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We specialize in Small Group Tours! (2-8 paddlers Max)

Our guides will give personalized attention to each person in our Small Group and Private Tours! Many companies have no max allowance of paddlers per tour. Don’t get lost in the sea of paddlers!


per person for Small Group Tours

Tours are $59.50 per person no matter what kind of kayak (single or double) you choose to use on the Rookery Bay Kayak Tour. Duration is two and-a-half to three hours and is a slow paced laid back nature watch style paddle.

PRIVATE Small Group Tours! (2-8 paddlers Max)

On our Private Tours, only you and your small group will be the only ones on the Tour. This is the ultimate in personalized and individualized attention from your guide!


per person for Private Tours

Private Tours are $89.25 per person no matter what kind of kayak (single or double) you choose to use on the Rookery Bay Kayak Tour. Duration is two and-a-half to three hours and is a slow paced laid back nature watch style paddle.


Please note that this price does NOT include gratuity for your tour guide. If, for some reason you do not feel that the guide deserves a gratuity, PLEASE let us know at



Excitement, Beauty and More

The Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is 110,00 acres of mostly undisturbed mangrove tunnels and forests and open water estuarine habitat! Your two and-a-half to three hour guided tour will introduce you to this spectacularly beautiful environment. Your tour guide is an experienced kayak instructor and naturalist. You will learn about the relationships between the mangroves and all the other wildlife that is wholly dependent on the mangroves in this extremely important natural habitat. While we cannot promise animal sightings for specific tours we often encounter dolphins, jumping fish, rays, brown pelicans, cormorants, white ibis, great egrets, snowy egrets, up to six different species of herons, ospreys, bald eagles, and more.


Tours leave at 9am or 12:30pm. Generally there is a better chance of a greater abundance of Wildlife being on the water earlier as less people on on the water disturbing them.

Kid’s Discount

$15 off, per child

All kids (ages 4-12, greater than 50 lbs) can receive a discount of $15 off if they ride or paddle in the front seat of a tandem kayak! An adult must paddle in the back or stern seat.

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  • Serving Southwest Florida since 2004.
  • Professional Tour Guides- All are kayak instructors certified by the ACA ( American Canoe Association)
  • Single and Double kayaks available
  • Easy online booking
  • Easy, beginner friendly kayaks
  • We are not just a website. We have a main location, just two miles South of Down Town Naples. Have questions about a kayak rental or tour? Stop in and see us at 2360 Shadowlawn Drive!

So Where is this?

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10 Shell Island Rd. Naples, FL 34113

Recommended Dress:

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. Bringing a bottle of water is also recommended.



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. 239 262 6149



We accept all forms of payment, including all major credit cards. We accept checks with a phone number and drivers license number. Our new online booking software makes it easy and secure to book your Rookery Bay Kayak Tour.



After you have booked your Rookery Bay Kayak Tour, you will receive an email confirmation. Your Kayak Guide will call you the evening prior to your tour and make sure that you understand how to get to the tour location. He or she will also provide his or her cellular phone number.


From I-75:

Exit 101, Collier Blvd (Hwy 951), Southbound towards Marco Island
Cross U.S. 41 (East Tamiami Trail), continue south past East Naples Fire Station.
From Collier Blvd (Hwy 951), turn west onto Shell Island Road and drive all the way to the end.


From Naples/ U.S 41 (East Tamiami Trail):

Go to Collier Blvd (Hwy 951), turn South, towards Marco Island.
Continue south past East Naples Fire Station.
From Collier Blvd (Hwy 951), turn west onto Shell Island Road and drive all the way to the end.


From Marco Island:

Drive north on Collier Blvd (Hwy 951) across the Jolley Bridge)
Go through the first two lights after the bridge. Pass the entrance to Fiddler’s Creek (on right).
Turn left just after Fiddler’s Creek onto Shell Island Rd, and drive all the way to the end.

Wilderness Guidelines


Fires are allowed only at beach sites along that Gulf Coast, below the storm surge line near the high tide line, using only downed wood. No fires are allowed at ground or chickee sites.


Trash must be packed out. Included in trash should be food scraps and used toilet paper; leave sites cleaner than you find them.

Human Waste

Use toilets where provided. At sites without facilities, bury human waste in a hole at least 6″ deep. Pack used paper out with garbage.


Remove all food particles from dishes before washing. Do not dump food scraps in water; pack out with trash. Use bio-degradable soap.

Designated Site

You must stay at the site listed on the permit unless safety factors require you to stay elsewhere.


Pets are not permitted in Everglades National Park.

Weapons & Fireworks

Use or possession of either is prohibited.


Be considerate of other visitors. Quiet hours are 10pm to 6am. Loud machinery such as generators, chainsaws and bug sprayers is prohibited.


State fishing license and regulations apply. You are responsible for following the size and daily bag limits for Everglades National Park.


DO NOT feed or harass alligators or other wildlife. Animals that are habituated to human food can be dangerous.


The use of personal watercraft and water skiing are prohibited. You are responsible for following the parks boating regulations.

Leave No Trace

While not regulations, these principles will help preserve the park’s wilderness values: 1.) Plan ahead and prepare 2.) Camp in designated sites only 3.) Dispose of waste properly 4.) Leave what you find 5.) Minimize Campfire impacts 6.) Respect wildlife 7.) Be considerate of other visitors


Recommended Safety Tips

Nautical Charts & Compass

Are strongly recommended for all routes. Do not rely entirely on GPS units.


Weather conditions change rapidly in the summer. Be prepared for intense sun, rain, and strong winds. Be prepared for lightning; do not stay in open water during storms, move near land staying low in your boat.


Take a tide chart and check conditions before you depart. Carry a weather radio if possible.


Mosquitoes and no-see-ums can be numerous and aggressive. Insect repellent, bug jackets, or long pants and long sleeved shirts are recommended.


Raccoons will do nearly anything to get food and water. Store both in hard sided containers or aboard a boat.


One gallon per person per day is the minimum recommendation. No fresh water is available.


Plants, animals and artifacts are protected in the national park. Collecting is prohibited.

Be realistic

Tides and winds can make paddling difficult. Most experienced paddlers plan to travel between 8-12 miles per day. If this is your first trip, choose a short trip and travel well marked routes.

Be Prepared

Boating in Everglades National Park is challenging. Safely exploring this area requires the ability to “read the water”, as the shallow areas are not usually marked. Knowing the draft (depth) and limits of your boat is critical, as is the ability to read and utilize nautical charts.

Numbers To Call For Information

Flamingo (239) 695-2945

Gulf Coast (239) 695-3311

Search and Rescue

File a trip plan with a friend or relative before leaving. If you do not return home on time, that person should contact Everglades National Park 24hr dispatch at (305)242-7740. In the park, dial #NPS from your cell phone.


All kayak and paddle board rentals include a life jacket, a whistle and a leash for paddle boards.

These items are for your safety and we strongly encourage their use. 


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