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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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Half day Kayak fishing trip with the Snook cowboy

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Nick B
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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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150 reviews 150 reviews
25 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 

Buffalo, NY
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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

First off I did not go on this tour with him my sister, brother and father in law took him on the sunset tour, see I had a stroke in November and wasn't sure if I could do it. But I know my son still is talking about what fun he had on this adveture and how much he learned... More 

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

Hi BuffaloNY, So glad to hear your son had such a good time on the Sunset Tour :) That is one of the best times to be on the water! How great that he has caught the kayaking bug! There are so many ways to pursue the sport and so many beautiful places to paddle! I'm sure you have your... More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Our adult daughter wanted us to spend a day exploring the mangroves by kayak. Our first experience. My wife and I chose to share a tandem kayak, while our daughter went solo. Even though the day was windy, our guide Jim thought we'd all do fine and enjoy ourselves. And, he was right! Great experience, lots of fun, super workout.... More 

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

Hi Geoff! Thanks for the great feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed your guided kayak tour with Jim! He's great and you couldn't have been in better hands, especially on a windy day :) Although Pine Island sound is generally calm we do have some occasional windy days, which make it great for a good work out! Glad you... More 

Chapmansboro
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This kayak trip was great. Bryan our guide was very friendly. He taught our group how to paddle, steer and stop our kayak. We went through the Mangroves and showed us how to maneuver through some very tight spots. We would do this again

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

Hi Katy, Thanks again for your feedback! I had a great time on the water with you guys and very glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves! Those narrow mangrove passages can get pretty tight but definitely very fun to explore! Hope to see you back on the water soon! Bryan More 

center harbor
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108 reviews 108 reviews
15 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

While staying in Matlacha, we wanted to spend much time on the water. As seasoned kayakers, just a tour was not going to do it for us. We wanted to go out whenever we wanted and stay out on the water exploring all that Pine Island and Matlacha had to offer. Gulf Coast Kayak owners listened to our needs and... More 

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

Hi Freddi, We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your time in Matlacha and were able to explore the waters of Pine Island Sound :) It's so important for us to meet the needs of all our guests and when we are provided with such great feedback, we know we are on the right track! Hope you can both... More 

Robbinsville, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Awesome trip! Our guide Jim was the best!!! If you have kids? Jim's the guide for you! Tons of knowledge and hands on. The pics he takes of your family are priceless! Thanks again for a great time!

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

Hi U!, Thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback! We're very glad to hear that you and your kids enjoyed your kayak excursion :) We definitely think it's important to be hands on while on the water especially when we take kids out as we know how much they love to touch, feel and explore everything! So glad... More 

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Address: Address: 4120 Pine Island Road NW, Matlacha, FL 33993
Phone Number: +1 239-283-1125
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Matlacha
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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