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Gulf Coast Kayak

4120 Pine Island Road NW, Matlacha, FL 33993
239-283-1125
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Ranked #6 of 13 attractions in Matlacha
Type: Tours
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Cape Coral, FL
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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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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Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Delmont, Pa.
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Dublin, Ireland
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148 reviews 148 reviews
17 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 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

Clifton Springs, New York, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We rented a place in Pineland and needed yaks to complete our vacation. Went to Gulf Coast Kayaks-chose a couple of fishing kayaks and they were delivered on time by Bryan along with good fishing advice! We did manage to catch our dinner and enjoyed fresh fish tacos with the Sea Trout we caught! Would encourage anyone who wants to... More

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

Hey Joe! Really glad to hear you all had such a great time and enjoyed kayaking and fishing on the sound! Kayaking and fishing are my two favorite things but when you can bring home your catch and make a tasty meal, it's even more satisfying! Thanks again for your help with the yaks, I don't think I could've put... More

Cincinnati, OH
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

We opted to rent kayaks and go out on our own. We got a quick lesson and a map and were on our way. I was pretty excited to see that there were multiple manatees just off shore! We watched them for awhile and then took off to see what else was around. We saw a ton of stingrays and... More

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

Hi There! Glad to hear you all had a great time out on the water! We've actually seen a record number of Manatee just off shore this year, glad you all got a glimpse of them! We really appreciate your feedback and hope to see you all again soon! Bryan More

Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Took the sunrise trip with Bryan, saw manatees within 30 seconds of leaving shore. The nature was breathtaking and the birdlife was awesome. Highlight of the trip was paddling through a mangrove tunnel and arriving in a lagoon where we drifted in silence and just took in our surroundings. Bryan is very knowledgeable about the local area and wildlife and... More

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

Hello! So glad you all had such a great time on our Early Bird tour! The Early Bird definitely gets the worm, especially when it comes to being on the water!!! Sunrise is one if not THE BEST time to get on the water as there is just so much activity in terms of wildlife!!! Lots of Birds, Dolphin and... More

Cape Coral, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

My husband and I took the sunset kayak cruise with Bryan and several (new) friends from Saskatchewan...this was a last minute tour quickly arranged earlier in the day with Diana....it was a wonderful experience and we will definitely revisit Gulf Coast Kayak! Matchlacha Pass has so much to offer in the way of scenery, but we had no idea about... More

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

Hi Karen! Thanks again for coming out! I'm so glad you all had such a great experience on the Sunset Tour! Sunset is such an amazing time to be on the water! There is so much activity! Everything seems to come to life on the sound for an hour or two right before sunset! It's like the animals want to... More

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