Kayak and SUP at these two great locations:
With a guide or without!
We have the ONLY shuttle service for paddlers.
Kayak down Imperial River without having to paddle back against the current!
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.
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.
New Pass Bridge, Estero Bay
Another suggestion is at the New Pass Bridge on Estero Bay.
Regarding both locations:
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
Sheltered from the winds and the waves of the Gulf of Mexico so you can enjoy your outing regardless of the weather
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