What to expect on my inner tube float:
Assess your level of comfort with being in the water. In other words, don’t get in over your head. If a kayak experience is too much, then opt for a private swimming experience in a local pool with Sandra, where you can stand up or hold on to the side whenever you feel unsure of your abilities.
Be prepared for the elements. This is Florida. The sun will be shining. There will probably be rain, too. All of this, as we know, can change within a matter of a few minutes. Bring sunscreen, a bottle of water, and an extra towel to sit on during group talk and instruction. Bring a chair if you don’t want to sit on the ground. Optional gear that you may want to bring are water shoes, wetsuits and life vests, depending on the water journey you have signed up for. The water at Wekiva Springs is a cool consistent 72 degrees. And above all, don’t forget to wear your swimsuit!
For the inner tube, kayak and canoe floats down the Wekiva River, you will have two distinct floats with a group session before, during and after the second float. The rest of your journey will be done on your own. This is your time to reflect and take a deep dive into your past or envision your vibrant future. Sometimes the current will take you into the river banks or get you whirled up in the weeds. Maybe this is all part of your journey? Resist helping your fellow floaters, unless of course they are in over their heads and waving you down, asking for help.