Tour through the bays, lagoons, bayous, sounds, rivers, creeks and passes of Southwest Florida. Birds, occasionally dolphins and sometimes manatees are spotted on this tour.
Get up close and personal with these gentle giants and learn about their history and habits. This is a seasonal tour that allows you to see these large animals in their natural habitat.
- 3 Hours on the Water Duration 3 Hours on the Water
Kayak Tour Types
Get Intimate with Nature
Go where few can go and explore the lush waters of Southwest Florida on the gentle quietness of a kayak. Our tours are designed to give you an opportunity to see the wildlife of Florida while respecting it. We feature several different kayak tours that vary from in time and location. Each of our tours is guided by a Florida Master Naturalist who is certified by the University of Florida. Our guides have years of experience exploring hundreds of miles of back bays, aquatic preserves, wildlife refuges, creeks, bayous, rivers, and mangrove forests all in Southwest Florida. This will allow you to gain a rare and new perspective of the land and learn of its rich natural history.
At GAEA Guides we strive to show our guests this unique ecosystem while maintaining respect for its fragility. To do this we use tandem kayaks. This allows us to limit the number of kayaks in the water and minimize the impact it may have on the wildlife.
GAEA Guides uses very comfortable, stable, tandem kayaks. These kayaks handle like a single when someone is alone in one. Many people do not do well paddling on their own, so having another in the kayak makes it possible for them to enjoy our watery environment and all it has to offer.
GAEA Guides is very proud to be the first Eco-Tour provider to be certified by The Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism. Following the tenets of FL SEE, GAEA Guides makes as little an impact on the environment and wildlife as possible while providing a quality nature tour experience. To that end, we only have 6 kayaks on the water at a time. Having tandem kayaks then lets us have a ratio of one guide per a maximum of 10 people and allows us to charge a very reasonable rate for our tours while still being able to make a living.
Our clients have been enjoying our quality tours in tandem kayaks since 2001 and will continue to do so for many years to come.
All of our tours include all equipment and no experience is needed. Book a tour by activity or check out our calendar and book today.
Featured Kayak Tours
Tour down the Caloosahatchee River and see hundreds of different bird species. You’ll paddle through the only mangrove forest in the United States.
Kayak through a beautiful estuary area, with mangroves and many birds, dolphins, manatees and other critters