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Gulf Coast Kayak

4120 Pine Island Road NW, Matlacha, FL 33993
239-283-1125
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Ranked #5 of 13 attractions in Matlacha
Type: Tours
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Delmont, Pa.
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

Brian the owner was a very nice and informative man. We had a double kayak and had a great 4 hours kayaking around the mangroves.

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Dublin, Ireland
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139 reviews 139 reviews
17 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I'd booked the sunrise tour, but with the wind whipping up, they wisely rescheduled to sunset. Bryan was the guide, and he was excellent - mixing information with the opportunity to enjoy the trip in silent moments too, and helping when needed, as was occasionally as water levels were quite low. After doing the tour, it would give confidence to... More

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Diana G, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this review

Thanks for much for the kind words! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the Guided Kayak Eco Tour. Pine Island Sound and Matlacha Preserve offers some of the best kayaking in south west Florida! Hope you get a chance to come back and see us next time you're in town so you can do some more exploring! Best regards,... More

Clifton Springs, New York, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We rented a place in Pineland and needed yaks to complete our vacation. Went to Gulf Coast Kayaks-chose a couple of fishing kayaks and they were delivered on time by Bryan along with good fishing advice! We did manage to catch our dinner and enjoyed fresh fish tacos with the Sea Trout we caught! Would encourage anyone who wants to... More

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Diana G, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this review

Hey Joe! Really glad to hear you all had such a great time and enjoyed kayaking and fishing on the sound! Kayaking and fishing are my two favorite things but when you can bring home your catch and make a tasty meal, it's even more satisfying! Thanks again for your help with the yaks, I don't think I could've put... More

Cincinnati, OH
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

We opted to rent kayaks and go out on our own. We got a quick lesson and a map and were on our way. I was pretty excited to see that there were multiple manatees just off shore! We watched them for awhile and then took off to see what else was around. We saw a ton of stingrays and... More

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Diana G, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this review

Hi There! Glad to hear you all had a great time out on the water! We've actually seen a record number of Manatee just off shore this year, glad you all got a glimpse of them! We really appreciate your feedback and hope to see you all again soon! Bryan More

Toronto, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Took the sunrise trip with Bryan, saw manatees within 30 seconds of leaving shore. The nature was breathtaking and the birdlife was awesome. Highlight of the trip was paddling through a mangrove tunnel and arriving in a lagoon where we drifted in silence and just took in our surroundings. Bryan is very knowledgeable about the local area and wildlife and... More

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Diana G, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this review

Hello! So glad you all had such a great time on our Early Bird tour! The Early Bird definitely gets the worm, especially when it comes to being on the water!!! Sunrise is one if not THE BEST time to get on the water as there is just so much activity in terms of wildlife!!! Lots of Birds, Dolphin and... More

Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

My husband and I took the sunset kayak cruise with Bryan and several (new) friends from Saskatchewan...this was a last minute tour quickly arranged earlier in the day with Diana....it was a wonderful experience and we will definitely revisit Gulf Coast Kayak! Matchlacha Pass has so much to offer in the way of scenery, but we had no idea about... More

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Diana G, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this review

Hi Karen! Thanks again for coming out! I'm so glad you all had such a great experience on the Sunset Tour! Sunset is such an amazing time to be on the water! There is so much activity! Everything seems to come to life on the sound for an hour or two right before sunset! It's like the animals want to... More

Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

What an awesome time on so many levels. The Eco tour was an opportunity to really experience and be close to the beauty of our world, the Florida waterways, mangroves and wild life.  Our trip included my husband, me and my 13D and 19S year olds. It was great exercise. We happened to go out on a particularly windy day,... More

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Diana G, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this review

Hey Guys, Thanks again for coming out this past summer! Had such a fun time with you guys! You all did great & were such troopers! Despite the windy conditions that day I'm glad we were able to "get lost" in the mangroves and found some nice calm waters! That was fun winding around those narrow tunnels! Can't wait to... More

Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Bought 2 groupons for 1 lesson and 2 hour guided tour!! What an awesome experience. Diana and Brian were friendly and Diana was a great guide. Was so much fun!! We plan to do it again!!! Thanks for a great time!!!

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Diana G, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this review

Hi R! Thank you so much for the kind review! Really glad that you guys could come out on such a beautiful day! Happy to hear that you had so much fun! We got some great shots of you guys on the boards, thanks for letting me post those pics! I just love sharing that little hidden lagoon in the... More

Mechanicsburg, PA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

I took advantage of a Groupon deal for a 2 hour paddle board rental, lesson, and tour. Diana was a great instructor, was very patient with us 'newbies' and gave just the right level of instruction. She even took pics of each one in our group and promised to email them to us. It was a bit windy which made... More

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Diana G, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this review

Hi guys, Thanks so much for the nice review! I had such a fun and memorable time with you on the water and the pictures came out great! You both looked so comfortable on the boards, especially through some of those windy areas in the preserve! Hard to believe you've never paddle boarded before! Best of luck with everything and... More

Cape Coral, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Diana and Brian were awesome! We were first timers and Diana was really knowledgable about the Eco preserve and gave an awesome tour! We can't wait to be regulars!

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Diana G, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this review

Hi Lisa, We're really glad to hear you enjoyed the Paddle Board Tour! Hard to believe you were first timers when you all looked like pros out there! Had a great time taking you guys out on the water and hope to see you all again soon! Diana More

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