Posted by on Aug 13, 2017 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

From an Illinois Family

We really enjoyed it, thanks again for taking the time to do the tour. I have been to the Navarre a couple times, but I really enjoyed getting to learn about the permanent inhabitants of the area. The dolphin sighting was an added bonus! Hopefully I can snorkel out by the reef next time we are down there, the water was a little too rough yesterday. We just made it back to IL but we are already talking about coming back!
Thanks again,


Final Sunset Kayak Eco-tour of 2015?

Posted by on Nov 3, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Craig, sent us a photo from a recent Sunset Eco-Tour.kayak tour 102315

Will this be the last Eco-tour of 2015? Only the weather knows !

Thanks Craig.

Navarre Beach Kayak King Fishing Article

Posted by on Aug 6, 2011 in Blog, Uncategorized | 1 comment



Joe Richard, a long time fisherman and nature/sports photographer, has a great article in the July TIDE magazine for the CCA.

Met Joe and his wife Amy this summer. He had called and said he was coming from Gainesville to take pictures for an article on Kayak king fishing. He wanted to rent one of our double fishing kayaks to get out in the gulf and hopefully catch some Kings.
The day ended up being too rough to go out but he did get a lot of info for his story.

I tried to reprint the article but couldn’t, so below is a link with some pictures from the Navarre area and fishing tips from our own Kevin Maye

Click on link and go to pg 32-33,

Joe and Amy did make it back later in the year and got out on the Gulf for some King fishing. Here is a pic of them surfing in after a morning of fishing. Big Fun !! Keep that kayak straight people!!


Posted by on Jul 18, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

We had a group of Boy Scouts go out on our Kayak Eco-Tour the other Thursday.

Scouts Returning From Eco-Tour

We had 29 scouts and leaders and did 3 tours with the guys. Started at 6:30 AM and finished at 4:30 PM. Kevin Maye, our main fishing and eco-tour guide, did the first and third Eco-Tour and I did the second.

All the guys were great and seemed to have a good time. In addition to the sights and sounds of Santa Rosa Sound’s ecosystems, tidal ponds, secondary dune systems and shore birds, we had fun doing Kayak Watermelon Relays and then ate the watermelon!



Reddish Egret at One of the Tidal Ponds.









See ya on the water,


Relaxing on a Kayak

Posted by on Apr 5, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

From a post I made on

An email after one of our Kayak Ecotours

mfhurst wrote:
You don’t know how great it is until you go somewhere else and it’s so busy and just not relaxing. Ready to Relax and be lazy on the beach………

You’ve got that right ! For a few years I had to move from Navarre to find work, I used to take my son to many fine places on vacation, but it was always better to go to the beach in Navarre and “relax”.
After you have been lazy on the beach for a few days, maybe you would like to spend some time “relaxing” in a kayak. I know many people equate kayaking with a high energy output activity. But that is because most people visualize whitewater river kayaking, but seakayaking is very different. You can expend as much energy as you want, but the real purpose in open water kayaking is to feel safe and secure in your kayak, and develop a paddle stroke that is efficient and comfortable. After that, your kayak seems to almost glide across the water by it self !

Paddle for a while then let your kayak drift and just absorb the magic of the area you are in. Look down into the water to see the fish, crabs, rays or look around at the dunes, herons, skimmers, leaping dolphins or mullet that you so often might encounter.

Exciting and “relaxing”.                                                                                                                                                               Navarre Beach is truly Florida’s Most Relaxing Place !

Not to go on too much about it, But, I have had people tell me at the end of a tour that they couldn’t believe how relaxed they felt after many hours on and by the water.
Hope I don’t sound like I am plugging my business too much, I am really plugging kayaking in general. Whether you go out with us or someone else, give it a try.

Hope to see you on the water!

Kayak Dave


11th Annual Seagrass Awareness Celebration

Posted by on Mar 23, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

I have volunteered with the Annual Seagrass Celebration for all of it’s past ten years. It is by far my favorite enviro-event of the year. If you have children or grandchildren, or even if you don’t, come on out on the 26th and learn and enjoy.




What:                   11th Annual Seagrass Awareness Celebration

When:                 March 26, 2011

10:00 am until 2:00 pm

Where:                Shoreline Park South, Gulf Breeze (Across from the Recreation center on Shoreline Drive)

Contact:               Chris Verlinde 623-3868

Seagrass Awareness is an annual family event held at Shoreline Park South in Gulf Breeze, Florida. This year, activities will include live marine life in touch tanks, “eat a seagrass bed,” make a shark tooth necklace, seining, games, fishing, marine creatures, arts and crafts, food, displays, explore a seagrass bed, boating safety, fishing, kayaking scallop gardening and more!

Bring your family and friends, water, sunscreen, hat, water shoes, lawn chairs and join us for a fun filled day!

March is Seagrass Awareness Month in Florida!


Seagrasses are a valuable part of the   and support our local economy. Most commercial and recreationally important fish, crabs and shrimp spend some time of their lives in seagrass beds! Not only do these underwater grass beds help keep water clean, but they also provide food and shelter for young fish, shrimp and crabs. Endangered species, such as manatees and green sea turtles, depend on seagrass beds for food! Seagrasses, clean water and natural resources play a vital role in the economy of NW Florida. To ensure a healthy environment and economy for future generations, let’s work together to limit our impacts on our natural areas! Come to the Seagrass Awareness Celebration on Saturday, March 26th at Shoreline Park South to learn what you can do to make a difference!

A Full Moon Paddle turns into a “Fogged in Paddle.”

Posted by on Mar 7, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

After a beautiful sunset, 4 friends and I headed west to our usual sand spit to watch the moon.  Within 10 minutes a thick wet fog descended on us. It was so thick we could only tell by the breeze which way we were going. After 15 minutes of this, we headed to the shoreline to regroup.  As we landed, we found we had only gone about 3/4 miles!

We had some refreshments and “regrouped” for about 45 min.  We did see, for a short time, the moon trying to shine through the fog.  The fog never lifted, so we followed the shoreline back to our launch site.

One of the great things about kayaking is you never know what the trip might bring,

Be Prepared and Have Fun!

Our next full moon paddle will be Thursday March 17, depending on weather conditions . Come join us and see what this full moon brings.

Call 850-939-7734 now and reserve your spot for the trip.

Your Navarre Beach Kayak Adventure Awaits

Posted by on Feb 18, 2011 in Blog | 2 comments

Photo by Kenny Wilder –

Your Navarre Beach Kayak Adventure Awaits

Navarre Beach Eco Tours

Dolphins, sea turtles, islands, a variety of shore birds…most tourists never see the natural side of Navarre Beach, “Florida’s Best Kept Secret!

Navarre Beach Kayaks invites you to slip away on an unforgettable kayaking adventure. Come experience the natural beauty and diverse eco-system of Navarre Beach,  the Gulf Islands National Seashore and the Santa Rosa Sound ”up close” on one of our exciting, guided kayak eco-tours.

Fun for all ages, with NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE necessary, our kayaking trips are intended for those who want to get a taste of the relaxing shallow waters and view some of the exotic wildlife of Florida. Examples of some commonly seen wildlife you might encounter include: Great Blue Herons, Great White Egrets, Snowy Egrets, Black Skimmers, Brown Pelicans, Double Crested Cormorants, Ospreys, Bald Eagles, Least Terns, Bottlenose Dolphin, Southern Stingrays and much more!

Afternoon Daily Guided Sunset Tours launch from various locations in the Navarre Beach area and are roughly 2 hours in duration. Our tours progress at a leisurely pace with ample opportunities for everyone to observe, enjoy and ask questions about the environment while improving your kayaking skills.

Call to Make Reservations