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Rising Tide Explorers receives local awards and recognition as Southwest Florida’s only biologist owned and operated eco-tour company

a group of people riding on the back of a boat Celebrating their 4th year in business, Rising Tide Explorers is recognized as one of the preeminent eco-tour operations in…

Which White Bird Is That?! Is it an Egret? Or a Heron? Or..?

a flock of seagulls standing next to a body of waterAll About Birds, How To Identify White Egrets https://www.allaboutbirds.org/news/how-to-identify-white-herons-excerpt-from-better-birding-book/ Rookery Bay is like heaven for bird lovers!    You are guaranteed to see beautiful birds while kayaking Rookery…

Rising Tide Explorers Wins ‘Best Kayaking Tour’ in USA Today National Poll

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NAPLES & MARCO ISLAND (Aug. 28) – Rising Tide Explorers won “Best Kayaking Tour” in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards, the media outlet announced online today.  Based in Naples & Marco Island, RTE was featured as one of the Best Adventure Tour Companies in the country along side a variety of other adventure activities…

Biologist Guide Matt leads Herpetology Research in the Amazon

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  One of the things that makes Rising Tide Explores the most unique kayak tour and rental company in Naples and Marco Island is that our guides are real local biologists and ecologists who actively conduct scientific research to learn more about our unique backyard.  When our guides aren’t paddling the mangrove tunnels of the…

No Experience Necessary

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All too often we hear people making excuses for why they aren’t out enjoying the things that make Southwest Florida so special…but here at Rising Tide Explorers, we just won’t have it!! When it comes to kayaking or paddle boarding, we’ve got you covered and there is absolutely no experience needed. If you have ever felt…

Why Choose a Guided Kayak Tour?

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You’re in one of the most unique places on the planet – it’s no wonder you are looking for ways to get outdoors and experience it all first-hand!  With so many options for exploring our area, why choose a guided kayak tour?  WE’RE GLAD YOU ASKED! Choosing to take part in a guided kayak tour in…