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.
Cocohatchee River-Wiggins Pass Estuary Tour
North Naples, near Bonita Springs and Fort Myers Beach
Duration: We are together 3 hours, 2 hours are on the water
Meeting Point: North Naples
Kayak Through the Beautiful Cocohatchee River and Wiggins Pass Estuary
Embark on an awe-inspiring Florida adventure with GAEA Guides-Guided Kayak Nature Tours. The Florida west coast has an abundance of scenic landscapes and there is no better way to soak it all in than on a kayak tour down the winding rivers and passes that have come to characterize the land.
This is a beautiful estuary area, with mangroves and many birds, dolphins, manatees and other critters.
On this Cocohatchee River-Wiggins Pass Estuary Kayak Tour, your guide will offer plenty of insight and leave you feeling like you’ve been in an exotic, new place.
On this kayak tour, you will get up-close views of the beautiful estuary area. You’ll explore mangroves and other breathtaking landscapes. You’ll see many birds including herons, egrets, pelicans, osprey and many others. Discover dolphins, manatee, other critters and much more!
GAEA Guides uses tandem kayaks that handle like a single if you are alone in one. We do this to limit the number of kayaks in the environment that may annoy the wildlife. We also do it because there is better communication between the guide and the clients if there are fewer kayaks. We only take a small group on each tour. The kayaks are sit-inside kayaks with comfortable seats and plenty of leg room.
Upon meeting at the appointed time we will sign in, go over some safety information and then get the equipment in the water. This takes approximately ½ hour. At the completion of the tour, we allow another ½ hour to get all the equipment put away. You will receive the directions to the launch site after making your reservations.
We ask that you dress for the weather
- Usually, a t-shirt and shorts will do
- Shoes that will get wet as you get in and out of your kayak (ideally, not flip flops as they can be very slippery)
- A hat
- Bug repellant may also be necessary if we are out in the evening
- Water, or something, to drink
- Do NOT bring anything that you cannot afford to get wet unless you have it in a dry bag.
- Please arrive on time to find parking, as tours start promptly.
- If you are not at the site by 15 minutes past the meeting time and have not made contact with the guide, the tour will start without you.
Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded and cannot be rescheduled because your space is being guaranteed at the event. The activity usually runs in light rain and other moderate weather conditions, but the seller may cancel the activity up to an hour before the start time in the event of severe or unsafe weather conditions. If the seller cancels the event, ticket-holders will be allowed to reschedule tickets (subject to availability) or receive credit for a future event.