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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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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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- 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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Awesome adventure

Went out with a group of 5. Saw all sorts of wildlife and learned a lot about the mangrove as we kayaked through narrow passageways. Our guide Tom was terrific-

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went out with a group of 5. Saw all sorts of wildlife and learned a lot about the mangrove as we kayaked through narrow passageways. Our guide Tom was terrific-

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My two teenage kids and I took the Rookery Bay Sunset tour and had a terrific time. Our guide, Tom was great kayak instructor and knew the bay well Highlight was watching hundreds of birds return to an island at Sunset while dolphins swam all around our kayaks. Highly recommend the experience!

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Hello! Thank you for taking a moment to let us know how much fun you had! The sunset tour is truly one of a kind and so breathtaking. The birds are a special sight. Come back and see us soon for another tour! Thank you, Ashley More 

West Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We did the Rookery Bay tour with four adults and four kids of varying size and ability. Our guide Tom did a great job with instruction on the kayaks and paddling, as well as sharing information on the mangroves and the history of the area. Highly recommend.

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

Hello David, Thank you for taking a moment to let us know how much fun you had on your tour with Tom. We hope you come back again soon! Thank you, Ashley More 

Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A fantastic tour! Our tour guide (Tom) was incredibly knowledgeable and took time to explain the intricacies of the ecosystem to us. It was only the three of us (Tom, my girlfriend, and I) and the small group made it that much better! Advice? Bring loads of water and a towel to sit on- the kayak seats arenr very comfortable

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Hello! Thank you for letting us know how wonderful your tour was! That is great advice about bringing a towel to sit on!! Come back again soon for another tour! Thank you, Ashley More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My girlfriend and I are local residents here in Naples and enjoy kayaking on the weekends. I thought I was a pretty good paddler, but wanted to take the lesson mostly for my girlfriend...boy was I wrong! We learned so much in those three short hours, and walked away much better paddlers. Tom was fantastic and very accommodating when some... More 

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

Eric thank you or taking the time to write such a nice review. We do appreciate it and we are certainly glad that you enjoyed your kayak lesson and got so much out of it. Chris More 

Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Thanks to our guide Tom at Naples Kayak we had one of our best kayak tours ever! He started by changing our usual (and wrong) paddling technique which made us much better kayakers. Then we took a nice long paddle through the mangroves learning about everything we saw. Even got to encounter a dolphin! Tom seemed to know all about... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to let us know how much fun you had on your tour! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you Ashley More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband, friend and I went kayaking in Rookery Bay with the Naples Kayak Co. Tom was our guide. He was a patient instructor who shared his knowledge of and love for the estuary. It was a beautiful day and a wonderful experience. PS .. I appreciated the phone call the night before the tour!

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Laura thank you for making the effort to write such a nice review. We really do appreciate it. Chris More 

Lincolnshire, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had a friend in town visiting me. We chose a double kayak 3 hour afternoon experience near Wiggins Pass. Our guide was exceptional. He provided excellent instruction, and he was well versed on the wildlife and vegetation we saw on the trip. I highly recommend this experience for anyone...you can go alone, with a friend, or take the family.

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

This is such a nice review and we are very glad that you had a good time on your tour. Thank you again for choosing Naples Kayak Company for your adventure. Chris More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Although the guide took us to some interesting places, his constant insistence that we paddle the "correct" way and his overly detailed description of the mangrove trees detracted greatly from the experience. The experience could have been so much better had he held his tongue. Sometimes, you need to just let people enjoy themselves.

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

Thank you so much for making the effort to write a review with such valuable feedback. There is always a delicate balance for our guides between talking too much and not enough, instructing too much or not enough. Either way we will discuss your valuable feedback as a team and hopefully we can do better next time you join us.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My mother and I did the Rookery Bay tour at 9 am and it was absolutely beautiful! So peaceful and our tour guide Tom was excellent, so knowledgeable and a great instructor (my mother and I have never kayaked before). We saw some interesting birds and learned a lot about the mangrove trees that grow there, but I fell in... More 

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This is such a great review Tamara. Thank you very much and we are so happy that you had such a memorable experience with your mother. Chris More 

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