SIMPSON BAY, St. Maarten - Have you ever wondered what that big white bird is called? Or are you looking for something fun and educational to keep the kids busy during the summer holidays? Look no further than the first ever Kayak Scavenger Hunt sponsored by Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC)!
The event will be hosted on Saturday, July 22nd, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Starting on Kimsha Beach with a small breakfast and refreshments, participants will be geared up and given a kayaking tutorial before taking off towards the Simpson Bay Lagoon. Teams will be provided with a list of plants and animals to locate as they kayak!
When the group reaches the final destination past the Causeway bridge, we will raft up to discuss our findings as we enjoy a cold drink before heading back to Kimsha Beach at a relaxed pace. The team with the most complete list and the best photos will win a prize!
The price for the event is $25 per adult and $15 for children under 16 years. This includes equipment rental, technical support, and refreshments. The funds will help EPIC to continue to provide education and conservation activities related to the Simpson Bay Lagoon. Small children need to be accompanied by a responsible adult and must bring their own life jacket. Participants don’t need to participate in the scavenger hunt and can just paddle along for fun!