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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 #4 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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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 

Fort Myers, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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19 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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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 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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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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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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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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27 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 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 

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