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KAYAK TOURS 2018-11-15T21:59:21+00:00

East River Fakahatchee

Length: 2.5 hours
Location: East River Park and Launch
Cost: $55 ages 6-12 $85 13 and up

Our top rated tour, The East River Fakahatchee State Park kayak tour is the quintessential backcountry experience in South Florida. With zero development, minus the dirt road used to access the water, one will immediately understand the vastness of Florida’s largest state park. Guests will kayak through this never-ending maze of mangrove tunnels and backwater lakes and can expect to see the American alligator, numerous log legged wading birds, Osprey and of course all four* species of Mangroves. This tour paddles through primarily brackish water providing our guests with an amazing example of a well preserved estuary. The numerous ponds and lakes connected to the Fakahatchee Bay in the Gulf of Mexico act as a nursery for snook, tarpon, sharks and many more species. With strong paddlers this route can reach the Fakahatchee Bay, although most tours will stay tucked in the protected ponds and tunnels.

Guests will meet their guide at the East River canoe launch located 19 miles east of the intersection of Collier Blv and highway 41 in east Naples. This launch site is about 25 minutes from downtown Naples and Marco Island. For google maps enter “East River Park and Launch” ***Included in the price of this tour is our mandatory State Park entrance fee of $2 per person along with a 13% donation. These fees go directly to the Fakahatchee Park, not the State Park system umbrella, allowing us to not only experience an amazingly managed and well preserved park, but also allowing us to donate directly to our local park!***

Rookery Bay 2.5 Hour Tour

Length: 2.5 Hours
Location: 10 Shell Island Rd., Naples, FL 34113
Cost: $65

Adventure Paddle Tours’ original Naples excursion unveils an amazing world of aquatic wildlife. This 2.5-hour tour departs from a small watercraft boat launch located at the end of the “Road to Nowhere” within the Rookery Bay Research reserve.

After finding your paddling groove, we’ll venture out into the larger bay heading towards one of the most spectacular bald eagle nests we’ve ever seen (and we have seen a ton). During our open-water kayaking session, guests are encouraged to keep their eyes peeled for that somewhat elusive manatee.

Following a stunning and scenic paddle through Rookery Bay’s open waters, this tour takes a turn into the popular Shell Island Canoe Trail where your guides can grab horseshoe crabs and fighting conchs and spot schooling mullet. Depending on the group speed, this classic Naples tour can paddle up to seven miles or as little as three.

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Rookery Bay Sunset Tour

Length: 2.5 Hours
Location: 10 Shell Island Rd., Naples, FL 34113
Cost: $70

Immerse yourself in a postcard-pristine Gulf Coast sunset on this Rookery Bay evening kayak tour. Paddling through the many shades of blue, gold and pink as the sun meets the horizon is a breathtaking experience.

Not only do you enjoy all of the wildlife sightings involved on our daytime kayak tours, you are rewarded at the end with a spectacular Florida sunset and photo opportunities created by the colorful water-to-sky light show—one of our favorite scenes to photograph.

This unforgettable private tour sets you up for a great sunset vantage point and typically paddles around four miles. All tours are private and include a 15-minute paddle lesson along with all necessary kayaking gear and tandem (two-person) kayaks.

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