Let us guide you on your next paddling adventure!
Take a paddle into another world and experience a wonderland of wildlife in our tropical waters. Do you prefer sandbar hopping through Gasparilla Sound or exploring the beautiful mangrove lined creeks surrounding our estuary? With Florida Girl you can observe the antics of baby pelicans in a rookery or search for sea urchins and jellyfish in the seagrass. Dolphin and manatee sightings delight paddlers of all ages. Canopy-covered trails through a magical mangrove forest provide an experience unique to Florida. Charlotte Harbor is the second largest estuary in Florida. From the brackish nursery waters to the pristine coastal barrier islands, the stunning variety of natural environments makes Charlotte Harbor a premier paddling destination.
We are certified Florida Master Naturalists and PaddleFit certified. We offer guided kayak and paddleboard tours from various locations in Boca Grande, Englewood, Placida, and Punta Gorda, Florida. We have tours appropriate for all skill levels from first time to seasoned paddler. Check our schedule online for tour descriptions, times, and locations by clicking the "Book Now!" button. Don’t see anything that fits your schedule?
Call 941-875-4402 and we can schedule a custom outing for your group.
This lesson introduces new or future paddlers to Stand Up Paddling (SUP). Participants learn the fundamentals of SUP in a safe and fun atmosphere. Information on water safety, injury prevention, and basic paddling techniques allow paddlers to gain confidence and maximize their fun on the water. No prior paddling experience is necessary. Participants will need to be comfortable in the water and able to swim. Participants can bring their own board or use one of ours.
Call 941-875-4402 to schedule a private lesson.
Keep an eye on our Social Media for special events such as “Sunset Paddles” or “Introduce Your Kids to Paddling” demonstrations. We believe in doing our part to be good stewards of our waters. We host a shoreline or waterway cleanup every other month. These events are always shared on social media so you can join us. We have special programs coming for homeschoolers and scouts too.
You are always welcome to call us and we can create your booking for you.
Our regular tour schedule is available online, click Book Now to review the schedule.
Custom tours can be created for a time and place convenient for your group, please call to schedule.
For each booking an email is sent containing your tour information, launch directions, what to bring, and other important information (including a payment link if we create the booking for you).
When booking online please reserve by the seat. A single kayak or paddleboard has one seat. When reserving a double kayak there should always be an adult in seat 1. Seat 2 will be an adult passenger or child 12 or under.
All children 12 and under must ride with an adult.
Children 2-4 years old can ride in the middle of a double kayak with 2 adults, just register as Dbl Kayak Adult Seat 1,
Dbl Kayak Adult Seat 2, and Dbl Kayak CHILD Seat 2 and include a note in the comments section.
Currently, all tours can be “private” with a minimum of 2 adults.
Please call or email us after booking to request a private tour.
09:00 am – 03:00 pm
Office hours are Monday thru Saturday from 9am to 3pm
Our business office is located in Port Charlotte, FL
Our service area includes Charlotte County, Lee County, and Sarasota County