January 31, 2018

Beercan Island Boynton Beach – Calm

Pickup Spot

Please note: We do not offer walk-up services. All activities are by appointment only. You can make a reservation request by clicking HERE

The Boynton Beach inlet is a perfect spot for beginner paddlers since the area has a small beach on the intracoastal side to launch from, which is also dog-friendly and the Intracoastal waters are fairly calm. You can paddle to a man-made sandbar called “Beercan Island,” where boaters gather on weekends and holidays. This is a favorite paddleboarding spot for locals where you may meet other paddlers and boats who hang out in the crystal clears waters in the area.

A man-made island, this spot gained the name Beercan Island after boaters left their empty beer cans behind over the years, which covered the ocean floor. Thanks to Salty Dog Paddle pulling out over 1 ton of beer cans in this area between 2015-2019, the sandbar is now a bird and marinelife sanctuary. Boaters still head to Beer Can Island for low tide and cool off in the six-inch-deep water. The mouth of the Boynton Inlet, leading out to sea, is strikingly close by, so watching the parade of ocean going traffic can be a sight to see.

This spot is dog-friendly since dogs are allowed at the park where we launch from and can play in the shallow waters of Beercan Island.

Dog-Friendly Calm Paddle Spot

Bring your pup for a private stand-up paddleboarding lesson in the Intracoastal waters of Boynton Beach. Our instructors are all certified and we have special dog-friendly boards and life jackets in all sizes for your four-legged friends.

1. Waterfront Launch Site Self-Pickup (Rental) Location

Harvey E. Oyer Jr. Park Boat Ramp
2010 N Federal Hwy
Boynton Beach, FL 33435

Where to meet the volunteers:

Walk East to the docks and boat launch. They will be waiting for you there.

2. Delivery (Private Tour/Lesson) Location

Dinosaur Playground
65 Sea Lake Dr #1
Ocean Ridge, FL 33435

Where to meet the volunteers:

Walk out to the “Dinosaur Playground” man-made beach. The volunteers will meet you there.

Watersports Pricing

Vessel2-HR Rental 4-HR Rental 8-HR Rental Private AccompanimentDelivery FeeLong-Term
SUP$21 per hour$15 per hour$9 per hour$62 per paddler$25$54 per day
Regular Kayak$22.50 per hour$14.50 per hour$10.50 per hourN/A$25N/A
Tandem Double Kayak$32 per hour$19 per hour$13 per hourN/A$25N/A
Surfboard$20 per hour$14 per hour$8 per hour$85 per surfer$25$48 per day
*Rental pricing is based on QTY 2+ and 25% discount applied to rentals of 3+

Please note: As a volunteer-based charity, all proceeds are donated to our Salty Dog of the month each month – we do not retain any portion.

Click HERE to make a Reservation

What to Bring

  • Water
  • Sunblock
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel

Photos from past paddle boarding tours of Beercan Island:

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