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Gulf Coast Kayak

Address: 4120 Pine Island Road NW, Matlacha, FL 33993
Phone Number: +1 239-283-1125
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Ranked #5 of 16 Attractions in Matlacha
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Owner description: Gulf Coast Kayak of Matlacha, FL has been offers Kayaking Tours, kayak Rentals, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Kayak Fishing Trips. We've been a staple of Matlacha, Florida since 1994. Come kayaking with us next time you are in town!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

It was a new experience for Candlelighters members. With instructions, safety tips and planned trail Gulf Coast Kayak owner Brian and his experienced guide Jim, we were off. We saw wildlife in its natural habitat, wading birds, fish, crabs and dolphins only a paddle distance away and then one of our national treasurers - the bald eagle! Definitely have sunscreen,... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I've never been in a canoe or kayak before but my hubby was really wanting to go check them out for fishing, so Sunday morning we took off from Gulf Coast Kayak for some time in the water. This area is perfect for a beginner - not too much boat traffic and most of that is slow moving. The water... More

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Saint James City, Florida
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Matlacha and Pine Island Florida have many attractions but this is hands down the best. Bryan, the owner helped my friend and I out. We paid $50 for a 4 hour session on a double kayak. We came in after two hours because we were both tired and getting too much sun with out bringing the proper protection. When we... More

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

You guys are awesome! Come back and see us again when your in town. More

Cape Coral, FL
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

My husband and I have been kayaking in the past, and decided to try it again. We have been thinking about buying our own kayaks and wanted to know if we still enjoyed it. We booked a tour for 9:00 in the morning in Matlacha as it is rainy season now and wanted to be back on shore before a... More

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

Thank you for the kind words. We are glad you'll enjoyed the tour, and even more happy that you didn't get any spider crabs in your kayak :) More

East Aurora, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I had never been kayaking and this experience has sold me on them! My fiance', his son and myself went out on a 4 hour paddle and we had an amazing time. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful which made this a wonderful adventure! We will definitely paddle with them again next time were down visiting!

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

Sounds like your hooked :) Come back and see us again. More

Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We had a fabulous time on this Kayak tour! Our guide Jim was fantastic! We learned more from Jim about paddling in 3 hours than we ever have from any other kayak guide. He was very knowledgeable of the area, it's history, and its ecosystem! Jim was well equipped with a water camera (he took a ton of great shots... More

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

Thanks for the feedback...we are lucky to have Jim as one of our guides!! More

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I went on a sunrise kayak tour with Bryan, and it was wonderful. He is a great guy, providing lots of fascinating information and good conversation as we paddled through the mangrove forests. Going on a guided tour turned out to be a great idea rather than just renting a kayak and exploring on my own (though, you could probably... More

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

Thank you for your kind words and positive feedback. More

Delmont, Pa.
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Bryan S, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback! we're glad you had a great time. Bryan More

Dublin, Ireland
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21 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 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

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