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Manatees and Mangrove Tunnels Small Group Kayak Tour

No large groups here 8 kayakers max! WE ARE OFFERING INDIVIDUAL SHUTTLES FOR EACH HOUSEHOLD, utilizing our passenger van in a safe environment. PLEASE REACH OUT FOR MORE COVID-19 SAFETY PRACTICES. Guests will start their paddle through the salt marsh, a popular feeding zone for numerous long-legged wading birds and river otters. 30 minutes in guests will notice a change in habitat, transitioning into Mangroves, indicating a change in salinity and elevation. This is where you will enter one of the best Mangrove Tunnels in the county. After numerous mangrove tunnels, creeks and ponds and hopefully tons of wildlife guests will then empty out into the Port of The Islands residential area. This is the last 30 minutes of the tour and you can expect to see alligators, great blue herons, possibly baby bull sharks, and hopefully manatees. This tour is offered at 9:oo am and 1:30 pm 7 days a week. PRIVATE TOUR OPTIONS AVAILABLE TOO.

per adult from

$99

AUD

Duration

3 hours

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Tandem Kayak (singles not available through TripAdvisor booking)
    • Paddle
    • PFD (life jacket)
    • ACA Certified Kayak Guide
    • Hand Sanitizer
    • Disposable Masks if needed
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • No Refund for going to the wrong location Meet us at 525 Newport Drive Naples, FL 34114

  • Our tours are small by design and our Manatees and Mangroves tour is the absolute best location in Collier County for spotting manatees from your kayak. Manatees are most abundant here during the colder winter months. Guests can expect to see manatees (best during colder periods), alligators, numerous bird species all while kayaking through some of the most extensive mangrove tunnels in the area. During the Winter months with colder water temperatures, the manatees congregate in large numbers in the deeper canal. The canal's deeper water does not cool down as much as the surrounding Gulf of Mexico waters. Providing the manatees with water temps above 68 degrees. We will spend around 30 minutes in the canals looking for manatees and around 2-2.5 hours in the mangrove tunnels and salt marsh habitat. This is considered a "downwinder" type tour. Guests will hop in our passenger van (WE ARE OFFERING INDIVIDUAL SHUTTLES PER HOUSEHOLD, PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY FOR THIS SERVICE) Will shuttle you 1 mile down the road allowing us to kayak back to the marina around 4 miles.

    Stop At:

    • Port of the Islands Marina, Naples, FL 34114
    • Everglades City, Everglades City, Florida
    • Everglades National Park, Everglades National Park, Florida
    • Naples, Naples, Florida
    • TEN THOUSAND ISLANDS NWR, 3860 Tollgate Blvd Ste 300, Naples, FL 34114-5444
  • Departure Point :
    525 Newport Dr, Naples, FL 34114, USA
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • We meet all guests at the Port of the Islands Marina at 525 Newport Dr. Naples, FL 34114, directly in front of the Ships Store.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

8

Organised by Adventure Paddle Tours

Activity ID: V-54503P1

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