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Want to watch the eclipse from a kayak on the Great Miami?

Published: Monday, August 14, 2017 @ 6:00 AM
By: Sarah Franks

We’ve been getting you ready for The Great American Eclipse happening in a week, and we might’ve just heard of the best way yet to watch it all go down. 

On the afternoon of the big event, Adventures on the Great Miami is inviting you to join them on a trip down Dayton’s great river that is guaranteed to be out of this world.

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Participants in the Eclipse Float will get to paddle at their own pace while watching the great eclipse reach about 90% totality at its peak. 

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“We’re planning to get out on the river at 1 p.m. ... and the eclipse will reach its peak at around 2:30,” said Chris Jackson, owner of Adventures on the Great Miami. “Trips normally take around 3 hours depending on how leisurely you take it, so that will give you a few hours to paddle, float and enjoy the entire eclipse.”

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When is the next chance you’ll get to watch the moon eclipse the sun and turn daylight into a dim twilight, all awhile feeling gentle Great Miami River waves pull you forward? Probably never! 

So to guarantee yourself a spot for this once in a lifetime experience, we recommend arriving early to Adventures on the Great Miami. There is no pre-registration so participation will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Want to go?

WHAT: Eclipse Float

WHERE: Adventures on the Great Miami, 1995 E Ross Rd Tipp City

WHEN:Monday, August 21 at 12:30 p.m.

COST: $25 per person for canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, and rafts; $15 for tubes, and $15 per person for personal watercraft transport.

INFO: Facebook event