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Imperial River-Estero Bay Tour

Near Fort Myers Beach, Naples and Bonita Springs

Quick Details

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

Meeting Point: Just south of Fort Myers Beach

Kayak into a Lush Area Full of All Types of Wildlife

See the Imperial River gently pour into Estero Bay, bringing ingredients necessary for a productive estuarine system. This area winds through mangrove mazes. Up to 300 species of birds and a wide variety of aquatic species are seen here. See how important the estuaries of the world are for life on this planet.

Kayak through this splendid natural area and let us show you how and why the inner workings of these natural elements are vital to the life cycles of planet Earth. This trip features traversing the mazes of mangroves. You’ll be able to view a wide variety of birds (up to 300 species) and many aquatic inhabitants. You will Become educated about the local ecology by your Master Naturalist guide.

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.