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Mangrove Mazes of Matlacha Pass

Near Cape Coral, North Fort Myers and Pine Island

Quick Details

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

Meeting Point: Matlacha (due west of Cape Coral and North Fort Myers)

Birds, Dolphins, Manatees and Other Critters in this Beautiful Estuary

Matlacha Pass is where we wander through these fascinating mangrove tunnels that have shady, clear water creeks. This area is home to some of the most interesting and unusual plants and animals in all of North America. Among the red, black and white mangrove trees and the tropical seagrape, you may find anything ranging from endangered wood storks and white pelicans to dolphin and manatee. We do frequently see dolphins here and sometimes rare endangered manatees. This is an area that generates much interest and we at GAEA Guides-Guided Kayak Nature Tours would love to have you join us as we explore the mysterious tunnels and mazes of Matlacha Pass.

While on the tour you will visit the “Nature’s Cathedrals” of Matlacha Pass.  You will see birds, fish and many other creatures in the tunnels and throughout the waterways. Learn about this unusual environment from an expert 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.