Naples Kayak Tours

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Unique Kayak Routes with Top Level Kayak Guides

Kayaking South West Florida can be an amazing experience. The scenery, the wildlife, and the ecosystem speak for themselves. With that said, please understand that not all kayak routes are created equal. If you choose a kayak tour based on a lower price or its proximity to your hotel, you can expect to see more people, more development, and less wildlife. This is what sets our top-rated tour apart from the others. Our Manatees and Mangroves route in the 10,000 Islands National Wildlife, combined with our year-round certified kayak guides, is second to none! That combination and our “treat others the way we want to be treated” mentality is why we consistently receive positive feedback on 99.9% of our kayak tours. With a best-in-the-business 24-hour cancelation policy and a self-service reschedule feature, you can confidently book your Naples kayak tour with zero regrets or hesitation.

  • 24-Hour Cancelation Policy
  • Family Friendly
  • Annually Updated Equipment

Our main office is located at the Port of the Islands Resort, uniquely surrounded by protected wildlife preserves. We have the Fakahatchee and Picayune State Preserves to our east and north. To the west, where we lead most of our kayak tours, is the 10,000 Islands National Wildlife Reserve. This area is home, and if you are looking for a unique off-the-beaten-path area to explore, you’ve come to the right place! Our Manatees and Mangroves Tour meets inside the Port of the Islands Hotel lobby. Guests can stay here for the night or make a quick 25-minute drive from downtown Naples. We locals call this area “The Port,” and we love it here! We all live on-site, which means we kayak the area while clocked in and out!

Founded in 2009 way before all the “COVID popups” looking to capitalize on the outdoor industry explosion.

  • Small Group Tours
  • Free HD Photos
  • Kayak Company First

Manatees and Mangroves

Our Manatees and Mangroves kayak tour is our top-rated tour, and our company is considered the Top Rated Outdoor activity on TripAdvisor. No other kayak tour in Naples or Marco Island offers guests a better chance to spot bucket-list wildlife, such as manatees, river otters, and even black bears! Combine this route with our experienced kayak guides, and you will understand how we can offer our Satisfaction Guarantee! With optimal tide and wind, the tour would be considered a moderate activity, but it can become more difficult during strong north winds and during full and new moons. A full or new moon increases our tide swings combine a super low tide with a north wind, and this route will have less water.

For an easier, less strenuous route, choose our Rookery Bay Tour. The Rookery Bay route is the same route offered by multiple other companies but still is a great option if you want to relax and enjoy your time on the water.

Family Kayak Tours

Ages 6 & up. 14 years and younger must ride in a tandem kayak with an adult

24 Hour Cancelation

No hassle, free cancelation 24 hours in advance included in all Naples kayak tours

Automated Reminders

All kayak tours feature automated text and emails timed appropriately. Including a 48-hour reminder of our cancelation policy

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Our Manatees and Mangroves tour is offered year-round and with very few exceptions, we always recommend this tour first!

Rookery Bay Tour$55, $65

2 hrs | 3-4 Miles | Ages 6 & up*

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The kayak tour that started it all for us in Naples. This tour is our closest option to downtown Naples and Marco Island. This is our least strenuous tour and great for beginners, families, or guests not looking to drive deeper into the Everglades. This tour paddles through a few wider mangrove tunnels and multiple larger bays. Dolphins are spotted regularly here, along with many different bird species. This tour option is offered by numerous other companies, combine that with it’s proximity to Naples and Marco Island, you can expect to encounter other users here on the water. If you are looking for a more unique experience with less traffic, please check out our Manatees and Mangroves tour.

Manatees & Mangrove Tunnels$84

3 hrs | 4-5 Miles | Ages 6 & up

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This is our top-rated tour offered by Naples’s top-rated tour company. Our group size is 25% smaller than any other group tour in the area. As of December 2022, we are the only company running this route. By doing this, we have limited the traffic coming and going through this area, giving each guest a better opportunity to spot wildlife and enjoy the Everglades in a truly serene atmosphere.

Rookery Bay Sunset Tour(Nov-April) $75

2.5 Hrs | 4-6 Miles | Ages 10 & up*

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Not only do you enjoy all of the wildlife sightings involved in our kayak tours but you are rewarded at the end with a potentially breathtaking sunset. Sunsets have become one of our favorite scenes to photograph due to the spectacular colors produced by the water and the sky. Being located on the Gulf Coast doesn’t hurt either! This tour is more about setting ourselves up for a great vantage point for the sunset and usually paddles around 4 miles.

Full Time Certified Guides

Our guides are full-time, year-round professionals, which means no summer interns or inexperienced staff. Your guide can make or break your tour and our guides are our number ONE asset!

Ranked #1

TripAdvisor's Number 1 ranked kayak in Naples


  • Small Groups
  • Automated Communication
  • Top Quality Gear and guides

True Eco-Tourism

As a proud 1% for the Planet member, we donate 1% of total sales annually supporting the Friends of Fakahatchee. Our local volunteer group which helps support the Fakahatchee State Park.

Satisfaction Gauranteed

The Everglades make our job easy. Combining our top-quality kayaking equipment with this environment and our professional staff allows us to confidently offer a satisfaction guarantee.


Our Manatees and Mangroves kayak tour is still Naples’s number one-rated kayak tour! This tour provides guests with the best opportunity for spotting bucket-list wildlife. Hands down, this kayak tour can not be beaten.

We are proud to be one of two kayak tour operators permitted to offer kayak tours in the Fakahatchee State Preserve on the East River, a truly one-of-a-kind experience, kayaking through the most extensive mangrove tunnel system in the Naples area. Currently, we offer tours in Rookery Bay, the 10,000 Islands, and the Fakahatchee State Preserve. Each Tour has specific highlights like manatees, alligators, birds, and blue crabs. Please take the time to read through each tour to make the best decision for you and your family visiting Marco Island, Naples, and Miami.

All Kayak Gear

  • Tandem Kayak
  • Kayak Specific Life Jacket
  • Fiberglass Paddles
  • Fleece & Rain Jackets

Professional Guides

  • American Canoe Association Certified
  • CPR First Aid Certified
  • Always Friendly
  • Always Professional

Aditional Services

  • Free HD photos
  • Dry Bags
  • Fleece Jackets
  • Retail Products Available

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Tours Sell Out (8 guests per tour)

  • Our tours always sell out during the winter months with few exceptions
  • book early and you can always cancel or reschedule free of charge (48 hours)


We are not responsible for the traffic. When planning your trips please make sure you give yourself plenty of time to drive through Fort Myers, Miami or even dowtown Naples.

24-Hour Cancellation Policy

Guests may cancel for a full refund up to 24 hours before their kayak tour departure time.


We are not responsible for the traffic. Please, plan accordingly. There are other people on your tour

How to cancel

  1. Our guests can now self-cancel and reschedule on all of our Naples kayak tours. Simply click on the rescheduling link attached in all confirmation emails.

Be sure to enter your correct contact info

If you enter a fake cell phone or email, we are not responsible for the lack of communication

Weather Cancellations

  • You can cancel 24 hours before your kayak tour for a full refund. Within that time frame, it is our job to cancel due to the weather
  • We will cancel for high winds, Lightning, and sustained rain
  • Our morning tours rarely cancel. The weather in the morning is almost always blue skies with no wind.
  • If you disagree with our decision to run the tour due to weather, we will provide you with a gift card, worth the total trip amount 25% rebooking fee if you rebook within 5 days of the original tour. This is only if you are inside the 48 hours

Additional information

We will never force anyone out on a tour if we believe the weather conditions are unsafe. However, we have designed our tours, schedules, and age limits to give you optimal opportunities to enjoy your time on the water. If you book a tour and are pushing our age limits, weight restrictions, or ability levels, that is on you. If you book a tour and decide last minute it’s not for you, we cannot give you a refund since guests within our age limits, and ability requirements could have participated. Please understand that we do not want to take anyone’s money for nothing, but we need to set boundaries and expectations.

Email Reminders

Guests will receive multiple email reminders

  1. Confirmation email – sent out immediately after booking
  2. 48-hour reminder – This reminds you of your tour and gives you the opportunity to self-cancel outside of 48 hours
  3. Day of Reminder – This email is sent 2 hours prior to your tour.

All emails contain directions and important information on what to wear and what to expect

Manatees and Mangroves

Everglades Fakahatchee

Rookery Bay Sunset Tour

Meet Our Florida Guides

ACA Certified Kayak Instructors

Each Kayak Tour in Naples Launches from a different location.

Be sure to follow your confirmation emails and text messages. Our address below is not a tour meeting location!

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