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BEGINNERS GUIDE TO KAYAKING (16+ yrs) Learn basic paddle strokes from an experienced guide. Partici- pants must be physically able to help load and unload kayaks from the rack. Instructed by GAEA Guides. $40 per person (includes kayak, equipment) DAY TIME DATE(S) REC CODE M 10:00am-1:00pm 5/1 345511-01 M 10:00am-1:00pm 6/5 345511-02 M 10:00am-1:00pm 7/3 345511-03 M 10:00am-1:00pm 8/7 345511-04 BACK WATERS OF MATLACHA PASS KAYAK TOUR WITH GAEA GUIDES (16+ yrs) Wander through some fascinating mangrove creeks, see many birds (white pelicans, may be here from the North), manatees and dolphin. Learn about the critters and the ecology of the estu- ary. BYO lunch to eat on the water in this tranquil area. $50 per person (includes all equipment and a Florida Master Naturalist Guide) DAY TIME DATE(S) REC CODE F 10:00am-2:00pm 5/19 345568-01 F 10:00am-2:00pm 6/16 345568-02 F 10:00am-2:00pm 7/21 345568-03 F 10:00am-2:00pm 8/18 345568-04 The preserve is open every day of the year; The Kayak Shack Outpost closes for the summer on May 28 and will reopen on Saturday, November 4, 2017.


BAT KAYAK TOUR (16+ yrs) This tour departs fromNorthFortMyerswithGAEAGuides -Guided Kayak Nature Tours. Meeting locations given upon registration. Visit a lovely creek in the wilderness of North Fort Myers. This is part of our estuary system, with many plants and animals. At dusk we will see the bats come out of their hiding places. Learn about these very interesting, ancient and important creatures from your Certified Florida Master Naturalist guide. $40 per person (all equipment included) DAY TIME DATE(S) REC CODE TH 6:00-9:00pm 5/25 345567-01 TH 6:00-9:00pm 6/22 345567-02 TH 6:00-9:00pm 7/27 345567-03 TH 6:00-9:00pm 8/24 345567-04 At 365 acres, Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve is currently the largest preserved green space in Cape Coral. Located just north of Veteran’s Parkway, “Eco Park” features a 6600’ nature trail and boardwalk, two observation piers, a visitor center, a Veteran’s Memorial area, and a seasonal kayak rental operation. There is an 800’ portage along the kayak trail - it is not for beginners. Children under 6 are not permitted in the kayaks. Visitors of any age can walk through the preserve on the boardwalk. Possible wildlife sightings include eagles, ibis, herons, other wading and migratory birds, raccoons, snakes, etc. Be sure to stop at the visitor’s center for information on local wildlife, trail guides, and the “last chance to use the facilities.” Please no pets, skateboards, bikes, or roller blades on the boardwalk. Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve Phone: (239) 549-4606 • Weekend: (239) 574-7395 • Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve • East End of 23rd Terrace • Cape Coral, FL 33990 KAYAK RENTAL RATES Single Kayak : * $ 30/four hours*; $ 20/two hours; $ 10/hr any additional hours Tandem Kayak : * $ 45/four hours*; $ 30/two hours; $ 15/hr any additional hours Last two-hour rental departs at 2:00pm. All boats must be back by 4:00pm. Cash/check/credit cards accepted Driver’s license required and must be 18 or older to rent. Rental prices include sales tax & equipment. * Four hours is the recommended rental choice for best park exploration *

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