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Naples Kayak Company
Ranked #7 of 141 Tours in Naples
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: - 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Reviewed February 7, 2013

My wife and I used a tandem kayak on the Rookery Bay tour and we had a wonderful time with our guide Bob. In addition to being a beautiful place to paddle and see birds, we saw deer and had a porpoise swim with us for several minutes. What a thrill!

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Reviewed January 12, 2013

This was our first experience on kayaks through the mangroves and we wish we had thought to do it long before now! A great afternoon adventure for our family, thanks to Adam our guide. Adam was very knowledgeable for the area, the wildlife and the ins and outs of kayaking! We loved our time close up with the dolphins. Highly recommend the company and the experience!

2  Thank Jean C
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

This was a wonderful outing. I took my partner, sister and two nephews. The younger nephew shared my kayak - all boats were modern, the equipment worked well, conditions were excellent. We saw a dophin pod three times, a pelican rookery, and numberous other birds. The guides were thoughtful and pleasant.

Would definitely recommend this to a friend.

Thank Sally S
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

We are not a sporty family and this was physically challenging but on the other hand it was great fun and so different from what we usually do. Be warned you do get very wet. It would have been nice to fidn a beach to moor on and eat lunch but the salesman was not helpful on that matter.

Thank kosh2
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NaplesKayakCompany, Manager at Naples Kayak Company, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2012

Glad you enjoyed your experience on the water. Depending on where and when you paddle the experience can be easy or strenuous. The kayaks you choose can also depend on how dry or wet you stay so keep that in mind. Sorry you did not get a chance to get out on an island but there are many of them within a 30 minute paddle from the fish house. Cannon Island, Sea Oat Island and Keewaydin on the Gulf are all great places to paddle and get out on the beach. Hope you get a chance to come back some time and hit the beach!

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Jay

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Reviewed October 10, 2012

Did the Rookery Bay tour in March with experienced kayakers including first-timers and young teen and it was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Also did the Isle of Capri tour recently with in a small group of novice kayakers. In a mixed group of experienced kayakers the tours have had something for everyone. The guides are a pleasure and flexible. Also did the Stand Up Paddleboard lesson with Mango and managed very well with all his tips. No fears renting the boards alone now!

Thank Karen C
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