Wiggins Pass Kayak Tour

Wiggins Pass Naples FL

Wiggins Pass Kayak Tour

One of the most popular seaside destinations in Naples, the mile-long stretch of white sugar sand at Delnor-Wiggins State Park has been rated one of the best beaches in the nation. The beach, facing the scenic Gulf of Mexico, is on the south side of Wiggins Pass, which, itself, is the mouth of the beautiful Cocohatchee River.  To the north side of Wiggins Pass is Barefoot Beach County Park.  Nearly always in Wiggins Pass you’ll find ospreys, brown pelicans, double-crested cormorants, white ibises, herons and egrets of all colors and many more birds, as well as an excellent chance to spot wild bottlenosed dolphins and fish leaping from the water.  “Behind” Barefoot Beach, on the bay side of the island, you’ll be guided through the beautiful mangrove trails and tunnels of the Barefoot Beach Paddling Trail.  Your guide, a trained naturalist and experienced, certified kayak instructor, will be able to point out much of the wildlife and explain the intricacies of the mangrove estuary’s ecosystem.  If you have never paddled a kayak through the mangroves you are in for a fantastic treat, and if you have, you already know how great it will be to do it again.

Pricing and Other Information:

This tour is $69.50 per person no matter what kind of boat you choose to use on the tour. Duration is 3 hours but don’t think of it as three hours of rigorous paddling.  The tour is catered to the abilities of the group.  The price covers all necessary equipment, including life jackets.

Tours leave at 9am or 1pm. The group sizes are kept small, with three singles and one double-seat kayak available.  If you have a need for more than five seats on your tour, call Naples Kayak Company/Naples Outfitters, at 239-262-6149 to book a tour with more seats.  Generally there is a better chance of a greater abundance of wildlife being on the water in the morning as less people on on the water disturbing them, but anything is possible at any time of day.  The tours leave from the following address:

Cocohatchee River Park
13535 Vanderbilt Dr
Naples, FL 34110

There are clean restrooms provided by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary at the Cocohatchee River Park.

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