Paddlers Cove

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  • Kayak Weekend at Bogue Chitto State Park

    June 5-7, 2015 join us for a fun and relaxing weekend of local paddling and ‘camping’ at Bogue Chitto State Park in Franklington.

    No need to cook, clean, or haul a kayak. We’ve taken care of all the details!

    Bogue Chitto State ParkKayak Weekend includes:

    • Two nights stay in one of the new Bogue Chitto Cabins
    • All meals, including a deluxe Saturday Evening BBQ & Social
    • Two Kayak Outtings: half-day Saturday (approx. 4 hours) and Sunday morning paddle.
    • Drop off/Pick up-point transportation for all paddlers before/after kayaking
    • Kayak transport
    • Guide

    Bogue Chitto State Park is located on the Northshore in Franklington and features 12 freshwater fishing ponds (license require for those over age 16 years), 7 miles of hiking trails, and swimming in the river.

    Cabins are new, spacious, accommodate up to 6 guests, and include full kitchens, bathrooms Bogue Chitto Kayakingand large living room areas. Screened porches and BBQ grills make the weekend evenings a relaxing and enjoyable get-away!  Arrive as early as 4 PM Friday evening.

    Kayak Weekend Price:  $295, kayak rental included, or $215 if you are bringing your own kayak.

    Only 12 spaces available. Call to make your reservation: 985-674-3088

    Be sure to check out our calendar for other upcoming kayak, scuba diving, and paddleboarding opportunities!

  • Kayaking and Paddle Boarding the Bogue Falaya - Diving Navarre, FL

    If you ever get the itch to go play in the water but can't rope anyone in, there's probably someone poking around Seal Sports who would love to join you.  We all work very hard to develop and hone our diving and paddling skills - so that we can play even harder!

    kayaking, paddle boarding, canoeing bogue falaya, covington, louisianaLast weekend was a blast.  Several of us paddled down the Bogue Falaya on Saturday - just minutes away from Seal Sports and public launch spots!  We even found a rope swing.  Eventually we kayaked, paddle boarded, and canoed on down to the Chimes, revamped with some good food, and then paddled right back to the launch.  A simple and pleasant Saturday afternoon, getting to know one another and enjoying some good weather on the river.

    "Many of us started these adventures as strangers, but by the end we all belonged to the Seal Sports family… We had many laughs and memories made together this weekend and I'll remember them forever." - Bethany O'Malley

     

    Properly exhausted but not yet satiated, a small group of us managed to get on the road Sunday morning and head to Navarre Beach in Florida.  Three hours and a few cups of coffee later, and we were putting on our scuba gear!  The shallow beach dive was easy but very captivating.  We saw plenty of sea life, including a couple of octopuses.  Plenty of bottom time and the water was go pro, scuba diving with seal sportsperfect.  An entertaining drive home and a good night's sleep set up the week ahead the right way!

     

    Join us on our next adventure.  We've got everything you could need - let's explore the world around us.  Together!

     

    "I had a great time!  I'd definitely do it again." - Kyle Knight

  • Stand Up Paddleboarding Demo (SUP) August 20th Fairview-Riverside Park in Madisonville

    Paddleboarding Fairview Riverside State Park LouisianaThe Northshore area of Lake Pontchartrain has become an anchor for Stand Up Paddleboarding in Louisiana.  We've watched this sport and leisure activity take off this summer in both rentals and sales of paddleboards.  That is why we are pleased to sponsor a family-fun Paddleboarding Day at nearby Fairview-Riverside State Park in Madisonville.  This free early-evening event is open to all.  Kids, teens, and adults can join us from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. and try out any of many boards that will be on hand. Continue reading

  • Bryan Prince: Stand Up Paddleboard Rider for Seal Sports

    Bryan1This summer demonstrated how popular Stand Up Paddleboarding has become in St. Tammany Parish!  With a surge in paddleboard sales and rentals, it appears to be a good time to add a passionate enthusiast (should we say fanatic?) to our team.  We are pleased to introduce to our friends and customers: Bryan Prince. Bryan will represent Seal Sports in many upcoming SUP events, and will be on hand to answer questions and assist new and experienced paddleboarders at our Stand Up Paddleboarding Demo on August 20, 2013 at Fairview Riverside State Park in Madisonville. Be sure to join us for this free and fun introduction to the Jimmy Lewis line of paddleboards, from 5-8 PM.

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  • Louisiana 2013 Tax Free Holiday = Big Savings at Seal Sports!

    This week customers have a once-a-year opportunity to 'take a holiday' from State Sales Tax and save on everything (sale or regular priced) at Seal Sports.  In fact, most retail purchases throughout the state are exempt from the four percent state sales tax during the 2013 Louisiana Annual Sales Tax Holiday Friday, August 2, and Saturday, August 3, 2013.

    gearpackage2What does this mean for our customers? Great deals. From our already highly reduced (35%!) scuba gear packages, to our many newly added fishing and recreational kayaks (our showroom is stuffed) everyone saves on nearly everything. But only for two days. Drop by and see us on Friday and Saturday, and purchase that mask or wetsuit that you've been considering, or get a great deal on one of our already low priced items.  We enjoy sharing this savings opportunity with you, and hope to see you later this week. Continue reading

  • Kayaking Cane Bayou

    St. Tammany Trace Bridge over Cane BayouSliding off the wet clay of the boat launch, the traffic sounds of Hwy 190 are soon muffled by the pine flatwoods and cypress forest that immediately surround us.   Our twin kayaks glide along with little encouragement from our paddles, slipping through the marshy water.  The St. Tammany Trace stretches over us as we coast under a wooden bridge and the water expands before us.  It’s 6 AM on a warm Friday morning in June, and though we have put our kayaks in water just a few yards from a major highway, Nature has transported us to a timeless, unchanged Louisiana. Continue reading

  • Fishing for a Cause in Grand Isle, Louisiana

    Big shout-out to Seal Sports employee Cole Landry who ‘fished for a cause’ last weekend at the Casting for Kids tournament in Fourchon / Grand Isle, Louisiana.

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    Cole took 4th place in the tournament and helped raise funds for the Sunshine Program at Clarity Hospice. Cole shares his report from this weekend below:

    My friend Tyler Walther and I both love kayaking and fishing, and together we have formed a team called UP21 fishing. UP21 Foundation is a nonprofit organization started by Tyler's mom, Cassie Walther, and two other mothers that have children with Down syndrome. UP21’s mission is to provide support, resources and education to families of individuals with Down Syndrome, and the community, to foster an environment in which individuals with Down Syndrome achieve their full potential in their community. You can learn more about UP21 at their website www.up21foundation.org. By establishing the UP21 fishing team, we get to fish for a cause and make a difference in young children's lives, two things we really enjoy. Continue reading

  • Kayak Camping in Louisiana and Beyond

    Kayak Camping in LouisianaCamping is a great way to enjoy the outdoors on your vacation, but what if you were to added some water exploration to your next camping trip? Kayak camping in Louisiana can help you do just that. Before you know it, you’ll be paddling down the river, seeing all the beauty and tranquility that Louisiana has to offer. Bring the whole family and enjoy a fun and relaxing camping trip on a kayak nearly any month of the year. Continue reading

  • Should You Buy or Rent Your Kayak?

    Rent or Buy KayakKayaks make a great investment for your family; everyone can enjoy taking them out on local rivers and lakes, while also discovering new places along the way. They are easy to mount on your car and store in the garage. But when you get serious about getting a boat for your next vacation, is it better to rent or purchase one? Here are a few tips to help you decide. Continue reading

  • Kayak or Boat Fishing?

    Kayak Fishing Louisiana

    Many people love the joy and peace that comes with fishing. Fishing is a very popular hobby, especially in Sportsman’s Paradise: Louisiana. People really go all out when they buy their equipment. Typically, a fisherman is going to need a fishing rod, a tackle box, and the right kind of boat. Some fishermen love to use a regular fishing boat, but a few smart sportsmen are now switching over to a kayak. In the debate about which fishing boat is best to use, the clear winner is fishing with a kayak.  Here is more information on why the kayak is the boat of choice for fishermen.

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