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Rising Tide Explorers

#1 of 199 Tours in Naples
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Naples, FL, USA
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About Rising Tide Explorers
Join the region's only active local biologist guides and the exclusive ecotour partners of the Rookery Bay Reserve for guided kayak tours, boat tours, and kayak rentals through one of the largest mangrove ecosystems in the world! Explore the most beautiful mangrove tunnels of Naples & Marco Island, comb through teeming mudflats and oyster reefs, take a leisurely boat cruise into the estuary, paddle out to watch thousands of birds return to their roost at sunset, go shelling on a remote part of Keewaydin Island, and search for amazing wildlife like sea stars, large snails, birds, dolphin, manatee, and much more with Southwest Florida's only active local biologist guides! Looking to explore on your own? Hourly, Daily, and Weekly rentals are available with free delivery to most homes, condos, and parks in Southern Naples & Marco Island. Explore the unique and diverse ecosystems of Southwest Florida while learning from the most experienced Guides in the region with Rising Tide Explorers!
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Go kayaking in the Rookery Bay Reserve on a half-day tour from Naples that is led by a local biologist guide. Learn about the wildlife and ecosystem of this stunning part of the Ten Thousand Islands in southwest Florida as you paddle through mangrove tunnels, mudflats, and oyster reefs. Look for birds and marine life such as sea stars, dolphins, large snails, and possibly even manatees.
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Catherine W wrote a review Yesterday
9 contributions2 helpful votes
This was a great thing to do for a morning. Relaxing yet educational and a good headwind workout on the way back from the mangrove cave and waters. Matt and Renee are very experienced and interesting people. I was impressed with their backgrounds.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Rose Bragg wrote a review Jun 20
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I loved the experience of having two science professionals lead our kayak tour. Being able to benefit from the knowledge and experience they cultivated and having a space to question the world around me with people who actually know the answers was incredible. Plus they were super fun. Some of the people on our tour struggled to steer which also made it hilarious. It was a great morning and I would recommend you go with Rising Tide if you are looking for a kayak tour!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Brenda D wrote a review Jun 19
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Ryan and Chloe are both scientists as well as friendly tour guides. They both know and/or study elements of the waters we kayaked in. Went with my sister and we both had a blast.
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Eileen B wrote a review Jun 17
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Great experience and very knowledgeable guides. Highly recommend this tour with your family. Great for all ages
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Kathy T wrote a review Jun 16
Batesville, Arkansas49 contributions3 helpful votes
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Matt and Renee were great! Matt was very knowledgeable and was able to spot a snake that we got to hold, along with a sea star! Kayaks were great 12ft Perceptions, so quality kayaks. Hope we can come back!
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