See the Intracoastal and Atlantic like never before. Too Tipsea is a 40′ US Coast Guard Certified power cat, custom built for snorkeling and cruising. Some amenities include: Snacks and Refreshments, CD player/ satellite radio, shaded lounge area, fresh water shower.
Description: Cruise from Sailfish Marina aboard Too Tipsea to the island of Palm Beach. The crew will keep you entertained with stories of Palm Beach’s colorful history. We will amaze you with stories about its residents both rich, famous and infamous.
- Bottled water, sodas and snacks. Beer and wine can be added.
- Captain & Crew
- Capacity: Maximum 42 guests recommended. Additional boats can be added. These Catamaran Tours can be group/private charters.
- Duration: We do a 90 minute tour
History of The Lake Worth Lagoon
In the mid-19th century the body of water the Lake Worth Lagoon was a fresh water lake. There were no rivers or streams flowing into the lake; all of the flow into the lake was by ground seepage from the Everglades to the west. Extreme high tides and waves, high lake water levels and storms occasionally caused the formation of temporary inlets that quickly closed up again. When there was no inlet available, the settlers in the area had to haul their boats over the barrier beaches to move them between the ocean and the lake.
In 1866 travelers reported that fresh water was pouring out of the lake into the ocean at a point about ten miles (16 km) south of the Jupiter Inlet. One report is that a settler named August Lang had dug the channel to open an inlet, and it was known as “Lang’s Inlet” for a while.This cut drained the lake down to sea level. The limited inflow of ocean water through the inlet and continued seepage of fresh water from the Everglades kept the lake from becoming more than mildly brackish. Lang’s Inlet was unstable, and had to be dug out again every few months. Construction of a stable inlet at the “Black Rocks” one mile (1.6 km) north of Lang’s Inlet was finally achieved in 1877. The lake immediately began to change to a saltwater lagoon. The completion of a navigation canal from the north end of Lake Worth Lagoon to Jupiter Inlet in the 1880s resulted in increased freshwater discharges to the lagoon.