Our family of four- headed out for a day of kayaking on a beautiful early summer morning not knowing what to expect. Our guide, Mickey was well prepared with everything we needed from sunscreen to life jackets! My husband and I both have polarized sunglasses and tried to get our teenagers to wear their 'fun' sunglasses- better than no glasses; but they didn't want to. Mickey patiently and very matter-of-factly told the kids they really need sunglasses and the reasons- one of which is so they don't burn their retinas! So because HE told them AND had some polarized ones to borrow- they did and were very glad they listened to him because it is so bright on the water! He is very knowledgable about not only how to kayak in small spaces but also about all the wild life in the area! We saw a variety of birds, a different kind of jelly fish than what we're used to and a family of manatees- not only in the distance, but right up close enough to touch- but unfortuately, as cute as they are, it's unlawful to touch the manatees. Mickey also had two different kayaks in our group with ice-chests full of water, in case someone needed one. We had a wonderful time- it was peaceful, relaxing and educational! I highly reccomend this trip for anyone who enjoys the outdoors!