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Grande Tours Kayak & Paddleboard Center - CLOSED

12575 Placida Rd, Placida, FL 33946-2135
+1 941-697-8825
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Our tour guide Bill was incredible! He had a vast knowledge of the wildlife in the Mangroves and... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2016
Maria L
via mobile

I live right down the road from this place and they have CLOSED!!! It was a great place I learned... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2014
Placida, Florida
via mobile
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Coast silently through a canopy of mangrove tunnels, "The Woolverton Trails", around islands teeming with birds, or paddle up to a sandy beach with gently breaking waves and fantastic shelling. If you're lucky, a dolphin or manatee will drift by with a silent greeting.Take a guided tour or by using one of our maps of Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserve you can create your own adventure. We use certified Florida Master Naturalist Guides, ACA certified kayak instructors and certified SUP (Stand Up Paddleboards) instructors. Safety and having fun has always been our policy!!Since 1989 Grande Tours Kayak Center has offered exciting, fun and educational adventures for all ages.Grande Tours Kayak Center has partnered with the area's finest providers to offer you some very unique experiences and adventures. We will help you make memories!There is something for the kids, the fishermen/women, the photographer, the eco-minded and those that just want to sit back and take a relaxed tour. Boca Grande is the tarpon capital of the world.Grande Tours Kayak Center is in Placida, Florida at the entrance to Boca Grande/Gasparilla Island, The "Tarpon Capitol of the World". Our waterside facility is located between Sarasota and Ft. Myers, Florida.We offer convenient day trips for all of southwest Florida, including Port Charlotte, Englewood, Cape Coral, Naples, Sarasota, Bradenton. We are only 2 hours from the Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Florida area.
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15 Dec 2016
“Kayak Tour”
13 Apr 2014
12575 Placida Rd, Placida, FL 33946-2135
+1 941-697-8825
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Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Our tour guide Bill was incredible! He had a vast knowledge of the wildlife in the Mangroves and Golf, along with plant life. We had a phenomenal time and would recommend spending the afternoon in the area. Dogg Island was also a highlight!

Thank Maria L
Reviewed 14 April 2014 via mobile

I live right down the road from this place and they have CLOSED!!! It was a great place I learned how to kayak from them and everyone was real nice. I was very sad to see them close.

9  Thank Tbblackbelt
Reviewed 18 November 2013 via mobile

Marion and crew are top notch all around. Kayak, Stand up, they got it all. Beginner or expert this is the place to go.

1  Thank RossS501
Reviewed 15 October 2013

We took our two grandchildren (12 & 14) on their first kayak adventure and all had a great time. It was a 2.5 hr tour and our guide was excellent. We all learned a lot! The mangroves were really interesting to go thru. I would...More

1  Thank beachgirl-711-12
Reviewed 24 August 2013

At first I was a little unsure of our guide Ashlee. She is a young lady, well kept but with wild hair. I wasn't sure what we had gotten into. Contrary to initial feelings, she made us feel at ease right away. Really taking her...More

Thank Maggie M
Reviewed 30 July 2013

We rented 2 double Kayaks from Grande Tours. We logged about a mile away and they delivered the Kayaks to us the next day. The conditions of the Kayaks were excellent. The facility is very nice. After asking if they would a little lower price...More

1  Thank MARCUS024
Reviewed 2 July 2013

Rented a 2 person Kayak for the day. It was 60 bucks. The owner was very friendly. Right away that set off a great impression. He put the kayak on top of my SUV for me and secured it. I was provided with 2 paddles...More

1  Thank Norm S
Reviewed 2 June 2013

My family and I took the 2 hour guided trip through the mangroves and absolutely loved it. You don't need to be a skilled kayaker, but you do need to be able to paddle for the 2 hours ( some against the current). On our...More

Thank worldtraveler795
Reviewed 20 March 2013

We went out from Grande Tours today and had a great time. The kayaks are excellent. The location is convenient also and easy to find. Manatees and dolphins can be seen and the water is easy to handle for those new to paddling.

Thank Supercommuter
Reviewed 30 January 2013

My friends & I recently got into the sport of kayaking. After going on two escorted tours, we ventured out on our own. Capt Marion & the staff are wonderful there. They have a huge selection of sit in & sit on top Kayaks &...More

1  Thank Jeanniemol1
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