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Kayaking Tours Led by Florida Master Naturist Guides

Kayak tours available daily at 9:30 AM and 12:30 PM. Paddle through canopy mangroves, view dolphins and manatees with the best local guides. Don Pedro Island State Park is located nearby Manasota Key, Englewood and Boca Grande. Only a short drive from Venice, North Port, Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda. Book your adventure today! 

What will I experience on a Guided Kayak Tour?

Kayak eco tours offer a unique, up-close opportunity to paddle with dolphins and manatees. Therefore, our guides provide education on best practices for ethical paddling with all wildlife. Moreover, while floating over the seagrass, kayakers have a great view live shells. These species include whelks, conch, sea stars and crabs. Overheard, coastal birds are usually present. Additionally these species may include, Herons, Ospreys, Egrets, and Bald Eagles.

Promote Conservation and Book with SUP Englewood

Every paddle in the water with us is a step towards conservation. SUP Englewood actively participates in and promote educational programs that enhance awareness about the importance of preserving marine life. By choosing our tours, you’re supporting a business that prioritizes the environment and encourages sustainable wildlife tourism. In addition, a percentage of all sales support the Don Pedro Island State Park.

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SUP Englewood Recognized for 2023 Travelers Choice Award by TripAdvisor
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Very knowledgeable and professional! Their kayaks are in great condition and they delivered to us and told us the best place to go to see dolphins and manatees. We would definitely use them again.

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I took my wife and kids on the kayak tour and we had a blast! Our guide was super knowledgeable of the area and very helpful for our first-time kayakers with our children. We will definitely do this again when we come back to Englewood!! Highly recommend!!

Jason Bartone June 7, 2024
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We had a super time on our kayak tour! Mike, our tour guide, was knowledgeable, aware, and thoughtful. He would make sure to check in to ensure we were all good, to get our opinions to determine our next place to check out and just make sure we were having an enjoyable time. Loved learning tidbits of information from him as well. Would highly recommend if you are looking for something to do!

Laura Edwards June 6, 2024
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What an incredible trip! Ty, the tour guide, was incredibly knowlegeable about the wildlife and knew just where to go to see them. We saw dolphins feeding, a curious baby manatee, nesting birds. and we even held a jellyfish. Truly awesome! Will go again!

Kyrsten Lemke June 6, 2024
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Nicole was such a good host! We were able to see dolphins and manatees right where she said we would. The bobcat was kind of a surprise, but what can ya say, NATURE! We had a great time! Thank you!

Angie P June 4, 2024
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What a fantastic experience! Kayaking on a gorgeous day is awesome all by itself. Add to that a knowledgeable guide and this was a trip to remember. We saw dolphins, held upside-down jelly fish, and got very up-close and personal with a curious baby manatee! Ty knew just where to go. I'll be back many times! Thanks SUP!

Kyrsten Lemke June 2, 2024
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What a great experience. From the moment we pulled up to the welcome area to the end of our trip, the staff was EXCEPTIONAL. When we pulled up to the welcome area we were greeted with friendly and knowledgeable staff. The offered us cold water, suggestions on how to stay hydrated, a dry bag and a map on where to go. We received a quick briefing on the do and don'ts of the kayak and then a tutorial of how to paddle and stay safe. Directions on where to see the wildlife were spot on and we experienced everything that the staff told us about. Even my 13 year old daughter had a good time!

Steve Gulotta May 30, 2024
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Great experience! Highly recommend the kayak tour.

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My SUP Englewood experience surpassed expectations. The check in process was made easy by the professional checking me in. He made me feel comfortable before starting, and made sure I had what I needed, (sunscreen and water). Jeff, my instructor/guide was extremely patient, knowledgeable and interesting. He truly wanted to provide a great experience and show me as much of the wildlife as possible. We saw a Manatee come up right in front of us, amazing! Jeff pointed out different vegetation, birds, an Upside Down Jelly Fish and more. I would highly recommend Sup Englewood.

Tana germundson May 28, 2024
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What a great kayaking tour off Don Pedro Island! Wonderful guides and amazing wildlife! So many manatees and dolphins on a beautiful day in the water! Highly recommend SUP Englewood!

Darlene Lupo May 24, 2024
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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
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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
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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
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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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amber stephenson
June 9, 2024

Very knowledgeable and professional! Their kayaks are in great condition and they delivered to us and told us the best place to go to see dolphins and manatees. We would definitely use them again.

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Jason Bartone
June 7, 2024

I took my wife and kids on the kayak tour and we had a blast! Our guide was super knowledgeable of the area and very helpful for our first-time kayakers with our children. We will definitely do this again when we come back to Englewood!! Highly recommend!!

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Laura Edwards
June 6, 2024

We had a super time on our kayak tour! Mike, our tour guide, was knowledgeable, aware, and thoughtful. He would make sure to check in to ensure we were all good, to get our opinions to determine our next place to check out and just make sure we were having an enjoyable time. Loved learning tidbits of information from him as well. Would highly recommend if you are looking for something to do!

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Kyrsten Lemke
June 6, 2024

What an incredible trip! Ty, the tour guide, was incredibly knowlegeable about the wildlife and knew just where to go to see them. We saw dolphins feeding, a curious baby manatee, nesting birds. and we even held a jellyfish. Truly awesome! Will go again!

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Angie P
June 4, 2024

Nicole was such a good host! We were able to see dolphins and manatees right where she said we would. The bobcat was kind of a surprise, but what can ya say, NATURE! We had a great time! Thank you!

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Kyrsten Lemke
June 2, 2024

What a fantastic experience! Kayaking on a gorgeous day is awesome all by itself. Add to that a knowledgeable guide and this was a trip to remember. We saw dolphins, held upside-down jelly fish, and got very up-close and personal with a curious baby manatee! Ty knew just where to go. I'll be back many times! Thanks SUP!

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Steve Gulotta
May 30, 2024

What a great experience. From the moment we pulled up to the welcome area to the end of our trip, the staff was EXCEPTIONAL. When we pulled up to the welcome area we were greeted with friendly and knowledgeable staff. The offered us cold water, suggestions on how to stay hydrated, a dry bag and a map on where to go. We received a quick briefing on the do and don'ts of the kayak and then a tutorial of how to paddle and stay safe. Directions on where to see the wildlife were spot on and we experienced everything that the staff told us about. Even my 13 year old daughter had a good time!

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Sara Hendrickson
May 29, 2024

Great experience! Highly recommend the kayak tour.

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Tana germundson
May 28, 2024

My SUP Englewood experience surpassed expectations. The check in process was made easy by the professional checking me in. He made me feel comfortable before starting, and made sure I had what I needed, (sunscreen and water). Jeff, my instructor/guide was extremely patient, knowledgeable and interesting. He truly wanted to provide a great experience and show me as much of the wildlife as possible. We saw a Manatee come up right in front of us, amazing! Jeff pointed out different vegetation, birds, an Upside Down Jelly Fish and more. I would highly recommend Sup Englewood.

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Darlene Lupo
May 24, 2024

What a great kayaking tour off Don Pedro Island! Wonderful guides and amazing wildlife! So many manatees and dolphins on a beautiful day in the water! Highly recommend SUP Englewood!

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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!

google
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.

google
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.

google
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!

google
david murphy
February 23, 2024

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

google
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.

google
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!

google
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!

google
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.

What will you see on a Guided Kayak Eco Tour?

You can expect to see more marine life on a guided kayak tour than paddling solo. Kayak tour guides are efficient at spotting creatures under the water.  So what can you expect to see when kayaking?  Every trip is different therefore we cannot guarantee sightings.

Commonly spotted marine creatures and wildlife:

  • Star Fish
  • Urchins
  • Sea Hares
  • Live Shells (various conchs)
  • Sand dollars
  • Sheepshead
  • Mullet
  • Snook
  • Brown Pelicans
  • Terns
  • Gulls
  • Herons
  • Osprey
  • Dolphins

Expect to learn about the coastal ecosystem and topics such as: 

  • Seagrass
  • Mangroves
  • Coastal vegetation
  • Marine life
  • Live Shells
  • Echinoderms
  • Fish
  • Coastal Mammals
  • Native and Migratory Birds
  • Sea turtles

Don Pedro Island State Park Kayak Tour

Kayak Tours Available Daily

Kayak tours explore the barrier island of Don Pedro Island State Park. This trip launches from the state park land base and continues into Lemon Bay Aquatic Preserve. The area is surrounded by mangroves, wildlife, and marine mammals.

Kayak with Manatees & Dolphins

Sightings are frequent and common

The gentle presence of manatees and the playful spirit of dolphins can turn an ordinary day into an unforgettable adventure. Snap some photos as you paddle alongside these magnificent creatures. Our Certified Guardian Guides ensure that all interactions are conducted with the utmost respect for marine life.

Kayak through Mangroves

Explore the mangrove pathway to Hidden Lake! View a coastal lagoon and all the wildlife that comprise mangrove ecosystems.

Mangrove ecosystems are not just visually stunning, they are vital for environmental health. As you paddle under the protective canopy of the mangroves, view the intricate root systems. These roots provide shelter and are a breeding grounds for an array of wildlife. As you kayak, keep an eye out for snowy egrets, little blue herons, green herons, and the vibrant roseate spoonbills.

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Reservations required for all kayak tour experiences. Secure your spot today!

Kayak Tour FAQ's

Group kayak tours are $65 per person. Private kayak tours & off-site kayak tours are $85 per person.

SUP Englewood requires children 13 and under be with an adult in a tandem kayak for group tours. Private tours offer more safety for younger paddlers to venture out on their own equipment. We find that lighter paddlers have increased difficulty in wind and tidal conditions.  Please contact us at (941) 265-2925 to book a private tour for your family to enjoy the waterways safely.

No, you do not have to take a tour.

Where can I rent kayaks?

We also offer kayak rentals in Englewood, Boca Grande and Manasota Key.

What are the rates for kayak rentals?

Kayak rentals are available by Half Day (4 hour) and Full Day (8 hour) increments. We also offer daily and multiple day rentals.  Please visit our kayak rental page to learn more.

We recommend guided kayak tours for the following situations:

  • You want to learn more about the environment
  • To discover more marine life and sea creatures when paddling
  • If you have people in your party that have medical conditions, inability to swim, or lack kayaking/paddling skills and abilities.  Our tour guides are trained to handle difficult situations on the water and your safety is paramount to us.
  • We also recommend guided trips if you have young children or a large party going out on the water.  It can be hard to maintain a large groups safety when there’s varying skill levels.  Again, this is another to have a trained guide help ensure your safety.

We recommend leaving valuables in the car.  We have seen many phones drop into the water.  It’s a sad experience for our guests!  A waterproof case does not stop items from sinking to the bottom of the water which sometimes be very deep.

Yes!  Your kayak tour guide will take photos during the paddling trip.  If you’re comfortable with Facebook then the pictures will be uploaded into an album there.  If you do not want photos on social media please let us know and we’ll accommodate another option.

All kayak equipment, paddles, and vests are included.  We also provide dry bags for your keys or anything you wish to bring with you.

Trips are between 2 to 2.5 hours long.

Bring the following with you:

  • Water (plan to be hydrated prior to paddling)
  • A light snack to take with you (nuts, chips, fruit)
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Clothing appropriate for sun sensitive skin
  • Any medication you may need during a trip

No, you do not.  Please let your tour guide know so they are prepared in the event you fall into the water.  We also ask that you wear your life vest throughout the paddling trip.

That’s no problem.  If they have experience they can join a group tour.  However, if it’s their first time paddling, or first time in a tidal waterway, please book a private tour.  Others on the group trip are there for environmental education and not interested in paddle boarding instruction.

Interested in a group rate?

If your group wants a group tour rate, please book kayaks on the Paddle Board Tour which focus on instruction plus environmental education.

What will you discover while paddling Don Pedro Island?

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.

Book Don Pedro Island State Park

Location

Address: 8450 Placida Road Placida, FL 33946

Open: Wednesday to Sunday 8 AM to 5 PM

Kayak Tours: Reservations required for Paddle Board & Kayak Tours.

Kayak Rentals: Walk-ups welcome for kayak and paddle rentals from 9 AM to 12:30 PM. 

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