Lovers Key Guided Eco Tour-Mangrove Estuary

2 hours 15 minutes
Free cancellation
1 - 8
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This is a 2 hour and 15 minute tour with Lovers Key Adventures master naturalist guide, Stephen, who expertly guides our guests through the mangrove canopied estuary explaining the importance of the southwest Florida eco-system -the history of the area- from the Calusa Indians, Conquistadors, and Ponce De Leon..on. He finds wildlife and introduces our guests to the various birds, vegetation, dolphins, and manatee (if they’re around that day; ) This is one of the unique experiences available in southwest Florida. No tour is ever the same there is no script and many guests return year after year to enjoy Stephen's expertise and the beauty of Lovers Key
Our guests also often take advantage of the beaches and hiking trails offered inside the state park. There are many photo opportunities available to capture the memories of this incredible experience within the natural surroundings of the untouched Florida landscape.


  • Single and tandem kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddle boards. Life vests, backrests, and paddles.

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Lovers Key State Park, 8700 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-5126

Lovers Key State Park offers 2 1/2 miles of beach coastline with incredible shelling. There are 5 miles of hiking and biking trails with wildlife sightings daily.

The tours take place in the estuary with manatee and dolphin sightings (if they choose to show up) many or most days.

4 hour Kayak rentals are also available at your leisure-unguided with single and tandem kayaks and canoes as well as stand up paddle boards rented by the hour.

Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes

Additional information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
May 2022

Karen did an amazing job making sure everyone felt comfortable with the kayak & paddling. She was full of knowledge & shared it in such a genuine way. Karen made all ages feel comfortable & was so easy to talk with. It was a great experience & looking forward to it again when we are back in th...

May 2022

Awesome tour with Karen an awesome guide. Karen clearly loves to take people Kayaking. She make sure everyone knows what they are doing. Karen also knows a lot about all the birds you see on the tour and the plant life too! She knows how to find Manatees! We saw four of them and spent at leas...

Sheila F
May 2022

Karen was incredible! Kind, considerate, very knowledgeable! We saw 3 manatees plus many birds (all of Karen’s favorites). Absolutely recommend this tour. I’m sure it will be one of the highlights of our week long trip to Sanibel Island!!

May 2022

We had a great time. Unfortunately, the manatee decided to go elsewhere on our day, but we still had a great time. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about everything! The birds, the water, the trees - it was so wonderful to learn from him and to see his passion about the environment and th...

May 2022

Steven and Bowser led a fun and informative kayak tour of the Lover's Key Mangroves. My wife and I are experienced kayakers but on this tour were some first timers who were instructed and did a great job at keeping up and staying dry. We hoped to see manatees and Steven found them, scratching a...

May 2022

We had a great paddle! Our guide was so knowledgeable and interesting. We had up and close encounters with manatees!! He took pictures and videos of everything and sent them to us ——the photos are super great!! Loved this experience!

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