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Tarpon Bay Explorers reopens outdoor rentals for safe, fun experience in Sanibel

Sanibel rental business helps people safely enjoy outdoors
Posted at 8:04 AM, May 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-18 08:45:46-04

SANIBEL, Fla. — Tarpon Bay Explorers in Sanibel just reopened their outdoor rentals this month.

It might be the perfect solution if you're feeling stuck indoors.

They say with more than 900-acres of water, social distancing isn't a problem.

They've also added several extra layers of safety to each visit.

"We’re putting the kayaks spaced out on the beach. We’re wiping down all the equipment. The guys have buckets of soapy water so the paddles and the cockpit get wiped down," said Wendy Schnapp, co-owner.

Along with nonstop sanitizing, she says visitors will also notice new sneeze guards and rules for social distancing.

“I have to say everyone who has come out has been really respectful of this," said Schnapp. "People are politely waiting and staying 6 to 8 feet while one group gets launched. Everyone is just happy to be out.”

Tarpon Bay Explorers is located within the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

Right now, they offer rentals for kayaks, paddle boards, pontoon boats, and bikes.

They say this is only phase one of their slow reopening. Their guided tours remain closed at this time.

To find more information on Tarpon Bay Explorers, click here.