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Manatees and Mangrove Tunnels Small Group Kayak Tour provided by Adventure Paddle Tours

Manatees and Mangrove Tunnels Small Group Kayak Tour

Manatees and Mangrove Tunnels Small Group Kayak Tour
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Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
8
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    8
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Without question, this tour route is the most unique kayak tour in the area and offers guests with the greatest opportunity to spot bucket list wildlife while visiting the Everglades area. This tour launches from a permit only launch site within the 10,000 Islands Wildlife Refuge. This route requires proper planning and expert knowledge due to the fluctuating tides. No other company is capable or willing to take the time needed for this type of planning. 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 a manatee safe zone the Faka-union Canal. Year Round expert kayak guides included!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 54503P1
Call +27 21 426 8204
Important information
Inclusions
  • Tandem Kayak (singles not available through TripAdvisor booking)
  • Paddle
  • PFD (life jacket)
  • ACA Certified Kayak Guide
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Disposable Masks if needed
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • No Refund for going to the wrong location Meet us at 525 Newport Drive Naples, FL 34114
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • 525 Newport Dr, Naples, FL 34114, USA 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. There are double doors with a "Ships Store" sign above and a bike rack on the right. Please arrive 15 minutes early. There is ample free parking.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Travellers 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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Tandem Kayak (singles not available through TripAdvisor booking)
  • Paddle
  • PFD (life jacket)
  • ACA Certified Kayak Guide
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Disposable Masks if needed
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • No Refund for going to the wrong location Meet us at 525 Newport Drive Naples, FL 34114
Departure details
  • 525 Newport Dr, Naples, FL 34114, USA 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. There are double doors with a "Ships Store" sign above and a bike rack on the right. Please arrive 15 minutes early. There is ample free parking.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Travellers 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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
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Mamasan007
Whitehouse, OH3 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Had a great time kayaking through the mangroves. Justin gave us basic instructions before launching. Justin was a knowledgeable and entertaining guide. We learned a lot of new information on his tour, more so than other tours we have taken. We saw a lot of birds, crabs, fish, bull sharks, gators and got to have a kayaking race with a couple of dolphins. Unfortunately, it started raining towards the end of our trip so we missed out on seeing manatees. Overall, it was an awesome trip and Justin made it very enjoyable. He took some seriously great photos to help us remember it all.
Written 27 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Susan G
3 contributions
Justin was an excellent high energy humorous knowledgeable guide. Basic instruction reviewed prior to launching. As stated on the website this area must be explored with an experienced guide because navigating through the mangroves is enchanting but challenging. We had a very enjoyable experience
Written 20 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
The mangroves are such and incredible tree. While it can get tight and challenging at times the beauty inside the tunnels goes unmatched! Thanks for choosing APT!
Written 24 January 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mely
New York City, NY3 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Best part of our Florida trip! So much to see in the mangroves. Our tour operator Logan was incredible- gave great directions, let everyone take a turn in leading, very knowledgeable and funny. Definitely worth booking. Tip: bring polarized sunglasses. There’s as much to see in the water as there is out of it. Thanks again! :)
Written 17 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Awesome to hear you guys had a great time! South Floridas wildlife has so much to offer! Thanks for choosing APT!
Written 24 January 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Patrick D
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Couples
Justin was great! Pleasant knowledgeable fun. Tour itself was also great. Good exercise. Plenty of wildlife.
Written 16 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sounds like an awesome day to me! Thanks for choosing Adventure Paddle Tours!
Written 17 January 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jen W
Spencer, NY30 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
This was the best part of our trip to SW Florida! Justin, our guide, was so informative and fun, the paddling was 4 miles but broken up by times you stop and listen to Justin or to take pics so most people could do it. And he would change up the route if we might see animals in a different places than his last tour. We felt safe, had so much fun, and it was really special to be on kayaks in the mangroves and around all the wildlife. Highly recommend!
Written 15 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We are beyond lucky to have a guide like Justin on our team! Not to mention the beauty of the everglades! Thanks for choosing adventure paddle tours!
Written 17 January 2022
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charles p
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Couples
Justin was absolutely fantastic! He funny, charming, educates the group on the necessary change that must be made to protect our beloved habitats. We saw manatees , gators, and everything in between. 10/10
Written 14 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
That’s why we love our route so much, the potential for what you can see is endless! Thanks for the great review and for choosing APT!
Written 17 January 2022
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Rjhiker
Galena, OH1 contribution
I have been on a few trips by far this one is the best. Justin our guide knew so much about the area. Saw a large flock of Rosetta spoonbills. It was a great trip. Thanks Justin.
Written 12 January 2022
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We are always on the lookout for the spoonbills and man when they show up is it amazing! Thanks for choosing adventure paddle tours!
Written 12 January 2022
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PTMOM2
Roscoe, IL27 contributions
Jan 2022
My family of 4 had an amazing paddle trip with Justin! The mangroves were absolutely beautiful and we loved the quiet and calmness of the area and loved seeing the various wildlife. Justin did his best to look for and point out creatures in the water including baby bull sharks and tarpon. Unfortunately, since we were paddling behind him, by the time we got there, it had been scared off or sand had been kicked up so we could not seer it. He did manage to get some photos for us though and shared those with the group. He frequently took pictures throughout our trip of the group and scenery which were also shared for FREE! He talked extensively about the ecosystem and was very willing to answer all questions. We would highly recommend this trip!
Written 10 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We are lucky to have a guy like Justin on our team! Thanks for choosing adventure paddle tours!
Written 12 January 2022
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Tony L
1 contribution
Jan 2022
Our guide, Logan, was very knowledgeable and did a great job of leading us through this unique environment. Great experience!
Written 8 January 2022
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Glad to hear y’all had a good time with me! Thanks for choosing APT!
Written 9 January 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Resort102472
2 contributions
Justin was a great guide. Super knowledgeable about the area and wildlife & an excellent guide. He took pics during the tour and shared the link with us. Nice tour. Had a really fun time. Definitely recommend this. 😎
Written 8 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We may not be much of a photographer, but in such a beautiful place the pics make them selves! Thanks for choosing adventure paddle tours!
Written 9 January 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Excellent kayak tour!!
We had an excellent afternoon paddling through the mangroves and spotting wildlife along the way. Our tour guide, L
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Family Fun!
Our tour guide, Logan, was great! He made sure all participants felt included and was very knowledgeable! My family
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Awesome experience. Justin was a knowledge and great guide! We did end up on a tandem kayak which wasn't expected
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Excellent Adventure
From the minute we pulled into the parking lot our trip was informative, interesting, welcoming and professionally
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Logan was awesome
Our guide Logan was super knowledgeable and showed us a great time. I highly recommend taking the trip through the
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Amazing tour!
We went on the morning tour with Logan. He was amazing! Very knowledgeable about the area, the wildlife and the wa
Meghanarnold120
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Kayaking in the mangroves
We had such a great time on the tour! The tandem kayaks were fun, our tour guide Justin was phenomenal and the sce
ShanB2022
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Great boat tour!
We had a great time on the tour with Logan today and saw dolphins, alligators and manatees. This is an excellent Co
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Excellent family activity
Logan is a fantastic captain, friendly guy and very knowledgeable guide. This is the perfect, Covid safe option to
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Manatee dolphin boat tour
This was awesome, saw a lot of wild life. Logan, our tour guide, was very knowledgable. One of the highlights of
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Dolphin trip
Wonderful trip with Logan this morning . We lucked into a private tour. His knowledge was only out done by his winn
SAWBoston_MA
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Fantastic Experience
Justin is a great tour guide. He is extremely knowledgeable about the wildlife and ecosystems. My family and I had
SydneyA1414
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Fun adventure
Justin was a very well spoken and fun guide. He knows so much about the environment and made it a great learning ex
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Just what we needed, first off it was fun, and real, no concrete, no cars, just the glades. Gators, gars, herons a
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Our experience, guided by Justin, was the highlight of our Floridian adventure to the south of Naples. We had an a
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