Orange River Wildflower Tour

Central to all of the Fort Myers Area

Quick Details

Duration: We are together 4 hours, 3 hours are on the water

Meeting Point: 7 miles east of downtown Fort Myers

Gorgeous Flowers and Turtles Basking in the Sun

Visit this lovely river that originates in Harn’s Marsh, about 15 miles upstream. Southwest Florida is full of gorgeous wildflowers and the Orange River has many of them blooming along its shores. You will see turtles basking in the sun on logs, fish swimming in the water and birds throughout the tour. You’ll also learn about the birds, plants, and animals that live here and about the estuary system that this river is part of.

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.