Hollywood, California may be the land of botox and movie stars, but head east about 3000 miles and you’ll find a very different Hollywood. This Florida city is not known for glamorous movie premieres and televised award shows, but instead provides something that paddlers can actually get excited about: calm waters that are teeming with wildlife.

In this video, a local paddler cruises through translucent waters and encounters a wide-range of marine life including manta rays, fish, manatees, dolphins, turtles and more. So while California’s Hollywood may be world-famous, we’d rather spend our time in Hollywood, Florida any day.

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