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Naples Kayak Company

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Naples, FL, USA
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About Naples Kayak Company
- 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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This tour will take you through the beautiful mangrove tunnels of the Rookery Bay. Home to many different species, including dolphins, manatees, birds, and many more! Our experienced guides will give you a fun, exciting tour while keeping your safety and comfort a top priority. Locally owned and operated.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a bioluminescence tour so we went at night. Tom was our guide and he was awesome! He is a marine biologists and super knowledgeable and he took the time to call and check in the day of the tour to make sure we...More

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Date of experience: August 2019
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Naples K, Owner at Naples Kayak Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello! Thank you so much for choosing NKC for your kayaking adventure! We are glad you could join us for one of our personal favorite tours. Thanks for stopping by to let us know you enjoyed it, come back and see us again soon! Thank...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tom was a fantastic guide. Very patient and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him. This tour was the highlight of our vacation and the best birthday present I could ask for!!

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Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an excellent lesson!!! It was fun, relaxing, and rewarding! Simon was informative, helpful, and fun. We saw 2 dolphins up close and they swam with us for a while! We also saw a stingray! It was a wonderful experience! I can’t wait to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Leila A
Naples K, Owner at Naples Kayak Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Leila! Thanks for taking a moment to let us know how your lesson went! Simon is pretty great! Come back for another lesson soon, always up your skill level!! Thanks, Ashley

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the birdwatching bioluminescence tour and it was amazing. Tom was a great tour guide and was very knowledgeable. This is the only tour in Naples that offered the opportunity to see bioluminescence. We got very lucky because the weather was less than stellar...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Naples K, Owner at Naples Kayak Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Pamela, Thank you for chancing the weather with us! It worked out in our favor for sure. We are grateful you chose NKC for your kayaking adventure, and we look forward to seeing you again very soon. Thanks! Ashley

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bob was amazing! Really enjoyed the tour it was relaxing and the view amazing! We had the opportunity to see dolphins, oysters, crabs and different birds!

Date of experience: August 2019
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Naples K, Owner at Naples Kayak Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for joining us on our kayaking tour! Don't forget to come back and try another tour at one of our other beautiful locations. Thank you! Ashley

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tom was our guide and was exceptionally knowledgeable of the mangroves, birds, paddling techniques and so much more. He called the night before with a reminder of what to bring and wear and directions to the pick up point.

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Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Diane B
Naples K, Owner at Naples Kayak Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, Diane! We are glad you enjoyed your tour, and we hope you will come back and see us again soon! thank you, Ashley

Reviewed July 31, 2019

We took the Birds, Birds and More Birds Tour which included the bioluminescence. This tour was beyond awesome!! First our tour guide Tom was a former marine biologist so he was very intelligent on everything we saw. Second, we kayaked to "bird island" where all...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Naples K, Owner at Naples Kayak Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Marcy! Thank you so much for taking a moment to let us know how your tour went. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Two teenagers having a good time, that is quite the testimonial!!! Come back and see us again soon! Thank you,...More

Reviewed July 30, 2019

We took a three hour kayak trip with our guide Tom and it was FANTASTIC!! He has so much knowledge of the eco system and it was so interesting!! Along with beautiful weather and still water! We learned how to kayak correctly and his attention...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Sue F
Naples K, Owner at Naples Kayak Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Sue! We are so glad you enjoyed your tour with Tom. Come back again and see us soon! Thank you, Ashley

Reviewed July 29, 2019

Kayaking at Rookery Bay today was an awesome experience. Our guide Tom did a great job training us rookies and educating us about the area. Learned a lot and it was a beautiful morning. I highly recommend doing this.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Carolyn R
Naples K, Owner at Naples Kayak Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey Carolyn! Thanks for letting us know how your tour went!! We are so glad you chose NKC for your kayaking adventure. Come back again soon! Thank you, Ashley

Reviewed July 26, 2019

Tom was full of knowledge about mangroves, and was willing to provide pointers and instruction to all levels of kayakers in our group.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Naples K, Owner at Naples Kayak Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for stopping by to leave us a review! Come back again and try any of our other tour options! Thank you, Ashley

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Response from Lois J | Reviewed this property |
The kayaks are fiberglass and available in single or double. Would definitely recommend single for maneuverability.
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Response from Jacqueline C | Reviewed this property |
Not sure what tour your considering, but most are kid friendly and the staff are very helpful. You can contact them at 239-262-6149 to answer any questions. They're the best in Naples, very respected and knowledgeable. You... More
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