Our adventure will start with basic kayak instruction on land followed by water practice so you’ll be comfortable with your tour equipment. When you’re ready, off we go! We will be the only tour group in this area due to limited launch access. I’ll introduce you to the flora & fauna and the beautiful waterways I call home. Memories of dolphins, maybe rays and manatees, and many birds will dance in your head for years to come. We’ll paddle into Tarpon Bay and navigate the passes between mangrove islands. Going around Stingaree Island we’ll see the mudflats of the Marco River then follow the shoreline into the Mangrove river and tunnels. More secluded flats, peaceful lagoons and estuary islands on our return route. Once back at the marina you can freshen up in the restrooms or plan to stay at the waterfront tiki café for refreshments.
Captain Donna here, co-founder of Capri Marina, and I’ve been paddling these waters for nearly 30 years. Join my kayak tour to enjoy the natural beauty of Southwest Florida. Paddle to remote bays, mangrove rivers, and peaceful waterways with me as your guide. For years I taught swimming & water safety for the American Red Cross, operated a charter sailboat as a licensed Coast Guard Captain, and owned a local landscaping business. It will be my pleasure to share my home environment and provide you with this experience. Kayaking is easy and fun! My daughter, Becky, is also able to tour when I cannot. Raised on these waters and also a pediatric nurse!
Kayak & Paddle. Life jacket. Chart. Safety whistle. Dry storage
Our tour will begin and end at the Isles of Capri Marina. There's plenty of parking here in paradise along with restrooms, a restaurant and a ships store. Come and relax a bit!