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10,000 Islands Ultimate Shelling Kayak Adventure Tour Naples Kayak Adventures

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Marco Island, United States
10,000 Islands Ultimate Shelling Kayak Adventure Tour Naples Kayak Adventures

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There’s no doubt shellers love this kayaking tour to Ten Thousand Islands from Marco Island, but it’s also a great choice for nature-lovers with a desire to explore ocean floors and tide pools. Your tour is customized to the tides to guarantee the best shelling experience and easiest paddling, letting you focus less on the work and more on the chances to see marine life such as: colorful corals, starfish, sea urchins, shells, dolphins, sea turtles, manatees, birds and more.
  • Ten Thousand Islands kayaking tour from Marco Island
  • Chances to see wildlife and collect eclectic shells
  • High-quality equipment included for a great experience
  • Souvenir shell bracelet included to take home
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FREE Handcrafted Hemp Seashell Bracelet!
FREE Folder Full of Photos with Every Kayak Tour!
Bona fide comfortable sit inside open cockpit self bailing stable ocean kayak
Cushioned high back supportive adjustable seats
Top of the line fiberglass paddles that are adjustable to your arm span to provide ease in paddling.
Clean comfortable fitting USCG life jackets
Footwells for comfort. There is plenty of room to extend your legs in our roomy kayaks.
Cupholders (1 in singles & 3 in tandems)
Dry bag, sealed storage (1 in singles & 2 in tandems), 2 netted outer storage areas
Large seashell bag with handles
Bottled water
Our clean equipment is always stored inside, never left outside or individually rented. Everything is sanitized for your use prior to your tour so, you have quality clean equipment outfitted for you.
County Kayak Launch Fee Included
Parking not included. See Additional Info below for parking.
  • Marco Island , Marco Island, FL 34145, USA

    Departs in Marco Island, FL. (See email: expect an email within 12 hrs after booking for the specific time and departure location. Departure sites and launch times are specially selected based on the tide for the day you booked (view our online booking calendar to see times in advance).

  • Marco Island , Marco Island, FL 34145, USA

    *PARKING: It is highly recommended to shuttle/taxi/uber etc. to your tour. Parking is extremely limited to only a dozen non-trailer spots at any of these special access launch sites per new 2021 Collier County rules. Please see helpful parking options and details under Additional Info Section below.

  • Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
    9/10/2021 - 1/31/2023
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 08:00 PM
    This activity will end right where it started.
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Required forms: each participant will be required to sign our participant agreement release & acknowledgement of risk and our equipment agreement waiver & release of liability forms onsite prior to participating in any activities. (Please contact us if you need these forms in advance or if you have any questions regarding these forms. They are common and are required for water sports activities. Even though, this is a relatively safe activity, please acknowledge this is an at your own risk activity where you and your minor will be kayaking in brackish & saltwater to view wildlife which can be unpredictable).
    • ALL MINORS MUST have a parent or legal guardian sign their participant agreement release & acknowledgement of risk and our equipment agreement waiver & release of liability forms. This is required for any minor to participate in any of our activities. (Please contact us if you need these forms in advance for a parent to sign).
    • All minors must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Minors ages 7-13 are allowed to paddle in a tandem, but must have an adult in the same kayak with them.
    • Minors ages 4-6 ride in the middle plastic molded seat near their parent when 2 seats are booked in a tandem. There is plenty of room for comfort and to extend your legs.
    • Kayak tours are designed for easy/beginner level (3-3.5 hours and approximately 1.5 miles round trip of kayaking) or intermediate level (5-5.5 hours and approximately 5 miles round trip of kayaking) and are designed to travel with the tides. However, you should decide if you're in sufficient health to participate in this activity. At times currents and winds can change direction requiring additional effort. All participants that ride in a paddling seat must be physically fit, able and willing to paddle. Otherwise, they can ride in the center seat with two other paddlers in the kayak, so long as weight requirements are met.
    • No alcohol permitted. Cannot be under the influence of alcohol or illicit drugs.
    • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
    • Handmade seashell jewelry contains small parts and is a potential choking hazard. Seashell jewelry is only intended for and only hand crafted for persons 12 years of age and older.
    • Free 10 digital photos are taken during your tour for your group and are shared easily with you via google drive within 24-48 hours excluding holidays.
    • All participants weights MUST be advised at time of booking. Weight Limits cannot exceed the following: single seat kayak weight limit is 350 lbs, tandem weight limit is 250 lbs per participant or a combined weight of 500 lbs or less.
    • All participants must wear a lifejacket (PFD) when kayaking.
    • Recommended items to bring on your tour includes: Water shoes or Aqua Socks are Required for this Tour, Polarized sunglasses, Water resistant sunscreen lotion 50 SPF or greater, Sun shielding hat, Any personal items you will need and can't be without, Insect repellent, A zip lock baggie to place any items you want to prevent from getting wet (There is a sealed storage compartment to store items, often times it stays dry, however items can and may still get wet inside the compartment), Comfortable clothing such as swimwear or shorts that you don't mind getting wet, Towel, Use the restroom before arrival (since we pick hot spots to see wildlife, some areas may not have bathrooms onsite), Sufficient bottled water and snacks for a two and a half hour kayak tour, A Happy Disposition & Smiles for Pics & Videos of your Great Kayak Adventure (pics & videos are a free service we provide. if you do not want your pic taken just simply let us know).
    • Pricing is per seat. Seats will be in tandem kayaks, Single kayak seats will be made available for single bookings and the extra person that is in your group when you book an odd number of seats.
    • Near public transportation
    • PARKING: This is a specialized tour accessing Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve’s bordering waterways of the 10,000 Islands. The county has new 2021 regulations for everyone regarding access/parking into this area. Since, we hold a commercial permit and are a licensed Collier County business, we have access to this location to provide tours so, you can experience this wonderful adventure. It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to shuttle or taxi/uber etc. to your tour. Parking is NOT guaranteed and is extremely limited to only a dozen spots at any of the 10,000 Islands launch sites per new 2021 Collier County rules. Driving may result in: no parking found or parking offsite which would result in walking to your tour from there. If you drive, please do not park in non parking areas or “boat trailer only” parking spots as the county is enforcing parking fees/fines. Parking fees/fines that you may incur are not included in this tour. If you choose to drive: it is advisable to leave early to secure one of the dozen non-trailer parking spots in advance but, please keep in mind a spot may never become available. Certain days of the week may yield different parking circumstances. We do not provide a shuttle or transportation service to your tour. Be sure to plan in advance for your arrival. No shows will not receive a refund for their tour. Full refunds are issued if your tour is cancelled 24 hours in advance. Please travel safely.
    • Due to operational costs: If you book only 1 seat, then we reserve the right to cancel your tour and have a full refund issued back to you or reschedule you on another available date if no other participants have joined the tour you booked.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • You will need to decide if you are physically fit to paddle a kayak.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Naples Kayak Adventures
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    What is the policy on sanitization during 10,000 Islands Ultimate Shelling Kayak Adventure Tour Naples Kayak Adventures ?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by 10,000 Islands Ultimate Shelling Kayak Adventure Tour Naples Kayak Adventures .
    What is the social distancing policy during 10,000 Islands Ultimate Shelling Kayak Adventure Tour Naples Kayak Adventures ?
    A:The policies on social distancing are:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    See all safety measures taken by 10,000 Islands Ultimate Shelling Kayak Adventure Tour Naples Kayak Adventures .
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 10,000 Islands Ultimate Shelling Kayak Adventure Tour Naples Kayak Adventures ?
    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    See all safety measures taken by 10,000 Islands Ultimate Shelling Kayak Adventure Tour Naples Kayak Adventures .

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    • "After booking, you will get an email from Viator with a bar code and further information (time, directions) just be sure to scroll down." See review


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    So much fun
    , Feb 2020
    This tour was fun and everything it said it would be. The guides were very informative about the sea life and the islands. The bracelet is awesome . I could see doing this tour again.
    Would definitely do it again
    , Feb 2020
    Laurie and Mike were very professional and informative. They really were enthusiastic about sharing the knowledge of all the sea life. We even saw a dolphin pod! We saved life sea stars and handle sea hares.
    Kayak adventure
    , Jan 2020
    Amazing trip! Laura and Mike were great, very knowledgeable about the area, really shared their enthusiasm and love for the environment. We found lots of shells and had a great experience, Would definitely recommend this trip.
    Wonderful Shelling Experience
    , Nov 2019
    We had a wonderful shelling kayak experience with Laura and Mike. They were very knowledgeable and very nice. We got awesome shells, like two 12" horse conchs and a lot of right-handed whelks. We are definitely thinking about coming back in the future :-)
    Awesome Tour
    , Aug 2019
    My wife and I had a blast on our Kayaking tour, we will certainly do it again and have advised our family and friends to do the same. Our guides were super knowledgeable on the sea life, currents and beaches of 10,000 islands making this excursion the highlight of our vacation.
    icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
    You rock!!---- what an amazing review you gave us and great compliment you provided by recommending us to you friends and family!! Also, we are very proud to be named the highlight of your vacation!! Many thanks to you for taking the time to leave us such an amazing review!! Thank you thank you!! Cheers from, Mike and Laura Naples Kayak Adventures
    , May 2019
    We had such a great time with Laura and Mike and I can't thank them enough! After booking, you will get an email from Viator with a bar code and further information (time, directions) just be sure to scroll down. They plan your trip around low tide to ensure you will get the best shells possible. I couldn't believe the condition of the shells we found, they were just pristine! The amount of shells out there is just out of this world, the pictures do it no justice. We looked for specific shells and still managed to go home with 17 lbs packed into our carry on (I recommend bringing an extra luggage bag for all your treasures). We also learned so much from Mike about sea life, shells, birds and the eco system. He is so knowledgeable and has a passion for his work, thank you for taking the time and effort in teaching us so much. A great time was had by all and I just wanted to thank you guys one last time!
    icon Response from Host , May 2019
    17 lbs of seashells... that's awesome! Glad you all had an amazing time! We are so glad you all had a great time collecting your treasures and learning about all the marine life! It really means so much to us to hear about your experience! You all were a blast and we definitely hope to see you all again in the future! (Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review) :) Sincerely, Mike and Laura
    10,000 Islands Ultimate Shelling Kayak Adventure Tour
    , Jan 2019
    Fun time for any age. Tour was very well run. Kayaks were fun. Made two stops and each was fantastic. Found live starfish and other marine life. Mike and Laura were knowledgeable on all the shells we found as well as the living creatures that we scooped up. Never saw so many shells and it was difficult to find the one perfect one that Laura and Mike made into a bracelet for each guest. Highly recommend this adventure-tour. Great time!

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