Kayak Shack (Weekends Only, Nov-May):
Weekdays & Off-Season, call Rotary Park:
Closed for the season:
Memorial Day thru October
The walking trails at Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve are open 365 days a year; the Kayak Shack Outpost is open seasonally, weekends only from November thru May. During regular operating hours, the Kayak Shack Outpost offers single and tandem kayak rentals.
The kayak trail at this preserve is not for beginner's, there are narrow mangrove tunnels, many twists and turns, and there could be choppy water if you venture out into the river to get to the cove. The trail between the kayak shack and the portage is very narrow and at low tide there could be obstacles in the water you must paddle around and at high tide you may have to duck under some branches. Be sure to bring a sense of adventure! Four hours is the recommended rental choice becasue the best part of the park is on the east side of the portage. After the portage, there are no homes, no roads, just you and mother nature :)
Hours of Operation:
Weekends & select holidays from November-May
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Last two-hour rental must depart by 2:00 p.m.
All boats must be back by 4:00 p.m.
Kayak Rental Rates:
*Four hours is the recommended rental choice*
Single kayak: $30/four hours; $20/two hours; $10/hr additional hours
Tandem kayak: $45/four hours; $30/two hours; $15/hr additional hours
Click here to view the Southwest Florida Guide Map to get a coupon for $5 off a 1/2 day (4 hour) rental
Cape Coral is an awesome part of The Great Calusa Blueway! Beautiful natural areas are waiting to be explored. Go with a guide on one of our tours or rent a kayak at the Kayak Shack at Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve. Check out www.GreatCalusaBlueways.com to learn more about the Calusa Blueway for more information or call Rotary Park Environmental Center to register. (239)549-4606.
Cash or credit cards are accepted methods of payment; driver’s license is required as collateral & people must be 18 or older to rent a kayak. NO children under 6 or pets are allowed. Rental prices include sales tax and equipment.