Kayaking in Iona

Kayak or Standup-Paddleboard Rental from Nature Recreation Management of Lee County, LLC-Lover's Key (Up to 57% Off)

Nature Recreation Management of Lee County, LLC-Lover's Key

Fort Myers Beach

Get up-close & personal with wildlife kayaking around Lover's Key in a 1- or 2-person vessel; test your balance on a standup paddleboard

$38 $19

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Guided Kayak Tours and Rentals from Nature Tours and More (Up to 59% Off). Three Options Available.

Nature Tours and More

Multiple Locations

Guided tours and rented kayaks explore local habitats, spotting everything from manatees and dolphins to gators and bats

$80 $40

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$44 for $80 Worth of Kayak Rental — First Mate and Bait

First Mate And Bait

Hancock

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$80 $44

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2.5-Hour Kayak Tour for Two, Four, or Six People from Kayakmarco.com (Up to 62% Off)

Kayakmarco.com

Isle of Capri Kayak Park

During guide-led tours, both beginner and experienced kayakers enjoy the local natural area and wildlife while paddling around Marco Island

$138 $53

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$125 for $260 Worth of Kayaking — Seashore Eco Tours

Seashore Eco Tours

Englewood

Join the crew of Seashore Eco Tours for an adventure the whole family can enjoy! Woolverton Trail tour for four people.

$260 $125

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Paddleboard or Kayak Rental or SUP Yoga from Lotto Boat (Up to 67% Off). Four Options Available.

Lotto Boat

St. Petersburg

Spend an afternoon piloting a standup paddleboard, kayak, or double kayak, or take in some aquatic yoga atop a paddleboard

$32 $14

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From a distance, the manatees, dolphins, and bald eagles that populate Estero Island make quite an impression. But the staff at Holiday Water Sports of Fort Myers Beach believes up-close encounters are not only the sole way to determine if the animals can talk, but also the best way to enjoy them. To that end, they guide tours and rent out myriad watercraft, from Yamaha 4 waverunners and 10-passenger pontoon boats to paddle bikes, which resemble oversized tricycles as they surge through nimbuses of sea foam. The staff hoists parasailers over their water-bound peers, letting out up to 1,200 feet of slack and allowing riders to plunge into free falls with houses and piers blurring into a cubist painting beneath them. Captains certified by the United States Coast Guard guide the ships back toward the sun-bleached sands, where the company’s rental umbrellas rustle in the breeze above lounge chairs.

200 Estero Blvd
Fort Myers Beach,
FL
US

The gentle clap of paddles against the water and the tenor thrumming of jet-ski motors drift from Adventure Water Sports. On waverunners, diminutive sailboats, and kayaks, patrons spread out across the surf and around Estero Island, their eyes peeled for dolphins and other fauna at all times. The shoreline falls back in quiet bays and estuaries, where little fish dart among tangled knots of mangrove roots. Instructors certified by the United States Coast Guard demonstrate the operation of vessels, lead tours, and knock down sand castles lacking proper fire exits.

1160 Estero Blvd
Fort Myers Beach,
FL
US

It only takes a few minutes for FMB FlyBoard's certified instructors to teach beginners how to flyboard, using jetpacks that attach to the feet. Flyboarders can soar as high as 30 feet in the air and dive, dolphin-like, through the water. Groups of up to six depart from the Getaway Marina on San Carlos Boulevard in a private flyboard charter.

18400 San Carlos Blvd.
Fort Myers Beach,
FL
US

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Established: 2014

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Brands Used: All

Recommended Age Group: All ages

Pro Tip: Be ready for adventure.

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Manatees, dolphins, and gators.

Jeremy Howard puts his knowledge as a master naturalist to use as a tour guide for Nature Tours and More. To him and his fellow guides, the rivers, lakes, wetlands, and seas of Southwest Florida tell a story about the creatures that live there, and where to find them. The guides lead groups of visitors on kayak-bound tours of local habitats, spotting everything from manatees and dolphins to gators and bats. They visit locations such as splendid mangrove tunnels and lagoons, as well as barrier islands against which the Gulf water splashes.

Because they lead such a varied array of tours, they often launch from different locations, but they accommodate guests by providing shuttle service to and from remote launching points. They also make sure to train guests in how to guide the kayak and outfit them with important safety equipment such as life vests and mosquito forcefields, once they're done being invented.

1217 E. Cape Coral Pkwy PMB-237
Cape Coral,
FL
US

Gulf Coast Kayak sits on the edge of Matlacha Pass Aquatic Preserve, a scenic sprawl of estuaries, back bays, and mangrove tunnels roofed by the interlaced branches of waterside trees. Their single and tandem kayaks give paddlers a way to drink up this scenery, instead of waiting on the shore, thumbs-outstretched, hoping to catch a ride from a passing mermaid. Alternatively, paddlers can opt for a guided tour, such as the Sunset Birding Tour, which can afford birdwatchers glimpses of osprey, herons, and spoonbills. For those who cannot make it to their storefront, Gulf Coast Kayak is able to deliver kayaks anywhere in Matlacha or Pine Island for a fee.

4530 Pine Island Rd NW
Matlacha,
FL
US

On Kayak Charters' guided eco tours, participants paddle through waters bustling with aquatic creatures, ranging from manatees to dolphins. The guides helm other scenic kayaking trips, too, along with fly-fishing charters. Kayak Charters complements its tours with classes on a wide array of outdoor skills, such as boating, navigation, and wilderness survival.

5819 Driftwood Pkwy
Cape Coral,
FL
US