PONTIKI JUPITER – PECKS LAKE & ST. LUCIE INLET PADDLE
The Pontiki Jupiter adventure departs on the pristine waters of the Jupiter Inlet, behind Charlie & Joe’s on Love Street. Your group of up to 6 passengers will enjoy a leisurely 2.5 -3.5 hour round trip narrated sightseeing cruise past the Historic Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and the estates of the rich and famous on Jupiter Island enroute to Peck’s Lake and/or St. Lucie Inlet Preserve.
PADDLE THROUGH PECK LAKE
Your Pontiki Jupiter adventure sets out from our dock at Charlie and Joe’s on Love Street.
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You and up to 6 passengers will enjoy a leisurely 2.5-hour round boat trip narrated sightseeing cruise past the Historic Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and the estates of the rich and famous on Jupiter Island en route to Peck Lake.
Your Love Street Outdoor Center guide will then lead you on an easy paddle by paddleboard from the mother ship to a beautiful beach at Peck Lake.
Accessible only by boat, this oasis of nature is pristine 1,000 acres created in 1969 to protest nesting sea turtles.
Loggerhead, leatherback and green turtles come ashore at night to dig holes in the beach sand to lay their eggs.
There’s no boardwalks, facilities or lifeguards. A short walk on the surf sand brings you to the beach, which usually is almost deserted.
Dolphins, manatees, shore birds, tropical fish – your friendly LSOC guide on the Pontiac Jupiter will help you spot ’em during your things to do in Pontiki Jupiter adventure.
ST. LUCIE INLET PRESERVE – PADDLING PARADISE
LOVE STREET OUTDOOR CENTER guides will take you on an hourlong boat ride from Jupiter Inlet waterways on the pristine Intracoastal Waterway to the Preserve on the northern tip of Jupiter Island, where the St. Lucie River enters the Atlantic Ocean.
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After docking at the Preserve, you’ll walk a tree-lined, shady boardwalk through lush mangrove forests and hammocks of live oaks, cabbage palms, paradise trees and wild limes to a neatly preserved Atlantic Ocean beach, a first stop on your Pontiki Jupiter excursion.
Upon arrival at the location you can embark from the mother ship to a beautiful beach at Peck’s Lake or take an easy paddle through a maze of mangrove creeks to a secluded beach at The St Lucie Preserve.
All ages and skill levels are welcome for this Pontiki Jupiter adventure.
Long-billed ibises, whistling ospreys and diving pelicans are looking for lunch.
Snook, pompano and bluefish are caught along the beach. Offshore along the reef, cobia, snapper and mackerel are regular catches.
Live oak, cabbage palm, paradise tree, wild lime and several species of native fern are abundant, along with thick mangroves. Look in the underwater roots for tiny fish hiding from predators.
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