Learn more about Don Pedro Island
Discover adventure while paddling at Don Pedro Island State Park. Kayak through a mangrove forest and explore the waterways of Lemon Bay and Kettle Harbor. This marine estuary is abundant with sea stars, hermit crabs, dolphins and manatees. SUP Englewood offers many ways to get on the water at this location. Explore the waters on SUP Tours, Kayak Tours or with Rental Equipment. Book your experience today!
What will you discover while paddling Don Pedro Island?
Services are available by reservation at the Don Pedro Island State Park and include SUP Tours, Kayak Tours, Water Sport Rentals, Kayak Rentals, and Paddle Board Rentals.
Don Pedro Island is nearby Gasparilla Island, Placida, and is located in the greater Englewood area. It is less than an hour from Punta Gorda, Sarasota, Cape Coral and Fort Myers. Which is convenient for locals and vacationers in the area.
#1 Kayak Tour Provider for Don Pedro Island
SUP Englewood was rated the best of the best by TripAdvisor travelers in 2022. Our company was founded in 2012 and is the largest paddlesports company in Charlotte County. We take pride in our customer service and strive for a 5-star experience every time you visit us. Our services are all-inclusive, meaning that you’re provided with everything needed for your paddling experience. Show up with a smile and let us help you on your next paddling adventure!
We had a great time with SUP Englwood. The experience was fun, informative, and our tour guide was the best. We loved it so much we went back a second day... great job!
Our tour guide was knowlageable, funny and kind. The tour was incredible and fun! Kayaks were in good shape and all materials were good quality. Well worth the money!
Great Guides! Nicole knew absolutely everything there was to know about the area and wildlife. It was relaxing and our family felt very safe navigating the waterways with them. We will be back next year and book again with SUP Englewood. Absolutely, great experience! Thank you!
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Address: 8450 Placida Road Placida, FL 33946
Open: Wednesday to Sunday 8 AM to 5 PM
Please call ahead or book online for same day reservations
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Meet the Team
Janda is always willing to jump into action on guided eco tours. She is certified Florida Master Naturalist in Coastal Waters. Janda has many years of experience as a kayak and SUP guide.
Mike is an experienced kayak guide and birder. Find him leading tours with SUP Englewood and the Audubon Society in Venice, FL. Expect to learn as you paddle with Mike.
Logan leads with her heart and is always happy to be on the water. Find her in her element on SUP tours. She has an extensive resume in safety, waterways, and the environment.
Beth is ACA certified as a SUP Instructor and she is also certified as a Coastal Florida Master Naturalist.Find Beth on her paddle board looking for manatees and dolphins. She’s also a registered nurse and prepared for any emergency at all times.
FAQ's About Don Pedro Island
How do you get to Don Pedro Island?
Don Pedro Island is only accessible by boat. Luckily there’s a land base side to this Florida State Park. That’s where SUP Englewood meets all participants.
The Don Pedro Island State Park Land Base is located at 8450 Placida Road, Placida FL 33946. Discover more information about this park on our blog.
Do People Live on Don Pedro Island?
Don Pedro Island State Park is the central area of a larger barrier island. People live to the north and south of the boundaries of this Florida State Park.
Is Don Pedro Island Closed?
Don Pedro Island is open Wednesday to Sunday from 8 AM to 5 PM!
The kayak road at Don Pedro Island is closed and that is confusing to visitors. The public is allowed to walk down the road to the water. It is about 1000 feet. We recommend that the general public bring wheels to commute their kayaks.
SUP Englewood loads all kayak rental and tour equipment to the water for participants. No carrying anything! Just show up and have fun!