Explore Nature With a Kayak Tour Around Cape Coral, Matlacha or Sanibel


Are you ready to explore Florida's environment? The views from the water would be a natural choice. Join Gulf Coast Kayak for one of their many Guided Kayak Eco-Tours, Guided Kayak Fishing Trips, Kayak or Paddle Board Lessons. Or blaze your own trail and explore a variety of mangrove-laced water ways on a kayak or stand up paddleboard (SUP) rental. You could explore numerous mangrove islands and waterways previously fished by the Calusa Indians over 1000 years ago.

Both Pine Island Sound and Matlacha Pass Aquatic Preserve are famous for their shallow grass flats averaging 1-4 feet in depth and home to a variety of marine life and birds. While exploring part of the Great Calusa Blueway paddling trail you may encounter dolphins, manatee, stingray, Spotted Eagle Rays, sea turtles, Great Blue Herons, Osprey and Bald Eagles just to name a few. Discover the beautiful and peaceful waters of the Matlacha Pass Aquatic Preserve and explore the mangrove tunnels, back bays and estuaries on a stable, easy to paddle kayak or paddle board. Kayak and canoe outfitters around Caep Coral rent a wide variety of kayaks, from recreational single and tandem sit in kayaks and sit on top kayaks, to fishing and touring kayaks.

Gulf Coast Kayak in Cape Coral, offers Guided Kayak Tours, Weekly & Daily kayak and SUP Rentals, And E-Bike Rentals

The guided kayak tours will get you up close and personal with an abundance of wildlife such as Dolphins, Manatees, Jumping fish and many different species of Birds. The Weekly kayak & SUP rentals are a great option if you are on a canal as you have the opportunity to go kayaking or paddle boarding whenever you please! Cape Coral has many great bicycle trails that are a blast to ride on an E-Bike!

Tarpon Bay Explorers on Sanibel Island offers many guided tours designed to be both educational and fun.

See wildlife up-close and discover the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge with an experienced naturalist by your side.  Birds, dolphins, manatees, and alligators are just some of the amazing wildlife found in the pristine native tropical and subtropical vegetation of Sanibel Island.

 Rent a kayak at Manatee Park in Fort Myers and kayak with the Manatees.

A unique park where visitors can view the endangered Florida Manatee in a non-captive, natural environment. Site features: viewing areas, picnic shelters, native plant and butterfly gardens, kayak/canoe rentals and launch to the Orange River.

Read our article about Manatee Park.