Coast silently through a canopy of mangrove tunnels, "The Woolverton Trails", around islands teeming with birds, or paddle up to a sandy beach with gently breaking waves and fantastic shelling. If you're lucky, a dolphin or manatee will drift by with a silent greeting.
Take a guided tour or using one of our maps of Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserve or create your own adventure. We use Florida Master Naturalist Guides, ACA certified kayak instructors and certified SUP (Stand Up Paddleboards) instructors. Safety and having fun has always been our policy!!
Since 1989 Grande Tours Kayak & Paddleboard Center has offered exciting, fun and educational adventures for all ages. Check out our pages to the right and you will find information about our wide variety of services.
Grande Tours Kayak & Paddleboard Center has partnered with the area's finest providers to offer you some very unique experiences and adventures. We will help you make memories!
There is something for the kids, the fishermen/women, the photographer, the eco-minded and those that just want to sit back and take a relaxed tour. Boca Grande is the tarpon capital of the world.
Grande Tours Kayak Center is in Placida, Florida at the entrance to Boca Grande/Gasparilla Island, The "Tarpon Capitol of the World". Our waterside facility is located between Sarasota and Ft. Myers, Florida.
We offer convenient day trips for all of southwest Florida, including Port Charlotte, Englewood, Cape Coral, Naples, Sarasota, Bradenton. We are only 2 hours from the Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Florida area.
HOURS of OPERATION
REGULAR SEASON HOURS
October 15 to July 31st
7 days a week.
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Closed Christmas Day
August 1st to October 14th
8:30 a.m. til 1:30 p.m.
Monday, September 3rd