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“Great experience!”

Captiva Kayak Company & Wildside Adventures
Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
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“Great experience!”
Reviewed 13 April 2014

We really appreciated the time that Barb took to explain kayaking to us. In addition, it was so nice when we came back that she spent another 15 minutes teaching our kids about the ocean. She really perked their curiosity. We had a great time on the water. Saw manatees, dolphins, and tree crabs (not sure if this is the proper term).

Visited April 2014
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Lake City, Minnesota
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“A Great Time”
Reviewed 25 February 2014

They did an excellent job outfitting the kayak for each individual person and were very patient with the inexperienced, which was our whole group. Two hours was just enough, not too long and not too short. We took the tour and learned a lot about our surroundings.

Visited February 2014
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Syracuse, New York
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“An experience we will never forget”
Reviewed 11 February 2014

We just did the sunset/moonlight cruise with Greg, a naturalist and an owner of this company. We were surprised and delighted by the quality of the equipment and by the kayaking instruction that Barb, Greg's wife and co-owner provided. No rental company has ever offered us this kind of attention. We became far better kayakers than we had been.
The trip itself was remarkable from start to finish. Greg was low-key but extremely knowledgeable. He could sight and describe birds that we could, at first, barely see. And the sunset! Honestly, words can't describe the colors and light in that sky. We glided toward an oyster bed until the moon and stars came out. By then, we didn't even know where to look - sky, horizon, water - it was all amazing. When we kayak again, it will be with Captiva Kayak Co. And Wildside Adventures.

Visited February 2014
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Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Very nice paddling adventure”
Reviewed 14 January 2014

We went there and rented a a double kayak and a single kayak. The equipment was in very good condition.The crew were very friendly and explained us how to handle the kayaks in a quick, yet very clear way. They also told us a lot about the fauna and flora and what we should expect to see and how to interact with the surroundings.

All in all, it was a very nice experience. We didn't have a guided tour, but we are sure it would have been quite interesting!

Good rental rates too!

Visited January 2014
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new york
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Great Experience,Great Guide”
Reviewed 14 January 2014

We took guided tour with Greg, owner who has extensive knowledge of history, environment and wildlife. Glad that we opted for the guided tour because of this. You can also go out on your own and is easy enough to do and enjoy the Buck Key Kayaking Trail. We highly recommend this business to anyone who wants to go kayaking Captiva/Sanibel.

Visited January 2014
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