This tour is one of the most beautiful and scenic guided kayaking experiences!!!
We paddle out to the mangroves on the inlet side of Caladesi to see various types of marine life. The guide will discuss the unique marine ecosystem that makes this sanctuary thrive: mangroves, seagrass beds, saltwater fish, turtles, and much more!
Then, we make our way around to the Gulf side of Caladesi. The Gulf side is where we get out of our kayaks and walk on a white sandy beach. You’ll look for shells and observe shorebirds, fiddler crabs or even watch a beautiful sunset if you choose the sunset tour!
There’s no saying what other surprises and wildlife we may encounter on this adventure! A lot of times, we see dolphins, manatees, fish, and migratory birds!
$65.00 Per Person ~ 2.5 Hour Scenic Adventure
2 Person Min.
Time: 8:30 am or Sunset
* If you want to book the Sunset Paddle, you must call to confirm time: 352-422-1122
Sunset time varies due to the season!!!
*Please be a few minutes early to ensure parking, thanks *
The Kayak and all equipment are included with the tour. In addition, we outfit our kayaks with lights for nighttime navigation and safety on the sunset paddles.
*Address and details will be emailed upon booking.
Where is Caladesi State Park?
Caladesi State Park is located on the north end of Caladesi Island in the Florida Gulf Coast. The island is only accessible by boat, and there is no bridge to connect it to the mainland. Visitors can take a ferry from Honeymoon Island State Park, or they can kayak or canoe to the island. Once on the island, there are plenty of activities to keep visitors busy, including swimming, sunbathing, fishing, and hiking.
Can you kayak to Caladesi State Park?
Yes, at Nature Coast Eco Tours you can take our adventure tour. The trip will take about 2.5 hours and is considered to be of medium difficulty. You will be with one of our guides and you will paddle through mangroves, see dolphins, and explore the island
How long does it take to kayak from Honeymoon Island to Caladesi?
It takes about 2.5 hours to kayak from Honeymoon Island to Caladesi State Park. The trip is about 11 miles long and includes a stop at Shell Key Preserve
How long does it take to kayak around Honeymoon Island?
We go to the inlet’s mangroves on the Caladesi side to admire a variety of aquatic creatures. The unique marine ecosystem that allows this sanctuary to thrive will be discussed by the guide, including mangroves, seagrass beds, saltwater fish, and turtles!
Then we walk around to the Caladesi Bay side. We get out of our kayaks and stroll on a white sand beach on the Gulf side. If you choose the sunset cruise, look for shells and observe shorebirds, fiddler crabs, or even enjoy a spectacular sunset!
We may encounter a variety of animals and surprises on this trip! We frequently observe dolphins, manatees, fish, and migratory birds!