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“A thoughtful mix of customized adventure and Eco-Ed.”

Naples Kayak Company
Ranked #6 of 133 Tours in Naples
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: - 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
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“A thoughtful mix of customized adventure and Eco-Ed.”
Reviewed 12 August 2011

Put in at the private beach Isles of Capri. Tour guide Paul was great.
great. Saw a pair of dolphins very close in!

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great,Great, Great!!!!”
Reviewed 22 June 2011

Recently moved to Naples from NJ and was looking for info on Kayaking in the Naples area. Went to Naples Kayak Company and was greeted by Chris who was very professional and informative on where and what we can do in the area. We have our own kayak and he invited us to participate in various events going on thruout the summer. Looking forward to great times.

Visited June 2011
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Enjoyed Tour”
Reviewed 1 May 2011

Very enjoyable Kayak tour. Went through mangroves, got very close to ospreys nesting.
The guide was very patient went weren't keeping up so well.

Visited April 2011
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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Professional, knowledgeable, very highly skilled, and FUN”
Reviewed 29 March 2011

Took a kayaking lesson with them, and WOW! It was a lot of fun, and I learned much more than I thought there was to know. Learned excellent, efficient paddling techniques in two types of kayaks, and the lesson was customized for me. Highly skilled and interesting instructor, even gave information about local wildlife and places to paddle. Friendly staff, clean modern shop, good inventory selection, very reasonable price for lesson. For how much I learned, I feel like I got a bargain. I am so glad there is a place like this in Naples, I could not have had a better experience. Very highly recommended!

Visited March 2011
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“close to nature”
Reviewed 9 March 2011

Five beginner kayakers went for a 2 and a half hour trip to Rookery Bay and had a great time with our guide, Joseph Taboada. He started the trip with simple instructions on kayaking and was very informative when sharing knowledge of the local history, plants and wildlife. We moved at a leisurely pace and Joseph took us through several different types of waterways including shaded mangrove tunnels and large open areas. We really felt like we got a workout and sharpened our kayaking skills in the process. We also appreciated that we were able to go out with just our party.We had a previous experience with a larger group and we didn't get as much personal attention. I would recommend Naples Kayak company to those looking for a fun introduction to kayaking.

Visited March 2011
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