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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 #3 of 16 Attractions in Matlacha
Owner description: Gulf Coast Kayak in Matlacha, FL offers Kayak and Stand Up Paddle Board Eco Tours, Guided Kayak...
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Owner description: 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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Midland, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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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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 

Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

It was a great day! Bryan showed us the beauty of the nature! Mangroves and birds! The highlight was watching manatees and dolphins. They swam just a few feet away from us, a great experience! Thank you for that beauty tour!

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

Thanks for your kind feedback. it's always a treat when our marine mammal friends put on a show for us. Bryan More 

Saint James City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My granddaughter and I just had an amazing experience last evening as we went on our first kayak tour out of Matlacha. Our tour director, Jim, was so personable and informative. He explained about the tides and showed us how to maneuver through different conditions. It was great that we had the chance to navigate through narrow mangrove trails and... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words. So happy to hear that you enjoyed your kayaking tour. We are very lucky to have Jim as part of the team! -Bryan More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My wife and I had kayaked in the Pacific Northwest, previously, but not in Florida. We thoroughly enjoyed our entire time with Bryan, owner of the company and our guide. Riding in a tandem kayak, our small group was led expertly through the "Mangrove Maze" tour, spotting manatees, dolphin, a bald eagle, Ospreys, and a host of water birds. The... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are very happy that you enjoyed the trip. I'm even more happy to hear that you've decided to purchase your own kayaks!! There's a beautiful world out there on the water....ENJOY IT!! -Bryan More 

Milton, Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The staff at Gulf Coast Kayak were very friendly and approachable and overall we enjoyed our paddling experience. We booked our early morning tour based on talking with them and being told about the manatee and dolphins being plentiful in the morning as they woke up and migrated to feed. We were also told that the early morning time was... More 

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

Dear Jim, Thank you for your feedback. We aim to please and your comments allow us to continue to improve the quality of our tours. One of the beautiful things about nature is its unpredictability. Some days things are in all the right places and almost seem staged. As part of our commitment to responsible wildlife viewing, we always respect... More 

Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We had a great time renting kayaks at Gulf Coast Kayaks. Diana, Brian and Pat were very friendly and knowledgeable guides. If you are looking for something fun to do this is the place to go. We recommend the sunset tour. It is great if it your first time or if you are an experienced paddler.

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

Hi Barb, We really appreciate your feedback & are glad to hear you had such a great time on the water! Sunset is definitely one of the most beautiful times to paddle! You guys were so great on the water braving the elements, lots of chattering teeth smiles but hopefully you found the beautiful sunset over the water as enjoyable... More 

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

Klair, Thank you so much for the kind words! We really enjoyed hosting your group, the kids and parents did great out on the water & It was so great to see so many happy faces! We can't wait for the next event & look forward to seeing everyone again next October! Happy Holidays! Bryan More 

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

Hi Debbie! My apologies in the delayed response! We really do appreciate your feedback & are very happy to hear you had such a great time on the water! My wife says she's gonna try placing an umbrella in the rod holder to see if it works for shade, what a great idea! We're glad you were able to get... More 

Saint James City, Florida
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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 

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