Join a local biologist on a journey through the winding Mangrove Tunnels of Southwest Florida in search of unique wildlife as you explore oyster reefs, mudflats, and hidden bays.
Explore the unique habitats, wildlife, and ecosystems of Southwest Florida with top rated kayak rentals or award-winning tours led by real local biologists and certified naturalists! Venture into wild Florida with the most qualified guides in the region and share in their passion for our local ecology and wildlife. Journey through winding mangrove tunnels, experience evening in the estuary at the famous bird rookery island or rent a kayak to explore on your own!
Reservations required for all tours and rentals
Not your average kayak tour
Rising Tide Explorers was founded in 2016 by a group of local biologists looking to raise the bar of the outdoor industry in Southwest Florida and share their passion for Florida’s unique ecological landscape. With advanced degrees and a diverse background of research experience we provide a fun, educational, and family-friendly adventures unlike any other! As the first and only biologist owned and operated ecotour company in Naples & Marco Island, we take pride in sharing our favorite things about the estuary and taking you and your family on the most unique adventures in the region!
With 100% of our guides being biologists, ecologists, and/or certified master naturalists, certified in First Aid, and ACA Certified Kayaking Instructors our goal is to give our explorers the option to choose a company they can trust to provide them with a safe, fun, and truly educational experience on the water. Want to make sure your guide is qualified, certified, accurate, and awesome to explore with?! Get out with Rising Tide and explore with the best!
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Enter code “EXPLORE” at checkout for 5% off online bookings. Free photography is included with every tour.