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Gulf Coast Kayak

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4120 Pine Island Rd NW, Matlacha, FL 33993-9716
+1 239-283-1125
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Awesome erly bird tour

With our tour guide Jim we had a great Early Bird tour today. Great instructions on making kayaking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Manfred_Hatzesberger
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Pasadena, California
Knowledgeable tour guide

My wife and I had a great time on the trip. Bryan did a great job of filling us in on all of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tom M
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Gulf Coast Kayak in Matlacha, FL offers Kayak and Stand Up Paddle Board Eco Tours, Guided Kayak Fishing Trips, Events, Lessons, Rentals & Sales. Looking to buy a kayak or stand up paddle board or need some accessories for your paddle craft? Check out our shop and we'll serve all your paddling needs! We have beautiful water access and we launch right behind our shop! Come on out & find yourself some solitude...explore our world! Since 1992 Gulf Coast Kayak has been the local favorite paddling outfitter!
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4120 Pine Island Rd NW, Matlacha, FL 33993-9716
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+1 239-283-1125
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Reviewed 1 week ago

With our tour guide Jim we had a great Early Bird tour today. Great instructions on making kayaking easier and more fun and on top very knowledgeable about wild life. Besides many birds it was our first kayak tour where we even saw dolphins. Definately...More

Thank Manfred_Hatzesberger
Diana G, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Manfred, Thank you very much for your kind words! So glad to hear you enjoyed your Early Bird Kayak Eco Tour with Jim! He is a great instructor and as you said very knowledgeable about wildlife :) Early morning is a great time to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had a great time on the trip. Bryan did a great job of filling us in on all of the local flora and fauna. We will definitely be back and will highly recommend Gulf coast Kayak to any of our friend...More

Thank Tom M
Diana G, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Tom, We really appreciate your feedback! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your guided kayak eco tour with Bryan. He really enjoys educating all our guests on Matlacha/Pine Island Sounds' unique ecology and rich history! Thanks again for choosing Gulf Coast...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For my wife's birthday, we wanted a calm and relaxing kayaking tour around the Mangroves, and that is exactly what we got. Not only was the water calm but the excursion was in no way hurried as we gently paddled along with Brian, taking in...More

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Thank Simon R
Diana G, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Simon, Thank you for your review! I can't imagine a better birthday then spent on the water with someone you love! So glad to hear that you both enjoyed your tour with Bryan! It is quite beautiful and peaceful out there paddling around mangrove...More

Reviewed 18 August 2017

My husband and I had a super awesome morning kayak fishing with our guide Josh. He was very informative, super friendly, and willing to help with anything you need! I highly recommend Gulf Coast Kayak for a fun day on the water. You won't find...More

Thank Kim M
Diana G, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Hey Kim! Thanks for those kind words! So glad to hear you had a super awesome morning kayak fishing with Josh! He's a great guide and a wealth of knowledge! I saw that beauty Red you caught, that was killer, nice job! Thanks again for...More

Reviewed 18 July 2017

New to the kayaking experience, Jim was an excellent instructor and made me feel very comfortable. I am glad that I took the time to take the workshop and learn about safety skills. His knowledge of the water and wildlife was inspiring and enhanced the...More

Thank sshapiro519
Diana G, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Hi there, Thank you very much for your positive feedback! We love introducing folks to the sport of kayaking and more importantly teaching them the importance of safety and hazards on the water! Jim is an excellent instruct; very thorough and patient with all his...More

Reviewed 15 July 2017

We have booked the Early Bird trip at 07:30a.m.Jim was right on time in place and provides some historical facts, informed about kayak handling (was our first kayak trip at all!!!) & our trail options. In addition he was offering sun protection, some cool water,...More

Thank Michael H
Diana G, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Hi Michael, Thanks very much for your positive feedback! Those are some very helpful tips for future guests as we always do recommend everyone come prepared :) Jim is great and so knowledgeable about the local flora and fauna and more importantly loves passing on...More

Reviewed 3 July 2017

Josh was wonderful when we went on the hobie fishing charter. He was very patient and helpful throughout the trip. It is obvious he enjoys what he does. We were able to test the pedal type hobie kayaks, and loved them! A great way to...More

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Diana G, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Hi there, We really appreciate your feedback! Josh is an excellent fishing guide and certainly loves putting people on fish! Glad to hear you tried the Hobie Fishing Kayaks, they say once you've tried them for fishing you never wanna go back! Thanks again for...More

Reviewed 26 June 2017

The Early Bird Kayak Tour was the most beautiful & serene time to be out on the water. Jim's passion for the area certainly shines through & sharing his extensive knowledge gave us a really memorable experience, especially negotiating the mangroves. There was so much...More

Thank demrun
Diana G, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Hi there, thanks very much for the positive feedback! We're really glad you enjoyed your guided kayak eco tour with jim! He's very knowledgeable and loves getting guests out on the water! Early morning is the best time to be on the water. Lots of...More

Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

My family took a morning trip with the folks at Gulf Coast Kayak and could not have had a better experience. Our group included 4 adults and 4 children ages 3, 7, 11 and 13. Our guide, Jim was through with his instruction before we...More

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Diana G, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Hi Bob, Thank you very much for your feedback! So glad to hear you and your group enjoyed your guided kayak eco tour with Jim. He does love teaching all our guests about the history and wildlife of this area! How cool that you saw...More

Reviewed 6 May 2017

This is a great way to get out on the water in this area. We took the Mangrove Maze Eco tour with Jim on May 1, and it was the best kayak tour we've been on over the last few years. We were in a...More

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Diana G, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Hi JEBSV3! Thank you so much for your thorough feedback! Sounds like you had quite an adventure :) Jim is a great instructor and makes sure all his students always have a comfortable, safe and successful experience on the water! So cool that you saw...More

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lisadZ1419JU
16 April 2017|
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Response from Diana G | Property representative |
Hi typically we do sunset tours Mon, Weds & Fridays. This time of year at 5pm. If you'd like to book a tour please call us at 239-283-1125.
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purplemustreign
11 April 2017|
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Response from Bryan S | Property representative |
It's a very common question. We are located in an estuary which contains both fresh and salt water. Alligators prefer fresh water but can Tolerate some salinity. However the salinity volume in our waters are too high for... More
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