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Estuary Kayak Tour in Estero Bay

Near Fort Myers Beach, Bonita Springs and Naples

Quick Details

Duration: We are together 3 hours, 2 hours are on the water

Meeting Point: just south of Fort Myers Beach

The Beauty of Estero Bay

See herons, egrets, pelicans, osprey, dolphins, manatees, bottom-dwelling creatures and more. Learn about the estuary, and the many creatures that live in the mangrove forest and some history of our natives, the Calusa.

The Calusa Indians and their culture had a powerful influence on the development of the Southwest Florida region. Their supreme knowledge of the land and their ability to utilize the waterways of Florida’s southwest coast make them a truly fascinating group to study. While on the tour you will be taken through the waterways that were once home to the Calusa Indians and open your eyes to this intriguing and unique region.

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.