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Hobie Pedal Kayak Imperial  River
Hobie Pedal Kayak Imperial River

Imperial River Bonita Springs Guided Kayak Tour

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Manatees in Imperial River
Manatees in Imperial River

Kayak Tour Sightseeing Manatees Bonita Springs Florida

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Lush Landscape lines the Imperial River
Lush Landscape lines the Imperial River

The beauty and magic of nature seen from the Imperial River kayak tour

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Hobie Pedal Kayak Imperial  River
Hobie Pedal Kayak Imperial River

Imperial River Bonita Springs Guided Kayak Tour

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HOBIE PEDAL KAYAK

RIVER ECO TOUR

2.5 HR 

Welcome to my Hobie Pedal Kayak Tour of the Imperial River in Bonita Springs, Florida! What better way to start your day than by sharing a lovely morning cruise on the scenic Imperial River, where we may see a wide variety of birds as we pedal through the tranquil waters.

The Imperial River is a true gem, offering glimpses of semi-tropical freshwater beauty that is rarely seen elsewhere in Southwest Florida. As we kayak upstream, the river gradually gets narrower and shadier, with both sides lined with palms, cypress trees, and Spanish-moss draped oaks. The tea-colored water runs clear, and where the bottom is sandy, you'll be able to see fish, turtles, alligators, river otters, and manatees swimming below.

My Hobie Pedal Kayaks are perfect for this tour, as they allow you to easily and efficiently navigate through the water while also providing a low-impact, eco-friendly way to explore. With their comfortable seats and foot-pedal drive system, you'll be able to sit back and relax as you effortlessly glide through the water.

The Imperial River is part of The Great Calusa Blueway, a network of paddling trails that showcase the natural beauty and cultural history of Southwest Florida. I'll share information about the local flora and fauna, as well as the history and culture of the Imperial River and surrounding area. You'll also have plenty of opportunities to stop and take photos, snack, or just take in the peaceful surroundings.

Overall, this Hobie Pedal Kayak tour of the Imperial River is the perfect way to get out on the water and explore the natural beauty of Bonita Springs, Florida. Whether you're a seasoned kayaker or a beginner, this tour is suitable for all levels and is sure to be a memorable and enjoyable experience.

The bird species that may be spotted here include:

- Anhingas
- Cormorants
- Cattle Egrets
- Great Egrets
- Reddish Egrets 
- Snowy Egrets
- Black Crowned Night Herons
- Great Blue Herons 
- Green Herons
- Little Blue Herons
- Tricolored Herons
- Least Bitterns
- Moorhens
- King Fishers
- Barred Owls
- Screech Owls
- Peliated Woodpeckers

In order to keep our impact on nature and wildlife as minimal as possible and to keep our tour nice and cozy, each tour is a Private tour, 1 -  3 guests max (in 2 tandem kayaks). Weight restrictions apply.  

Note: To check out future dates beyond the 30 days shown, click the date shown on the top left corner of the Schedule View to select another month.     

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TOUR LAUNCH

Tours launch from Depot Park in downtown Bonita Springs. Depot Park is located off of Pennsylvania Avenue across the railroad tracks from Riverside Park.

Address: 10375 Pennsylvania Ave, Bonita Springs, FL 34135

The freehand launch is nestled between a footbridge and railroad trestle spanning the river; it's a narrow trail, but easy on and off.

 

Depot Park has free parking, restrooms, playground, and a floating dock.

 

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WHAT TO BRING

  • LONG-SLEEVE WATER SHIRT
  • SUNSCREEN
  • SUNGLASSES
  • HAT
  • PREFERRED FOOD/SNACKS
  • BUG SPRAY
  • BINOCULARS (if you're a Birder!)
 
Most of this tour is pretty shady as we kayak under a canopy of trees for the most part, but be sure to  bring sun protection for those parts where we're not under a shady canopy! 
 
Of course, feel free to bring your own desired food and beverages. 
 
If you're a Birder, bring your binoculars! Plenty of opportunity to see many variety of birds! 
Good idea to bring insect repellent if those pesky mosquitoes love you. Usually not a problem here, but... it's Florida!  
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WHAT YOUR GUIDE PROVIDES

  • WATER BOTTLES
  • TRAIL MIX SNACKS
  • SOUVENIR WATERPROOF CELL PHONE POUCH

 

Guide provides water bottles and snacks (trail mix) for each guest, so please don't be shy!  Ask for water/snacks as often as you like - the more you take, the lighter my load! 

 

You will also receive a souvenir waterproof cell phone/keys pouch to keep them safe and dry while kayaking.  

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