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Address: 2360 Shadowlawn Dr, Naples, FL 34112-4836
Phone Number: +1 239-262-6149
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10:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description:

- Easy rentals at multiple locations- just show up and go!

- Pick up or...

- 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.

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Kayak Rookery bay

Took the 9 am kayak tour of rookery bay with John . We had been kayaking a handful of times and he did a great job with a quick refresher and tips throughout the tour. The tour... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took the 9 am kayak tour of rookery bay with John . We had been kayaking a handful of times and he did a great job with a quick refresher and tips throughout the tour. The tour was fun and informative and I would recommend it to anyone with an interest in nature. John is qualified both as a kayaker... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a prolonged wonderful kayak tour with Tom and John. While having some experience in kayaking, Tom started with the basics and we learned proper technique. After it was all about the mangroves, tunnels and wildlife. Truly a great outdoor experience with the best guide you can imagine. Tom' s knowledge of the area, wildlife and ecosystem added to... More 

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NaplesKayakCompany, Manager at Naples Kayak Company, responded to this review

John, thank you for your wonderful feedback on your tour with Tom! We are super excited to hear that you had a great time. We appreciate your recommendation, and we hope you will enjoy another one of our tours the next time you are in town. Cheers! Naples Kayak Company More 

Kirkwood, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great 3 - 31/2 hour kayaking tour off Shell Island Rd. Tom was our guide and he really knows the area and the biology of the mangroves, birds and animals in the area. My husband and I were the only ones on this particular morning tour. The single kayaks were all ready to go. Tom went through all the safety... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am 61 years old and I have osteoporosis. The friendly people of NKC sold me a wonderfull 10 feet kayak which I can handle on my own without any help. I can carrry it and put it into may van (town and country). Tom was very good in teaching about how to use the boat and the paddle in... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a few days ago, I was kayaking in the brackish water estuaries South of Naples. Tom, Bob and John were our guides. The ages of the people in our group were 20-60, but everyone had a great time. It was interesting learning about all the wildlife and plants that exist in this mangrove covered region of Florida. It is... More 

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NaplesKayakCompany, Owner at Naples Kayak Company, responded to this review

Top Man, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a nice review. We really do appreciate it. Chris More 

New Lenox, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I went with a group on a morning kayaking excursion with Naples Kayak Company. The guides had everything ready for our group when we arrived. They gave concise instructions; fielded questions and made sure each of us was properly fitted with a life vest. The guides were very knowledgeable, pointing out wildlife, including a horse conch and... More 

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NaplesKayakCompany, Public Relations Manager at Naples Kayak Company, responded to this review

Cynthia, Thank you for choosing Naples Kayak Company for your kayak tour. We are excited to hear that you had such a great time! We hope to see you soon! Cheers! More 

Naperville, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Captain Tom guided us on the proper techniques of paddling and safety. We had a great time visitng the mangrove tunnels and learning about the mangrove ecosystem at the same time.

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NaplesKayakCompany, Owner at Naples Kayak Company, responded to this review

Steve thanks so much for taking the time and effort to write a review. We certainly do appreciate it. Chris More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour guy was Tom and he made the tour wounderful. My wife was anxious about the trip but she felt comfortable . The chance to be with nature and go threw the mangrove tunnel was an experience of a life time

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NaplesKayakCompany, Public Relations Manager at Naples Kayak Company, responded to this review

Hey there, Thank you for taking the time to give us such great feedback! Come back for a tour again soon! Thank you More 

Great Tey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Great trip well worth spending the morning. Had the lake to ourselves,Guide was very knowledgeable,very relaxing will def do again.

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NaplesKayakCompany, Public Relations Manager at Naples Kayak Company, responded to this review

Hey Nicola, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for your tour. We are glad you had such a good time, come back and see us anytime! Thank you More 

Armonk, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our kayak tour at Rookery Bay. John was informative, knowledgeable and pleasant. We had fun meandering through the mangrove islands, learning about the ecosystem and wildlife. Thanks so much for a great experience!

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NaplesKayakCompany, Public Relations Manager at Naples Kayak Company, responded to this review

Hey Janet, Thank you so much for taking a minute to give us such great feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your tour, come back and see us soon! Thank you! More 

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