Clear Kayak Tour: Experience Southwest Florida's Beauty
4.9
375 Ratings
Bonita Springs
Experience the natural beauty and marine life of Southwest Florida up-close with a clear kayak or paddleboard tour. Explore mangrove tunnels, secluded beaches, and prime shelling areas. Don't miss the unique CLEAR Kayak Sunset Glow Tour!
Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Earth Naturals Kayaking - Join us for a guided eco tour at Big Hickory Island in Bonita Springs. Choose a standard or CLEAR kayak or paddleboard. We’ll paddle at a relaxed pace in search of dolphins, birds, and manatees while sharing local eco-system info.

We are open 7 days a week and promise to provide you with exceptional service so come on out and let us show you how easy it is to get out and have some fun on the water! Our paddling routes are some of the best in Southwest Florida and allow you to experience the mangroves trails and tunnels, the Gulf of Mexico, and the beautiful
Island beach!

During a guided eco-tour you will have the chance to be up close with marine life and it’s quite common to see dolphins, and sometimes manatees (summer).

We suggest you bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bottled water, and water shoes.

CLEAR kayaks have a total passenger weight limit of 425 pounds per boat and a maximum of 250 pounds per seat. Our Standard single and tandem kayaks have higher limits and track better through the water. Contact us if you have questions!

Minimum age is 3 years old. We have youth sized PFDs but suggest that parents provide a quality, fitted PFD for children under 50 pounds.

What's Included
  • PFDs, dry boxes, map + wildlife guide
  • Free Parking
  • Complementary tour photos
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
Additional Information

Get an intimate look at Southwest Florida’s remarkable landscapes and aquatic wildlife with a crystal-clear kayak or paddleboard. Don’t just trust our words… our TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for 2022 speaks volumes! We’re proud to be in the top 10% of tours worldwide!

Our five-star eco-tours and rental services guide you through Estero Bay and the Gulf of Mexico’s most breathtaking waterways… including exotic mangrove tunnels, secluded beaches, and areas rich in shells! Our location is a hotbed for dolphins (all year round) and manatees (predominantly in warmer periods).

We provide premium standard kayaks and paddleboards that offer comfort and ease of paddling. We’ve also introduced clear kayaks and paddleboards to our fleet!

Photos are included at no additional charge!

For an extraordinary experience, opt for our CLEAR Kayak Sunset Glow Tour. We’ll paddle to an isolated beach for shelling until the sun goes down. Then, we light up our colorful underwater LED lights for a fun-filled paddle back!

Location
Paddle Naples - CLEAR & Standard Kayaks & SUPs - Bonita Springs
Our primary launch is at the public kayak launch in the middle of Big Hickory Island. Load "26.366976 N, 81.856623 W" into your phone map to drop a pin and get directions! LOOK FOR THE WHITE PADDLE NAPLES VAN. Free Parking. Gratuities appreciated by your hard-working guides!
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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Yogamama915
May 30, 2024
I would book again - Hannah was great! She was very knowledgeable of different bird species, the vegetation, and water life. She cared about picking up trash which is a personal favorite and had patience for us to witness a dolphin playing. I'd book with her again! I traveled solo and felt safe.
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Jesse_b
May 29, 2024
Great kayaking adventure!! - Very fun! Enjoyed the secluded beach and found so many shells!! Guide was very knowledgeable and had a great time!!!
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Abbysi6094wa
May 28, 2024
Hannah was an Amazing tour guide!! - Hannah was our tour guide and she did an amazing job. Not only did she explain everything about the tour very well, but she was also super friendly and fun to talk to. I loved learning about the different trees, birds, seashells, fish, and the dolphins that we saw; and she did an amazing job telling us all the facts. Thanks Hannah this tour is one I will always remember!!
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Stephanie
May 28, 2024
Wonderful kayak experience - Hannah did an amazing job on our tour. She was fun and very knowledgeable. We saw many different birds and even a dolphin. There is a mid-way sandbar we stopped at to swim in the ocean and collect shells. She even explained the different types of shells. 100% recommended this tour.
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Q7367wkcaroliner
May 28, 2024
Try Paddle Naples!! - We loved our experience and our awesome guide, Corine! She was incredibly knowledgeable about the wildlife & waters — and the shellphone jokes will be certain to scratch your dad joke fancy 🤣 highly recommend Paddle Naples!!
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Z5471kdkimt
May 28, 2024
Our kayak tour with Cameron - 5/25 Cameron was our guide. Our 31 yo son Ryan is Autistic and has several other health issues. Cameron seem to be immediately comfortable with Ry. He tried to include Ry in conversation, used an extended paddle to help Ry focus to see the birds he was talking about. Cameron made every effort to make Ry feel special&apart of our tour. Cameron amazed us with all his knowledge on the chemistry of the water, bird species with interesting facts about each one, Florida history facts.Cameron was super personable. Our Kayak tour will be a highlight of our trip! Thank you Cameron!
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Hoopladayton
May 24, 2024
Love kayaking. - We had a great time paddling with Nick! Enjoyed our time on the water, in the mangroves and combing the beach for shell treasures. Nick was very informative and took great pictures for our memories.
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Tina_d
May 22, 2024
First Time Kayaking! - My mom and I had a great first time kayaking experience. Our guide was very knowledgable about our tour route. She took us to a beach where we walked around for about 30 minutes. We got to see local wildlife as well. It was a beautiful tour!
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Courtneyjl9592yw
May 21, 2024
Best day ever! - Nick is the best! We had such a great experience with Nick at Paddle Naples and will definitely be back! The kayaks are such great quality and the clear ones are super cool! Even saw some dolphins and my day was made 🐬
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Nabil_h
May 19, 2024
Exciting, relaxing, different experience in Naples! - tour guide was very kind. Tour very fun and eventful! It was very peaceful and relaxing trip with my friends
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