Discover the beautiful and peaceful waters of the Matlacha Pass Aquatic Preserve and explore the mangrove tunnels, back bays and estuaries on a stable, easy to paddle kayak or Stand Up Paddle Board. We have a wide variety of kayaks, from recreational single and tandem sit in and sit on top kayaks, to fishing and touring kayaks.
Operating in Matlacha since 1992, our goal at Gulf Coast Kayak is to encourage an awareness of Matlacha and Pine Island’s natural and cultural heritage while promoting ethical ecotourism & providing a unique and safe paddling experience! Family owned & operated, Gulf Coast Kayak is equally intent on building community partnerships through meaningful participation and engagement with local charitable organizations! Gulf Coast Kayak is a member of the Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce, American Canoe Association(ACA) and the Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism.
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 us as we explore the mangroves and back bays of Matlacha Pass Aquatic Preserve on part of the Great Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail, a 190-mile marked paddling trail along the coast of Lee County Florida.
Join Gulf Coast Kayak for one of our many Guided Kayak Eco-Tours, Guided Kayak Fishing Trips, Kayak or Paddle Board Lessons 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 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 Paddleboard needs!