Most Asked: What do I wear?
Sunscreen! Preferably with zinc. The Florida sun is no joke.
Moisture wicking clothes
Water shoes suggested. Amazon has a lot of fun colors and designs. You can buy some affordable ones here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07F8QRXF5/ref=twister_B09LSSM712?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Flip flops are not recommended. While they are fun and dry quickly, flip flops are often slippery and can impede balance when entering and exiting the kayak. You may go barefoot when pedaling or paddling so no need for shoes after you get on!
What to bring:
Small Towel for sweat and/or splashes
Snacks if you prefer
You may want to bring a cell phone holder. We are not responsible for lost items. While your phone may be waterproof, it is not sink-proof.
Please park at the end of the lot right by our kayaks. We like to leave the front spots for the fisherman getting bait from Pine Island Bait & Tackle. https://www.facebook.com/pineislandbaitandtackle/ The bait shop sells ice and the General Store has snacks, drinks, beer & wine if you need to stock up. If you can, please help support our islanders recovering from the hurricane.
Physical skill level necessary:
While kayaking is relatively easy, getting on and off the kayak is the most difficult part. Ability to bend at the knees and stand from a sitting position with balance is required. Guests should be able to get in and out of the kayak with little to no assistance.
Pedal kayaking can aggravate knees and is NOT RECOMMENDED FOR PEOPLE WITH KNEE PROBLEMS OR RECENT KNEE REPLACEMENT.
Paddle kayaking does require some upper body strength as well as use of hands & shoulders. These requirements should be taken into consideration when choosing a kayak. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR PEOPLE WITH SHOULDER PROBLEMS OR RECENT SHOULDER REPLACEMENT.
Pine Island Pedal Kayaks & Aqua Adventures are not responsible for injuries, and you must agree that you do not have any conditions that will increase the likelihood to experience injuries while engaging in this activity.
Height & Weight Requirements:
Hobie Mirage Single Kayaks with Pedal Drive
Lynx (4 available) weight limit 275 lbs. & height requirement 4 ft. 10 in.
Compass (1 available): weight limit 400 lbs. & height requirement 5 ft. 5 in.
Outback (1 available) weight limit 425 lbs. & height requirement 5 ft. 5 in.
Bonafide Paddle Kayaks
SS127 (2 available) weight limit 425 lbs. no height requirement
RS117 (3 available) weight limit 400 lbs. no height requirement
Tandem Kayaks (2 available)
Personal Flotation Device. A PFD will be provided to you. It is your choice to wear one. However, Pine Island Pedal Kayaks and Aqua Adventures are not liable for injuries caused while not wearing a PFD. PFDs will be required for motorized tours. They are attached to a kill switch for safety.
Refund policy. A full refund will be available up to 24 hours advance notice. ½ refund after that. A full refund will be given in the case of inclement weather. Safety first!
While your guide has experience kayaking the waters of Southwest Florida, please note that Florida does not license or permit guides nor have minimum requirements for them. You agree to participate in this activity at your own risk.
Your guide is equipped with:
Basic first aid kit, bug spray, and safety equipment.