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Gulf Coast Kayak

#2 of 9 Tours in Matlacha Features Animals
4120 Pine Island Rd NW, Matlacha, FL 33993-9716
+1 239-283-1125
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A great morning!

New to the kayaking experience, Jim was an excellent instructor and made me feel very comfortable... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
sshapiro519
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Fort Myers, Florida
Enjoy the silence...

We have booked the Early Bird trip at 07:30a.m.Jim was right on time in place and provides some... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Michael H
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Cape Coral, Florida
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Gulf Coast Kayak in Matlacha, FL offers Kayak and Stand Up Paddle Board Eco Tours, Guided Kayak Fishing Trips, Events, Lessons, Rentals & Sales. Looking to buy a kayak or stand up paddle board or need some accessories for your paddle craft? Check out our shop and we'll serve all your paddling needs! We have beautiful water access and we launch right behind our shop! Come on out & find yourself some solitude...explore our world! Since 1992 Gulf Coast Kayak has been the local favorite paddling outfitter!
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4120 Pine Island Rd NW, Matlacha, FL 33993-9716
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

New to the kayaking experience, Jim was an excellent instructor and made me feel very comfortable. I am glad that I took the time to take the workshop and learn about safety skills. His knowledge of the water and wildlife was inspiring and enhanced the...More

Thank sshapiro519
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have booked the Early Bird trip at 07:30a.m.Jim was right on time in place and provides some historical facts, informed about kayak handling (was our first kayak trip at all!!!) & our trail options. In addition he was offering sun protection, some cool water,...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Josh was wonderful when we went on the hobie fishing charter. He was very patient and helpful throughout the trip. It is obvious he enjoys what he does. We were able to test the pedal type hobie kayaks, and loved them! A great way to...More

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Reviewed 26 June 2017

The Early Bird Kayak Tour was the most beautiful & serene time to be out on the water. Jim's passion for the area certainly shines through & sharing his extensive knowledge gave us a really memorable experience, especially negotiating the mangroves. There was so much...More

Thank demrun
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

My family took a morning trip with the folks at Gulf Coast Kayak and could not have had a better experience. Our group included 4 adults and 4 children ages 3, 7, 11 and 13. Our guide, Jim was through with his instruction before we...More

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Diana G, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Hi Bob, Thank you very much for your feedback! So glad to hear you and your group enjoyed your guided kayak eco tour with Jim. He does love teaching all our guests about the history and wildlife of this area! How cool that you saw...More

Reviewed 6 May 2017

This is a great way to get out on the water in this area. We took the Mangrove Maze Eco tour with Jim on May 1, and it was the best kayak tour we've been on over the last few years. We were in a...More

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Diana G, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Hi JEBSV3! Thank you so much for your thorough feedback! Sounds like you had quite an adventure :) Jim is a great instructor and makes sure all his students always have a comfortable, safe and successful experience on the water! So cool that you saw...More

Reviewed 22 April 2017

Beautiful landscape, nice and helpful guide. We were on a sunset trip and were on our owns close to nature :-)More

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Thank Anja M
Diana G, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Hi Anja, We really appreciate your feedback! So glad you and your daughter enjoyed the sunset kayak trip! I had a great time exploring the matlacha pass aquatic preserve with you both! Thanks again for choosing Gulf Coast Kayak and we hope to see you...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

These guys are doing what they love which is so rare today, good for them. Nice kayaks and surrounding area of mangroves to experience both dolphins and serene beauty. We had a great time kayaking. Sara and TimMore

Thank Tim H
Diana G, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Hey Sara & Tim! Wow, you totally nailed it! We do love what we do and are so very fortunate to be able to share our knowledge and experiences on the water with all our guests :) Matlacha Pass is such a beautiful and serene...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017

There were four people in our party plus two other people and Jim our guide. Two of us were older,in our late 70's two in their 40's and two (?). It was a very windy day and at times. Paddling was. Difficult. Jim handled all...More

Thank rnelson834
Diana G, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Hi Mary! Thank you for your great feedback! So pleased to hear you enjoyed your guided kayak eco tour with Jim! We have had some windy days out here this past month but how great you chose to challenge yourselves and brave the winds! Jim...More

Reviewed 10 April 2017

Our guide Jim was very prepared....thought of everything from straps for my glasses to snacks. He was a very good instructor too, making us beginners feel very comfortable and clearly explaining what to do. Jim was especially knowledgeable about the water environment and its creatures....More

Thank Buckeye17
Diana G, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Hi Buckeye! Thanks for your recommendation and for the great feedback! So glad you enjoyed your guided kayak eco tour with Jim! He certainly enjoys educating guests on the local flora and fauna and making sure they are comfortable on the water! Thanks again for...More

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lisadZ1419JU
16 April 2017|
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Response from Diana G | Property representative |
Hi typically we do sunset tours Mon, Weds & Fridays. This time of year at 5pm. If you'd like to book a tour please call us at 239-283-1125.
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purplemustreign
11 April 2017|
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Response from Bryan S | Property representative |
It's a very common question. We are located in an estuary which contains both fresh and salt water. Alligators prefer fresh water but can Tolerate some salinity. However the salinity volume in our waters are too high for... More
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