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GAEA Guides - Guided Kayak Nature Tours

Fort Myers, FL, USA
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About GAEA Guides - Guided Kayak Nature Tours
GAEA Guides - Guided Kayak Nature Tours leads tours on every waterway in SW Florida. All Tours are led by a Certified Florida Master Naturalist and include all equipment. Specialty tours: Manatee, Estuary, Bird Rookeries, River and Creek. See lots of wildlife and learn about the rare ecology of our Mangrove Forest. See many birds, dolphin and manatee.
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Russelle Strauch wrote a review Aug 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Not a pleasant experience at all. The owner is very short with little patience. We had to unload and load all the equipment, and she then complained the way it was loaded and the order we loaded the kayaks. Could not hear her, she has some sort of injury and we all had to wait for her to get to the water. I would never use this place again. The only other family we went with also asked if she was nasty when we called for a reservation. No one was happy. We were all glad when we left.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Melinda H wrote a review Apr 2021
Wichita, Kansas7 contributions
Having to lift all kayaks and drag them into the water was not good when the guide and assistant were not able to help. My husband lifted for me. I would recommend a more modern trailer and lighter weight kayaks. Use lots of bug spray! We did not and that was a big mistake, resulting in many bug bites on all exposed skin. We had high expectations and did not see any wildlife other than one or two birds, a couple of shells and mangrove tunnels which were the best part. It was a difficult to find the meeting place, no sign or marking. The guide was knowledgable.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Jackie FLA wrote a review Dec 2020
Fort Myers, Florida12 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband and I recently went on a Sunday morning paddle across the Caloosahatchee with Connie and had a great time! She's a one-woman operation and we learned so much from her about the wildlife along the water. We look forward to taking her Matlacha tour!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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travelingkatdancer wrote a review Oct 2020
Fort Myers, Florida21 contributions6 helpful votes
The Gaea Guides Bat Tour included a variety of interesting sights and sounds on a beautiful little creek. We launched from a recreational park area with picnic tables and plenty of shady parking spots nearby for the car. After launching from the boat ramp, it was an easy paddle to a rookery island, where we saw over a hundred birds nesting on the island and flying overhead. At dusk, we watched thousands of bats swirling and circling as they left their roosts to begin their busy night. The colorful sunset over the mangroves reflected as an exquisite collage in the still water beneath our kayaks. Our guide, Connie, was very clear in her instruction that we all wear masks until we get out into the breeze and water.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Gaea G, Owner at GAEA Guides - Guided Kayak Nature Tours
Responded Oct 12, 2020
Thank you for your glowing review. I'm so glad that you enjoyed the tour and really hope to paddle with you again.
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dee wrote a review Jul 2020
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Connie is a great guide. I have always wanted to kayak the Caloosahatchee. Lots of fun on a full moon/sunset tour!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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