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Holiday Boat Parade Paddle, Potluck & Bonfire! BRING YOUR OWN KAYAK

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  • Gulf Coast kayak

    4120 Pine Island Rd NW, Cape Coral, FL (map)

    26.636175 -82.064491

  • Take Pine Island Rd west towards Matlacha/Pine Island. We are just passed Miceli's restaurant on the right hand side just before the Matlacha Bridge. Park your car and walk down to the water!
  • NOTE: DUE TO LIMITED SPOTS, THIS INVITE IS ONLY FOR THOSE BRINGING THEIR OWN KAYAK. 

    Celebrate the spirit of the Holidays with us as we join the Matlacha Yacht Club in their annual Holiday Boat Parade! We'll decorate our paddle crafts with Festive Holiday Lights & Paddle All the Way to Berts Bar where we'll join the parade of boaters in what will be a spectacular display of brightly decorated boats, kayaks & Paddle Boards! Our experienced & knowledgeable Guides are ACA Certified Kayak & SUP Instructors & Florida Master Naturalists well versed on SWFLA's ecology & natural history and skilled at spotting local wildlife!

    Skill Level: Novices are welcome but should be comfortable on the water :)

    What to bring: Water shoes, long breathable clothing, bug spray, water and/or choice of beverage & snack to share :) ***Proper Lights and Safety Gear if you are bringing your own kayak or If you're feeling festive bring holiday lights to decorate your kayak!*** 

    Launch Time: Everyone is expected to fill out a waiver & participate in a quick on shore safety briefing at which time we will help you get your kayak on the water and launch promptly at 4:30pm. 

    Duration: This is approximately a 2hr paddle. We will arrive back to our beach launch to a Bonfire & Potluck! Feel free to bring your choice of beverage & dish to share :)

    RSVP: DUE TO LIMITED SPOTS, THIS INVITE IS ONLY FOR THOSE  WHO ARE BRINGING THEIR OWN KAYAK. 

    Cost: NON PERISHABLE CAN FOOD ITEM FOR LOCAL FOOD PANTRY!!!

    If you are bringing guests please add them to your RSVP or have then join our Meetup Group and register for the event! 

    We accept same day reservations (if spots are available). Contact us at[masked] if you have any questions!

    Payment: We will collect payment on the day of the event. Cash is King!!!

    Inclement Weather Policy: We go rain or shine but If there is threat of thunderstorms, lightning, high winds or other severe weather, we will contact you ONE HOUR prior to our scheduled departure time and reschedule our tour.

    Since 1992 Gulf Coast Kayak has been considered the local favorite kayaking outfitter! We look forward to meeting you!!

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  • Sandra Orosz P.

    Bringing my daughter Mindy. We are looking forward to it!

    2 · November 25

    • Bryan S.

      great Sandra, look forward to seeing you both!

      November 25

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  • Jim N.
    Lead Guide/ACA Certified Kayak & SUP Instructor, Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host

    Just add water. Born under the sign of the Moon and the element of Water, this... more

  • patricia l.

    Love to kayak. Have been doing it since 1990

  • Clare

    I live in Port Charlotte, but I don't mind driving a bit for a good paddle. I... more

  • Eric N. +1

    Love kayaking! Nothing like paddling through mangrove trails or on open water watching dolphins... more

  • Sandra Orosz P. +1

    Love to paddle. At peace in the water.

  • Bob A.

    Aloha, I moved to P.G. from Rochester,NY fulltime in 2011. I own 2 kayaks, a 15' Perception, and... more

  • jeff s.

    very experienced kayaker, love Matlacha

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  • Maria

    I live in Cape Coral and several months ago I bought my own kayak. I've gone out on my own a lot... more

  • Bryan S.
    L2 ACA Certified Kayak Instructor & Avid Fisherman, Organizer

    Outdoor enthusiast, avid paddler & Kayak Fisherman. Whether kayaking, SUPing or Kayak Fishing,... more

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