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“Great way to spend an afternoon” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Up a Creek Kayak Tours

Up a Creek Kayak Tours
Shell Island Road, Naples, FL 34103
+1 239-293-6232
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Naturalist-Guided Kayak Tours in Naples, Marco Island, 10,000 Islands, and Rookery Bay Reserve. Explore mysterious mangrove tunnels, deserted barrier islands and pristine estuaries. All tours led by the owner, Susan. Susan is a Florida Master Naturalist Instructor, Certified Kayak Instructor and loves introducing people to this beautiful environment. Pre-registration required. We use comfortable, new, single sit-on top kayaks. Special group rates available.
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Memphis, Tennessee
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“Great way to spend an afternoon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012 via mobile

My wife and I were recently on a long overdue vacation in Naples, Florida. On our last full day we booked a guided kayak tour with Susan and George. It was absolutely wonderful. Our guides were informative, friendly, and knowledgable about the Naples region. They recommended what turned out to be the best meal we had on our trip at Alexander's in Naples. We highly recommend this company and look forward to returning soon.

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“Great start to the day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Susan and George gave us a wonderful tour of Rookery Bay, introducing us to a calm and wild Florida that I guess many visitors never see. With interesting facts and observations thrown in what a great start to a day!

Visited September 2012
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Glen Ellyn, Illinois, United States
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“Wonderful Kayak Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Susan & George are great tour guides. We took a leisurely 2 1/2 mile trip through the mangroves nears the Isles of Capri. The kayaks are comfortable and stable. Both Susan & George took turns giving information and telling stories about the area. The water was clear and we were able to see a lot of activity. Saw bald eagle, osprey, ibis and wood storks.

Visited November 2012
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“A Do and See Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

My husband and I took this tour on the final day of our three week stay in SW Florida in October 2012. It was a very memorable ending to our lovely holiday. It was a small group and a very peaceful tour of the mangrove estuary in the very romantically names Isles of Capri. We loved the chance to learn some kayak skills and to see the wildlife up close and with minimal disturbance by us. Susan and George were very knowledgable and enthusiastic. We learned so much and felt that this tour was just the right length and good value. When we returned to the UK, I sent Susan a photo of a creature we found on Sanibel beach and she was able to identify it for us by return. Great service!

Visited October 2012
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“Knowledge, Passion and Fun...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Susan and George have an obvious love for the opportunity to show off "their" Southwest Florida paradise.

From gently catching a mangrove crab for us to see up close to telling us interesting tidbits about the areas' plants, birds, fish and other creatures, they made this kayaking journey truly special. BTW, Susan returned the crab to the exact mangrove root that he came from!

The kayaking was comfortable, even for my 70-year-old mother. We were out on a relatively windy day and had no trouble negotiating the waterways.

If you have an interest in seeing a different side of Naples, this adventure is for you.

Visited October 2012
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SusanCone, Owner at Up a Creek Kayak Tours, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review. We really do want our guests to have a positive experience and it feels really good to know you did! Funny you noticed about the crab. You never know, he may have had business to attend to on that root: luring a female crab, defending his territory, shredding up those mangrove leaves....who knows?!
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