- 199 Ratings
Buck Key Mangrove Kayaking Tour on Captiva Island
Explore the fertile shores of Captiva Island as you paddle your way through the Buck Key Mangrove on a guided tour. Get a close-up look at the local wildlife as you coast through a world of natural beauty.
What You Will Do
- Grab a paddle to explore Captiva Island, a barrier island lying off the Gulf shores of Flordida
- Scoot your way around the island as you head from the Roosevelt Channel to the lush banks of Buck Key Mangrove
- See all sorts of wildlife: Look out for manatees, dolphins, otters, herons and cormorants
- Enjoy a watery trail that's ideal for all ages and skill levels for a relaxing time on the water
- Guided kayaking tour
Full refunds for cancellations made at least 24 hours in advance.
- 199 Ratings
Alec did a great job telling us about the history of the place as well as spotting wildlife. There was a lot to see despite less than ideal water conditions. The tour was at a reasonable pace and not rushed.
Good staff, communicated well on all aspects,
Awesome tour. Crew was awesome. I can’t wait to come back and do it again. Thank you
Our guide Alec was fun and great (and Alexia? Alessia? was great too). We saw so much wildlife and Alec was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and really wonderful at making the various connections between ecosystems, species, environmental phenomena, and human impact on the environment, etc. The whole experience was enjoyable and educational and far superior to other experiences I have had over the years with other vendors on the islands. These two staff members are great, you should keep them if you can! :-)
Eli was a great guide.. very knowledgeable and great with the adults and the kids. Buck keys was very pretty and loved the strip through the mangroves.. very "amazon like"!!
Our family of five had a great time! Liz was more than knowledgeable on well, everything~ the mangroves, the shell’s, the birds & fish. We had manatee swim under & around us! We’d recommend this to anyone, all ages & levels of kayakers.
We had an amazing Kayak tour and saw things we have never seen. Brian was a great tour guide. I highly recommend his tour when spending time in Captiva.
had a great time paddling with Eli. she clearly enjoys her job and enjoys sharing info about the area and flora/fauna with visitors. nice to meet a fellow native floridian too.
We really enjoyed our tour! The mangrove trees/tunnel is an amazing sight. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. A unique experience that a kayak and nature enthusiast would enjoy! We had a great time!
The guide was very knowledgeable and engaging which made the tour enjoyable. Saw lots of manatees and other wildlife which was a pleasure. The instruction prior to going in the kayak was concise. A totally enjoyable tour...thank you
Bob was great, very friendly and humorous. We were able to see manatees, dolphins and Carl (ask about Carl)!
Beautiful day and our guide, Eli, was very knowledgeable and fun
Guide Joey was relaxed knowledgeable and allowed the tour to just unfold itself all 4 of us had a great time and learned a lot
Our guide was very pleasant she was very knowledgeable on the history, ecology, biology of the island. We had fun kayaking and was able to see a variety of birds and different sea creatures.
Pleasant paddle with a knowledgeable guide in beautiful surroundings.
Pretty laid back adventure, and I learned a few things about the habitat and animals in the area. I loved loved loved the cormorants
Bob was a great guide and extremely interesting.
Great time! Brian was an awesome guide and we got to see manatees right next to boat. Would do it again!
We each had our own kayak ( but could have gone together had we chosen to) and enjoyed paddling through the mangrove trail. The tour guide set a relaxing pace which was good since we had not been kayaking in years. The guide pointed out many wild life species and explained about the ecosystem. We enjoyed the trip and would go again!
Fun activity. Knowledgeable guide.
Great experience with the tour guide (Angel) and the guy helping out on shore (sorry, don't know his name). They were both very helpful, engaged, knowledgeable, and professional. The area we toured was lovely!!!
What a wonderful family adventure! We were able to see a lot of wildlife and enjoyed the mangrove trail! Thank you for a fun time!
Great tour guide and information. One of the highlights of our trip to Captiva.
It was a Great experience with a super guide. We saw manatees, dolphins and Many more animals. Thank you so much. Nicola
Our guide was a sweetheart and with children in the group she explained a lot about the wildlife & waters of the area we explored!
Our guide, Angel, was very nice and knowledgeable about local wildlife and the mangroves. We (myself, husband and two kids ages 15 and 12 had a great time!
Sam is very knowledgeable. It is a very relaxing tour.
Angel was very knowledgeable and we learned so much. Perfect for kids and families. Thank you!
Our tour guide Bob was excellent. He shared a lot of interesting facts about the mangroves, manatees and other wildlife in the gulf. It was a beautiful day to be rowing on the water - both relaxing and informative. You could tell Bob really likes his job and made us feel very welcome. I would definitely recommend taking a guided tour over just going out on your own.
Our guide, Bob, shared great knowledge of the wildlife in the region and made our trip fun.
Joey was awesome! Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic!! Thanks Joey!
The tour was very informative and so fun. We really emjoywd being out on the water and getting a better perspective on the wildlife that inhabits the area as well as the area in general. Our guide was a wealth of information and was able to answer all our questions easily. Our kids loved it as much as we did. It enhanced our vacation by injecting a bit of adventure and learning to the beach fun.
We had a awesome time with Angel! She is very knowledgeable about the mangroves, history of the area and animals. We would recommend this to others. We are not very experienced kayakers but it was not hard at all. We saw manatees, lots of bird species, mangrove crabs and it was so cool kayaking through the mangroves! One of the highlights of our trip!
The setting was beautiful and Samantha was an excellent tour guide. She was laidback and very knowledgeable. Overall it was a highlight of our trip.