Marco Island Kayak Expedition, Marco Island, FL
Experience ID: 426
Kayak Trips are all about enjoying yourself on the water. However, this trip is just as focused on letting you experience the wonderful local natural area and wildlife. Paddling through the mangrove tunnels is especially rewarding.
These experiences are great for singles, couples or the whole family. Wind down, chill out and enjoy Paradise at its pristine best ... on a kayak tour. Professional guides and naturalists will work hard so that you get the most out of this experience. Tandem kayaks are used on all the trips with singles available for odd numbers of guests.
Rookery Bay Preserve is one of people's favorite tours. Rookery Bay is 110,000 acres of mangrove forests, uplands and protective waters. A myriad of wildlife, including 150 species of birds and many threatened and endangered animals, thrive in the estuarine environment and surrounding upland hammocks and scrub found within the Reserve. Kayaking Rookery Bay is sure to inspire, relax and leave you with memories that will last a life time. You will leave able to greater appreciation of the area and know why it is called the Paradise Coast.
- 2 ½ Hours of Guided Kayaking.
- Tours meet at 9:30 am and 12:30 pm Daily.
- Great for all Ages and Experience Levels.
- Price per kids under 12 years old: $48
- Limited to 8 Guests.
- This kayak trips are stable, easy and quiet.
Are the kayaks stable?
Yes, very much so, and they are very easy to paddle. Many actually use the kayaks as fishing platforms and some fishermen even standup to fish while in the kayaks.
Will I get wet?
The kayaks that are used for the ECO tours are state-of-the-art. You actually sit on a comfortable cushioned seat with very good back support. Simply sit down in the seat just as you would sit in a chair. You do not crawl into these kayak as with other types. They are sealed and will not fill with water or sink. They are dry, very easy to paddle and very stable. However, as you paddle, drops of water can run down the paddle shaft. This paddle drizzle can get on your legs.
What about the alligators?
The Everglades Area is famous for alligators. However, the alligators are not a problem for guests. They keep a safe distance away and so will you. They are fond of fish and fowl. A person in a kayak simply does not resemble anything close to a wading bird!