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Getting Close to Nature in Southwest Florida


One of the most amazing things about Southwest Florida is the abundance of wildlife that call this area home. With the daily grind of work, running errands, and entertaining guests, many of our residents rarely get a chance to explore and admire the incredibly unique natural areas in our own backyard. Rising Tide Explorers has a passion for taking you into these amazing natural areas to let you get up close and personal with the beauty that surrounds us that is overlooked all too often.  Taking a trip out into the estuary, you’ll get to know the REAL Florida and come to see that we are much more than golf courses, shopping, and our beautiful white sand beaches.  The treasures in our back yard are waiting for you to discover!

Participating in Naples & Marco Island guided kayak tours makes for the ideal opportunity to get active, enjoy the incredible weather in Southwest Florida, and also find yourself right in the middle of one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. From the mangroves – which are home to various birds, fish, snails, and crabs – to the open blue waters abound with hunting dolphins and grazing manatees, you are sure to feel like you are a million miles from home, while being only a few minutes from downtown! Our backwaters are full of life, making it easy to find them and snap a few great photos as you examine all of our unique discoveries!

Maybe you are visiting Naples or Marco Island from out of town? We would love to welcome you to our small piece of paradise, and what better way to do it than with a biologist guided tour through one of the largest remaining protected mangrove ecosystems on the planet!! Choose from either our Morning or Afternoon Mangrove Tunnels & Mudflats Kayak Tour where you will be immersed in the adventure that Naples & Marco Island are known for.

Contact Rising Tide Explorers today to learn more about all the opportunities to get out on our Southwest Florida waterways – either on a kayak or a paddleboard!