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“Just what we were looking for!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Kayak Excursions

Kayak Excursions
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Owner description: If you're looking for an experience you'll be sure to remember, whether by Kayak or Paddleboard, look no further. Come enjoy the beautiful waters of Southwest Florida, and see what the locals see. Whether you prefer a Guided Tour or Rental, or even a Kayak Fishing Excursion, we will supply everything you need. We launch from countless locations around Lee County, and will accommodate your every need. Free Delivery. No Experience necessary. Family Friendly. German speaking tours available.
Boise, Idaho
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Just what we were looking for!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

With two other friends and a half-day to kill, I wanted so badly to fish this area before having to go home after a couple of days of meetings. We are do-it-yourselfers, but in this case with very little time, none of our own gear, and no advance planning. Charter boat options were very expensive and inflexible. Stefan at Kayak Excursions was easy to work with; he understood what we wanted and set us up at a location that was a bit further away from the usual location, but its where the fish were biting. (You can't beat timely, local knowledge.) Since we were relatively experienced, he checked us out on the equipment and safety procedures and we quickly set off fishing. Stefan provided all the gear we needed, and even had spare rod/reels ready if we broke a line or wanted a different setup. Our catch included a redfish and lots of speckled trout and ladyfish. Saw dolphins, manatee and plenty of birds as well. I highly recommend this company and this method for experiencing this beautiful area, whether sightseeing, birdwatching, or especially fishing. By the way, if you haven't fished from a kayak before, it is far more intimate being close to the water and the fish.

Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Heymanwest
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kayakexcursions, Owner at Kayak Excursions, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
I'm really glad everything worked out and you were able to end your trip to Florida on a fun experience. Clients like you guys certainly make my job very enjoyable as well, and I hope to see you again when you come back to Florida.
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Sarasota, Florida
1 review
“great kayak fishing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

On very short notice, Stefan took three of us out kayak fishing on Estero Bay. The gear was clean and well-maintained, and the kayaks were well-rigged for fishing. Stefan was very friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. He picked a great spot for us to meet and put in, and put us on fish despite some challenging weather conditions. Highly recommended.

Visited November 2012
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Thank SarasotaSteve
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kayakexcursions, Owner at Kayak Excursions, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
I'm glad we were able to get the trip together, and that you enjoyed yourselves. I hope we'll see you here again the next time you're in town.
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Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Sunset Guided Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2012

Excellent trip, had Katherine as guide. She has a Master's in Marine Biology and knew ever bird, shell and tree along our path. Never had more fun looking at a tidal flat puddle. Neat traveling down a canal with Mangrove trees on both sides. Exciting when a brief evening storm moved through which added to the fun. Bring your camera. We left phone in car for fear of water, dumb! Missed incredible shots of birds skimming pool next to us. Bring polarized sunglasses so you can see underwater better.

Visited May 2012
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Thank Jerry G
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kayakexcursions, Owner at Kayak Excursions, responded to this review, May 27, 2012
Thank you for that great review. I'm glad you had fun with Christina, and look forward to seeing you again on your next visit.
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monticello
Level Contributor
32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Poor Service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2012

We were treated very rudely by the lady. She was more interested in eating her lunch then helping us out. They need to have separate area for there lunches. The guy was very helpful, wait to speak to him. Kayaks were fun, beware of spider crabs....

Visited April 2012
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3 Thank Z2money
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kayakexcursions, Owner at Kayak Excursions, responded to this review, April 14, 2012
Thank you for your review. I agree that she should have been eating elsewhere, which would have made it clear that she was on her lunch break, and not just being unhelpful. I'm the guy that you were referring to that helped you. I'm sorry that you had a bad experience as far as service. I assure you that as the owner of Kayak Excursions i put great emphasis on customer service, and making sure everyone has the best experience possible, no matter who they deal with. I will personally make sure that this doesn't happen again. As far as the "spider crabs", they are Mangrove crabs, and completely harmless.
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Spooner, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Kayaks and paddle boards are in better condition than most”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2012

We rented from Kayak Excursions twice this winter, once with a Groupon, once without. Their paddle boards are in far better condition than the ones available for rent on Fort Myers Beach, and their rates are better. If you're going to rent one, get it from these guys and paddle out to Bunche Beach. They also offer guided trips out at Lover's Key, and while we didn't take the guided trip, they delivered kayaks there for us to use. On another trip, we enjoyed kayaking the mangrove tunnels near Bunche Beach because we love that kind of thing, although some members of our party felt it was too far off the grid! As if there is such a thing! If the Groupon comes up again, we'd buy it again, but only for a half day. Turns out that a full day of kayaking was a bit much for some members of our party.

Visited February 2012
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1 Thank TheShellSeeker
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kayakexcursions, Owner at Kayak Excursions, responded to this review, March 23, 2012
Thank you for that great review. We strive to keep all our kayaks and equipment in top condition, and replace them with new ones frequently. I'm glad you noticed and enjoyed your outings with us. I hope to see you again next time you want to go kayaking or paddleboarding.
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