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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, Events, Lessons, Rentals & Sales. Looking to buy a kayak or stand up paddle board or need some accessories for your paddle craft? Check out our shop and we'll serve all your paddling needs! We have beautiful water access and we launch right behind our shop! Come on out & find yourself some solitude...explore our world! Since 1992 Gulf Coast Kayak has been the local favorite paddling outfitter!

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Dolphins and Manatees and great memories

Our two adult nieces are visiting from Germany. They and I wanted an experience that is uniquely Floridian. An early bird kayak tour of the area around Matlacha sounded perfect... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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Port Charlotte, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our two adult nieces are visiting from Germany. They and I wanted an experience that is uniquely Floridian. An early bird kayak tour of the area around Matlacha sounded perfect. None of us had ever been in a kayak before so this was going to be a big adventure for us. Bryan quickly put our trepidation aside and gave us... More 

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Halle (Saale), Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We had an excellent tour with Bryan. It was early in the morning, the water was even and the air was clean and quiet. We saw some manatee noses, fish hawks and other birds. Bryan was our perfekt guide. He taught us so many things about mangroves, manatees, birds and other wildlife in this area. Thanks again for this great... More 

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

Hey Klaus, Thanks very much for your feedback! Very glad to hear you enjoyed your early bird kayak tour! It is by far my favorite time to be on the water! Very quiet and peaceful and great time to see birds and wildlife! It is quite unusual to see manatees this time of year out in the pass but we've... More 

Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Fantastic! Jim was a great instructor. Had a great experience on the water. I would recommend Gulf Coast Kayak for lessons and rentals.

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

Hi Tami, Thanks again for your feedback! So glad you enjoyed your SUP Lesson and that you had a great experience on the water with Jim! He's a great instructor and loves to Paddle Board! Stand Up Paddle Boarding is great way to explore the water and it's a great work out too! Thanks again for choosing Gulf Coast Kayak... More 

Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Today a friend and I went to Gulf Coast Kayak so she could rent a kayak. I was able to launch mine there also. She was helped to get a kayak she felt comfortable with and given a refresher kayaking lesson. We had a wonderful 3 1/2 hour paddle. Everyone there were very nice and helpful. I would go there... More 

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

Hi there, Thanks again for your great feedback! We're so glad you had a wonderful time on the water with your friend! May is one of the best times to be on the water! The water is so clear since the summer rains have not started & you can see so much wildlife in the water :) We've had many... More 

West Milford NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Go, just go. Don't think twice. They accommodate all ages and experience levels. My husband and I are experienced Stand Up Paddlers, but we were up the creek without a paddle while away from our home equipment. They rented us the equipment, gave us a map and detailed instructions of where to go and where to stay away from. The... More 

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

Hi there, Thanks for your great feedback! We're very happy to hear you enjoyed paddling in Matlacha pass as it is a very unique & beautiful area! How great that you saw dolphin & manatee from your boards! One of the best ways to see wildlife is stand up paddling as you have such great line of sight when you're... More 

North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

I couldn't have been more pleased with my experience at Gulf Coast Kayak. I did the half day guided Kayak Fishing Charter with my guide Dan. He met me at the launch well before daybreak with 5 well maintained Penn/StCroix outfits already rigged for anything we may encounter. He picked up lots of live shrimp from the local bait shop... More 

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

Hi Marcus, Thanks for your feedback! So glad to hear you had such a great time on the water with Dan! He's an awesome instructor & fishing guide & loves getting people on fish! How great that you caught so many different species and hooking on to that tarpon must of been epic! Thanks again for choosing Gulf Coast Kayak,... More 

Cudahy, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

My two teenage grand daughters wanted to learn how to paddle board. The morning was perfect and Jim their instructor gave them a wonderful lesson in paddle boarding, plus great informative information on our eco system. They saw manatees when they first got there and then dolphins on their way back. The girls had an awesome time; made many great... More 

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

Hi Sandy, Thanks so much for your feedback! So glad to hear the girls loved paddle boarding with Jim, he's a great instructor! How fantastic that they got to see dolphin and manatee while on their paddle boards! We've had lots of dolphin and manatee sightings lately :) Teaching is definitely Jim's passion and he loves sharing his knowledge about... More 

Miami, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

As a family with 2 young teenagers we enjoyed to the fullest the guided tour because it was entertaining, fun and surprising. We were lucky enough to see many dolphins, birds and plenty of wild life. We also stopped at a sand bar to enjoy the soothing cool water. Our Guide was very knowledgeable and interesting. He even took pictures... More 

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

Hi Claudia, So glad to hear you and your family enjoyed the guided kayak eco tour with us! It's always great to hear when people get off the water and say they had a great time and saw lots of wildlife :) You could paddle out multiple times and never see the same thing twice, we love our estuary! It's... More 

Bokeelia, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

1st time kayaking for myself and 13 year old son. Jim was the best guide we could have ever received; taught us the basics and spent a wonderful morning on the water. Very quality organization and business; from the reservations to trip photos couldn't have been any better. Our most memorable excursion during my sons spring break. Would recommend to... More 

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

Hi there, Thanks for your feedback! Love to hear you and your son had such a great time on the water with Jim and that it was so memorable for your son! Those pictures were great :) Kayaking is such a great and unique experience and when we can share our love of the water and paddling with others it... More 

Metro Minneapolis-saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Three of us spent a very enjoyable afternoon kayaking off of Matlacha... We hired a guide to take us out on our kayaking adventure. What a great day we had, we kayaked through open water and had fish jumping near us, and we also kayaked through the mangroves. A truly great experience!! I would highly recommend Gulf Coast Kayak to... More 

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

Hi Jim, Thanks for your feedback! We're very glad to hear you enjoyed your kayaking trip through some open water & through our mangrove preserve here in Matlacha. Those Mullet jumping out of the water are fun to watch! We hope to see you all again soon and thank you again for choosing Gulf Coast Kayak! Diana More 

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