Have you ever wanted to ride your ski through the Florida Keys? Sure you have. Well, now is your chance to do it in the company of (possibly) hundreds of other personal watercraft enthusiasts in a safe and well organized fashion.
With destination maps, plenty of fuel stops, breaks in-between, and lots of opportunities to swim, snorkel and snap a million selfies, the first-annual RIVA Invasion ride Presented by FL Ski Riders and Florida PWC Riders, is sure to impress.
The Watercraft Journal spoke with event co-organizer Adam Williams who detailed:
This will be an experience of a lifetime! Join us on July 28th as we invade Key Largo, Alligator Reef and Islamorada Sandbar! We will be launching between 10am – 10:30am
1) John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, 102601 Overseas Hwy
2) Caribbean Club Boat Ramp, 104080 Overseas Hwy
This ride will take us through the Keys and out to visit the beautiful and popular “Alligator Reef” for some exploring and snorkeling. Bring goggles – this area is amazing. We will be at Alligator Reef for roughly 1 hour. We will then launch and head over to Islamorada Sandbar to relax, eat and enjoy the area. Bring your anchors. This will be the time to fuel up (fuel maps will be available soon). We will make our way back to the launch locations around 5:30pm.
Listen for the airhorns to identify launch times at each stop. Once you hear the airhorns you will have 10 minutes to get your skis loaded and ready for launching. Please follow the lead skis and do not pass them. It’s very important that we ride together as many riders will be joining us from out of town and will not be familiar with the area.
Route maps with fuel stops will be available soon! Facebook Event Link