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

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
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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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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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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 

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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

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