Our tour leaves from the Capri Paddle Park on the beautiful Isles of Capri, just north of Marco Island. As you book your tour, online, pick from your choice of single or double, stable, recreational sit-in kayaks. You’ll take a leisurely paddle into the captivating, primitive, meandering mangrove trail wilderness. You will learn about a forest of trees that grows directly from the saltwater sea floor. Your skilled, experienced guide will explain why a thriving mangrove estuary is so important to protecting the inland environment and to supporting so many species of wildlife in the open sea. Depending upon weather and tides, as well as the wishes of the paddlers, this trip can be focused upon the mangrove trails and even some mangrove “tunnels” or can also include the white sand beaches of uninhabited islands on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico. While we can never guarantee appearances of specific animals, paddlers typically can encounter dolphins, ospreys, ibises, terns, pelicans, cormorants, herons, egrets, eagles, rays, sea stars, live conchs, sea turtles, many species of fish and even manatees!
All trips are catered to the skill level and desire of the group as well as the waves and weather we have that day. If open skies and sandy beaches are what you desire the direction can be changed and head towards the Gulf, island hopping from mangrove islands to beaches along the way.
**Pricing and Other Information:**
Tours are $59.50 per person no matter what kind of boat you choose to use on the tour. Duration is up to 3.5 hours, depending upon the winds, waves and paddler abilities. The pace is not rigorous and is geared toward beginners. The tour is catered to the group. Price does not include FL Sales tax or gratuity for your guide (generally 15% + if you do not think your guide deserved this please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tours leave at 9am or 1:30pm. Generally there is a better chance of a greater abundance of wildlife being on the water earlier, but that is not always the case.
Synthetic clothing is the best to wear as it dries quickly and breathes well. Sunscreen and a hat are also recommended as the Florida Sun is usually shining. Please wear shoes that CAN get wet. Flip-flops are NOT preferred. Best to use footwear that straps or ties to your feet. Water shoes are fine, as well. Please bring at least two liters of bottled water per person, in order to stay properly hydrated.
Tours can be done any day of the week. We request that you book your tour at least by 3pm on the previous day so that we can guarantee your guide. If you have a last minute request give us a call anyway and we’ll try our best to secure you a guide.
Exit 101, Collier Blvd (Hwy 951), Southbound towards Marco Island
Cross U.S. 41 (East Tamiami Trail), continue south.
Turn right onto Capri Blvd (Hwy 952). Paddle Park Entrance on right hand side of road.
From U.S 41 (East Tamiami Trail):
Go to Collier Blvd (Hwy 951), turn South, towards Marco Island.
Turn right on Capri Blvd, (Hwy 952). Paddle Park Entrance on right hand side of road.
From Marco Island:
Drive north on Collier Blvd (Hwy 951) across the Jolley Bridge)
At first light, turn left on Capri Blvd, (Hwy 952). Paddle Park Entrance on right hand side of road.
Capri Paddle Park
Just west of intersection of Collier Blvd (Hwy 951) and Capri Blvd (Hwy 952)
Naples, FL 34113