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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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A MUST!!!! Kayaking in Matlacha

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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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 NEW

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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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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Richmond, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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
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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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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Gulf Coast Kayak provided a great kayak experience for us. The area that Jim took us into was through and around mangrove forests into back bays and serene waters where we encountered spoonbills, white pelicans, eagles and osprey diving for food. Our guides were very knowledgeable and super friendly. It's amazing how our local waters can so quickly get you... More 

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

Hi Gayle! Thank you so much for the kind review! That was some paddle! So many beautiful birds and we were so lucky to have you teaching us all about them! You are quite the Birder! So glad you were able to join us on our Mangrove Mystery Tour and we hope to see you at the next one :)... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Gulf Coast Kayak is an absolute must if you find yourself down in the Southwestern part of Florida. Bryan and Diana could not have been nicer or more accommodating to our last minute idea of going kayaking before we flew home after visiting my boyfriend's parents in the Fort Myers area. How last minute? We decided to do the day... More 

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

Hey FHWS! Thank you so much for your thoughtful review, we really enjoyed getting you and your family out on the water and are really happy to hear you all had such a great time :) Glad that you enjoyed the pictures, they really did come out great! And how awesome that you got to see so much wildlife! We... More 

Roseau, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Gulf Coast Kayak was very good at teaching the basics of kayaking to me, my 25 year old son and my 11 year old son. The 2 1/2 hour guided tour around Matlacha flew by and we were all in agreement to do it again someday and that it was the highlight of our week's vacation.

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

Hi Michelle! Thanks again for coming out and kayaking with us! We are really glad to hear you and your boys enjoyed the guided tour around Matlacha and that it was the highlight of your week's vacation! We love bringing families together on the water :) Best of luck to you and we hope to see you all again soon!... More 

Midland, Michigan, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This was one of the high points in our trips to FL. The paddling was perfectly planned to accommodate our abilities including a refresher "how to". It started very relaxed with many comments on the nature we were viewing. After my wife managed to see several fish, Jim our guide had me lead and in no time I got to... More 

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

Hi Helmut! We are very glad to hear you enjoyed the Kayak Sunset Tour with Jim! He is an excellent instructor :) Not only is he an experienced Kayaker but an excellent photographer as well! The pictures from your tour were simply amazing! And as a Florida Master Naturalist, he is also very knowledgeable in the flora, fauna, ecology and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

On time, prepared, safe, honest, educational, flexible, patient. We had a wonderful time. We used our own equipment so I do not have experience with their rentals. Looking forward to exploring more of the calusa blue water trail and gulf coast kayaks will definitely be one of our launching sites.

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

What a beautiful Sunrise we had that morning. It was a pleasure paddling with you! Thank you so much for your feedback. More 

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