Discover the beautiful and peaceful waters of the Matlacha Pass Aquatic Preserve, an Estuary located on part of the Great Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail. We have a wide variety of stable and easy to paddle kayaks from recreational single and tandem sit in and sit on top kayaks to fishing and paddle boards as well!
Operating in Matlacha since 1992, Gulf Coast Kayak has a long standing reputation in the community (20+years)! We are family owned and operated avid outdoor enthusiasts who’s mission is to promote safety and education within the paddling community through education and outreach. We believe in building community partnerships through meaningful participation and engagement and are active members of the Society for Ethical Eco Tourism (SEE), Florida Paddling Trail Association (FPTA) and American Canoe Association (ACA)
Whether you’re visiting us from Fort Myers, Cape Coral, or Pine Island, you will enjoy close viewing of birds and marine life while on our Kayaks and Paddle Boards. Seniors and families are welcome & no experience is necessary! We offer guided kayak and paddle board tours and kayak & paddleboard rentals for first-timers to advanced paddlers.
Join Gulf Coast Kayak for one of our many Guided Kayak or Paddle Board Eco-Tours, Guided Kayak Fishing Trips, or blaze your own trail and explore a variety of mangrove-laced water ways on one of our Kayak or Stand Up Paddle Board Rentals! Discover numerous mangrove islands and waterways previously fished by the Calusa over 1000 years ago! Both Pine Island Sound and Matlacha Pass Aquatic Preserve are famous for their shallow grass flats averaging 1-4 feet in depth and home to a variety of Marine Life and Birds. While exploring part of the Great Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail , a 190-mile marked paddling trail along the coast of Lee County Florida, you may encounter Dolphins, Manatee, Stingray, Spotted Eagle Rays, Sea Turtles, Great Blue Herons, Osprey and Bald Eagles just to name a few! Make sure you contact Gulf Coast Kayak for all of your Kayaking and Paddle Board needs!