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Manatees and Mangrove Tunnels Small Group Kayak Tour

Naples, United States

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3 hoursMobile & paper tickets accepted

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!

What's Included

  • Tandem Kayak (singles not available through TripAdvisor booking)
  • Paddle
  • PFD (life jacket)
  • ACA Certified Kayak Guide
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Disposable Masks if needed
  • Gratuities
  • No Refund for going to the wrong location Meet us at 525 Newport Drive Naples, FL 34114

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

The Location

Where To Go

525 Newport Dr, Naples, FL 34114, USA


Naples, United States

Return details

Returns to original departure point


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Written Reviews (24)

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Had a great time on...

meganwiedman | Dec 2021

Had a great time on the tour with guide Justin! Very informative/educational. Saw tons of wildlife, but still felt quite safe and really enjoyed the adventure!

We loved this tour! Justin...

mdaniels93 | Dec 2021

We loved this tour! Justin was our tour guide and he did a great job pointing out different wildlife and helping us navigate our kayaks through the mangrove tunnels. We even saw young bull sharks, which I didn’t expect to see! Justin also took

It was a pleasant trip...

dftraini | Dec 2021

It was a pleasant trip and low relax. Saw allot of wildlife and learned about the area. Tour guide very informative.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Travelers 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.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Manatees and Mangrove Tunnels Small Group Kayak Tour

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