Kayak Estuary San Carlos

Tips for kayaking in the estuary: Go when the tide is in, or you’ll be dragging your kayak through mud. And, remember your binoculars.

estuary The estuary is located near the Bahia Delfin and Pilar condominiums. It is home to over 100 different bird species. Some reside here year round, like the snowy and the reddish egrets, great blue herons, and terns. Others use the estuary as a stop-over during their migration to warmer winter climates in the south. We are often graced by roseate spoonbills.The Mexican government, in June 2006, designated Estero del Soldado an ecological reserve. Fishing and motors of any sort are not permitted, adding to the tranquility of the area.This calm shallow location is ideal for paddlers of all ages and skill levels.
kayak An estuary is …

  • A place where freshwater and saltwater meet.
  • Freshwater can come from: rivers, creeks, land drainage, streams, and rainfall.
  • An estuary has tides, just like the ocean or sea.
  • The high tides bring in the saltwater and add nutrients to the estuary.
  • The tides also take away waste and pollution.

The functions of the estuary …

  • It’s a home to many different animals and plants.
  • It provides protection and food to those animals and plants.
  • Many species, such as the shrimp use estuaries to raise their young.

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