inlet Preserve on the northernmost point of Jupiter Island.
You have the option of leaving the boat and embarking on an easy paddle from the mother ship through a maze of mangrove creeks to a secluded beach at The St. Lucie Inlet Preserve. Alternatively, there is a spot to dock the boat and your group can enjoy a beautiful walk along a nature trail to the Atlantic Ocean on the other side.
All ages and skill levels are welcome. Possible viewing of dolphins, manatees and shore birds on this boat tours in Jupiter adventure.
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PEDAL & EXPLORE JUPITER’S HISTORIC, BEAUTIFUL WATERFRONT
Explore the historic Jupiter Inlet Village and parks by bike with a local Jupiterian. Discover over 2,000 years of history from early natives to Ponce De Leon. Learn about shipwrecks including the amazing survival of the family of Jonathan Dickensen to a beautiful love story from 1896.
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Easy 90-minute bike ride with frequent stops for hydration and bathroom breaks plus time to take in all the magnificent beauty Jupiter has to offer.
Explore even more of Jupiter from the water and add a 30-minute or 60-minute sightseeing cruise aboard our Love Boat docked at Charlie & Joe’s on Love Street.
PECK’S LAKE PADDLE
Embarking from our dock at Charlie & Joe’s on Love Street, your group of up to 6 passengers will enjoy a leisurely 3-hour round trip past the Historic Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and the estates of the rich and famous on Jupiter Island en route to Peck’s Lake.
Upon arrival at halfway point your guide will lead an easy paddle by paddleboard from the mother ship to a beautiful beach at Peck’s Lake.
A short easy walking trail on a boardwalk ends with stunning views of the intercoastal waterway. Picnic areas with large pavilion are located.
All ages and skill levels are welcome. Possible viewing of dolphins, manatees and shore birds.
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A DAYLONG PADDLING ADVENTURE
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Anyone adventurous enough to take the Trapper Nelson Challenge with LOVE STREET OUTDOOR CENTER guides is following – make that paddling – in the path of one of Jupiter’s most famous and mysterious residents.
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Your paddling voyage with an expert, safety-trained Love Street Outdoor Center guide on the Loxahatchee River at Riverbend Park to Jonathan Dickinson State Park relives the weekly trip for supplies taken by the Legend of the Loxahatchee in the early 1930s.
During your boat tours in Jupiter tour, you’ll nose through ribbon-like channels, some just six feet wide. Snook, deer, great blue herons and ‘gators are regular visitors.
You’ll pass orchids, cypress knees and Spanish Moss as you paddle to the swamp-surrounded homestead Trapper set up when he was just 23.
Skinning ‘gators, selling furs, trapping animals, running a zoo and growing citrus kept the blue-eyed New Jersey native busy for 35 years.
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