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Gulf Coast Kayak

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4120 Pine Island Rd NW, Matlacha, FL 33993-9716
+1 239-283-1125
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Outstanding sunset paddle!

My husband and I did the sunset eco-paddle through the mangroves, and had a wonderful time. Our... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
kdunurse
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Bismarck, North Dakota
Excellent Eco-Tour

Guide Jim was an excellent teacher from the moment we arrived, setting up my 87 yr old mother to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
EM_JamDr
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Houghton, Michigan
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Gulf Coast Kayak in Matlacha, FL offers Kayak and Stand Up Paddle Board Eco Tours, Guided Kayak Fishing Trips, Events, Lessons, Rentals & Sales. Looking to buy a kayak or stand up paddle board or need some accessories for your paddle craft? Check out our shop and we'll serve all your paddling needs! We have beautiful water access and we launch right behind our shop! Come on out & find yourself some solitude...explore our world! Since 1992 Gulf Coast Kayak has been the local favorite paddling outfitter!
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4120 Pine Island Rd NW, Matlacha, FL 33993-9716
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I did the sunset eco-paddle through the mangroves, and had a wonderful time. Our guide, Jim, did a great job explaining paddling techniques, and although we have some kayaking experience, we still learned some new things. He is also a master naturalist,...More

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Diana G, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi there! Thanks again for your thoughtful review! I was just looking at those sunset pictures from your tour, wow! What an amazing sunset and awesome dolphin encounter! I'm sure the pictures don't do it justice :) We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Guide Jim was an excellent teacher from the moment we arrived, setting up my 87 yr old mother to enjoy a safe and interesting tour. In my own kayak, I was able to enjoy the mangrove island scenery, aquatic-land-air life and learn about the salt-water...More

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Diana G, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi there, Thanks so much for your thoughtful review! Wow, 87? I would have never guessed it! Your mom looked young and vibrant when I saw here in the shop! Good for her for getting out there on the water and so glad you were...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wonderful trip with a real pro guide, Josh. Andrew in the shop also did a wonderful job, including a thorough wash down of my fishing equipment. Thanks from BobMore

Thank bobbytomatoes
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Diana G, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Bobby! Thank you for your thoughtful review! Josh is definitely a pro kayak angler, one of the best if not the best in our area as he has won his fare share of accolades and prizes in the kayak fishing circuit to prove it...More

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Really enjoyed our recent Kayak Eco Tour with Gulf Coast Kayak! Very accommodating allowed us to create an afternoon time that worked better for our needs. Can't say enough about how fabulous our tour guide Jim was throughout the trip! He is an extremely knowledgeable...More

Thank KarenMikeM
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Diana G, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Karen, Thank you for your kind review! Yes, so glad you enjoyed your guided kayak eco tour with Jim! He's great and an encyclopedia of knowledge! He loves getting on the water and sharing all that knowledge with all our guests, we're very lucky...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

I love to kayak so anytime I'm out in the water I'm happy. Gulf coast did a great job making that happen. Brand new kayaks. Very knowledgeable and friendly guide. He adjusted route to work around the wind. We saw lots of birds and a...More

Thank Esther U
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Diana G, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Esther! We really appreciate your thorough review! Very happy to hear you enjoyed your guided kayak eco tour and that you saw lots of birds and manatee! We have been very fortunate this winter that we have been seeing a good amount of manatee...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Our guide was very nice and very informative. We had an amazing time and learned a lot about kayaking and nature. We saw two dolphins and a bunch of birds. Good workout, actual kayaking was strenuous but he can tailor it to your needs.More

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Thank Pamela C
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Diana G, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Pamela! We really appreciate your feedback and glad you enjoyed your guided kayak eco tour :) Pretty cool you saw dolphin and lots of birds,! We've definitely been seeing lots of birds in the estuary this winter! The yellow crowned night herons are everywhere!...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

My two sons & I went out on a guided fishing trip on the 27th of dec. We had a fabulous time. Our guide ( Forrest ) brought us to several spots where we caught lots of sea trout, snook, & mnagroove snapper. Since we...More

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Diana G, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi scherbs2018! Thank you so much for your great feedback! So glad to hear you and your sons had such a great time kayak fishing with Forrest! He's an excellent angler and loves to teach folks all about the fishing in our area :) Sea...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

We had a great time on our tour. The guide was knowledgeable and very good at pointing out wildlife. Would definitely do it againMore

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Thank darkblade1992
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Diana G, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi darkblade1992, Thanks for taking the time to review us :) Very happy to hear you had a great time on your guided kayak eco tour! What a great way to end the year! Hope you all had a chance to see some manatee and...More

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Reviewed 26 December 2017

I'm new to kayaking and found Gulf Coast Kayaks on the web. I was somewhat reluctant to "learn" how to kayak but my logical side prevailed and i'm sure glade it did. The learning session went through an onshore safety segment then onto the water...More

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Diana G, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Bill, Thank you for your review! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your kayak lesson with jim and sounds like you found it very educational :) We highly recommend taking an ACA Kayak Skills course if you are new to paddling and...More

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Reviewed 24 December 2017

Jim, our guide, was very knowledgable. He gave us choices of where we wanted to go. His passion for the area was evident and he was in no rush to watch the clock. Very enjoyable, relaxing and a great way to discover the diversity of...More

Thank jason a
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Diana G, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Jason, Very happy to hear you enjoyed your guided kayak eco tour of the mangroves with Jim! When you're out on the water it is very peaceful and relaxing and definitely a great way to discover our coast, you are so right! Thank you...More

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lisadZ1419JU
16 April 2017|
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Response from Diana G | Property representative |
Hi typically we do sunset tours Mon, Weds & Fridays. This time of year at 5pm. If you'd like to book a tour please call us at 239-283-1125.
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purplemustreign
11 April 2017|
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Response from Bryan S | Property representative |
It's a very common question. We are located in an estuary which contains both fresh and salt water. Alligators prefer fresh water but can Tolerate some salinity. However the salinity volume in our waters are too high for... More
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