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Carmen’s Kayaks

Kayak some of the most beautiful waterways southwest Florida has to offer.

Whether you enjoy kayak fishing, watching sunrise/sunsets, birding, exploring the mangrove trails, or just combing the beaches, Carmen’s Kayaks is just the place for you to begin your tropical paddling adventure.

Carmen’s Kayaks paddles all around Pine Island and Matlacha, on the Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail, finding the perfect locations for your paddling needs! We offer kayak fishing trips, eco-friendly kayak tours, kayak rentals, moonlit tours, sunrise/sunset tours, and custom guided trips.

Leading Kayak Tours for Over 17 Years!

About Carmen’s Kayaks

Carmen’s Kayaks provides fishing charters, ECO tours, birding tours, sunrise/sunset tours and Custom Adventures.


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Kayak Fishing Charters

  • Snook
  • Redfish
  • Mangrove Snapper
  • Spotted Sea Trout

ECO Tours

  • Manatees
  • Bald Eagles
  • Dolphins
  • Stingrays

Birding Tours

  • Egrets
  • Osprey
  • Pelicans
  • Roseate Spoonbills

Custom Adventures

  • Sunrise / Sunset
  • Full Day & Half Day
  • Let Us Create Your Tour



The Great Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail is a 190-mile marked kayak trail that meanders through the coastal waters and inland tributaries of Lee County, Florida.

Captain Brad Jones

He works with me chartering boat tours for clients who like to tarpon fish and kayak fish on other days.  He is also connected with Captain Cathy and Captain Jack for overnight excursions to Useppa.

Music with a Mission

Captain Cathy’s house on Useppa island.

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I've never kayaked before... do I need experience?

We start all our tours with a short paddle lesson and continue to make sure everyone is comfortable throughout their journey with us. Your happiness is key. Majority of what we kayak through is shallow however, we do venture out to the deeper waters to look for wildlife. The bay is a protected body of water and an easy paddle.

What if it rains?

The safety of our guests comes first. We constantly assess weather conditions. If it is light rain, we still go out for our adventure. But, if there is thunder and lightning we will wait for the storm to pass before we head out. If we need to cancel we will try to reschedule you to later in the day or another day.

Will we see manatee or dolphin?
Unfortunately, there are no guarantees that dolphin or manatee will be present during your tour.  While both are in abundance around the island, they are unpredictable creatures and are free to roam wherever they wish.  We will do our best to bring you to areas that they are known to be but whether dolphin or manatee will be in those locations at the exact moment we will be is unknown. 
Are small coolers allowed?


Kayak some of the most beautiful waterways southwest Florida has to offer.

What Our Clients Say

New Year’s Eve morning kayaking float. It was wonderful with the views. Lisa and Joe are very knowledgeable and made sure we had the right equipment to rent. Prefect morning. I would recommend this place.

-Julie H

Carmen is amazing and super knowledgeable. We planned a Kayak Fishing Tour and had the best time and caught a few fish. This was an experience we will always treasure.

– The Browns

The owners, Lisa and Joe, are amazing to work with! They were quick to respond and their knowledge of the tides and winds were so helpful in planning when was the best time to head out. The prices are very reasonable, the kayaks are in great shape and they were always ready for us on arrival. It was beautiful kayaking around the mangroves and shelling on the deserted beach. The highlight was seeing the dolphin and having him swim along side of us. We came back several times during our stay. If you’re planning to kayak on Pine Island this is the place!!!

– Stacey L.