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Gulf Coast Kayak

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Address: 4120 Pine Island Rd NW, Matlacha, FL 33993-9716
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Gulf Coast Kayak in Matlacha, FL offers Kayak and Stand Up Paddle Board Eco...

Gulf Coast Kayak in Matlacha, FL offers Kayak and Stand Up Paddle Board Eco Tours, Guided Kayak Fishing Trips, Events, Lessons, Rentals & Sales. Looking to buy a kayak or stand up paddle board or need some accessories for your paddle craft? Check out our shop and we'll serve all your paddling needs! We have beautiful water access and we launch right behind our shop! Come on out & find yourself some solitude...explore our world! Since 1992 Gulf Coast Kayak has been the local favorite paddling outfitter!

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Wonderful experience

Beautiful landscape, nice and helpful guide. We were on a sunset trip and were on our owns close to nature :-)

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Reviewed 1 week ago
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Hannover, Germany
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Hannover, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Beautiful landscape, nice and helpful guide. We were on a sunset trip and were on our owns close to nature :-)

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Diana G, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this review

Hi Anja, We really appreciate your feedback! So glad you and your daughter enjoyed the sunset kayak trip! I had a great time exploring the matlacha pass aquatic preserve with you both! Thanks again for choosing Gulf Coast Kayak and we hope to see you both again soon! Diana More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These guys are doing what they love which is so rare today, good for them. Nice kayaks and surrounding area of mangroves to experience both dolphins and serene beauty. We had a great time kayaking. Sara and Tim

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Diana G, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this review

Hey Sara & Tim! Wow, you totally nailed it! We do love what we do and are so very fortunate to be able to share our knowledge and experiences on the water with all our guests :) Matlacha Pass is such a beautiful and serene place and abundant with wildlife; we love it here! Thanks so much for your feedback... More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were four people in our party plus two other people and Jim our guide. Two of us were older,in our late 70's two in their 40's and two (?). It was a very windy day and at times. Paddling was. Difficult. Jim handled all of us as well as telling us a lot about the mangroves and their part... More 

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Diana G, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this review

Hi Mary! Thank you for your great feedback! So pleased to hear you enjoyed your guided kayak eco tour with Jim! We have had some windy days out here this past month but how great you chose to challenge yourselves and brave the winds! Jim absolutely loves to educate all our guests on our ecosystem and is very knowledgeable, we're... More 

Ohio
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide Jim was very prepared....thought of everything from straps for my glasses to snacks. He was a very good instructor too, making us beginners feel very comfortable and clearly explaining what to do. Jim was especially knowledgeable about the water environment and its creatures. Couldn't have asked for a better guide. We had no problems with equipment. Would recommend... More 

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Diana G, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this review

Hi Buckeye! Thanks for your recommendation and for the great feedback! So glad you enjoyed your guided kayak eco tour with Jim! He certainly enjoys educating guests on the local flora and fauna and making sure they are comfortable on the water! Thanks again for choosing Gulf Coast Kayak and we hope to see you again soon! Diana More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide with Bryan for a 2 1/2 hour morning tour. We saw dolphins, stingrays, and mantatee along with many variety of birds. We did a double kayak which the staff was happy to accommodate. It was only 4 people plus the guide. Bryan was very kind and knowledgeable about the area. Another thing we will definitely do it... More 

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Diana G, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this review

Hi there! Thanks so much for your feedback! How cool that you saw dolphin, stingrays and manatees! Happy to hear you enjoyed your tour with Bryan! The early morning tours are his favorite and they are the best time to get on the water :) The water is so nice and calm out here at that time of day and... More 

Cape Coral, Florida
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48 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to check out kayaking for a couple hours to see how we would do getting a little older . On our own it was only $25.each for two hours each in single kayaks which isn't to bad . Actually didn't go far because of the two hours , just around a couple of the island north of Matlacha.... More 

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Diana G, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this review

Hi Jimbo, We appreciate your feedback and are glad to hear you were able to get on the water with your grandson! Thanks again for choosing Gulf Coast Kayak and we hope to see you back again for a tour or lesson :) Diana More 

Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

We rented 4 Kayak's on a Saturday afternoon (1-5PM). The kayak's were in great shape and they provided a map of the islands. We took a cooler with beer & water which worked out great. Great rental price and the guys are super nice getting you in & out of the Kayak's. Try to kayak on a not-so windy day... More 

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Diana G, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this review

Hi Tim, Thanks for the feedback! We are so very fortunate to have such great staff that works hard to make sure they take care of all our guests! We're glad we were able to get you on the water despite the wind and that you and your group had a great time out there :) We definitely recommend going... More 

Kington, NH
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

Jim was our guide and he is an expert. We had an enjoyable 2 1/2 hours on the water, with Jim guiding us and pointing out the wildlife along the way. He also took great photos (so you can leave your camera home)!

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Diana G, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this review

Hi there, We really appreciate your feedback! Jim's a great instructor and a wealth of information :) I saw your pictures and they came out great! Thanks again for choosing Gulf Coast Kayak and we hope to see you again soon! Diana More 

Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Our tour guide/ instructor, Jim, was so informative and patient. I took two grandsons who had never kayaked before. Jim was so knowledgable and was a great teacher. We all felt comfortable and safe and we all enjoyed our trip through the mangroves. All the staff at GC were friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend GC Kayak and would definitely... More 

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Diana G, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you so much for your review! We're so happy to hear you and your grandsons thoroughly enjoyed the guided kayak eco tour with Jim! He loves to teach and educate all our guests on the wildlife and history of this area, especially the little ones! Our goal is to inspire young minds to continue to explore our... More 

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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

My two sisters and I came here for paddle boarding, we weren't disappointed! Very helpful and friendly staff who told us the best course to follow and where we may see manatees!

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Diana G, Owner at Gulf Coast Kayak, responded to this review

Hi Nicole, Thank you for your feedback! So glad to hear you enjoyed paddle boarding out here in Matlacha :) Hope you got to see some manatees from your boards! We've had quite a bit of sightings in the past week :) Thanks again for choosing Gulf Coast Kayak and we hope to see you again soon! Diana More 

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