iPaddle is a proud participant of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Adopt-an-Island program. We have adopted Pelican Island the closest island to our principle launch site at Pelican Harbor Marina. “Pelican”, as we call it for short, is unique in that it is designed as a recreational facility and a natural preserve under the authority of the Biscayne Bay Aquatic preserve. It is a place to barbeque, picnic, meditate, swim and play beach volleyball, It is also home to dozens of mangroves, Florida pines, other native flora and several animal species both native and invasive. We are committed to frequent clean-up operations like Critical Splash, maintenance programs and public awareness initiatives that keep the island clean, its wildlife thriving and its facilities safe to use.
Sights of iPaddle members, renters, tour guests and staff on and around Pelican Island: