Paddle Marco
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
About
Join Marco Island's only biologist and naturalist tour guides for an adventure into the beautiful mangrove tunnels! While paddling, we'll be looking for wildlife like tree crabs, huge conch shells, osprey, heron, dolphins and more! You'll learn all about the mangrove trees, the history of Marco Island and all of the wildlife that lives here! Everyone gets their own single-seater kayak with a cup holder, comfortable high-back seat and waterproof bags. We also have 2-seater kayaks if you have small children or enjoy fighting with your spouse. The water is usually waist deep, easy to paddle and don't worry... there are no alligators! And best of all... you'll get FREE HD PHOTOS of your tour the same day! Get on the Fun tour today! We are Marco Island's only kayak delivery service. Kayak and paddleboard rentals include free delivery to homes, condos, Caxambas park and Capri Paddlecraft Park. Maps and waterproof bags included.
Marco Island, Florida
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2022

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S W
2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
I did the single kayak shelling rental out of Caxambas Park in Marco on 6/1/22.
If you love shelling, love having an island to yourself and love saving money then I recommend kayaking out of Caxambas Park & exploring the nearby islands. It’s great exercise and it’s more affordable than shelling trips by boat plus you can go at your own pace while exploring. Don’t get me wrong, I love our local shelling tours but this is definitely a more affordable option for those on a budget!
The whole experience with Paddle Marco was so simple. I called & booked a kayak, met him in the parking lot at Caxambas, was provided with a map, kayak & life vest (was offered dry bags but had my own) and was given instructions on recommended area to paddle due to tide times coming & going. I will definitely be using Paddle Marco again! Thanks for a great day on the water!
Written June 1, 2022
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Brian Wolf
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Family
Paddle Marco was amazing to rent from. We stayed at a home on the water ways and rented 2 double kayaks and 2 stand up paddle boards. The house we were staying at did not have a ladder to get down to the water. Paddle Marco installed a ladder in the water for us they had on hand which allowed us to safely enter and exit the water free of charge. Without this we would have had a difficult time getting in and out of the kayaks and paddle boards. Additionally, their communication before dropping off and picking up the kayaks and boards was excellent. Paddle Marco went above and beyond at making our rental experience amazing. I will only be using them in the future for any kayak or paddle rentals and would highly recommend them to anyone!
Written January 1, 2022
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1travelninja
12 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
It was a beautiful day in Marco Island so my wife and I decided to take kayaks out in the mangrove tunnels. We called Paddle Marco, though they were busy Glen was extraordinarily accommodating and met us at Capri Paddle Park, in no time we were on the water map in hand. Whether in a tour or solo the kayak is a great way to get out and see nature. I recommend booking early, especially if you are trying to book a tour, all tours were full the day we went. It’s no wonder that Paddle Marco is ranked so highly on trip advisor and other sites. Thank you Glenn and staff, this was a highlight of our vacation.
Written February 11, 2020
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Pretish B
1 contribution
Nov 2021
My best friend and I went out on our kayaks for the time agreed upon and paid up front, so when we unexpectedly got caught in a current preventing us from paddling back at the expected rate, we immediately called to let the renter know the situation and that we were paddling back as quickly as our bodies against the current would allow. He said this was no problem at all. Yet after looking at my credit card statement 4 days later, I saw a new charge for almost $40!!

Unacceptable, do not do business with this merchant. Buyer beware.

AVOID!!
Written December 22, 2021
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1) You went off the map by several miles and didn't follow directions. 2) You came back to the launch almost 2 hours after we closed and kept our employees waiting. Then you said you'd walk to your car and come back with payment for the balance, but you and your friend disappeared and drove off, leaving our employees wondering where you went. 3) Next time we'll just call the police and have you arrested for theft of service.
Written December 22, 2021
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Heather M
Lawrenceville, United States2 contributions
Apr 2020 • Family
Received a notification through my Marco Review App that Marco Paddle was offering a discounted weekly rental for kayaks and paddle-boards. My college age son and girlfriend were in town visiting and I figured “why not”. So I called and was able to rent the last two paddle boards for the week (4/13-4/21). So glad I was able to get these boards for the kids, they had a great time and it gave them something to do while the beaches are closed during this awful pandemic! Glenn came by and dropped off the boards, paddles, life jackets, and waterproof bag within 40 min. of my call to my home. Great guy, very courteous and friendly. HIGHLY recommend this business for a weeks worth of kayak/paddle-board rentals!!
Written April 20, 2020
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Glad your kids enjoyed the boards! Thanks for renting with us.
Written April 21, 2020
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Aimeestyle
California8 contributions
Mar 2021 • Friends
I have been a part-time resident on Marco for 25 years and have been on many water tours of the island. This is the BEST kayak tour/company out there. The owner Glenn happily greeted everyone personally and our guide Lewis was incredibly knowledgeable, super funny and always put safety first. The kayaks were sturdy and smooth and they give you a dry bag for your sunscreen, sun shirt etc. Most of the tour was winding through natural mangrove tunnels which was a blast- for any age. My Aunt who is 75 had no problem casually paddling the 2.5 hour tour. Oh and as an awesome added bonus? They have a professional photographer kayaking with you to take pictures of your adventures for FREE (no wet phones!)!! This is a can’t miss tour that celebrates the best of Marco’s natural beauty. Can’t wait to go again!! #paddlemarco
Written March 23, 2021
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Tara S
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Family
We rented kayaks and from ordering to delivery everything went seamless. We enjoyed the kayaks and the customer service was excellent. We highly recommend Paddle Marco Looking forward to using Paddle Marco.
Written July 9, 2021
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John M
2 contributions
Jan 2021
My wife and I brought our four children, aged 3 to 12 with us, and we would recommend it to any family as a fabulous experience.

We had the best tour guide you could ask for. Richard was very knowledgeable and brought fascinating insights and fun lessons into our experience. I felt like my boys got college-level biology instruction in between profesional pointers on navigating a kayak through tight mangrove tunnels, all while having a lot of fun together in an absolutely beautiful setting. Richard was tremendously patient with our widely divergent paddling capacities, and helped us have fun, learn, and become successful at a fun new skill. His temperament was perfect for our large young family.

The natural setting was gorgeous. We were fortunate to have amazing weather, and the views were beautiful and the birds we saw were spectacular.

We never felt unsafe with our 3 and 7 year-olds riding in a boat with myself and my wife each, or with letting our 10 and 12 year-olds fend for themselves in a boat together. And Richard helped them become pretty decent kayakers by the end. The water was relatively shallow the entire way, and we all wore life vests, so even tipping wouldn't have been too big of a deal.

I'd go back again next time we're in town, and I'd ask for Richard to guide us again. Many thanks for a great family trip through the mangroves!
Written January 12, 2021
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ziggs2018
Indianapolis, IN11 contributions
Jan 2022
Family of 4 visiting Marco Island for a week and we rented 4 paddle boards for the day from Paddle Marco. Glenn was great and delivered the boards, paddles and water tight bag directly to our VRBO and even took them out to the dock for us. We loved having them for the day and went on two different trips exploring Collier Bay and beyond. Glenn picked up the paddle boards at the end of the day. We've also rented from them in the past for a few hours at Caxambas Park and thoroughly enjoyed that as well.
Written January 10, 2022
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Ken V
Grand Rapids, MI260 contributions
Apr 2022
We've gone on two paddles with Paddle Marco with an "adult" visiting group and then more recently with our daughter and grandsons. Both tours were perfect in length, difficulty, what we saw and experienced. We had the same guide guide each time (Sertac) who was safety conscious, knowledgeable while being nicely funny and friendly. I'd recommend taking the tour at different tide levels.
Written April 19, 2022
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