We offer a great variety of guided Kayak and Paddleboard Tours in the Lee County area. There are countless possibilities of places to explore, each with different features and attractions.
Guided Tours are a great way to get the kids out on the water and let them experience all the cool sights and the fun to be had in nature.
We have scheduled Tours, which take place at different locations depending on weather conditions and tides. You can see our schedule on the Calendar Page. For these scheduled Tours we charge a flat fee of $55 per person.
We can also provide customized tours which depart at a time and location of your choice and can be anywhere from 1 hour to all day in duration. These Tours are priced depending on the number of kayakers and duration of the trip, but are usually about 3 hours long, and cost $55 per person with a 2 person minimum. Group rates apply for parties of 6 or more.
All of our tours include Kayaks/Paddleboards and all necessary gear for the paddle. We do recommend that you bring:
a bathing suit or shorts you don't mind getting wet
a pair of water shoes or sneakers that you don't mind getting wet
If you would like you may bring a camera as well (there will be many photo opps.) but we recommend a waterproof camera or an inexpensive camera in a waterproof bag. We bring a waterproof camera with us on guided tours and take photos, which we then post to our Facebook page. You can then view them there, and share them with your friends and family. There is no charge for this. Please contact us for more information and pricing on Guided tours.
We offer Manatee sighting tours year round, and see manatee regularly on many of our other tours. Our Manatee Tours focus more specifically on these gentle giants, though we do see other wildlife on these tours as well. When the water temperatures in the gulf drop suddenly due to a cold front, Manatees congregate in the warmer waters and make for an incredible close encounter with these gentle and fascinating animals. Weather conditions play a great role in how many Manatees will be present and therefore how many Manatees we might expect to see, so if you are interested in one of these Tours, please call or e-mail us and we will be able to make recommendations on timing these Tours.
Imagine for a moment the peacefulness of gliding along on a Kayak at dusk, watching the birds go to roost, seeing the sun setting over the water and night time taking over. Every Saturday evening closest to the full moon we go on a full moon paddle, which begins about an hour before sunset. We enjoy the beautiful scenery in anticipation of another stunning south Florida Sunset over the Gulf. After the sun sets, nighttime sets in and changes the atmosphere completely. There is not a sound to be heard. The moon illuminates the landscape and gives it a beautiful glow. It might well be one of the most peaceful experiences you will ever enjoy.
Upcoming full Moon Dates:
Prices subject to change without notice.
Three hour sunset tours, which start 2 1/2 hours before sunset and end just at nightfall are available anytime, regardless of the phase of the moon, and are scheduled every Saturday evening except the night of the full moon tour.
Full Moon Tours
Come paddle with us and enjoy the sights and sounds that make southwest Florida such a special place. Our Eco tours depart from different locations, with each location providing a unique setting. Paddle through mangrove tunnels, explore shallow bays, cruise along the beach, all while taking in the wide variety of wildlife. Frequent sightings include Dolphins, Manatee, Turtles, Rays, Bald Eagles, Osprey, Roseate Spoonbills, Egrets, Herons, Plovers, and many more.
Please note that online payment does not constitute a reservation. Please call (239) 297-7011 for immediate assistance, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with a reservation request, which we will confirm within 24 hours. You can also make a reservation by phone with a credit card.
Everyone participating in a guided tour is required to fill out a waiver. We have them available for you to fill out at the time of the tour, or if you want to save a little time, you can click here to fill it out online..
IMPORTANT: CANCELLATION POLICY
We have a 5 day cancellation policy for guided tours. This means that you can cancel a reservation with more than 5 days notice without penalty. Cancellations with less than 5 days notice will be charged a deposit of 50% of the tour fee. Additionally, cancellations with less than 2 hours notice will be charged the full amount of the cost of the tour.
The only exception to this policy is if we have to cancel due to weather. Weather cancellations are at the sole discretion of Kayak Excursions and its guides.
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