Rising Tide Explorers

Naples and Marco Island Guided Kayak Tours

Explore the natural beauty of Naples and Marco Islands’ exotic mangrove tunnels, serene back bays, mudflats, and oyster reefs on a family-friendly biologist led guided kayak tour with an opportunity to see and learn about birds, dolphins, manatees, and other native Florida wildlife. Tours are offered for both experienced and beginner paddlers.

Sunset Birding Kayak Tour

A relaxing paddle out and around a bird rookery (a bird nesting and breeding colony) in beautiful Rookery Bay to watch pelicans, cormorants, anhingas, egrets, herons, and other birds should be on every birder and nature lover’s bucket list. Rookery Bay Reserve covers over 100,000 acres of island, waterways, mangroves, scrub, and bays offering a remarkable way to see wildlife up-close. The bay is home to over 150 species of birds, many types of fish, as well as crabs, dolphins, turtles, and manatees.

Mangrove Tunnel and Mud Flat Kayak Tours

Naples, Marco Island, and The Ten Thousand Islands have a tangle of protected mangrove forests bordering its coastline. Mangrove root systems not only help prevent coastal erosion, they provide a nursery for fish and other sea life and are a perfect nesting environment for waterbirds. The best way to see these incredible natural areas is with a kayak tour led by a knowledgeable local guide. A relaxing paddle in search of fish, turtles, crabs, starfish, urchins, dolphin, and even manatee is sure to be a memorable experience.

Your tour guide will capture photographs of you during your tour and email them to you free of charge.

Rising Tide Explorers guided kayak tours launch daily from Capri Paddlecraft Park, and upon request from Shell Island Road in Naples.

Explore on Your Own With an Hourly, Daily, or Weekly Kayak Rental

Rising Tide Explorers also offer hourly, daily, and weekly single and tandem kayak rentals with free delivery and pick-up available to most Naples and Marco Island homes, condos, and parks (visit their website for details). Each kayak rental includes a life vest, dry bag, laminated and digital maps.

Kayak rentals are available at Caxambas Park on Marco Island, Capri Paddlecraft Park and Shell Island in Naples, and Cocohatchee River Park in N. Naples. Book here.

Reservations are required for all guided kayak tours and rentals.

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