3 hrs
All Ages
Minimum Age
Bonita Springs

Estero Bay Kayak Tour

Join us for a Day of Paddling & Wildlife Observation!


3 Hours


Join us for a day of paddling and wildlife observation in Florida’s first aquatic preserve.  Home to hundreds of species, Estero Bay is a nature lover’s dream on the southwest coast of Florida.  Paddle with a Florida Master Naturalist through this diverse estuary where every day presents a new adventure.

Estero Bay became Florida’s first aquatic preserve in1966.  Join us and witness firsthand what 50 years of conservation looks like.  Two rivers and a number of freshwater creeks flow into this bay, bringing the building blocks of marine life.  Kayak alongside Bottlenose dolphins, manatees, stingrays, and countless species of fish.  Watch wading birds foraging through the flats looking for crustaceans or roosting in the mangroves.

Your guide is a Florida Master Naturalist certified through the University of Florida and has been exploring coastal communities for over 30 years.  This place is wild, and we can’t guarantee you’ll see any one particular species, but your guide will put you in a position to see the best of what the preserve is offering on that day.


  • Kayak
  • PFD
  • Paddle
  • Guide with paddling and safety instructions
  • We will have a cooler with waters at the launch on our return

What to Bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Shoes you don’t mind getting wet
  • Water


Estero Bay Kayak Tour

Ages 12+
Under 12 years old
Non-paddling child in stowaway seat • 1 Per Tandem Kayak

This adventure is operated by Skinny Water Paddling Company

Customers will receive a full refund or credit with 24 hours’ notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund or credit in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. No-shows will be charged the full price.