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“Rookery Bay”

Naples Kayak Company
Ranked #11 of 145 Tours in Naples
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: - Easy rentals at multiple locations- just show up and go! - Pick up or delivery to your home or condo - Fun affordable tours - easy online tour booking -Over 12 years in business! - Retail store where you can come in and ask questions about rentals or tours Here are some commonly asked questions about our Guided Kayak Nature Tours and Guided Paddle Board Tours -What is the process for booking my Guided Kayak Nature Tour? Simply decide which tour you would like to participate in and then click the calender on the day and time that you wish to participate. You will get a confirmation email after you book and a reciept of paynment for your tour.Your tour guide will contact you the evening prior to your tour and provide his/her cell # and make sure that you know everything that you need to know. -Is it common to give a gratuity to my guide? It is certainly customary in the United States to give a gratuity to service personel who have done a good job, just as you would at any other venue. Remember that your tour guide is checking the weather and tide, loading and unloading the kayaks and working hard to find wildlife on your kayak tour or paddle board tour. All of this is in addition to the significant investment in training and equipment that our professional guides have put forth. -Are there alligators? There are alligators in Florida. We don't really provide tours in areas that would have any real population of gators. Remember also that gators really just want to eat, sleep and make more gators. They usually eat things like fish and turtles. -What should I wear? Ideally you should protect your skin from the sun, either with Sun block or sun protective clothing. Sun protective hats and clothing are available in our retail store, Naples Outfitters at 2360 Shadowlawn Drive in Naples. -Do you have single and double kayaks? We have both. When you book your tour the booking software will ask you if you would like singles or doubles. -Are life jackets provided? Always. In fact, on nature tours our guide will require you to wear one. -What if we have never paddled before? Our guides are also instructors. Your tour will be a beginner lesson and a tour! -What if it rains? There are quite a few months in SW Florida that getting rained on can be just wonderful. However, you guide has been checking the weather carefully in an attempt to avoid lightning. If we can't go for safety reasons, or if it will be just too wet then we will gladly refund your money. Please note that our hours of operation are the retail store hours. Complete tour times are listed on the Naples Kayak Company website.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing outing kayaking on Rookery Bay. Our guide John was a wealth of knowledge about ecosystems, birds, fish, game etc. Highly recommend taking this outing.

Thank James M
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Naples K, Owner at Naples Kayak Company, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

James thank you so very much for making the effort to write such a wonderful review. We certainly do appreciate the time and effort and of course we are thrilled that you enjoyed your tour.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Simon was an amazing teacher and guide and the whole experience was super fun and relaxing! I highly recommend checking out naples kayak company

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Thank Charlotte G
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Naples K, Public Relations Manager at Naples Kayak Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thank you so much for taking a moment to let us know how much fun you had!
Join us again anytime!!
Thank you,
Ashley

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We had a great time with our 2 young kids and their teenage cousin. Tom was an excellent and knowledgeable guide.

Thank Paul R
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Naples K, Owner at Naples Kayak Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Paul thank you taking the time to write such a nice review!
Chris

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Kristine and I had an awesome paddle with guide Tom Long of the Naples Kayak Company. The Rookery Tour was a nice mix of open water paddling, venturing within the mangrove forest and educational stops with guide Tom. His knowledge of the area biology was amazing as he taught us how to identify three different species of mangrove trees and how these unique trees reproduce and survive in a salt water environment. We managed to see several bird species including pelicans, egrets and osprey. The trip was capped off with a dolphin feeding in the cove as we returned to our starting point.

Thank Clyde G
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Naples K, Owner at Naples Kayak Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Clyde thank you very much for the great review. It sounds like you had an awesome time!
Chris

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

We had a great morning out on the Rookery Bay estuary with our guide, Tom Long. As inexperienced paddlers, we were looking for an accessible trip where we could learn about the estuary ecosystem, see some wildlife, and pass a few pleasant hours on the water. Wow...did this trip over deliver! Tom showed us EVERYTHING...birds, mangroves, oysters and a bunch of dolphins! We learned a ton and had a great time doing it. I highly recommend this trip for any family that wants a safe, fun, active, and informative experience in Naples.

Thank Terry K
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Naples K, Owner at Naples Kayak Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Terry thanks so much for making the effort to write such a wonderful review. We are really happy that you enjoyed the experience!
Chris

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