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Address: 2360 Shadowlawn Dr, Naples, FL 34112-4836
Phone Number:
+1 239-262-6149
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10:00 - 18:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description:

- Easy rentals at multiple locations- just show up and go!

- Pick up or...

- Easy rentals at multiple locations- just show up and go!

- Pick up or delivery to your home or condo

- Fun affordable tours

- easy online tour booking

-Over 12 years in business!

- Retail store where you can come in and ask questions about rentals or tours

Here are some commonly asked questions about our Guided Kayak Nature Tours and Guided Paddle Board Tours

-What is the process for booking my Guided Kayak Nature Tour? Simply decide which tour you would like to participate in and then click the calender on the day and time that you wish to participate. You will get a confirmation email after you book and a reciept of paynment for your tour.Your tour guide will contact you the evening prior to your tour and provide his/her cell # and make sure that you know everything that you need to know.

-Is it common to give a gratuity to my guide? It is certainly customary in the United States to give a gratuity to service personel who have done a good job, just as you would at any other venue. Remember that your tour guide is checking the weather and tide, loading and unloading the kayaks and working hard to find wildlife on your kayak tour or paddle board tour. All of this is in addition to the significant investment in training and equipment that our professional guides have put forth.

-Are there alligators? There are alligators in Florida. We don't really provide tours in areas that would have any real population of gators. Remember also that gators really just want to eat, sleep and make more gators. They usually eat things like fish and turtles.

-What should I wear? Ideally you should protect your skin from the sun, either with Sun block or sun protective clothing. Sun protective hats and clothing are available in our retail store, Naples Outfitters at 2360 Shadowlawn Drive in Naples.

-Do you have single and double kayaks? We have both. When you book your tour the booking software will ask you if you would like singles or doubles.

-Are life jackets provided? Always. In fact, on nature tours our guide will require you to wear one.

-What if we have never paddled before? Our guides are also instructors. Your tour will be a beginner lesson and a tour!

-What if it rains? There are quite a few months in SW Florida that getting rained on can be just wonderful. However, you guide has been checking the weather carefully in an attempt to avoid lightning. If we can't go for safety reasons, or if it will be just too wet then we will gladly refund your money.

Please note that our hours of operation are the retail store hours. Complete tour times are listed on the Naples Kayak Company website.

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Fun and Learned a lot!

Tour guide, Tom, was full of knowledge! He knew what to look for and where to take us to be able to see all of the beautiful mangroves and the animals living within! So pretty... read more

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Newton, Iowa
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Tour guide, Tom, was full of knowledge! He knew what to look for and where to take us to be able to see all of the beautiful mangroves and the animals living within! So pretty, relaxing, fun and we learned a lot!

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NaplesKayakCompany, Owner at Naples Kayak Company, responded to this review

Hi Shawna thank you so much for your kind review. We really do appreciate it! Chris and Yvette More 

Naples
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Friendly and excellent service throughout. The guides were patient & knowledgeable with 15 of us beginners!

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NaplesKayakCompany, Owner at Naples Kayak Company, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for taking the time to write such a nice review. We know it takes time and effort and we certainly do appreciate it. We hope to see you and your group again. Please stop in the retail store sometime and say hi. Chris More 

Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our tour guide, Tom was a biologist and very knowledgeable about the birds, fish and mangroves. He also tutored us on proper kayaking correct technique, which made the 2.5 hour trip much smoother for us novices! We saw dolphins, crabs and majestic shore birds. A wonderful outing.

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NaplesKayakCompany, Public Relations Manager at Naples Kayak Company, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for taking a moment to let us know what a wonderful time you had on your tour with Tom. We are happy to hear about it! Please come back again soon and try one of our other tours! Thank you, Ashley More 

Naples, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

great 2.5 hours of kayaking and nature! well presented by John! We have made this voyage twice and I know all there is to know about the mangrove trees in Rookery Bay, Reds, Whites and Blacks:) I would recommend this tour if you love nature and kayaking

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NaplesKayakCompany, Public Relations Manager at Naples Kayak Company, responded to this review

Hello! We are happy to hear about your wonderful tour with John! Thank you for taking a moment to leave us this feedback. Please come back again soon and try one of our other tours!! Thank you, Ashley More 

Naples, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First time out and enjoyed the experience. We'll be back thanks to John's knowledge, humor, and tolerance of our inexperienced paddling.

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NaplesKayakCompany, Owner at Naples Kayak Company, responded to this review

Hello Carol, Thank you so very much for such a nice review. We will certainly tell John that you were pleased with your experience! Chris and Yvette More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tom provided a great description of the mangroves and wildlife in Rookery Bay...very helpful to me as a first time kayaker

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NaplesKayakCompany, Public Relations Manager at Naples Kayak Company, responded to this review

Hey there Richard, We are delighted to hear that you had such a great time on your tour. The Rookery tour is just perfect for first timers. Come back again soon and try one of other tours! Thank you, Ashley More 

Naples, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable about Florida mangroves. It was a great activity to do with families or on your own.

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NaplesKayakCompany, Public Relations Manager at Naples Kayak Company, responded to this review

Hello Cherylander, Thank you for letting us know how much fun you had. We love getting families together for these tours. Come back again soon and try another adventure! Thank you, Ashley More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent morning with Jessie as our guide. He gave us a good basic lesson on the paddle boards which we had all been on before fortunately. Tour was great- a few against the wind challenges but overall very relaxing and serene. Jessie had great knowledge of the mangrove and estuary environment and pointed out several species of birds. We had... More 

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NaplesKayakCompany, Owner at Naples Kayak Company, responded to this review

Kimberly thank you so much for such a nice review. We will let Jesse know that you and the kids had a great time! Chris More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great guided kayak tour of the mangroves around Rookery Bay with lots of information shared about the mangrove environment. We kayaked in double kayaks with our daughters (9 and 13 years) - despite both our girls having kayaked before I would thoroughly recommend shared kayaks with children as there were some wide expanses of water to cross, which when going... More 

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NaplesKayakCompany, Owner at Naples Kayak Company, responded to this review

Hi Amanda, thank you for writing such a nice review. We are glad that you had a good time and we appreciate the feedback. The tour guides work hard to find wildlife but as you know it can be hit or miss. Also it is always a balance in trying to guess how much to talk or not talk. Thank... More 

Denver, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on the sunset bird tour with John. We were fortunate to be the only ones on the tour and thus we had john's undivided attention. He knew his stuff and gave some great kayak technique pointers. Sunset was beautiful and our only disappointment was not as many birds on rookery island as usual. We learned once again, we... More 

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NaplesKayakCompany, Owner at Naples Kayak Company, responded to this review

Hello and thank you so much for the wonderful feedback and for taking the time to write such a pleasant review. We certainly do appreciate it and we are very happy that you had a good time Chris More 

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