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Address: 4120 Pine Island Road NW, Matlacha, FL 33993
Phone Number: +1 239-283-1125
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Gulf Coast Kayak in Matlacha, FL offers Kayak and Stand Up Paddle Board Eco...

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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Lovely place for a paddle

Went out Christmas eve morning with a paddle board rented from these guys. They were really friendly and got us nicely set up. Paddling in this area is great. It's somewhat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went out Christmas eve morning with a paddle board rented from these guys. They were really friendly and got us nicely set up. Paddling in this area is great. It's somewhat protected from boat traffic (there is still some) and in among the mangroves. I saw two dolphins-one interrupted my short yoga practice by coming up for air about 3... More 

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Westminster, Colorado, United States
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was so fun! This was a last-minute trip - we called and reserved single and tandem kayaks for the afternoon and it was no problem at all. They have a nice little sandy/grassy area right by the boats where we could have a picnic lunch and take a rest in between going out. We didn't do a guided tour... More 

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philadelphia, pa
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I rented 2 fishing kayaks for the afternoon and the owners could not have been more accommodating. Since we were traveling, we didn't have all our gear w/ us. Without hesitation, they offered the use of their bait bucket so we were able to get some shrimp and return for a fantastic 4 hours of fishing...their guide... More 

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

Hi Tina, Thank you very much for your feedback! So glad to hear you had a great time out on the water and had a chance to explore our estuary which is quite a productive little ecosystem! How awesome that you caught so much fish and even a cobia, surrounded by manatee, that's quite an experience! Thanks again for choosing... More 

Ingolstadt, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Amazing! We called at 10:00 a.m. and asked for a guided tour for 8 people the same day. After 20 min. we got the call back that it's possible and Jim will be with us at 11:30. The tour just was great, Jim told us a lot about the local wildlife, we spotted a dolphin, manatees and a lot of... More 

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

Hi Matthias, We appreciate your feedback and are very happy to hear that you had such a great time on the water! We definitely aim to please and we always do our best to accommodate our guests :) We are seeing lots of manatee right now and love sharing that experience with our guests! Jim is a great instructor, very... More 

Sanibel Island, Florida
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35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

we originally scheduled for a wed eco tour. we had some physical issues and were not able to do this tour and had to return once we started. I called the office and they were very accommodating. they offered to refund or reschedule. we opted to reschedule with a tandem kayak. on the day of the trip we were hooked... More 

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

So happy we were able to make things work! You are right about Jim, we are lucky to have him. Hope you'll enjoyed your holidays and thank you again for choosing Gulf Coast Kayak. Bryan More 

Cape Coral, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Gulf Coast Kayak is an experience you shouldn't miss when you visit southwest Florida. Our guide was an enthusiastic kayaker who really enjoyed sharing his knowledge of the local flora & fauna with us. We learned quite a bit of local history also. I had never been in a kayak before but they made it a very memorable experience for... More 

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

Hi Jan, Thank you for your feedback! So glad you and your son were able to join us on one of our kayak tours and that you both learned quite a bit about our flora, fauna & local history! We work hard to ensure that all our guests have a positive and memorable experience with us and when we get... More 

Akron, Ohio
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Took the sunset trip with Jim and one of his associates who was a sailboat captain, therefore my wife and I each had a guide. This was the most relaxing excursion I've ever paid for on either coast. At sunset we saw "the stairway to heaven." AWSOME ! I read about it here so thanks to the previous reviewers. Alan

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Thank jald555
Bryan S, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this review

Hi Alan, We really appreciate your feedback! Very glad to hear you and your wife enjoyed your sunset kayak tour with Jim and Jeff and that it was so relaxing! Sunset is one of my favorite times to be on the water, it's nature's therapy for the soul! We really hope to see you again soon and we thank you... More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

My sister-in-law and nephew took the SUP lesson from Jim, he was great and we all had so much fun. I even got a little tired at one point and Jim used that opportunity to show how to rescue and towed me for awhile. Shortly after my little rest I was ready to go!! We saw a couple of manatees,... More 

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

Hi There, Thanks for your feedback! We're so glad to hear you had such a great SUP lesson with Jim and that you were able to share this experience with your sister-in-law and nephew! Sounds like you saw quite a bit of wildlife! It's always a different experience out on the water and you never know what to expect! How... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

I cannot say enough good things about Gulf Coast Kayak! Our relationship with them actually started with our daughter attending a summer camp, which she fell so in love with that she begged to go for another week!! We enjoyed watching the campers from the sidelines and so enjoyed getting to know Jim, Diana, Brian, and Pat (as well as... More 

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

Thanks so much for your kind words! So glad you enjoyed your lesson with Jim! He said you guys did great on the water and really enjoyed having such a helpful assistant :) Hope you can make it out here again soon to paddle together as a family now that you have some experience on the water! Thanks again for... More 

Forest Hills, New York
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We took the afternoon Mangrove Maze tour and it was so much fun! Our guide Jim was very patient with two novice kayakers---including one who was pretty nervous her first time out on the water (That would be me!) The tour was two hours long and so incredibly peaceful and serene. Jim was quite knowledgeable about the flora and fauna... More 

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

Hi there, Thanks for your feedback! Very happy to hear you had a great time exploring the Matlacha Pass Aquatic Preserve on your tour with Jim and that he was able to dispel any worries you had about kayaking :) He's a great instructor and has eased even the most nervous paddlers into the water! It is very peaceful and... More 

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