Experience the Gentle Giants During a Kayak Tour

Florida is known for many things, but seeing manatees up close is probably one of the most memorable experiences. A kayak tour is one of the best ways to get closest to a manatee.

When the water temperature in the Gulf of Mexico drops below 60 degrees Fahrenheit (approximately 15°C) in the winter months between the end of November and March, a lot of manatees retreat to rivers that are heated either by nearby power plants or by natural warm springs.

One of these rivers is the Orange River in Fort Myers (approximately 0.6 miles/1 km from exit 141 at Interstate 75). The Orange River is a small river that flows into the Caloosahatchee, which in turn empties into the Gulf of Mexico. Here, you can often see a great number of manatees.

Right at the Manatee Park, visitors can rent kayaks for a manatee tour. The duration of the tours vary, but they can last up to three hours.

If you do not want to venture out in a kayak immediately, you can also observe manatees from the park shore. Those peaceful animals are quite impressive and seeing manatees up close is something that should be part of every Florida vacation.

Kayak Tour, Fort Myers - Impressions

Kajak-Tour at Fort Myers, Florida
Kajak-Tour at Fort Myers, Florida
Kajak-Tour at Fort Myers, Florida


Kayak Excursions is based in Fort Myers, but do not operate a retail store in the area. Kayak Excursions deliver kayaks for rentals, guided tours, and fishing trips in Lee County (Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Sanibel, Pine Island...)


Stefan Künzel
Website: www.kayak-excursions.com
Email stefan(at)kayak-excursions.com
Phone: 001 (239) 297-7011