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“Family Friendly Best Kayak Tour”
Review of Paddle Marco

Paddle Marco
Ranked #2 of 93 Tours in Marco Island
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Award winning Kayak Tours through the Mangrove Tunnels! Our highly trained tour guides will lead you through Marco Island's best mangrove tunnels. Along the way we'll be teaching you about your surroundings and pointing out any wildlife we spot. Our photographers will also be taking free HD photos of you throughout the tour that you will receive the same day! Book online at our website or give us a call. Our Kayak and Paddleboard rentals include free delivery and pickup to any home, condo or park on Marco Island, Goodland and Isles of Capri. We offer hourly, daily and weekly rental rates.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 28 June 2018

We were looking for something to do on our trip to Marco Island. We knew we wanted to do something in the category of water sports and we stumbled upon Paddle Marco for Kayak Rentals and Kayak Tours in Marco Island. We were able to book a kayak tour with Glenn at Paddle Marco. It was a really great time. We brought our family of five and we all had a blast. It wasn't too tiring, and it wasn't too slow. He let us pick the pace we wanted to move, and we just kind of went from there. He had tons of interesting facts and information about the history of the island as well as the current eco system and how things have evolved and become what they are today. It was an awesome experience. Unless you have already taken a kayak through the area many times, I would definitely recommend taking this tour. It was well worth the time and the money.

As inexperienced kayakers, we never felt unsafe or left to worry about anything. Glenn was very helpful in making sure everyone was doing great! If I can give any advice to anyone planning to do this (AND YOU DEFINITELY SHOULD GO!! IT WAS AWESOME!) is if you are sensitive to sunburn, wear a hat and take sunblock! Florida is hot and the sun can be fierce. Luckily all of the kayak tours start early so that the heat is very manageable.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this Kayak Tour as an absolute sure-win for a great time! Paddle Marco was a great experience for our entire family. Thanks Glenn!

Thank Power C
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Paddle M, Owner at Paddle Marco, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Thank you! You guys were a blast.

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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

This was, by far, the highlight of our 1st vacation to Marco Island!! Our children, daughters, age18 wanted to paddleboard and our son, age 9, wanted to kayak for the first time. After some online research, we decided on Paddle Marco, and what a perfect choice! We met Glenn, the owner (who was absolutely awesome, btw) at Caxambas Park and headed out toward Dickman's Island. In less than 5 min, we were greeted by a dolphin swimming 15 ft from us! Based on Glenn's recommendation, we went out during low tide, so before even reaching the island, we arrived at a sandbar loaded with sand dollars and so many beautiful shells! What an awesome experience! If you're considering kayak or paddleboard rentals, or just want an awesome family experience, I would 10/10 recommend Glenn and Paddle Marco!! You won't be disappointed!

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Paddle M, Owner at Paddle Marco, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Thank you! Glad you found some sand dollars and played with the dolphins.

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Reviewed 20 June 2018

Paddle Marco is one of the best rental services on the Island! Last year we did the mangrove tour and it was amazing! Not only do they provide top of the line tour guides, but they also provide digital photos of your trip so you do not need to worry about dropping your cell phone or camera in the water. This year my kids and I rented kayaks out of Caxambas - Glenn was already at the marina and had unloaded our equipment for us by the time we got there. He gave us helpful info on where to paddle and how to manage the tides. We saw dolphins, Ospreys and had great shelling.
This is an excelent activity to do as a family! I highly recommend the mangrove tour and for those more adventurous (with older kids) you can paddle to the sandbars! Excelent adventure to make family memories!

Thank ap2coach
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Paddle M, Owner at Paddle Marco, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Thank you for your repeat business!

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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Just as good as the last time. Friendly guides that take photographs that you can download a few hours after the kayak tour. Jake showed us sea urchins, birds, whelk shells, dolphin and took pictures of it all. This tour is our favorite activity on marco island when we visit. No bugs, no mosquitos! Just wear sunscreen.

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Paddle M, Owner at Paddle Marco, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Thank you for your repeat business!

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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We rented 3 stand up paddle boards for myself, my boyfriend and my teenage daughter. We had the most amazing experience. We took our time and went out to Dickman’s Island and looked for shells and sand dollars, then found a sandbar to hang out on and just relax in the water, where we saw a manatee. Magical time for all of us. Glenn is fantastic. We have booked with him on two separate vacations and we will do it again. A+ experience. My teenager is still talking about it!

Thank hellopaulajo
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Paddle M, Owner at Paddle Marco, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Thank you for your repeat business!

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