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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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Gary S from Oasis
May 21, 2024

My wife and I had a great time Kayaking around Lemon Bay with our very knowledgeable guide Jeff. We were pretty much able to move at our own pace and saw jumping fish everywhere along with Dolphins that like to play in the water behind boats going through the channel. Plus it was great exercise for the two of us. I might also had that Nicole who handled our reservation and greet us in the Don Petro State Park was great to work with and very helpful. Thank you SUP Englewood.

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Lisa Leibig
May 20, 2024

Danny and Nicole were extremely knowledgeable, pointing out unique marine life, and we got an amazing experience with manatees and dolphin. One of the best guided kayak trips I’ve been on!

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Connie Weiss
May 18, 2024

We scheduled a group Don Pedro Kayak Tour with Nicole, and she went above and beyond organizing us! We saw multiple dolphins, several manatee, jellyfish, conch shells with live snails (I forget the names), blue crabs, stone crabs, we paddled through mangroves, and more. She and Danny were SO full of amazing useful knowlege, rules of the road, conservation information, I will definitely book with them again!! Thank you for an absolutely amazing and beautiful day on the water. I highly recommend SUP Englewood!

A friend and I had a really fun kayak tour with SUP Englewood from their Don Pedro Island location. Our guide, Nicole, was awesome. We saw birds, jellyfish, MANATEES, and of course - lots of mangroves 🙂 If you're looking to get out onto the water and see some cool wildlife, I highly recommend booking with them!

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Jay Lewis
May 4, 2024
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John Gammel
April 27, 2024

Our house guests from northern Minnesota like to kayak when they visit us in Englewood. My wife decided to try a rental from SUP at Don Pedro rather than her previous choice elsewhere. The group was very satisfied with this choice. They found they equipment to be good and they enjoyed seeing the manatees from a distance (it's mating season so best not to get too close). They found the life jackets to be OK but would have preferred something that didn't ride up.

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Ron & Cheryl Lemle
April 16, 2024

Great trip , guide was very knowledgeable and personable (Jeff) . Paddled around with him for over 2 hrs , he pointed out all the sea life and of course dolphins and manatees . Highly recommend this place as it is not full of jet skiers and power boats. Even pointed us to a local watering hole for a Bloody Mary afterwards. Again great trip .

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Macala Campbell
April 14, 2024

Great experience for me, and my parents, who are in their 60s. The crew was friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and fun! My mom & I enjoyed the tandem together and learning about the local sea life.

Had a wonderful time kayaking with Ty. He was very fun, knowledgeable, and hands on which we loved. Saw manatee, dolphins, jellyfish, starfish, crabs, and many different birds. We would highly recommend this company. This was our second yearEveryone is super nice!😁

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Alan Blunt
April 7, 2024

Excellent, well led 2 hours around Don Pedro. Dolphins jumping out the water. Ospreys and a range of birds. Gentle paddling through the mangrives to hidden coves. Interesting local knowledge. Highly recommended.

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Joan Brown
April 6, 2024

Great day on water. Tour guides knowledgeable helpful and personable. Equipment in Great shape. Would definitely go back to and recommend this company

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Betsy Elsmo
March 30, 2024

This was such a great experience. Our tour guide, Nicole, was so engaging and wonderful with my two kids, ages 8 and 5. I wasn’t sure my kids would enjoy the whole two hour tour, but they loved it and could have stayed out even longer. we saw dolphins, manatees, starfish, jelly fish, crabs. I highly recommend the Eco Tour!

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maddi coffman
March 30, 2024

They are absolutely amazing ! I’ve been to tours where they rush you and expect you to be pro paddlers and this was the complete opposite.We had 2 tour guides and they were so incredibly kind and helpful. Not to mention made sure we were happy with everything we saw before ending the tour.

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Jen Schaefer
March 24, 2024

Our trip with Danny on 3/20 was great! The weather was perfect and we saw so many manatees! These gentle giants are so neat to see, I could have stayed watching them all day. We also saw starfish in the Mangrove tunnel. Danny's knowledge of the area and animals was vast. I would definitely do this trip again!

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adair empson
March 22, 2024

Highly recommend! My Aunt of 75 came who had never kayaker, our guide was so encouraging, very knowledgeable, have done for 3 yrs now and are never disappointed. Always super friendly folks.

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Mason Parks
March 14, 2024
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Jaden Petersen
March 12, 2024

My wife and I had an outstanding experience with our kayak tour, it was the highlight of our honeymoon. We saw dolphins and tons of other wildlife! Jeff was our guide and he did an outstanding job directing our group and was very knowledgeable. Rick also was awesome, accomodating a quick schedule change for us. Both knew the area well and gave us great recommendations for beaches and places to eat. Definitely join them for a morning tour!

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Kim Scanlan
March 9, 2024

Incredible experience!! One of the guides was so helpful and recommended the best spots to kayak through and it did not disappoint! We saw multiple dolphins who came up to us and played around our kayaks! We were able to find a gorgeous hidden beach behind the mangroves. It was an adventure from start to finish! Highly recommend for anyone who wants to experience all the wildlife Florida has to offer!

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Carol Cameron
March 8, 2024

We highly recommend SUP KAYAK tours! We all enjoyed it, ages 18 to 69! We will definitely do it again!!!

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Claudia Cayne
March 5, 2024

Mike, our naturalist guide, pointed out and educated us about the many creatures and plants we saw. Without him, we would have missed most of the life beneath the water. He also passed some of these creatures around before returned them gently to their underwater homes. I highly recommend SUP for a fun learning experience.

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SkyAnch
March 4, 2024

Mike showed me and my mom around the waters, we learned so much about the flora and fauna around the area and we were so enchanted by everything that we ended up staying on the water for 3 hours! Highly recommend for tourists and locals!

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Katherine Clarke
March 4, 2024

I have paddled and kayaked with SUP Englewood several times and absolutely love the ECO Tours! I highly recommend this company. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and I always learn something new about Florida flora and fauna!

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Dusty P
March 1, 2024

Great customer service, very personable and professional…lots of great spots that they tell you about and you get to see manatees

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Derek Gray
February 29, 2024

Very easy to access, good parking, abundant marine and bird life. Staff extraordinarily friendly. Very safety conscious, life vests included, clear instructions. Kayaks extremely stable. Paddleboards alao available. We saw multiple dolphins, manatees, osprey, pelicans, jellyfish, conch shells, hermit crabs, anhingas, comorants, jumping fish, and on and on. Just go, you won’t be disappointed by the experience.

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Anne Chipman
February 26, 2024

We had a great experience kayaking with SUP Englewood. Nicole was very responsive to all questions prior to renting and was very welcoming when we arrived. We received a map to take with us, very thorough instructions on what to expect and she told us about the wildlife we might see. We would definitely rent from SUP Englewood again!

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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
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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June 8, 2023

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My wife and I had a great time Kayaking around Lemon Bay with our very knowledgeable guide Jeff. We were pretty much able to move at our own pace and saw jumping fish everywhere along with Dolphins that like to play in the water behind boats going through the channel. Plus it was great exercise for the two of us. I might also had that Nicole who handled our reservation and greet us in the Don Petro State Park was great to work with and very helpful. Thank you SUP Englewood.

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Danny and Nicole were extremely knowledgeable, pointing out unique marine life, and we got an amazing experience with manatees and dolphin. One of the best guided kayak trips I’ve been on!

Lisa Leibig May 20, 2024
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We scheduled a group Don Pedro Kayak Tour with Nicole, and she went above and beyond organizing us! We saw multiple dolphins, several manatee, jellyfish, conch shells with live snails (I forget the names), blue crabs, stone crabs, we paddled through mangroves, and more. She and Danny were SO full of amazing useful knowlege, rules of the road, conservation information, I will definitely book with them again!! Thank you for an absolutely amazing and beautiful day on the water. I highly recommend SUP Englewood!

Connie Weiss May 18, 2024
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A friend and I had a really fun kayak tour with SUP Englewood from their Don Pedro Island location. Our guide, Nicole, was awesome. We saw birds, jellyfish, MANATEES, and of course - lots of mangroves 🙂 If you're looking to get out onto the water and see some cool wildlife, I highly recommend booking with them!

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Jay Lewis May 4, 2024
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Our house guests from northern Minnesota like to kayak when they visit us in Englewood. My wife decided to try a rental from SUP at Don Pedro rather than her previous choice elsewhere. The group was very satisfied with this choice. They found they equipment to be good and they enjoyed seeing the manatees from a distance (it's mating season so best not to get too close). They found the life jackets to be OK but would have preferred something that didn't ride up.

John Gammel April 27, 2024
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Great trip , guide was very knowledgeable and personable (Jeff) . Paddled around with him for over 2 hrs , he pointed out all the sea life and of course dolphins and manatees . Highly recommend this place as it is not full of jet skiers and power boats. Even pointed us to a local watering hole for a Bloody Mary afterwards. Again great trip .

Ron & Cheryl Lemle April 16, 2024
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Great experience for me, and my parents, who are in their 60s. The crew was friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and fun! My mom & I enjoyed the tandem together and learning about the local sea life.

Macala Campbell April 14, 2024
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Had a wonderful time kayaking with Ty. He was very fun, knowledgeable, and hands on which we loved. Saw manatee, dolphins, jellyfish, starfish, crabs, and many different birds. We would highly recommend this company. This was our second yearEveryone is super nice!😁

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Excellent, well led 2 hours around Don Pedro. Dolphins jumping out the water. Ospreys and a range of birds. Gentle paddling through the mangrives to hidden coves. Interesting local knowledge. Highly recommended.

Alan Blunt April 7, 2024
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Great day on water. Tour guides knowledgeable helpful and personable. Equipment in Great shape. Would definitely go back to and recommend this company

Joan Brown April 6, 2024
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This was such a great experience. Our tour guide, Nicole, was so engaging and wonderful with my two kids, ages 8 and 5. I wasn’t sure my kids would enjoy the whole two hour tour, but they loved it and could have stayed out even longer. we saw dolphins, manatees, starfish, jelly fish, crabs. I highly recommend the Eco Tour!

Betsy Elsmo March 30, 2024
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They are absolutely amazing ! I’ve been to tours where they rush you and expect you to be pro paddlers and this was the complete opposite.We had 2 tour guides and they were so incredibly kind and helpful. Not to mention made sure we were happy with everything we saw before ending the tour.

maddi coffman March 30, 2024
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Our trip with Danny on 3/20 was great! The weather was perfect and we saw so many manatees! These gentle giants are so neat to see, I could have stayed watching them all day. We also saw starfish in the Mangrove tunnel. Danny's knowledge of the area and animals was vast. I would definitely do this trip again!

Jen Schaefer March 24, 2024
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Highly recommend! My Aunt of 75 came who had never kayaker, our guide was so encouraging, very knowledgeable, have done for 3 yrs now and are never disappointed. Always super friendly folks.

adair empson March 22, 2024
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My wife and I had an outstanding experience with our kayak tour, it was the highlight of our honeymoon. We saw dolphins and tons of other wildlife! Jeff was our guide and he did an outstanding job directing our group and was very knowledgeable. Rick also was awesome, accomodating a quick schedule change for us. Both knew the area well and gave us great recommendations for beaches and places to eat. Definitely join them for a morning tour!

Jaden Petersen March 12, 2024
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Incredible experience!! One of the guides was so helpful and recommended the best spots to kayak through and it did not disappoint! We saw multiple dolphins who came up to us and played around our kayaks! We were able to find a gorgeous hidden beach behind the mangroves. It was an adventure from start to finish! Highly recommend for anyone who wants to experience all the wildlife Florida has to offer!

Kim Scanlan March 9, 2024
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We highly recommend SUP KAYAK tours! We all enjoyed it, ages 18 to 69! We will definitely do it again!!!

Carol Cameron March 8, 2024
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Mike, our naturalist guide, pointed out and educated us about the many creatures and plants we saw. Without him, we would have missed most of the life beneath the water. He also passed some of these creatures around before returned them gently to their underwater homes. I highly recommend SUP for a fun learning experience.

Claudia Cayne March 5, 2024
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Mike showed me and my mom around the waters, we learned so much about the flora and fauna around the area and we were so enchanted by everything that we ended up staying on the water for 3 hours! Highly recommend for tourists and locals!

SkyAnch March 4, 2024
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I have paddled and kayaked with SUP Englewood several times and absolutely love the ECO Tours! I highly recommend this company. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and I always learn something new about Florida flora and fauna!

Katherine Clarke March 4, 2024
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Great customer service, very personable and professional…lots of great spots that they tell you about and you get to see manatees

Dusty P March 1, 2024
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Very easy to access, good parking, abundant marine and bird life. Staff extraordinarily friendly. Very safety conscious, life vests included, clear instructions. Kayaks extremely stable. Paddleboards alao available. We saw multiple dolphins, manatees, osprey, pelicans, jellyfish, conch shells, hermit crabs, anhingas, comorants, jumping fish, and on and on. Just go, you won’t be disappointed by the experience.

Derek Gray February 29, 2024
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We had a great experience kayaking with SUP Englewood. Nicole was very responsive to all questions prior to renting and was very welcoming when we arrived. We received a map to take with us, very thorough instructions on what to expect and she told us about the wildlife we might see. We would definitely rent from SUP Englewood again!

Anne Chipman February 26, 2024
google

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

david murphy February 23, 2024
google

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

Sherry Kruger July 21, 2023
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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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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!

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Experience the enchantment of Don Pedro Island State Park! Navigate through lush mangrove pathways, spot playful dolphins 🐬, manatees, and explore vibrant marine life. All this natural beauty is accessible right from the mainland!

📍 Visit Us:
8450 Placida Road, Placida, FL 33946
🚨 No ferry needed‼️ Easy access for an unforgettable day on the water!

🕒  Rentals:
🚶‍♂️Walk-up available daily until 12 PM
⏳ 4-hour rental periods
⌛️Return by 4:30 PM

📞  Contact Us:
941-265-2925 | supenglewood.com 🔗

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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.

person holding upside down jellyfish

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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