||DATE AND TIME|
|Boat Shuttle Service
||Saturdays & Sundays|
10 a.m.-3 p.m., hourly
||Saturdays & Sundays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.|
|Coastal Exploration Hike
||Saturdays, July 18, Aug. 29, Sept. 19, 9-11 a.m.|
Not all programs permit online preregistration and/or prepayment. For the programs below that do allow online preregistration and/or prepayment, individuals interested can register online by clicking:
Volunteer workdays help keep our natural areas clear of garbage and invasive plants. They're held on the third Saturday of the month, October through May, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Closed-toe shoes are required, and long pants and long sleeves are suggested. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own gloves, hats, sunscreen, insect repellent, and drinking water. Ages 13 to 17 must have a parent or guardian's signature on the registration form prior to participating. Volunteers under the age of 13 may participate, but only if accompanied by a parent or guardian. High school students can use the hours from these workdays toward their required community service hours. Check the volunteer Web page for the latest workday registration form. Preregister by calling Quiet Waters Park at 954-357-5100.
These volunteer-led walks are for ages 6 and older and run from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month, October through May. Participants must be at the dock at Sullivan Park by 8 a.m. to catch the boat shuttle to the island. The fee is $3 per person, and space is limited; preregistration and prepayment is required by calling Quiet Waters Park at 954-357-5100 or by registering online. Sturdy closed-toed shoes, drinking water, and binoculars are recommended.
Coastal Exploration Hikes
Explore the unique coastal habitat of Deerfield Island Park. Learn about the island's history and discover the ways Indians and pioneers used the land to survive. Your journey will be guided by a naturalist and will be complete with water, a small snack of Florida delicacies, and a set of species identification cards to take home. Join for this exciting journey and learn how to survive coastal Florida. Tour includes boat shuttle transportation. Closed-toe shoes are recommended. Preregistration required by calling Quiet Waters Park at 954-35-5100 or register online. For ages 8 and up. $10/person for group of two; $20/person.
Nature at Night Hikes
These naturalist-led hikes awaken and explore your senses to reveal the island's distinctive night life. Offered on Saturday evenings throughout the year. Sturdy shoes are recommended. For ages 8 and up. The fee is $5 per person. Preregistration and prepayment are required by registering online or calling Quiet Waters Park at 954-357-5100.
Environmental and Scouting Programs
Getting people of all ages involved in the appreciation of nature is the focus of many of the programs at Deerfield Island Park. Opportunities include activities for boy and girl scouts, children's programs, school field trips, private group tours, special events, and more. Call Quiet Waters Park at 954-357-5100 for more details and to make reservations.
Lazy Morning Kayak Tours
Start your day with a leisurely kayak tour around the island. The tour, which includes a picnic of coffee and doughnuts, runs two hours and is appropriate for all levels of paddlers. Space is limited to 10 kayaks maximum. Participants must be at least 8 years of age, and ages 8 to 16 must be accompanied in the kayak by an adult. A life jacket is required for each person on the vessel. You are also welcome to bring your own favorite breakfast treats. Kayaks depart from and return to Sullivan Park in Deerfield Beach (Riverview Road at the western end of the Intracoastal Waterway bridge). The fee is $15 if you bring your own kayak or paddleboard; $30 if you rent a kayak (rental includes a single or double kayak, paddles, and U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets). Preregistration/payment is required by registering online or calling 954-357-5100.
Sunset Kayak Socials
Experience the beauty of South Florida's coastal waterways on a kayak tour around Deerfield Island Park. The tour begins with a quick instructional/safety review, followed by sunset over the Hillsboro River. Participants will be able to see coastal birds flock to the mangroves for their nightly roost. A picnic features cheeses, desserts, and other snacks will be provided. Water will also be provided, but participants are also welcome to bring your own beverages. The tour is two hours long and is appropriate for all levels of paddlers. Space is limited, and you must be 21 or older to participate. Kayaks depart from and return to Sullivan Park in Deerfield Beach (Riverview Road at the western end of the Intracoastal Waterway bridge). The fee is $15 if you bring your own kayak or paddleboard; $30 if you rent a kayak (rental includes a single or double kayak, paddles, and U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets). You must bring your own white navigation light or flashlight or rent one for $10. Preregistration/payment is required by registering online or calling 954-357-5100.