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Address: 4120 Pine Island Road NW, Matlacha, FL 33993
Phone Number: +1 239-283-1125
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Description: Gulf Coast Kayak in Matlacha, FL offers Kayak and Stand Up Paddle Board...
Gulf Coast Kayak in Matlacha, FL offers Kayak and Stand Up Paddle Board Eco Tours, Guided Kayak Fishing Trips, Lessons and Rentals. Since 1992 Gulf Coast Kayak has been the local favorite paddling outfitter! Come on out & find yourself some solitude...explore our world!
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This kayak trip was great. Bryan our guide was very friendly. He taught our group how to paddle, steer and stop our kayak. We went through the Mangroves and showed us how to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Katy B
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Chapmansboro
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Chapmansboro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This kayak trip was great. Bryan our guide was very friendly. He taught our group how to paddle, steer and stop our kayak. We went through the Mangroves and showed us how to maneuver through some very tight spots. We would do this again

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Bryan S, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this review

Hi Katy, Thanks again for your feedback! I had a great time on the water with you guys and very glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves! Those narrow mangrove passages can get pretty tight but definitely very fun to explore! Hope to see you back on the water soon! Bryan More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

While staying in Matlacha, we wanted to spend much time on the water. As seasoned kayakers, just a tour was not going to do it for us. We wanted to go out whenever we wanted and stay out on the water exploring all that Pine Island and Matlacha had to offer. Gulf Coast Kayak owners listened to our needs and... More 

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Bryan S, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this review

Hi Freddi, We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your time in Matlacha and were able to explore the waters of Pine Island Sound :) It's so important for us to meet the needs of all our guests and when we are provided with such great feedback, we know we are on the right track! Hope you can both... More 

Robbinsville, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Awesome trip! Our guide Jim was the best!!! If you have kids? Jim's the guide for you! Tons of knowledge and hands on. The pics he takes of your family are priceless! Thanks again for a great time!

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Bryan S, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this review

Hi U!, Thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback! We're very glad to hear that you and your kids enjoyed your kayak excursion :) We definitely think it's important to be hands on while on the water especially when we take kids out as we know how much they love to touch, feel and explore everything! So glad... More 

Ambridge, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My buddy and I booked a guided fishing tour with Craig Timbes (Better known as the Snook Cowboy!!!) and it was one of the best experiences ever. We 'yaked over to the flats and fished near the mangroves for half of a day. We saw all kinds of sea life from stingrays to bonnet sharks and jellyfish. The "Stingray Shuffle"... More 

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Bryan S, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this review

Hi Nick! So glad to hear you and your buddy had such a great time out on the water with Snook! He is quite a character and a great kayak fishing instructor :) Matlacha Pass/Pine Island Sound is full of sea life and tons of fish from Reds, Snook, Sea Trout, juvenile Tarpon and sharks. How awesome that you saw... More 

Freedom, Pennsylvania
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I arranged, one day before hand, for my son and his friend, they were quick to respond, provided all the info I needed to have ahead of time, the kids had the best time with the "Snook Cowboy" when one of the kids says it was the best time I've ever had and it was a life changing experience, that... More 

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Bryan S, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this review

Hi M! We're so glad the boys had such a great time on the water with Snook, and that it was a life changing experience is fantastic to hear! Not only is Snook an extremely knowledgeable fishing guide, he loves to share his knowledge with everyone and loves teaching anyone willing to learn :) Hope to see the boys back... More 

Cape Coral, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

One of the BEST experiences in SWFL. I am not new to the area and always wanted to Kayak and am so very pleased to choose Gulf Coast Kayak. The knowledge and experience of our guide, Jim, made the evening incredible!!! No need to bring a camera because Jim takes the most beautiful pictures of everyone from every angle. My... More 

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Bryan S, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this review

Hi E! Thanks again for your feedback :) We're so glad to hear you had a great time on the water and received such individual attention and direction :) Matlacha/Pine Island is such a beautiful place and we are all very grateful to be able to paddle these beautiful waters and share our knowledge of the flora and fauna with... More 

Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

On March 25th, four retirees from Canada went on the sunset kayak adventure with Jim. From the moment we arrived until our re-entry back to reality, we had a wonderful experience. Jim made us feel comfortable throughout the experience. He explained the basics of kayaking and appropriate safety measures before we set sail. During the journey through the mangroves he... More 

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Bryan S, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this review

Hi Naples Bound! Very glad to hear you had such a great experience on the sunset kayak tour :) Sounds like quite an adventure you all had with Jim! Sunset is definitely one of the best times to be out on the water and how awesome that you had so many bird encounters and a chance to paddle so close... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Our family of four (kids 14 and 11) took the Eco standup paddleboard tour. We could not have had a better time. We were all relatively new to paddleboarding and Bryan gave us some great tips on technique. We took an awesome tour of the estuary and Bryan knows a lot about the local flora and fauna. He gave some... More 

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Bryan S, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this review

Hi Eric, Thanks for your great feedback! I had a great time paddling with you and your family :) You all did great on the boards! Would've never guessed you were newbies! Glad you enjoyed the pics and we hope to see you all again out here soon :) Bryan More 

Richmond, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

A nice group paddle (only 4 people on our trip) out into the mangroves. Trip was about 2-1/2 hrs. Small, easy to paddle kayaks -- very stable.

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Bryan S, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this review

Hello Thanks so much for your feedback. We hope to see you next time you're in SW Florida. Sincerely, Bryan More 

Stittsville, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

On our recent visit to Florida, we were lucky enough to have a kayaking adventure, with Jim as our guide. His knowledge of the area was astounding, but it was his respect and reverance towards the beautiful nature all around us that was impressive. Thank you Jim, and Gulf Coast Kayak. Susan & Gerald Andre Ontario, Canada

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Bryan S, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this review

Hi Susan, So glad you had a chance to visit us and experience one of our kayak adventures with Jim! He is a wealth of knowledge and his love and respect for the outdoors is matched only by his joy of sharing it with others :) Thanks again for choosing gulf coast kayak and we hope to see you again... More 

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