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A Tour with the Oysters

a river running through a body of water

If you’re a nature lover like me, you’re in for a treat, because this place is teeming with natural wonders, including some pretty cool oyster beds.

Picture this: you’re gliding along in a clear kayak along secluded waterways at Bings Landing, soaking in the Florida sunshine and taking in the salty breeze coming off the Matanzas River. As you glance out onto the water, you might notice these clusters of rough, rocky structures jutting out of the riverbed. Those, my friend, are the oyster beds.

Oyster beds might not sound like the most glamorous thing in the world, but they’re pretty neat. These little ecosystems are like bustling cities under the sea, home to all sorts of marine critters. From fish to crabs to birds swooping down for a snack, there’s always something going on around the oyster reefs.

It’s not just about the wildlife – oyster beds are total rock stars when it comes to keeping our water clean. These filter-feeders work their magic by slurping up algae and other gunk, leaving behind crystal-clear water in their wake. So not only are they fascinating to look at, but they’re also doing some serious behind-the-scenes work to keep our river healthy.

If you’re feeling adventurous, why not book a tour with Get Up and Go Kayaking- Flagler and get up close and personal with the oyster beds? Paddling along the shoreline, you’ll get a front-row seat to nature’s bustling metropolis. Keep your eyes peeled for herons stalking their prey or dolphins cruising by – you never know what you might spot out there.

Guided tours at Bings Landing are a great way to deepen your appreciation for the natural world around us.

Next time you find yourself in Palm Coast, make sure to book a tour and say hello to our little oyster friends. Trust me, they’re shucking awesome!