Past Trip Reviews - Gainesville Florida

Billy G.April 2019
Which Paddle Florida trip did you just complete?Suwannee River Paddling Festival
Paddle Florida's goals are to provide a nature-based paddling experience and education about the environment we're exploring. Please rate your overall experience based on these goals.Exceeded these goals
Would you recommend Paddle Florida to a friend?Yes
Will you join Paddle Florida on future trips?Yes
Please tell us what you enjoyed most about this trip AND the areas you believe we need to work on.Very friendly and comfortable environment. A good learning experience. Total freedom. Loved it. My new passion

Jan B.April 2019
Which Paddle Florida trip did you just complete?Suwannee River Paddling Festival
Paddle Florida's goals are to provide a nature-based paddling experience and education about the environment we're exploring. Please rate your overall experience based on these goals.Met these goals
Would you recommend Paddle Florida to a friend?Yes
Will you join Paddle Florida on future trips?Yes
Please tell us what you enjoyed most about this trip AND the areas you believe we need to work on.Shuttles were well organized

Bruce M.April 2019
Which Paddle Florida trip did you just complete?Suwannee River Paddling Trail
Paddle Florida's goals are to provide a nature-based paddling experience and education about the environment we're exploring. Please rate your overall experience based on these goals.Exceeded these goals
Would you recommend Paddle Florida to a friend?Yes
Will you join Paddle Florida on future trips?Yes
Please tell us what you enjoyed most about this trip AND the areas you believe we need to work on.I always enjoy meeting new friends and exploring new places. This was a great weekend trip and I have already encouraged friends to go. Thanks for all your work to make it happen.

John & Beth C.April 2019
Which Paddle Florida trip did you just complete?Suwannee River Paddling Festival
Paddle Florida's goals are to provide a nature-based paddling experience and education about the environment we're exploring. Please rate your overall experience based on these goals.Exceeded these goals
Would you recommend Paddle Florida to a friend?Yes
Will you join Paddle Florida on future trips?Yes
Please tell us what you enjoyed most about this trip AND the areas you believe we need to work on.Suwannee River State Park is a beautiful spot to camp. Paddles were just long enough to challenge less experienced paddlers. Shuttles were as efficient as possible with 90 people/boats. Caterers were as expected. No one went hungry there was plenty of food ! FPTA presentation was informative and sparked conversations rest of weekend. Katherine Archer music was enjoyable after a day on the water. This weekend trip is a good intro into "paddle florida" style trips.

Earl M.April 2019
Which Paddle Florida trip did you just complete?Suwannee River Paddling Festival
Paddle Florida's goals are to provide a nature-based paddling experience and education about the environment we're exploring. Please rate your overall experience based on these goals.Met these goals
Would you recommend Paddle Florida to a friend?Yes
Will you join Paddle Florida on future trips?Yes
Please tell us what you enjoyed most about this trip AND the areas you believe we need to work on.Meeting paddlers of all ages, sizes, and skill levels. S. River State Park is a beauty. Kat Archer is so good! It was good seeing you all and look forward to future trips. Great job!

Ron S.April 2019
Which Paddle Florida trip did you just complete?Suwannee River Paddling Festival
Paddle Florida's goals are to provide a nature-based paddling experience and education about the environment we're exploring. Please rate your overall experience based on these goals.Exceeded these goals
Would you recommend Paddle Florida to a friend?Yes
Will you join Paddle Florida on future trips?Yes
Please tell us what you enjoyed most about this trip AND the areas you believe we need to work on.Camp fires and efficient shuttle for such a large group!

Evelyn A.April 2019
Which Paddle Florida trip did you just complete?Suwannee River Paddling Festival
Paddle Florida's goals are to provide a nature-based paddling experience and education about the environment we're exploring. Please rate your overall experience based on these goals.Met these goals
Would you recommend Paddle Florida to a friend?Yes
Will you join Paddle Florida on future trips?Yes
Please tell us what you enjoyed most about this trip AND the areas you believe we need to work on.Beautiful paddle and meeting new people. I know it's hard to accommodate everyone's food choices, but to offer more vegetarian choices.

Richard S.April 2019
Which Paddle Florida trip did you just complete?Flori-Bama Expedition On The Perdido River
Paddle Florida's goals are to provide a nature-based paddling experience and education about the environment we're exploring. Please rate your overall experience based on these goals.Exceeded these goals
Would you recommend Paddle Florida to a friend?Yes
Will you join Paddle Florida on future trips?Yes
Please tell us what you enjoyed most about this trip AND the areas you believe we need to work on.The only suggestion I would add, is that on similar trips that I have been on had a white board at the back of the truck that listed the following day's destination(s), mileage, GPS coordinates, predicted weather and any other relevant information. I realize that some of this information was given out in advance, but repetition never hurts.

Cindy P.March 2019
Which Paddle Florida trip did you just complete?Flori-Bama Expedition On The Perdido River
Paddle Florida's goals are to provide a nature-based paddling experience and education about the environment we're exploring. Please rate your overall experience based on these goals.Met these goals
Would you recommend Paddle Florida to a friend?Yes
Will you join Paddle Florida on future trips?Yes
Please tell us what you enjoyed most about this trip AND the areas you believe we need to work on.I think the Volunteer Leaders were exceptional. I would not have done most of the trip on my own but felt very comfortable with the team support. I enjoyed the challenge of different water and weather situations. Enjoyed having different speakers each night. Very much enjoyed camping at Blue Angel Campground as I would not be able to do that as a civilian. Thanks for all you do in putting these trips together. It's so easy for us to forget how much work you put into the logistics. Great job for your inaugural trip.

Peggy P.March 2019
Which Paddle Florida trip did you just complete?Flori-Bama Expedition On The Perdido River
Paddle Florida's goals are to provide a nature-based paddling experience and education about the environment we're exploring. Please rate your overall experience based on these goals.Met these goals
Would you recommend Paddle Florida to a friend?Yes
Will you join Paddle Florida on future trips?Yes
Please tell us what you enjoyed most about this trip AND the areas you believe we need to work on.It's always a fun and adventurous trip! Considering the challenges of camp access, river navigation and weather, I thought the trip was great. The volunteer's are outstanding! Thanks for all you do to keep us safe and happy!

Ron S.March 2019
Which Paddle Florida trip did you just complete?Flori-Bama Expedition On The Perdido River
Paddle Florida's goals are to provide a nature-based paddling experience and education about the environment we're exploring. Please rate your overall experience based on these goals.Exceeded these goals
Would you recommend Paddle Florida to a friend?Yes
Will you join Paddle Florida on future trips?Yes
Please tell us what you enjoyed most about this trip AND the areas you believe we need to work on.Great staff/volunteers and speakers. Get the fire going before evening program ends so paddlers have a 'target' before heading to their tent.

Raul L.March 2019
Which Paddle Florida trip did you just complete?Flori-Bama Expedition On The Perdido River
Paddle Florida's goals are to provide a nature-based paddling experience and education about the environment we're exploring. Please rate your overall experience based on these goals.Met these goals
Would you recommend Paddle Florida to a friend?Yes
Will you join Paddle Florida on future trips?Yes
Please tell us what you enjoyed most about this trip AND the areas you believe we need to work on.Enjoyed the varied paddling experiences. Feel that having the nightly brief on the next day paddling adventure is informative and timely.

Frank K.March 2019
Which Paddle Florida trip did you just complete?Flori-Bama Expedition On The Perdido River
Paddle Florida's goals are to provide a nature-based paddling experience and education about the environment we're exploring. Please rate your overall experience based on these goals.Exceeded these goals
Would you recommend Paddle Florida to a friend?Yes
Will you join Paddle Florida on future trips?Yes
Please tell us what you enjoyed most about this trip AND the areas you believe we need to work on.People. PF is continuing to adapt and improve over the years

Craig C.March 2019
Which Paddle Florida trip did you just complete?Flori-Bama Expedition On The Perdido River
Paddle Florida's goals are to provide a nature-based paddling experience and education about the environment we're exploring. Please rate your overall experience based on these goals.Exceeded these goals
Would you recommend Paddle Florida to a friend?Yes
Will you join Paddle Florida on future trips?Yes
Please tell us what you enjoyed most about this trip AND the areas you believe we need to work on.I look forward to renewing contact with those I have paddled with before - put ins and take outs are critical to good experiences as are paddling strategies that attempt to alleviate paddlers anxieties.

Bob W.March 2019
Which Paddle Florida trip did you just complete?Flori-Bama Expedition On The Perdido River
Paddle Florida's goals are to provide a nature-based paddling experience and education about the environment we're exploring. Please rate your overall experience based on these goals.Exceeded these goals
Would you recommend Paddle Florida to a friend?Yes
Will you join Paddle Florida on future trips?Yes
Please tell us what you enjoyed most about this trip AND the areas you believe we need to work on.The whole trip was well planned out. And when we had to be bussed around due to weather conditions all staff helped us making it a good time despite the weather. Way to go. See you next year.

Cindy F.March 2019
Which Paddle Florida trip did you just complete?Flori-Bama Expedition On The Perdido River
Paddle Florida's goals are to provide a nature-based paddling experience and education about the environment we're exploring. Please rate your overall experience based on these goals.Exceeded these goals
Would you recommend Paddle Florida to a friend?Yes
Will you join Paddle Florida on future trips?Yes
Please tell us what you enjoyed most about this trip AND the areas you believe we need to work on.Everything ran as smoothly as one can expect when the weather is beyond one's control and location is off the beaten path (a highly desirable feature). The food could be a bit more healthy - more veggies! A big salad (with lots of veggies) every night for dinner would be awesome!

Luc U.February 2019
Which Paddle Florida trip did you just complete?Wild, Wonderful Withlacoochee
Paddle Florida's goals are to provide a nature-based paddling experience and education about the environment we're exploring. Please rate your overall experience based on these goals.Exceeded these goals
Would you recommend Paddle Florida to a friend?Yes
Will you join Paddle Florida on future trips?Yes
Please tell us what you enjoyed most about this trip AND the areas you believe we need to work on.Have chance to see springs, WOW !

Bob F.January 2019
Which Paddle Florida trip did you just complete?Wild, Wonderful Withlacoochee
Paddle Florida's goals are to provide a nature-based paddling experience and education about the environment we're exploring. Please rate your overall experience based on these goals.Met these goals
Would you recommend Paddle Florida to a friend?Yes
Will you join Paddle Florida on future trips?Yes
Please tell us what you enjoyed most about this trip AND the areas you believe we need to work on.The overall organization, support, and logistics made it an easy trip which I would not have otherwise undertaken. It was a great value and I enjoyed it very much.

Craig S.January 2019
Which Paddle Florida trip did you just complete?Wild, Wonderful Withlacoochee
Paddle Florida's goals are to provide a nature-based paddling experience and education about the environment we're exploring. Please rate your overall experience based on these goals.Exceeded these goals
Would you recommend Paddle Florida to a friend?Yes
Will you join Paddle Florida on future trips?Yes
Please tell us what you enjoyed most about this trip AND the areas you believe we need to work on.enjoyed the people

Philip R.November 2018
Which Paddle Florida trip did you just complete?Flagler Coastal Wildlife Experience
Paddle Florida's goals are to provide a nature-based paddling experience and education about the environment we're exploring. Please rate your overall experience based on these goals.Met these goals
Would you recommend Paddle Florida to a friend?Yes
Will you join Paddle Florida on future trips?Yes
Please tell us what you enjoyed most about this trip AND the areas you believe we need to work on.Being on the water with a group of paddlers and not having to plan anything ! All was good

Patricia O.November 2018
Which Paddle Florida trip did you just complete?Flagler Coastal Wildlife Experience
Paddle Florida's goals are to provide a nature-based paddling experience and education about the environment we're exploring. Please rate your overall experience based on these goals.Exceeded these goals
Would you recommend Paddle Florida to a friend?Yes
Will you join Paddle Florida on future trips?Yes
Please tell us what you enjoyed most about this trip AND the areas you believe we need to work on.Loved the base camp, could walk to the ocean. A good group of people. Caterer was good but, there should be variety at dinner.

Susan S.November 2018
Which Paddle Florida trip did you just complete?Flagler Coastal Wildlife Experience
Paddle Florida's goals are to provide a nature-based paddling experience and education about the environment we're exploring. Please rate your overall experience based on these goals.Met these goals
Would you recommend Paddle Florida to a friend?Yes
Will you join Paddle Florida on future trips?Yes
Please tell us what you enjoyed most about this trip AND the areas you believe we need to work on.I enjoyed meeting like minded people who feel passionate about environmental issues. It was fun to paddle to new places, I hadn't been.

John S.November 2018
Which Paddle Florida trip did you just complete?Flagler Coastal Wildlife Experience
Paddle Florida's goals are to provide a nature-based paddling experience and education about the environment we're exploring. Please rate your overall experience based on these goals.Exceeded these goals
Would you recommend Paddle Florida to a friend?Yes
Will you join Paddle Florida on future trips?Yes
Please tell us what you enjoyed most about this trip AND the areas you believe we need to work on.Always a great group of people to paddle with and an opportunity for me to see a new area. I enjoyed the meals, however the evening menus could have varied a bit more.

Raul L.September 2018
Which Paddle Florida trip did you just complete?Ocklawaha Odyssey
Paddle Florida's goals are to provide a nature-based paddling experience and education about the environment we're exploring. Please rate your overall experience based on these goals.Exceeded these goals
Would you recommend Paddle Florida to a friend?Yes
Will you join Paddle Florida on future trips?Yes
Please rate your enjoyment of the camp sites we stayed at.Very High
Please tell us what you enjoyed most about this trip AND the areas you believe we need to work on.This trip and all of my previous trips have exceeded my expectations. I enjoy having all my personal items moved each day and the meals during the day. This is the way to kayak a river on a multi-day trip. Paddle Florida is well organized and cares about all its paddlers... I look forward to my next trip with Paddle Florida. Thanks....

Trey S.April 2018
Which Paddle Florida trip did you just complete?Suwannee River Paddling Festival
Paddle Florida's goals are to provide a nature-based paddling experience and education about the environment we're exploring. Please rate your overall experience based on these goals.Exceeded these goals
Would you recommend Paddle Florida to a friend?Yes
Will you join Paddle Florida on future trips?Yes
Please tell us what you enjoyed most about this trip AND the areas you believe we need to work on.The ability to camp riverside and be in places that as an independent user would not be able to use if you were not with Paddle Florida.