Explore the winding mangrove creeks and hidden backwaters of Estero Bay as only a kayaker can. Dexter Norris, biologist, naturalist and Mound House Environmental Educator, guides this unique tour. Experience the abundant natural beauty of the ancient realm of the Calusa. Search for birds, fish, manatees and dolphins as you paddle through the Estero and Hell Peckney bays in a tandem kayak. Mound House kayak tours are conducted in accordance with Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism guidelines. All paddling equipment provided. Ages 12 and up. Weather permitting. COST: $45 per person (MH Members $15) Museum admission included. Private group tours available. Reservations required by calling 239-765-0865. Maximum of 12 paddlers per tour.
Weather permitting, park at 216 Connecticut Street (Mound House Overflow parking lot) walk to the main museum and check in at the museum store)
Questions about the trip? Check the program description or call Dexter Norris at 239-339-3447
Length of tour
Arrive how many minutes before (tour starts at 8am)
Pre sales cut off time
Day before tour at 4pm
Items to bring
Sunscreen, sunglasses, water, water shoes, no flip-flops, hiking sandals ok- hat, snacks, comfortable clothing, dry shoes if you want to tour the museum after the trip.
All kayaking equipment including safety equipment is included, museum admission is included in price. Tandem kayaks. Lockers available for personal items.