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Address: 2360 Shadowlawn Drive, Naples, FL 34112
Phone Number: +1 239-262-6149
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description:

- Easy rentals at multiple locations- just show up and go!

- Pick up or...

- Easy rentals at multiple locations- just show up and go!

- Pick up or delivery to your home or condo

- Fun affordable tours

- easy online tour booking

-Over 12 years in business!

- Retail store where you can come in and ask questions about rentals or tours

Here are some commonly asked questions about our Guided Kayak Nature Tours and Guided Paddle Board Tours

-What is the process for booking my Guided Kayak Nature Tour? Simply decide which tour you would like to participate in and then click the calender on the day and time that you wish to participate. You will get a confirmation email after you book and a reciept of paynment for your tour.Your tour guide will contact you the evening prior to your tour and provide his/her cell # and make sure that you know everything that you need to know.

-Is it common to give a gratuity to my guide? It is certainly customary in the United States to give a gratuity to service personel who have done a good job, just as you would at any other venue. Remember that your tour guide is checking the weather and tide, loading and unloading the kayaks and working hard to find wildlife on your kayak tour or paddle board tour. All of this is in addition to the significant investment in training and equipment that our professional guides have put forth.

-Are there alligators? There are alligators in Florida. We don't really provide tours in areas that would have any real population of gators. Remember also that gators really just want to eat, sleep and make more gators. They usually eat things like fish and turtles.

-What should I wear? Ideally you should protect your skin from the sun, either with Sun block or sun protective clothing. Sun protective hats and clothing are available in our retail store, Naples Outfitters at 2360 Shadowlawn Drive in Naples.

-Do you have single and double kayaks? We have both. When you book your tour the booking software will ask you if you would like singles or doubles.

-Are life jackets provided? Always. In fact, on nature tours our guide will require you to wear one.

-What if we have never paddled before? Our guides are also instructors. Your tour will be a beginner lesson and a tour!

-What if it rains? There are quite a few months in SW Florida that getting rained on can be just wonderful. However, you guide has been checking the weather carefully in an attempt to avoid lightning. If we can't go for safety reasons, or if it will be just too wet then we will gladly refund your money.

Please note that our hours of operation are the retail store hours. Complete tour times are listed on the Naples Kayak Company website.

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Great Time!

We wanted to have a family day with our girls and settled on kayaking. We could not be happier with the trip we chose. Tom Long was a great guide. We got to cruise through... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We wanted to have a family day with our girls and settled on kayaking. We could not be happier with the trip we chose. Tom Long was a great guide. We got to cruise through some of the most beautiful mangrove tunnels I have ever seen. Aside from knowledgeable, Tom was a great time. If you want to have a... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

They deliver & pick up equipment at the beach - just about any time!!!be sure to Chaco your location before calling them! Even do lessons, made for a great relaxed time at the beach!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Awesome trip. Tom Long is a tremendous trip leader who took us on a six hour tour of the 10,000 islands. Mangrove islands, sea turtles, dolphin too numerous to count and a vast array of bird life. Tom is an expert in the local flora and fauna and is very good at making nature come alive with descriptions of how... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had never kayaked before, and our guide, Tom, taught us proper technique before we started. He then took us on a fantastic trip through Rookery Bay, pointing out the significance of the mangrove trees to the ecosystem, as well as the wildlife in the area. We will definitely kayak with Naples Kayak Company again!

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Thank Smokey_Burgess
NaplesKayakCompany, Public Relations Manager at Naples Kayak Company, responded to this review

Smokey_Burgess, We are so glad you had such a great experience! Thank you for writing such a great review, come back and see us any time!! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I booked an afternoon kayak tour on the 4th of July weekend while visiting Naples. We were very impressed with our guide Tom. He was not only knowledgeable on kayaking, but also knew the area and the natural surroundings on the Rookery Bay River. During the tour we found out that Tom had a background in Biology,... More 

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NaplesKayakCompany, Public Relations Manager at Naples Kayak Company, responded to this review

Hey Ilona! We are happy to hear you had such a great time!! Come back and see us again! Thank you!! More 

Riverdale, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I had never been kayaking before, but wanted to give it a try. We had a great time - our tour guide, Tom, was a great instructor (though I don't think I ever learned to paddle properly, he never stopped trying to teach me). He also taught us a lot about the Eco system, which we found... More 

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NaplesKayakCompany, Public Relations Manager at Naples Kayak Company, responded to this review

Hello Doughertysc, We are thrilled to hear you had such a great time on your tour, and we look forward to seeing you again next time! Thank you! More 

Sherman, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the morning Rookery Bay tour. Our guide, Tom, was very informative and had a great sense of humor. It was really hot out and we didn't see much wildlife, except for birds and an occasional jumping fish. The mangrove tunnels were pretty neat. And, it was cool to see all of the birds on Rookery Island. It... More 

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NaplesKayakCompany, Owner at Naples Kayak Company, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for writing such a nice review. Yes, it gets a little warm down here in the summer but as you saw it is still very beautiful and certainly worth going. A little bit of bug spray is also suggested in Summer. We do appreciate having you as customers and we will be sure to let... More 

Leipzig, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

A very interesting tour through a wonderful wildlife!!! Tom was an amazing guide. Everytime again!!!

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NaplesKayakCompany, Public Relations Manager at Naples Kayak Company, responded to this review

Thank you 540helmut! We appreciate you taking the time to write such a fantastic review! We hope to see you again soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Booked on the Saturday for a tour at 9am Sunday (fairly out of season). Met with Paul who was our guide for the Isles of Capri tour. Turned out it was just my wife and I on the tour! Paul was excellent - huge amount of local knowledge and told in a very engaging manner. It was also great that... More 

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NaplesKayakCompany, Public Relations Manager at Naples Kayak Company, responded to this review

Hello David, Thank you for taking the time to leave us the great feedback! We are glad you had such a great time, come back and see us soon! Thank you! More 

Naples, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Tom was our tour guide and totally nice. He taught us how to use the paddle and all these other kayak stuff. He did his job really well. He showed us a lot of things at Rookery Bay. He had such a huge knowledge about the hole environment there. It was our first experience with kayaks and Tom made it... More 

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NaplesKayakCompany, Public Relations Manager at Naples Kayak Company, responded to this review

Hello Schlotte214, Thank you for taking the time to send us the great feedback! We are glad you had so much fun, come back to see us anytime! Thank you! More 

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