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Don Pedro Island

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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?

Don Pedro Island is one of the last unspoiled locations in southwest Florida.  This barrier island has no roads or cars and is only accessed by boat or paddle craft.  Amenities on the island include a covered picnic pavilion, restrooms, and charcoal grills.  There are also several walking trails throughout the island that calls for exploration. Boat parking is available for up to 10-boat slips.  Making this location even more exclusive.  The kayak landing is small on the island. Yet, there is ample room for storing your kayak, paddleboard, or canoe.  The State Park offers 1.5 miles of undeveloped and pure natural Florida beachfront.  This beach is situated perfectly between Stump Pass to the north and Little Gasparilla Pass to the south. Though the currents from either pass is not felt, they generate some of the clearest and most pristine water the west coast has to offer.  If you are into shark teeth hunting and sea shell collecting, this is the beach you cannot miss.  With its limited access, the treasures here are combed through far less than beaches with public access.  Many visitors have their best find days here, with caches of 100+ sharks teeth regularly.
 
Paddling to Don Pedro Island is suggested at any paddling skill level.  Launching from the Land Base section of the park, the island kayak landing is roughly 1.25 miles away.  Along the way, there is an abundance of sealife and mangrove jungle to explore.  Our most common sightings consist of dolphins, manatees, live shells, and sea stars.  Expanses of seagrass beds carpet the bottom between Don Pedro Island and the Land Base.  This is home to the smallest of shrimp and crabs up to the largest of gamefish and stingrays.  You will also find plenty of coastal birds fishing in these same areas.  The silence of a kayak or paddle board allows for the opportunity of up-close encounters with wildlife. Witness nature like you have never experienced before.

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.

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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!

Don Pedro Island Beach photo of dunes and cabbage palm

Scott R. Google Places

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!

Dolphins are frequently spotted on kayak eco tours

Amanda B. Google Places

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!

hermit crabs can steal the spotlight

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david murphy
February 23, 2024

Amazing trip today- great guide- lots of wildlife above and below the water- beautiful setting- professional service- highly recommend!

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Edward Hagy
February 12, 2024

Had a beautiful sky blue day on the water in our kayaks! Nicole led the ecotour-insuring our safety on the water. We saw starfish, whelks, numerous egrets, herons, terns, and an osprey but the best were the bay dolphins! What a great way to spend an afternoon! C.H.

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Dianna Russell
January 28, 2024

Great company to rent a kayak. Nicole is very knowledgeable and gives a lot of information before you launch. All equipment needed for a day on the water is included. I will rent from SUP again.

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Rita Damery
January 28, 2024

Loved our tour, we plan to do it at Least every year.

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Trevor Hobbs
January 19, 2024

Friendly and informative! We had a great time.

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Jim Tabor
December 29, 2023

We had an incredible time on a boat tour. It was too windy for kayaks so they gave us a second boat option. We walked on a sand bar and saw all kinds of critters. Took us to two state parks. The boat was a great choice.

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Matt Lindholm
December 29, 2023

My first day experience with SUP was with SUP Englewood. It was an excellent one! The fellow that helped me was really down to earth. He gave me basic instructions and directions. That's all I needed for a successful morning of SUP. I do suggest trying the flat water before heading to the ocean side. Otherwise, their set up and area is straight forward. Enjoy!

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Abhi K
December 20, 2023
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Susan Clark
December 4, 2023

My daughter (23), and I had a wonderful kayak tour of Don Pedro Island. From the phone call to book, to the tour by Tammy. We picked up a jelly fish, and a star fish. Went through the tunnel (mangroves), to a secret quiet lagoon. We will be back soon! Exceeded our expectations!

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Annette Versteegen
December 2, 2023

We booked 4 hours of kayaking …. Don Pedro Island …. Had a great time…. Seen alot of 🐬 Dolphins and a couple of Manatee’s…. Great day of Kayaking ! We spent some time on the beach of Don Pedro Island and returned to kayak some more . The staff were so very helpful and friendly ! The best ! Annette Versteegen

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Bailey Cleveland
November 21, 2023
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Donald Dwan
November 10, 2023

We went out on a Kayak Tour with a group from Boca Royal to Don Pedro Island. Nicole was our guide who shared her knowledge of this beautiful area. Nicole took us to dolphin and manatee hot spots. Great day and looking forward to future outings with SUP. Thank for a great day!

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Whitney Tara Martin
November 10, 2023

Such a great trip!! This was my second time booking with SUP Englewood. We did the Stump Pass Eco Tour (kayak). Mike was our guide. He is so knowledgeable on the area, friendly and fun, extended our tour, and spotted a ton of amazing animals and local flora. He even took amazing photos for us and shared them! The booking process is a breeze, and they’re a fantastic, local, safety-and-fun-first company! 10/10 recommend.

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JANE KOPPER-WOODWARD
November 9, 2023
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Vanessa P.
October 22, 2023

We did an Eco Tour at the Stump Pass location. The reservation and payment online was very easy. Our guide Mike (The Bird Nerd) was incredible. We learned so much in over 2 hours and saw so much what would never have been possible on our own. We have often been to Stump Pass but this was a new perspective on this beautiful eco system. We saw several birds and other animals and learned a lot about the flora and fauna. Tammy was also super nice and was able to give us a lot of interesting information. The money is more than worth it. They also took a ton of pictures and sent them to us afterwards. It was one of the most beautiful days of our stay. Next time we would also like to come to Don Pedro Island and book a tour with SUP Englewood there.

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Vicki M
August 26, 2023

Nice morning on the water

We rented kayaks at Stump Pass Park for a self guided tour. The entire transaction was simple and executed perfectly. We rented 3 kayaks. Nicole took our reservations over the phone and Ray was there right on time to drop off our Kayaks. The equipment was great and they provided water and dry bags.

Highly recommend for a nice morning on the water!

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Marianne Ferlazzo
August 19, 2023

Awesome morning kayaking with Nicole and Ty! Saw manatees and a baby dolphin. Beautiful relaxing time - thank you

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Erin R.
August 13, 2023

I visit Englewood a few times a year and was disappointed when my usual SUP place went out of business. But SUP Englewood is awesome! Friendly,...

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Sherry Kruger
July 21, 2023

Great trip! Mike was an awesome guide. Very knowledgeable.

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Sandra Russell
July 13, 2023

Wow!! What a great morning and experience. Our first time Kayaking. We were so glad we choose the guided tour. We saw dolphins, sharks (little ones), matinees up close and personal and some jellyfish. Great time! Can't wait to go again.

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Sean Burroughs
June 10, 2023

The staff was totally flexible even when I messed up our reservation. Will totally use them again until we buy our own kayak.

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Julie Weck
June 8, 2023
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Lynda
May 31, 2023

Thank you SUP Englewood and Nicole for your eco tour and giving my family such a great experience!

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Shannon G
May 24, 2023

Awesome Company to SUP with!

Awesome Company to SUP/Kayak with! We did a Team day on the water in Boca Grande and SUP Englewood was the perfect company for this! They had everything we could ever need, plus the guides were friendly and knowledgeable! We did a combo of SUP's and Kayaks. We saw sharks, manatees, rays, and tons of ospreys! They knew the area well and made sure our youngest kayakers, (ages 3 & 5) got to see starfish and other sea life! I highly recommend SUP Englewood for any SUP adventure!

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Maijken Swanson
May 23, 2023

Absolutely a fun time. Our guide was awesome 👌 fun and knowledgeable! Highly recommend!!!

We saw a manatee!!!

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snpkelley
May 10, 2023

Excellent!

We rented kayaks today for a four hour paddle. SUP Englewood was so great to work with! My son was almost dumped from his kayak by a manatee that surfaced under his kayak! We were able to enjoy dolphin swimming around us too! So glad we did this!

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Brandy Spence
May 6, 2023

SUP Englewood Eco Tour was probably the best part of our trip! We stayed on Manasota Key and drove 15 minutest to Don Pedro state park for this adventure. The SUP team met us there with the kayaks, bottled water, and lots of smiles. Our tour guide, Mike, was amazing. We learned so much, enjoyed the wildlife (dolphins, pelicans, snails, and more). The kayaking was a nice relaxed pace, stopping often and going through a mangrove tunnel!

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Shannon Forster
May 3, 2023

Nicole was the most knowledgeable and friendly guide we could have asked for! 20/10! She knew the best spots to take us to find wildlife and gave us all the facts of the area and wildlife. We saw fish, dolphins, starfish, manatee, birds, crabs, shelled creatures and so much more! I was blown away by how much information she provided us on the trip. She has a very kind and patient personality and let us take our time exploring and asked us what we wanted to do most while out on the water. I can't wait to go back and explore different places with her as well!

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Marianne McGlynn
April 24, 2023

We had a great experience with SUP - from the booking experience to the guided tour. We were a mix of paddle boarders and kayakers and Nicole did an incredible job of guiding and teaching us all that we needed to know. A really fun and memorable day - highly recommend!!

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Amanda J
April 6, 2023

10/10 would recommend

This was a fun family experience! We had three adults and 2 kids (4 and 6 years old). I have only kayaked a handful of times. Mike was SUPER knowledgeable about the plant and wildlife, we really enjoyed learning about the different sea life and different bird facts. My 6 year old and I flipped our kayak to make for extra memories and Mike was very patient in waiting for us 🙂 10/10 would recommend this adventure for all ages and skill levels.

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Kyle Walworth
April 3, 2023

Really great trip and a great outfit! We took the Eco kayak tour, and it was an incredible way to see all of the intricate sea life in the Intercoastal mangroves. They stop very often to show you things in the water that you’d probably never see on your own. Very hands on! Highly recommended!

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Tracey N.
April 3, 2023

Great place! We had a lot of fun!! Paddled for 3 hours. Saw ospreys on their nests, fish, crab & an otter

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Angela Vafiades
March 25, 2023

We launched from the Fishery in Placida. Ray met us with our four kayaks. Easy, courteous, and we were in the water quick. Awesome day kayaking in and around Boca Grande and Little Bocilla beach. Lots of dolphins too. Great day! Thanks Ray for the drop off and pick up!

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Sue Romano
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March 11, 2023

Logan was the best tour guide we could have asked for. We thoroughly enjoyed it and will definately come back again the next time I'm in Florida. Highly Highly recommend S U P Englewood!! Thanks for the great time

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dara price
February 17, 2023
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Missy F
February 16, 2023

SUPEnglewood is AMAZING!

Ray at SUP Englewood is awesome! My friends and I brought our inflatable paddle boards to Don Pedro State Park. It’s a bit of a hike to take your equipment to the water. Ray had no skin in the game ( we had our own equipment) but, he still helped us wheel our boards to the water!

I highly recommend Ray and SUPEnglewood!

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Jillian Ripper
February 8, 2023

Nicole was the best!!! We had a amazing time!!!

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Jennifer DeBruyn
January 14, 2023

Very helpful guides. Great service! Would definitely rent from then again.

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gene pielin
January 4, 2023

SUP has always been a great company to work with. This is the second year we've rented kayaks and have had excellent service from them. They supply maps, and anything else we need for our paddling experience. They even gave us an anchor for a fishing day. They deliver wherever you want to launch. You can't go wrong!

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Carrie DeZutter
January 2, 2023

We had a group of 9 with some anxious teens and Nicole and Logan were fabulous with our crew. We had a mix of kayakers and paddle boarders and they did an excellent job of keeping us all together. They took lots of photos so we could enjoy a phone free experience. There was lots of damage from hurricane Ian, but it is nice to see the mangroves starting to recover.

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Carrie D.
January 2, 2023

We had a group of 9 and Nicole and Logan were fabulous. We had some anxious teenagers with us, and the women worked with them with care and patience so the...

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DrKahless
December 31, 2022

A paddle just off Placida....

Great weather, gear in very good shape and everything as promises. Special thanks for up front details on the sneaky mangrove path and where to see wildlife. Met them at Don Pedro Island State park .... look forward to returnjng.

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Gina Ramos
December 11, 2022

I highly recommend SUP Englewood! Nicole was amazing and super knowledgeable. It was my first kayaking experience but she made it really easy with her guidance and tips so I could fully enjoy the 2 hour tour at Don Pedro Island. I had such a great time and saw so many beautiful birds, dolphins, and other sea life! She also shared interesting facts along the tour about the area, wildlife, ecosystem and mangroves. I have a whole new level of appreciation and would definitely do the eco tour again…I may try the paddle boarding next! Thank you for such a great time and memories!

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Avynne Trembly
December 6, 2022

So much fun! I learned a lot about the area, wildlife and paddle boarding. Very knowledgeable guide!

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KgKnowlton
December 4, 2022

SUP Englewood Fun!

Wonder SUP lesson and tour with Nichole and Mike. Quality of instruction was excellent, and both guides enriched the tour with their expert knowledge of birds, local history, and marine life. Highly recommend!! We will be back!

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Holly T
November 25, 2022

Phenomenal trip!

Fin-tastic experience! Our 10 and 12 year old had an amazing time. We rented the kayaks and did not use the tour. The map was explained and easy to follow. No manatee sightings but spent 30 minutes watching a pod of dolphins swim around us!

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Amber McDaniel
October 6, 2022

This was an awesome experience! We did a 4 hour at Boca Grande. Went through the canal and to the island and saw manatees, dolphins and awesome sea life!

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Mike Sanborn
September 24, 2022

A fantastic rental experience. We rented fishing kayaks in Boca Grande and had a fun day. Ray & Nichole were great in all aspects of our rental.

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Amazing trip today- great guide- lots of wildlife above and below the water- beautiful setting- professional service- highly recommend!

david murphy February 23, 2024
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Had a beautiful sky blue day on the water in our kayaks! Nicole led the ecotour-insuring our safety on the water. We saw starfish, whelks, numerous egrets, herons, terns, and an osprey but the best were the bay dolphins! What a great way to spend an afternoon! C.H.

Edward Hagy February 12, 2024
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Great company to rent a kayak. Nicole is very knowledgeable and gives a lot of information before you launch. All equipment needed for a day on the water is included. I will rent from SUP again.

Dianna Russell January 28, 2024
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Loved our tour, we plan to do it at Least every year.

Rita Damery January 28, 2024
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Friendly and informative! We had a great time.

Trevor Hobbs January 19, 2024
google

We had an incredible time on a boat tour. It was too windy for kayaks so they gave us a second boat option. We walked on a sand bar and saw all kinds of critters. Took us to two state parks. The boat was a great choice.

Jim Tabor December 29, 2023
google

My first day experience with SUP was with SUP Englewood. It was an excellent one! The fellow that helped me was really down to earth. He gave me basic instructions and directions. That's all I needed for a successful morning of SUP. I do suggest trying the flat water before heading to the ocean side. Otherwise, their set up and area is straight forward. Enjoy!

Matt Lindholm December 29, 2023
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Abhi K December 20, 2023
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My daughter (23), and I had a wonderful kayak tour of Don Pedro Island. From the phone call to book, to the tour by Tammy. We picked up a jelly fish, and a star fish. Went through the tunnel (mangroves), to a secret quiet lagoon. We will be back soon! Exceeded our expectations!

Susan Clark December 4, 2023
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We booked 4 hours of kayaking …. Don Pedro Island …. Had a great time…. Seen alot of 🐬 Dolphins and a couple of Manatee’s…. Great day of Kayaking ! We spent some time on the beach of Don Pedro Island and returned to kayak some more . The staff were so very helpful and friendly ! The best ! Annette Versteegen

Annette Versteegen December 2, 2023
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Bailey Cleveland November 21, 2023
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We went out on a Kayak Tour with a group from Boca Royal to Don Pedro Island. Nicole was our guide who shared her knowledge of this beautiful area. Nicole took us to dolphin and manatee hot spots. Great day and looking forward to future outings with SUP. Thank for a great day!

Donald Dwan November 10, 2023
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Such a great trip!! This was my second time booking with SUP Englewood. We did the Stump Pass Eco Tour (kayak). Mike was our guide. He is so knowledgeable on the area, friendly and fun, extended our tour, and spotted a ton of amazing animals and local flora. He even took amazing photos for us and shared them! The booking process is a breeze, and they’re a fantastic, local, safety-and-fun-first company! 10/10 recommend.

Whitney Tara Martin November 10, 2023
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JANE KOPPER-WOODWARD November 9, 2023
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We did an Eco Tour at the Stump Pass location. The reservation and payment online was very easy. Our guide Mike (The Bird Nerd) was incredible. We learned so much in over 2 hours and saw so much what would never have been possible on our own. We have often been to Stump Pass but this was a new perspective on this beautiful eco system. We saw several birds and other animals and learned a lot about the flora and fauna. Tammy was also super nice and was able to give us a lot of interesting information. The money is more than worth it. They also took a ton of pictures and sent them to us afterwards. It was one of the most beautiful days of our stay. Next time we would also like to come to Don Pedro Island and book a tour with SUP Englewood there.

Vanessa P. October 22, 2023
tripadvisor

Nice morning on the water

We rented kayaks at Stump Pass Park for a self guided tour. The entire transaction was simple and executed perfectly. We rented 3 kayaks. Nicole took our reservations over the phone and Ray was there right on time to drop off our Kayaks. The equipment was great and they provided water and dry bags.

Highly recommend for a nice morning on the water!

Vicki M August 26, 2023
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Awesome morning kayaking with Nicole and Ty! Saw manatees and a baby dolphin. Beautiful relaxing time - thank you

Marianne Ferlazzo August 19, 2023
yelp

I visit Englewood a few times a year and was disappointed when my usual SUP place went out of business. But SUP Englewood is awesome! Friendly,...

Erin R. August 13, 2023
google

Great trip! Mike was an awesome guide. Very knowledgeable.

Sherry Kruger July 21, 2023
google

Wow!! What a great morning and experience. Our first time Kayaking. We were so glad we choose the guided tour. We saw dolphins, sharks (little ones), matinees up close and personal and some jellyfish. Great time! Can't wait to go again.

Sandra Russell July 13, 2023
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Kútlwano Momow June 14, 2023
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The staff was totally flexible even when I messed up our reservation. Will totally use them again until we buy our own kayak.

Sean Burroughs June 10, 2023
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Julie Weck June 8, 2023
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Thank you SUP Englewood and Nicole for your eco tour and giving my family such a great experience!

Lynda May 31, 2023
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Awesome Company to SUP with!

Awesome Company to SUP/Kayak with! We did a Team day on the water in Boca Grande and SUP Englewood was the perfect company for this! They had everything we could ever need, plus the guides were friendly and knowledgeable! We did a combo of SUP's and Kayaks. We saw sharks, manatees, rays, and tons of ospreys! They knew the area well and made sure our youngest kayakers, (ages 3 & 5) got to see starfish and other sea life! I highly recommend SUP Englewood for any SUP adventure!

Shannon G May 24, 2023
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Absolutely a fun time. Our guide was awesome 👌 fun and knowledgeable! Highly recommend!!!

Maijken Swanson May 23, 2023
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We saw a manatee!!!

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Excellent!

We rented kayaks today for a four hour paddle. SUP Englewood was so great to work with! My son was almost dumped from his kayak by a manatee that surfaced under his kayak! We were able to enjoy dolphin swimming around us too! So glad we did this!

snpkelley May 10, 2023
google

SUP Englewood Eco Tour was probably the best part of our trip! We stayed on Manasota Key and drove 15 minutest to Don Pedro state park for this adventure. The SUP team met us there with the kayaks, bottled water, and lots of smiles. Our tour guide, Mike, was amazing. We learned so much, enjoyed the wildlife (dolphins, pelicans, snails, and more). The kayaking was a nice relaxed pace, stopping often and going through a mangrove tunnel!

Brandy Spence May 6, 2023
google

Nicole was the most knowledgeable and friendly guide we could have asked for! 20/10! She knew the best spots to take us to find wildlife and gave us all the facts of the area and wildlife. We saw fish, dolphins, starfish, manatee, birds, crabs, shelled creatures and so much more! I was blown away by how much information she provided us on the trip. She has a very kind and patient personality and let us take our time exploring and asked us what we wanted to do most while out on the water. I can't wait to go back and explore different places with her as well!

google

We had a great experience with SUP - from the booking experience to the guided tour. We were a mix of paddle boarders and kayakers and Nicole did an incredible job of guiding and teaching us all that we needed to know. A really fun and memorable day - highly recommend!!

Marianne McGlynn April 24, 2023
tripadvisor

10/10 would recommend

This was a fun family experience! We had three adults and 2 kids (4 and 6 years old). I have only kayaked a handful of times. Mike was SUPER knowledgeable about the plant and wildlife, we really enjoyed learning about the different sea life and different bird facts. My 6 year old and I flipped our kayak to make for extra memories and Mike was very patient in waiting for us 🙂 10/10 would recommend this adventure for all ages and skill levels.

Amanda J April 6, 2023
google

Really great trip and a great outfit! We took the Eco kayak tour, and it was an incredible way to see all of the intricate sea life in the Intercoastal mangroves. They stop very often to show you things in the water that you’d probably never see on your own. Very hands on! Highly recommended!

Kyle Walworth April 3, 2023
yelp

Great place! We had a lot of fun!! Paddled for 3 hours. Saw ospreys on their nests, fish, crab & an otter

Tracey N. April 3, 2023
google

We launched from the Fishery in Placida. Ray met us with our four kayaks. Easy, courteous, and we were in the water quick. Awesome day kayaking in and around Boca Grande and Little Bocilla beach. Lots of dolphins too. Great day! Thanks Ray for the drop off and pick up!

Angela Vafiades March 25, 2023
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Logan was the best tour guide we could have asked for. We thoroughly enjoyed it and will definately come back again the next time I'm in Florida. Highly Highly recommend S U P Englewood!! Thanks for the great time

Sue Romano March 11, 2023
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dara price February 17, 2023
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SUPEnglewood is AMAZING!

Ray at SUP Englewood is awesome! My friends and I brought our inflatable paddle boards to Don Pedro State Park. It’s a bit of a hike to take your equipment to the water. Ray had no skin in the game ( we had our own equipment) but, he still helped us wheel our boards to the water!

I highly recommend Ray and SUPEnglewood!

Missy F February 16, 2023
google

Nicole was the best!!! We had a amazing time!!!

Jillian Ripper February 8, 2023
google

Very helpful guides. Great service! Would definitely rent from then again.

Jennifer DeBruyn January 14, 2023
google

SUP has always been a great company to work with. This is the second year we've rented kayaks and have had excellent service from them. They supply maps, and anything else we need for our paddling experience. They even gave us an anchor for a fishing day. They deliver wherever you want to launch. You can't go wrong!

gene pielin January 4, 2023
google

We had a group of 9 with some anxious teens and Nicole and Logan were fabulous with our crew. We had a mix of kayakers and paddle boarders and they did an excellent job of keeping us all together. They took lots of photos so we could enjoy a phone free experience. There was lots of damage from hurricane Ian, but it is nice to see the mangroves starting to recover.

Carrie DeZutter January 2, 2023
yelp

We had a group of 9 and Nicole and Logan were fabulous. We had some anxious teenagers with us, and the women worked with them with care and patience so the...

Carrie D. January 2, 2023
tripadvisor

A paddle just off Placida....

Great weather, gear in very good shape and everything as promises. Special thanks for up front details on the sneaky mangrove path and where to see wildlife. Met them at Don Pedro Island State park .... look forward to returnjng.

DrKahless December 31, 2022
google

I highly recommend SUP Englewood! Nicole was amazing and super knowledgeable. It was my first kayaking experience but she made it really easy with her guidance and tips so I could fully enjoy the 2 hour tour at Don Pedro Island. I had such a great time and saw so many beautiful birds, dolphins, and other sea life! She also shared interesting facts along the tour about the area, wildlife, ecosystem and mangroves. I have a whole new level of appreciation and would definitely do the eco tour again…I may try the paddle boarding next! Thank you for such a great time and memories!

Gina Ramos December 11, 2022
google

So much fun! I learned a lot about the area, wildlife and paddle boarding. Very knowledgeable guide!

Avynne Trembly December 6, 2022
tripadvisor

SUP Englewood Fun!

Wonder SUP lesson and tour with Nichole and Mike. Quality of instruction was excellent, and both guides enriched the tour with their expert knowledge of birds, local history, and marine life. Highly recommend!! We will be back!

KgKnowlton December 4, 2022
tripadvisor

Phenomenal trip!

Fin-tastic experience! Our 10 and 12 year old had an amazing time. We rented the kayaks and did not use the tour. The map was explained and easy to follow. No manatee sightings but spent 30 minutes watching a pod of dolphins swim around us!

Holly T November 25, 2022
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This was an awesome experience! We did a 4 hour at Boca Grande. Went through the canal and to the island and saw manatees, dolphins and awesome sea life!

Amber McDaniel October 6, 2022
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A fantastic rental experience. We rented fishing kayaks in Boca Grande and had a fun day. Ray & Nichole were great in all aspects of our rental.

Mike Sanborn September 24, 2022

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🛶 Kayak Rentals & Eco Tours
🏄‍♀️ SUP Rentals | Lessons | Tours
📍Don Pedro Island | Stump Pass Beach
🛶 Clear Bottom Kayak Tours

🏝️ Don Pedro Island State Park 🏝️

🍃 Experience the mangroves up-close and witness all the creatures they support, from birds and crabs to sea urchins and other live shells. 🐚 

☀️ Take in the sunshine and learn about the ecosystem as you paddle 🚣‍♀️🏄‍♀️

🌊 Clear water and calm seas ahead! 🎉

📞 Call ahead to save wait times and reserve a seat. 941-265-2925. 

🗓️ Book online at supenglewood.com 

🎉 Now Open 7 Days at Don Pedro Island 🏝️ 

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📣 Good morning all. We are experiencing 📞 phone issues this morning due to the AT&T outages. 

We are open today at Don Pedro Island State Park 🌴 Feel free to stop by and see us 📍8450 Placida Rd.

For those trying to reach us by phone📱We will get back in touch as soon as available 🙏🏻
Welcome to 📍Stump Pass Beach State Park 🥾 Explore the walking trail 🦅 Hike to the Eagle nest 🪹 Discover native plants 🌱 such as 1️⃣ Mangroves 2️⃣ Sea grapes 🍇 3️⃣ Coontie 🦋 4️⃣ Buttonwood 5️⃣ Coco Plums 🍈

Photos include the trail head, sea grape boardwalk, orb weaver spider, anhinga, and sea dunes 

Join us in celebrating the wonders of Stump Pass Beach State Park. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker, a birdwatching enthusiast, or simply in search of peace and tranquility, this trail offers something for everyone.

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🌾 #Conservation 🌞 #BestSideOutside 💚 #LoveFl 🏖 #VisitFlorida 🏄‍♀️ #SUPEnglewood

Share your journey with us! Tag your photos and stories with #SUPEnglewood and let’s celebrate the beauty of Florida’s natural landscapes together.

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About Author

Founder and driving force behind SUP Englewood since its inception in 2012, I'm a native of Englewood, FL, deeply committed to both ecological conservation and promoting ecotourism in the Southwest Florida region. Over the years, I've worn multiple hats—paddleboard instructor, kayak guide, champion of responsible ecotours, and staunch advocate for the protection of our local waterways. Today, I co-manage our thriving business alongside a dedicated team and my supportive husband. My heart beats for environmental stewardship, the joy of paddling, sharing insights through my blog, and championing sustainable tourism.

Address: 8450 Placida Road Placida, FL 33946

Open: Wednesday to Sunday 8 AM to 5 PM

Reservations Required

Please call ahead or book online for same day reservations

Don't See What You're Looking For?

Call: 941-26KAYAK | 941-265-2925

Email: Contact@supenglewood.com

Meet the Team
Janda leading a guided kayak tour at Don Pedro Island state park

Janda H.

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.

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Michael W.

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.

tour guide holding live shell leading Don Pedro Island Tour

Logan E.

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.

people on the beach at Don Pedro Island

Beth M.

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!

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