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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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First time trying SUP

My boyfriend and I have wanted to try SUP since we moved to Florida over a year ago! I saw some great reviews of Gulf Coast so I scheduled a lesson. Jim was our instructor and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I have wanted to try SUP since we moved to Florida over a year ago! I saw some great reviews of Gulf Coast so I scheduled a lesson. Jim was our instructor and he was awesome! He does a great job explaining everything. While we were out on the water we cruised over 4 manatees, who didn't... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Had a fun adventure with my teenage daughter. Took out 2 kayaks and went out exploring on our own. We were given lots of good advice about where to go based on the wind speed and direction and the tide. The Calusa Blueway is just gorgeous and we had lots of fun navigating mangrove tunnels and finding hidden coves. Didn't... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

WOW! What a fantastic adventure with Mr. Jim (as we called him)! My family of 6 (13yr old birthday girl, 11yr old girl, 9yr old girl, 9yr old step-son, wife and I) all had a wonderful experience with this small business. Brian and Dianna, who took my phone calls over the past few weeks, were very informative when I called... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I am a ten year old kid who went to this camp for a week. I loved this camp it amazing. I would say I had the most fun I had the whole entire summer there. I am even going back again. I really recommend the camp. It was my first time kayaking and patelboarding, but I was a pro... More 

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

Hi Baby G! Thank you so much for the great feedback! We are so happy to hear you really enjoyed our Kayak Adventure Camp, made some new friends and have a new found love for the sport! That is exactly what we strive for during our camp! Thank you for being such an excellent student and camper as we really... More 

Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

What a fantastic time we had! My husband and I booked the sunrise kayak tour the morning of July 4th and had a fantastic time! Brian gave us some kayaking instruction and explained the 4-mile route we'd take in and around mangroves and across the open channel in hopes of spotting some dolphins. We weren't lucky on this particular day... More 

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

Hi guys! So glad to hear you enjoyed the guided kayak tour :) It was definitely a peaceful morning! By far my favorite time to be on the water! I had a lot of fun meeting you both and learned a lot from you as well! One of the most gratifying experiences of being a tour guide is the great... More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Booked a half day guided fishing trip with GCK. Met "Greg" the guide who call himself the Snook cowboy. He was brilliant, from the tips on tackle and knots to his knowledge of the water and fish habits. We were out over 4 hours on the water and it was great. Many thanks to Greg who sent me photos of... More 

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

Hey Nick! So glad you enjoyed your Kayak Fishing Trip with Craig "The Snook Cowboy"! He is a wealth of knowledge and a great instructor! Not only is Craig, "The Snook Cowboy" a great fisherman but he loves to share his knowledge of fishing, these waters and the history of Matlacha/Pine Island with everyone he meets :) Hope you got... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Lots of fun. We went through mangroves and could see rays, flying fish and wild dolphins. 2.5h full of experience. We'd recommend this tour to everybody.

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

Hi Tim, Thanks for the wonderful feedback and pictures! Wildlife encounters on the water are pretty great especially from a paddle craft! We feel so privileged every time we get the opportunity to see these creatures undisturbed in their natural habitat :) So glad you had the opportunity to experience it for your selves! Thanks again for choosing Gulf Coast... More 

South Georgia
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165 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This is owned by a local couple and they are so knowledgeable and friendly. We had our own kayak but for a small fee they let us launch here. The owners know these waters well and offer great advice. I wish we had had time to take one of their guided tours and do the SUP!

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

Hi Bookwoman, So nice to hear you had a good time paddling out here in Matlacha! We are very happy for the opportunity to pass down our knowledge of this area to our guests and show them what a beautiful place Matlacha/Pine Island is and how awesome the water is for paddling! Hopefully next time you are down you will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Went this past Saturday and were informed of the possibility of storms and shown by map a good route to take. Saw lots of wildlife; manatees, tons of crabs in the mangrove trees, fish, and birds of prey. They recommend taking a phone and I can see why. The storm blew up quickly but we only got rained on, and... More 

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

Hi Michelle! We're happy to hear you had a great time paddling in Matlacha! Yes, now that summer is upon us we definitely are recommending that everyone come out in the am to beat those afternoon storms which can definitely blow in quickly :) Our recommendation is always bring a phone on the water because you never know when you're... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The owners were wonderful and flexible and great to deal with. We explored the mangrove swamps, we saw manatee and had a peaceful day on the water. Brian was wonderful and very knowledgeable.

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

Hi Serotta, Thanks for the kind words! Very glad to hear that you enjoyed your time on the water exploring the mangroves from your kayak. How great that you saw manatee in the wild :) They are such beautiful and gentle creatures! Thanks again for choosing Gulf Coast Kayak & we hope to see you again soon! Bryan & Diana More 

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