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Manatees and Mangrove Tunnels Small Group Kayak Tour

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No large groups here 8 kayakers max! WE ARE OFFERING INDIVIDUAL SHUTTLES FOR EACH HOUSEHOLD, utilizing our passenger van in a safe environment. PLEASE REACH OUT FOR MORE COVID-19 SAFETY PRACTICES. Guests will start their paddle through the salt marsh, a popular feeding zone for numerous long-legged wading birds and river otters. 30 minutes in guests will notice a change in habitat, transitioning into Mangroves, indicating a change in salinity and elevation. This is where you will enter one of the best Mangrove Tunnels in the county. After numerous mangrove tunnels, creeks and ponds and hopefully tons of wildlife guests will then empty out into the Port of The Islands residential area. This is the last 30 minutes of the tour and you can expect to see alligators, great blue herons, possibly baby bull sharks, and hopefully manatees. This tour is offered at 9:oo am and 1:30 pm 7 days a week. PRIVATE TOUR OPTIONS AVAILABLE TOO.

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Lily X
December 23, 2019
Very good, we saw so many water fowls when paddling through the mangrove, highly recommend this one for birders
Monique M
April 20, 2018
Four of us went a few weeks ago with kayak Kyle and had a great time! Enjoyed hanging quietly with the wildlife and then cruising through the mangroves. A wonderful escape!
Edward F
February 5, 2018
Great experience. We were able to see manatees and did an incredible mangrove tunnel tour. Kyle, the guide was very knowledgable about the habitat. Kyle was very flexible on the tour and allowed us to shorten tour and still see the highlights we were interested in. Kyle was also very attentive the day before. He called us and suggested we change the time to avoid low tide, so we could do the mangrove tunnel. Would highly recommend.

About This Deal


Our tours are small by design and our Manatees and Mangroves tour is the absolute best location in Collier County for spotting manatees from your kayak. Manatees are most abundant here during the colder winter months. Guests can expect to see manatees (best during colder periods), alligators, numerous bird species all while kayaking through some of the most extensive mangrove tunnels in the area. During the Winter months with colder water temperatures, the manatees congregate in large numbers in the deeper canal. The canal's deeper water does not cool down as much as the surrounding Gulf of Mexico waters. Providing the manatees with water temps above 68 degrees. We will spend around 30 minutes in the canals looking for manatees and around 2-2.5 hours in the mangrove tunnels and salt marsh habitat. This is considered a "downwinder" type tour. Guests will hop in our passenger van (WE ARE OFFERING INDIVIDUAL SHUTTLES PER HOUSEHOLD, PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY FOR THIS SERVICE) Will shuttle you 1 mile down the road allowing us to kayak back to the marina around 4 miles.

Stop At:

• Port of the Islands Marina, Naples, FL 34114
• Everglades City, Everglades City, Florida
• Everglades National Park, Everglades National Park, Florida
• Naples, Naples, Florida
• TEN THOUSAND ISLANDS NWR, 3860 Tollgate Blvd Ste 300, Naples, FL 34114-5444

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • We meet all guests at the Port of the Islands Marina at 525 Newport Dr. Naples, FL 34114, directly in front of the Ships Store.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Tandem Kayak (singles not available through TripAdvisor booking)
  • Paddle
  • PFD (life jacket)
  • ACA Certified Kayak Guide
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Disposable Masks if needed

  • Gratuities
  • No Refund for going to the wrong location Meet us at 525 Newport Drive Naples, FL 34114

Departure Point
525 Newport Dr, Naples, FL 34114, USA

Departure Time
9:00 AM

3 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

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