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Kayak Tour Barefoot Beach Preserve Magical Mangrove Estuary Adventure
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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Even if you’ve never kayaked before, you can still see manatees, dolphins, seabirds, and more in the wild on this Naples kayaking tour. Follow a guide through the protected estuary and mangrove tunnels at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park and Barefoot Beach Preserve, learning about plant and animal wildlife from your guide and spotting animals you might miss on your own.
  • Naples kayaking tour in a mangrove forest is a great pick for families
  • Explore Delnor-Wiggins Pass and Barefoot Beach Preserve
  • Suitable for all ages and abilities—no experience necessary
  • All equipment included with dry box and life jackets
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Dry Box storage for keys, phone
Life vests and paddles
Stable Perception kayaks with high-back, supportive cushioned backrests and padded seat cushions
Tandem Kayak (Single kayaks available booking directly through the Finseeker website)
Gratuity not included. Guides work off tips. If your guide does a good job,please tip accordingly
Drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
No refunds for late arrivals.Late is 5-10 minutes after the designated departure time
Sales tax & parking fee not included
Collier County Public Boat Ramp , 13535 Vanderbilt Drivem, Naples, FL 34110, USA

Guests will depart from the Cocohatchee River Marina boat ramp at 13535 Vanderbilt Drive, Naples 34110. When you drive into the marina, you'll pass a Coast Guard Auxiliary Station with a metal roof on your left. Drive past it and you'll see the boat ramp on your left where your guide will be waiting

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
11/4/2020 - 6/6/2023
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 12:30 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All kayaking excursions go out rain(light) or shine, hot or cold
  • It is up to the guide to decide on cancelling the trip due to dangerous weather conditions(i.e. lightning, high winds, heavy rains). You have the choice of a refund or rescheduling
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult - all tandem kayaks hold 2 adults and 1 small child ages 2-8 yrs old in the middle seat (the tandem has a third molded plastic seat in the middle)
  • Not recommended for participants that are not in good physical health, have serious medical conditions or pregnant
  • Max weight limit for tandem kayaks is 500 lbs total ,350 lbs for single kayaks
  • WE OFFER COORDINATED START TIMES MEANING YOUR TRIP MAY START ANYTIME BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 9am AND 12:30pm.WE COORDINATE THE SPECIFIC TIMING WITH TRAVELERS AND WILL CONTACT YOU ASAP WHEN YOUR BOOKING IS RECEIVED TO LET YOU KNOW THE EXACT TIME.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Sales tax & parking fee not included
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Finseeker Guided 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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Kayak Tour Barefoot Beach Preserve Magical Mangrove Estuary Adventure?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Kayak Tour Barefoot Beach Preserve Magical Mangrove Estuary Adventure.
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What is the social distancing policy during Kayak Tour Barefoot Beach Preserve Magical Mangrove Estuary Adventure?
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 Kayak Tour Barefoot Beach Preserve Magical Mangrove Estuary Adventure.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Kayak Tour Barefoot Beach Preserve Magical Mangrove Estuary Adventure?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Kayak Tour Barefoot Beach Preserve Magical Mangrove Estuary Adventure.

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star-5
10/10 would recommend
Lindsey_I
, Apr 2022
This was awesome. The tour went through mangrove tunnels and really felt magical. We saw manatees and dolphins pretty close to us. Loved every second. Thanks Gentry!
star-4
Guided kayak tour
Paula_Z
, Mar 2022
Our guide, Gentry, added a nice amount of information about some of the birds we saw and the mangrove plants. He was very knowledgeable about the waterway we were on and allotted time for us to walk a bit at the beach.
star-3
Nice but not much of an adventure
Jennifer_B
, Mar 2022
I was expecting an adventure winding through mangrove trees. The mangrove tunnel very short and a dead end path. Was advised this time of year (February) too cold for manatees and they are further up river. Did see lots of birds and it was peaceful (once we left the group as we were grouped with women who were more interested in the guide's life than the wildlife)
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
This is not advertised as a manatee tour and there is no guarantee that you will see manatees as the website states. We let you know as well before booking the tour that a better chance of seeing manatees would be up in the orange river to the north. Also the guide informed me that you split off from the tour group and went off on your own. This isn’t acceptable as you could’ve gotten lost. Next time if you don’t want to be potentially slowed down by a small group of people you’re with on the tour, I would advise booking a PRIVATE tour instead of a group tour Next time and I would recommend booking a private tour with a manatee company that can guarantee seeing them this time of year. Also just getting a kayak rental sounds like something you should’ve gotten instead since you paddled away from the group on your own and could’ve gotten lost.
star-5
Amazing
Kristen_S
, Jul 2021
We had a great time kayaking through the mangroves. Seeing the dolphin and the little crabs in their natural habitat was a remarkable experience. Thank you Jennifer for a memorable day!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
We had a great time!
Raymond_E
, Jul 2021
Jennifer was a great guide! Very informative about the environment and the wildlife that we encountered. The mangroves were fun to paddle through and Barefoot Beach was beautiful. Would definitely go back!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Best adventure ever
Alan_W
, May 2021
She was great she calmed my nerves it’s a great experience I would recommend this to anyone but not have done this before
star-4
Fun and educational time
William_M
, May 2021
Our whole adventure began with guide Jennifer sending us text messages with specific information as to her location and how to be prepared for the tour. After arriving we were greeted and set up in our kayaks (we chose individual but two- or three-person kayaks are available). Jennifer then led us on the tour while providing much information about manatees (one surfaced near us), other creatures and the mangroves. Beautiful two hours on the water.
star-5
Amazing
Debra_V
, Apr 2021
Jennifer was amazing she catered to us as we had different ages with us. She made our experience a very nice one thanks Jennifer
star-5
Loved it
Karin_K
, Apr 2021
Jennifer was a great knowledgeable guide. Beautiful wildlife, kayaking and shelling. A highlight for us
star-3
Just ok
Paul_F
, Mar 2021
It was a very leisurely tour paddling in the mangrove tunnels and over oyster beds. We saw a few dolphins and a lot of beautiful bird varieties. Our guide was very informative and helpful. My only complaint was the group was too big ( 12 kayaks ) so we often couldn’t hear her. There was one spot where the mangrove tunnel was narrow Only 6 kayaks could go in at a time. While one group was in the Mangroves the other group just paddled around aimlessly for about 20 minutes.
star-4
First time Kayaking
Sandra_P
, Mar 2021
The tour was nice and our tour guide was great and knowledgeable of the area. It was our first time kayaking and it really was a lot of work to paddle. We enjoyed it which ultimately is what matters most.
star-5
Good time on a Barefoot Beach paddle
Steven_S
, Mar 2021
Great guide with lots of environmental info . Two hours were fine as even though we know how to kayak the hands can get a bit blistered . Wearing kayak glove would be good. They were very accommodating to get us a time we preferred .
star-5
Best first kayaking trip
Gary
, Mar 2021
Jennifer is an excellent, informative guide. This was my first kayaking experience but not my last. I will definitely book with Jennifer again.
star-5
A very enjoyable kayak run through the mangroves
Nancy_F
, Mar 2021
Jennifer was an excellent guide. She was engaging and responsive to questions and very informative about the flora and fauna. We particularly enjoyed the tranquil glide through the mangrove tunnel.
star-5
Enjoyable kayak tour in North Naples
Christine_P
, Jan 2021
Kayaking the waterways near Wiggins Pass and Barefoot beach is an awesome experience with a knowledgeable guide like Jennifer. She talked about the waterways, plant life, marine life and environment during our tour. She was truly a pleasure to travel and paddle with- highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Fun Family Kayak Tour
Dottie_D
, Jan 2021
This kayak tour takes you down a small section of the Gordon River, through a peaceful mangrove tunnel, and then across Wiggin’s Pass, where you can stretch your legs with a quick walk on the Sandy beach. This is easy paddling with a knowledgeable and friendly guide who shares information about the mangroves and natural life in the waters you’re kayaking. This was a wonderful way for us as a fifty something, thirty something and two teenagers to spend two hours together. Highly recommend!
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Great Kayak Tour
Beverly_N
, Sep 2020
This was a great tour especially for beginners. It was relaxing and we saw many variety of birds and also dolphins. Highly recommended
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Beverly, thank you for your kind words. I'm glad your first time kayaking was an enjoyable one!
star-5
Kayaking through the mangroves, with dolphins!
Heather_C
, Jun 2020
Lots of fun, with a very knowledgeable guide. Jennifer was clearly quite experienced and we were able to see some very interesting wildlife. Thank you!
star-5
Dolphins and birds kayak trip
scottbarterc
, Jan 2020
Jennifer was very knowledgeable and experienced. She told us a lot of information about the area and about the birds, fish and animals native to southwest Florida. Would recommend
star-5
Highly Recommended!!
Maps05669512411
, May 2019
My friend and I had a great kayaking experience with Jennifer! She was so knowledgeable and pleasant. Even as I was planning our adventure, Jennifer was quick to reply to texts and questions. The mangrove was beautiful. Our most memorable part of the 2 hours was seeing a bald eagle. Thank you, Jennifer, for a great experience!

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