Kayak and SUP at these two great locations:

  • Imperial River

  • Estero Bay

 

With a guide or without! 

Imperial River

We have the ONLY shuttle service for paddlers.

Kayak down Imperial River without having to paddle back against the current!

Cypress trees and cypress knees along the upper Imperial River

 

Middle stretch of Imperial River

 

Lower Imperial River

How does this work?

Make your reservation online.

Choose Imperial River shuttle as the delivery location from the drop-down menu.

Park your car at the Lee County Imperial River Boat Ramp on Tamiami.

We will provide you with a free shuttle to the put-in on Kent Road.

The kayaks/paddleboards are already there.

Paddle downriver back to your vehicle.

Send us a text that you are done.

You don’t have to wait for us.

You can be on your way.

We will retrieve the equipment at our convenience.

You should plan on being on the water just about three hours.

 

This is the route.

 

There is a park for a picnic or rest stop along the way.

Imperial River is wonderful.

It is the “go-to” location for those who do not want to paddle on open water, or near the Gulf of Mexico.

Enjoy!

This is our comfortable shuttle van.

 

New Pass Bridge, Estero Bay

Another suggestion is at the New Pass Bridge on Estero Bay.  

New Pass with dropped pin in more square aspect

Regarding both locations:

Logistics:

  • Easy to reach from north or south

  • Free parking at Estero Bay, $5 cash at Imperial River

  • No entrance fee

  • Parking is close to the water

Safety:

  • Sheltered from the winds and the waves of the Gulf of Mexico so you can enjoy your outing regardless of the weather

Beauty:

  • Paddle right up close to the mangroves and cypress

  • May see many species of birds

  • An excellent chance of seeing porpoises/dolphins (Estero Bay)

  • You may see manatees

  • You can be in the midst of this southwest Florida metropolitan area, but often find remote places where you won’t hear or see any manmade creations

Click here to view the New Pass Bridge Self-Guided Tour

Estero Bay, Bonita Springs, Florida. You can paddle on this beautiful bay by choosing New Pass Bridge, Bonita Springs as your delivery location.

 

Kayaks delivered to New Pass Bridge, Estero Bay

 

Kayak and stand-up paddleboard (SUP) among the mangroves of Estero Bay

Please keep in mind that we can deliver to other locations

 

For detailed maps and more information about these two locations, please see the Self Guided Tour page.