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See manatees, tropical birds, alligators, dolphins and other wildlife on this 3-hour boat tour throughout the Ten Thousand Islands. You'll even get to explore a deserted island called Whitehorse Key to search for shells. This very intimate narrated tour will be a great way to spend a morning or afternoon in Naples. There are never more than 6 passengers on a boat.
This is a wonderful alternative to an airboat ride … quiet, peaceful and surreal. It is a leisurely paddle experience with a naturalist guide who throughout the tour will be interpreting and explaining what you are seeing. It is a great learning experience in a very unique part of the Everglades. The Everglades is a vast and varied ecosystem containing the largest mangrove forest in North America. Throughout the forest are brackish "lakes" whose waters are a mix of "sweet" fresh water and salt water. They are refuges and nursery grounds for alligators, herons, egrets, stilts, ducks, wood storks, spoonbills, otters, orchids and bromeliads and a gamut of fishes. Some lakes are host to colonies of roosting and breeding birds. Interconnecting these lakes are narrow, flowing tidal creeks. The mangrove forest grows to the very edge and over the tops of these creeks forming a canopy or a tunnel. The dense canopy regulates moisture and humidity allowing to thrive.
9am and 11:30am launch times for kayak rentals.The exact launch time is sent once your reservation is received. The meeting point is in front of the launch ramp at the Cocohatchee River Marina at 13535 Vanderbilt Dr, Naples, FL 34110. Your 3 hour adventure will start paddling through the protected mangrove estuaries, back bays and sea shell filled beaches of the surrounding Delnor Wiggins State Park and Barefoot Beach Preserve where various types of shorebirds, manatees and dolphins may be spotted. You'll then enter the majestic and mysterious mangrove tunnels. A waterproof map of the preserve showing you how to get to all the interesting features like the mangrove tunnels and beach is handed out to you before your departure. Paddling routes are easy to navigate and are in the protected backwaters of the mangrove estuary. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. All ages and skill levels welcome.Brief paddling instruction is given and guests bring their kayaks back to the Cocohatchee River Marina.
Fish Lake Trafford, one of the best bass fishing lakes on the west coast of Florida located minutes from Naples. Experience the thrill of fishing while enjoying the abundant wildlife on a Florida freshwater fishing adventure of a lifetime!Lake Trafford is approximately 1500 acres of natural beauty located on the coast of West Florida. In just a short distance, you can experience a freshwater fishing adventure like no other. It’s abundant wildlife make it a fisherman and photographer’s paradise.Trafford is regarded as a premier fishing lake for most anglers with trophy bass being the species of choice. You can also catch crappie (speck), bluegill and redear sunfish. Come try it for yourself and spend time in one of the most beautiful areas of Southwest Florida.Our travelers also enjoyed a day at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Freedom Park, and at the Naples Botanical Garden!
Experience and explore backwaters of the Ten thousand Islands! A short distant and boat ride to great fishing. Enjoy fishing one of the most pristine areas in the world, with a unique ecosystem found nowhere else. Fishing is great all year round, and there is such diversity of area that even on windy days there are places to fish. Among the Ten Thousand Islands you can fish the outside barrier islands, the rivers and creeks, and hundreds of miles of backcountry water shoreline, making this a trip to experience.If you are traveling to Marco Island and want to explore more of the outdoors, make sure fishing is on the top of your list. You can also enjoy a relaxing day at Keewaydin Island or a fresh snack at the Marco Island Farmers Market. You can also explore the Marco Island Historical Museum. Booking with confidence on TripAdvisor, it makes this charter an easy, reliable and enjoyable decision. Reserve Today to get hooked up!
This 2 hour guided tour departs from the Cocohatchee River Marina in Naples. 9am and 10am launch times(The exact launch time will be confirmed once your reservation is made).You may see marine wildlife such as manatees and dolphins, shorebirds and birds of prey paddling through the protected back bays and mangrove estuaries surrounding Delnor Wiggins State Park and Barefoot Beach Preserve in Naples. The second half of the tour is spent in one of the majestic mangrove tunnels within the state park where you will learn about the mangrove ecosystem. Your guide will ensure each guest is given personalized attention narrating about the various plant and animal life you'll encounter on your tour. Tour routes are in the protected backwaters along the beautiful mangrove shorelines and shallow water estuaries of the preserve. A brief paddling instruction is given to make sure every guest is comfortable before we embark on every tour. All ages and skill levels welcome. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!