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Matlacha Pass Back Waters Tour

Cape Coral, near to North Fort Myers and Punta Gorda

Quick Details

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

Meeting Point: Cape Coral

Wander through Mangrove Creeks, See Birds, Manatees, and Dolphins

Join GAEA Guides and wander through the fascinating wild beauty of Florida’s unique mangrove creeks. With a Florida Master Naturalist as your guide, you’re sure to learn a lot about the ecology and wildlife of this unique region. On this tour, you’ll see an assortment of wildlife, including birds, fish, manatees, and dolphins. You will be able to observe lovely migrating White Pelicans from November to March.  You’ll also learn about the critters and ecology of the estuary in a select portion of North America’s only Mangrove Forest.

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.