Kayaking doesn’t get much cooler than this. Discover the animals that bring Sarasota Bay to life at night while taking a relaxing paddle on the moonlit water. Join Mote’s trained educators for a Full Moon Kayak Paddle on Monday, Feb. 22 and explore Florida’s coastal waters at dusk.

Participants will greet their Mote instructor and volunteers at the whale statue in front of Mote Aquarium at 5:30 p.m. and head out on the water by 6 p.m. to enjoy sunset at 6:26 p.m. Guests will enjoy Sarasota Bay’s wildlife and ecosystem in the evening until their paddle group returns at 7:30 p.m.

Ages: Full moon paddles are only offered for adults 18-years-old and older.

Cost: Mote members: $24 per person for Mote members; $28 for non-members. All kayaking equipment is provided, and class begins with basic kayaking instruction.

Reservations: Required 24 hours before the program begins. Programs are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, and are subject to change or cancellation based on weather conditions. Mote does not provide refunds unless the program is cancelled.

Contact Mote Education for more information, (941) 388-4441, ext. 348 or email educate@mote.org