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GAEA Guides - Guided Kayak Nature Tours

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Address: Fort Myers, FL 33905
Phone Number: +1 239-694-5513
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GAEA Guides - Guided Kayak Nature Tours leads tours on every waterway in SW...

GAEA Guides - Guided Kayak Nature Tours leads tours on every waterway in SW Florida. All Tours are led by a Certified Florida Master Naturalist and include all equipment. Specialty tours: Manatee, Estuary, Bird Rookeries, River and Creek. See lots of wildlife and learn about the rare ecology of our Mangrove Forest. See many birds, dolphin and manatee.

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Kayak with the Manatee!

If you want something cool to do in Fort Myers, take a kayak tour & see the Manatee! These tours only operate in the winter months. I just took the first tour of the season & it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want something cool to do in Fort Myers, take a kayak tour & see the Manatee! These tours only operate in the winter months. I just took the first tour of the season & it was great! Connie was full of Manatee fun facts! She is a very knowledgeable naturlist that truly enjoys sharing what she knows about... More 

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Fort Wayne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of four (all adults) went on the estuary tour (in kayaks). Connie was an excellent guide. She taught us many things and helped us identify many birds. We are avid birders and appreciated Connie's quick eye and her knowledge, which seemed right on with what we've learned about various bird species. We also saw a dolphin! Connie took... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Me and my family loved the tour. A great guide and so much to learn! Rain or shine - a great experience!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Our resort recommended GAEA Guides Kayaking. Connie offered a kayaking tour in the Caloosahatchee River estuary which perfectly met our schedule. As others described in their reviews Connie is knowledgeable and passionate about the environment, the foliage and the wildlife. She provides a running dialog with information about native species and the threats of invasive species. The 2.5 hours was... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

My 14 year-old granddaughter and I did the estuary tour. Connie knows well the plants and animals and cares a lot about them. Her complete respect of them and their natural home was refreshing and is too often lacking in nature guides. We would have been thrilled to also see some dolphins, but they weren't interested in making themselves knows... More 

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Thank QueenElizabeth2014
Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Easy paddle at shell creek. Great for a relaxing day! Connie was a great guide. The kayaks were comfortable and easy to maneuver. Found the 3 hour morning ride just enough.

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Thank Bethd55
Fergus, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Spent the morning in the estuary. About 2 1/2 hours on the water. We learned a great deal about flora and fauna and saw a variety of each. From bottle-nosed dolphins to the LBJs. We learned about the biogeography of the region. From start to finish our guide kept us informed of what we were seeing. We appreciated the ecotourism... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

Connie is personable and very well versed on the local ecology and wildlife. We're anxious to go with her again.

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Thank Joanne M
Killingworth, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

One of the highlights of the week vacationing in Florida was kayaking with GAEA Guides. We have only kayaked a couple of times before and have never done a guided tour. Connie was very informative about the wildlife and mangroves. She even took plenty of pictures for us. I would recommend this tour, it was so much fun! Sue

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Although I've been in Canoes and dog boats before I think I'm going to like this new venture. I'm looking for a kayak right now and I'll be returning to this same spot on my own. I'm a photographer so being able to be on my own is important. Shell creek is like going back in time. I highly recommend... More 

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