For visitors to the area who may not be surrounded by water at home, you want to take every opportunity you can to enjoy it on your vacation. The Southwest Florida coast and Cape Coral are full of fun, sand, sun, and the water you’re looking for to create a beach vacation that leaves you rested, relaxed, and rejuvenated. Whether you’ve kayaked before or not, it’s a unique, calm, and serene way to experience the waters of Cape Coral. Read more about kayaking in Cape Coral below!
Where to Go Kayaking in Cape Coral
Much like hiking and biking, Cape Coral has many kayak launch sites that lead to “trails” throughout the area. Paddle through serene mangrove trails or the peaceful waters of the Matlacha Pass Aquatic Preserve and Estuary and other parts of the Great Calusa Blueway, which explores the waters around Cape Coral, Pine Island, Sanibel Island, and more. Most canals are navigable by kayak, too. Other popular places are the Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve, Sirenia Vista Park, Eco Park, and many others.
Just as there are several companies that offer tours focusing on fishing or wildlife spotting, there are several companies in Cape Coral that offer the opportunity for a calm paddle on the water. Some even combine the activities: paddle out to thriving fishing spots or be guided toward some of the area’s majestic aquatic wildlife like manatees. There are eco tours that focus on the area’s unique ecosystem, sunset and sunrise tours, and even special nighttime “glow” tours that feature a clear vessel equipped with special water-safe LED lights in a variety of colors to customize your experience.
While tours will provide you with boats and paddles, once you want to strike out on your own, you’ll need the proper equipment. Some tour companies offer rentals outside the tour, and there are a number of local rental companies that offer single-person kayaks, tandem kayaks, and even fishing kayaks for your personal excursions after the tour. Many companies will deliver and pick up at your accommodations.
Paddle to Florida Fun in Cape Coral
From a cozy studio to a spacious Cape Coral riverfront rental, Cape Coral 4 Vacation has a vacation rental home that’s perfect for you! Enjoy preparing a meal in the fully equipped kitchen, then stretch out with some popcorn and your favorite show or movie after the meal. Many of our homes are located close to kayak launching areas or are even waterfront so you can launch from a private dock! There are multiple private spaces like patios, balconies, and more.
Call us today to start planning a Cape Coral kayaking adventure!