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The Best Sanibel and Captiva Island Kayaking Adventures

Added: Feb 26, 2019
Category: Island Info

The Best Sanibel Island Kayaking Adventures

One of the most popular activities here at Kingfisher Vacations is sea kayaking, mainly because it allows tourists to explore the many unique keys, mangrove tunnels, and preserves that surround Sanibel and Captiva. Sea kayaking is also inexpensive, fun, healthy, and fit for all ages! There are several kayak tours and rentals within minutes of our Sanibel Island vacation rentals, including Tarpon Bay Explorers and Yolo Board Adventures. Many of our waterfront homes have easy canal access to the area’s best kayak-friendly passages, including Buck Key and J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

Kayak Tours: Tarpon Bay Explorers

Tarpon Bay Explorers is home to the best nature tours on Sanibel Island, Florida, especially if you’re an avid kayaker. They provide three unique kayak tours: the beginner-friendly Trail Tour, the birder’s dream Low Tide Tour, and the breathtaking Sunset Rookery Paddle. Depending on which trip you choose, you’ll paddle through lush mangrove forests, Tarpon Bay’s tidal flats, and secluded island chains. You’ll likely spot friendly manatees, adorable dolphins, and an abundance of birds, including osprey, ibises, herons, and egrets.

Kayak Rentals: Yolo Board Adventures

If you’d prefer to explore Sanibel Island without a guide, then we recommend renting kayaks from Yolo Board Adventures. This fine local establishment provides kayaks by the day, week, or even month. Most other companies rent kayaks for two or three hours, limiting the potential of an unforgettable day-long adventure. Pack a picnic, bring your snorkeling gear, and paddle through some of the area’s most pristine wildlife preserves, all of which are a short trip from our waterfront Sanibel Island vacation rentals.

Best Self-Guided Kayaking Adventures

Buck Key Preserve, which is adjacent to Captiva Island, Florida, has a network of meandering mangrove tunnels in the heart of the island. The massive J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, meanwhile, is the most popular place to explore in the area. The refuge can be discovered along the northern end of Sanibel Island’s “hook” and is home to roseate spoonbills, river otters, and even alligators! You can also paddle through the vast Pine Island Sound in search of leaping dolphins and lazy manatees.

Luxurious Sanibel Island Vacation Rentals

Start and finish each full day of exploration, adventure, and relaxation inside one of our ultra-luxurious yet affordable Sanibel Island vacation rentals. Soak in your private on-site swimming pool, throw a line into the bayou from your dock, and cook a gourmet meal inside your chef’s kitchen. Most of our Captiva and Sanibel rentals are within walking distance from the beach and a short bicycle ride from restaurants and shopping – although you’ll undoubtedly feel compelled to stay inside your lavish home-away-from-home for days upon end. Browse through our extensive collection of Sanibel Island condo rentals by visiting us online, or give us a call today at 1-239-472-2100 to get matched up with a property that fits your group’s size, style, and budget.

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