Deerfield Beach Capone Island park is a nature-oriented refuge rich in both regional history and flora and fauna. Located on the Intracoastal Waterway at Hillsboro Boulevard and accessible only by boat, it is described as a hidden treasure by locals.
If you are interested in a private lesson to learn how to stand-up paddle then this is the perfect location for you! This paddleboarding tour of Deerfield Beach Island is perfect for beginners since the Intracoastal waters remain completely calm in this area – almost like a fresh water lake and there is very little boat traffic to create wake.
This spot is also a dog-friendly paddleboarding spot, so feel free to bring your four-legged friends!
217 NE 5th Ave
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
Legend has it the fish packing house that later became the Riverview Restaurant was used by Al Capone as a gambling casino, brothel and for shipping illegal booze. Across from this location is a little secluded 52-acre island. It was purchased in 1930 by Al Capone’s attorney to build a secluded home. However, Capone was arrested for tax evasion in 1932 and the home was never built. The name Capone Island stuck. In 1934 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers used the island as a dumping ground for spoils generated from dredging the Intracoastal Waterway. It wasn’t until 1955 that the State of Florida took the island and island became Deerfield Island Park operated by Broward County, as it is today. The island is now home to the endangered gopher tortoises, which you can see nesting on the land.
Dog-friendly Very Calm Paddle Spot
Bring your pup for a private stand-up paddleboarding lesson in the Intracoastal waters of Boca Raton and Deerfield Beach. Our instructors are all certified and we have special dog-friendly boards and life jackets in all sizes for your four-legged friends.
Click here to book a private lesson, eco tour, or simply rent a paddleboard at Deerfield Beach Capone Island.
What to Bring
- Bathing suit
Photos from past paddleboarding tours of Deerfield Beach Capone Island: