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Mangrove Tunnels & Mudflats Kayak Tour - Local Biologist Guides

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Naples, United States
Mangrove Tunnels & Mudflats Kayak Tour - Local Biologist Guides

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Go kayaking in the Rookery Bay Reserve on a half-day tour from Naples that is led by a local biologist guide. Learn about the wildlife and ecosystem of this stunning part of the Ten Thousand Islands in southwest Florida as you paddle through mangrove tunnels, mudflats, and oyster reefs. Look for birds and marine life such as sea stars, dolphins, large snails, and possibly even manatees.
  • Half-day kayaking tour from Naples
  • Choose to paddle your own single kayak or share a tandem kayak
  • Family-friendly tour; no kayak experience necessary
  • Includes HD photography and use of kayak equipment
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Single-Seater Kayak with high back seats, cup holder, and room for storage (ages 12+)
Low Profile Paddling Life Vests, & Dry Bags
REAL Local Biologist Guides with Master's Degrees
FREE PHOTOGRAPHY - Available for free download after your adventure
A real adventure with the most awesome science nerds in the land!
Water is not included. Please bring plenty of water to drink
Proper Clothing & Footwear - Flip flops are okay, but not ideal
For children under 12 or tandem kayak requests, please contact us directly
Cash for Gratuity - Gratuity is customary and much appreciated by our hard working biologist guides
Parking Fees
1295 Capri Blvd , 1295 Capri Blvd, Naples, FL 34114, USA

The Isle of Capri Paddlecraft Park is located at the corner of Collier Blvd (951) and Capri Blvd.

9:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Tandem kayaks & Children's tickets (under 12) are available for reservation by phone only. Call to reserve!
  • The Isle of Capri Paddlecraft Park requires a $10 Parking Pass per vehicle if you do not have a Collier County Beach Parking Sticker
  • Must be able to paddle a kayak for 2 - 3 hours
  • Weight in excess of 250lbs must call for special accommodations
  • Children under 3 are not permitted
  • Children under 12 must ride in a tandem kayak with an adult
  • If cancelled due to weather or dangerous conditions, you will be offered to reschedule or be provided with a full refund
  • Maximum group size of 12 paddlers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Rising Tide Explorers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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, May 2022
My wife and I had so much fun paddling in both the open water and through the mangrove tunnels! My wife saw a baby dolphin which just swam right up to her boat. The tours guides were very knowledgeable and helped understand the ecology of the mangroves.
, May 2022
Ray and Evan were great! Made things fun and interesting. Very personable, both had a lot of experience to bring to the table!
Awesome kyak adventure
, May 2022
The tour guides had so much knowledge and knew how to make it interesting. I plan to return and try another tour.
, Apr 2022
Had an excellent time with our tour guide, Matt, who was so knowledgeable of the local ecosystems. Would recommend this especially for nature and biology lovers! Thanks again Matt!
A “must do” if you’re in Naples!
, Mar 2022
Our tour guide, Matt, was excellent — knowledgeable, friendly, professional. He and the other tour guide made our excursion fun and interesting. The mangrove tunnels are so much fun to go through. And we saw so much wild life! Low tide offers better view of shells etc. Looking forward to going again during high tide which provides more options for different routes.
Great fun
, Mar 2020
Sam was an excellent guide. She is very knowledgeable about plant and animal life in the mangroves. The trip was very relaxing. Never felt rushed. She answered all of our questions. Allowed us set the pace for our tour. Would recommend this tour with this company to anyone. Thank you for a wonderful morning
Great time
, Mar 2020
Sam and Forrest were great. They are very passionate about What they do. Had a wonderful time. Would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a great experience.
Lots of fun in the sun
, Mar 2020
We had an incredible experience from beginning to end, Evan and Helen were well prepared and gave great introductions and explanations about what we had to look forward to. Evan narrated the tour and took us all over showing us so many different things, it was fun, interesting and educational, my husband and I both loved it and highly recommend it!
Highly recommended
, Mar 2020
A very nice Tour with Evan. He‘s a biologist and knows much about Nature and wildlife there. You should try That tour When you near naples
Awesome Kayaking Experience
, Feb 2020
Awesome kayaking tour! We got to see so much beautiful sea life and had such knowledgeable tour guides. Nick and Forest were awesome guides!
Wonderful, educational experience
, Jan 2020
This tour was amazing. Our guides Ryan and Jeanine were so knowledgeable and passionate about the area I have a whole new appreciation for the mangroves and backwaters. Not only was it fun but so educational as we came across different species of life in the area - birds, snails, crabs, starfish not to mention how the mangroves manage to exist etc. I would highly recommend and I can't wait to do this again.

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