Standing up, it turns out, is the easy part. But unless you want to take the scenic route to Cuba on a vessel the size of an ironing board, you better learn how to paddle.
Thanks to the farm's bounty, there are jams, jellies, preserves, teas, spices and juices made in-house, in addition to freshly-made breads and cheeses. Golden Sun even smokes its own meats.
The yellow sea anemones caught our eye as they swayed to the rhythm of the water. We also took a peek at little green plants that look like underwater ferns and mini palm trees. We emerged from the majestic cover of the canopy and our guide took us around the outside of the mangroves where iguanas were hanging from trees, tropical birds were resting comfortably and a beautiful tri-colored heron was chirping.