Kayak Rental Information

Experience the water like never before

Welcome To See Through Adventures

Better than a glass bottom boat ride or a "glass bottom" kayak. These high quality See Through Canoe brand canoes are completely clear and offer an experience you'll never forget! See Manatees, Dolphins, Rays & other marine life on our kayak tour from your totally transparent kayak/canoe hybrid. The lack of shadow cast by the canoe means that you get a lot closer to the wildlife you want to see without scaring it.

Our guests see manatees and dolphins all year long. We practice "passive observation" of the wildlife. We show you how to have an amazing encounter where the animal chooses to approach you. Our guests see manatees 99% of the time and dolphins almost as often. We're so confident that you'll see at least one manatee, that we'll give you 50% off your next tour if you don't. Let us help you make a memory you'll never forget.

Fort DeSoto

What to Bring

  • Bottled Water
  • Sun Screen (Waterproof)
  • Camera
  • Shoes you don’t mind getting wet
  • Ziploc bags for personal items
  • Hat (optional)
  • Towel (optional)

What Should I Wear?
Most people wear light clothing or bathing suits. We recommend shorts, t-shirts and/or a bathing suit. Wear what you’re the most comfortable in.

Is This Safe For My Children?
Absolutely! Our See Through Canoe tours are suitable for all ages and we encourage bringing your children to promote education and exploration. Our See Through Canoe s are perfect for you and your child and we will supply you with life vests

What If I'm a Beginner?
Beginners are certainly welcome on our See Through Canoe tours. In fact, you don’t need any experience in a kayak at all to enjoy your adventure. Your guide will show you the proper techniques for paddling and provide you with all of the necessary safety precautions before launch.

Do You Accept Gratuities?
While your gratitude is appreciated, we do not require any gratuities for our services.

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Clear Kayak Rental Rates

Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance

Cancellations made within 24 hours prior to your scheduled time will incur no extra charges. Cancellations during our peak months will incur a $25.00 cancellation fee. If you have arranged for a tour and do not show up, or cancel after we have responded to the tour location and have set up the launch site, a $25.00 cancellation fee will be charged.

In the event of tour cancellation due to bad weather, there is absolutely NO CHARGE to you.

If you show up past your launch time it goes into the time slot that you reserved.

Rates - Per Person

1 1/2 Hour Tour = $59

2 1/2 Hour Tour = $89

2 1/2 Hour Adventure Nights Tour = $89

4 1/2 Hour Shell Key snorkeling & shelling adventure, with lunch provided $165

Rental Hours are 9am - 6pm
Last rental at 4 pm , Winter last rental at 3:30 pm

Map of Fort Desoto Kayaking Spot


We do daily tours at Fort DeSoto or Shell Key Island. Both of these places are typically calm and shallow waters with a lot of marine life to see, & of course dolphins & manatees. There are numerous mangrove islands as well as beautiful islands with white sandy beaches and great shelling. Between Dec & April, we also go to other locations where our kayak renters are very likely to see manatees. Dolphin can be seen at Fort DeSoto & Shell Key year round, however manatees are usually only in this area between May & November. Whatever the time of year, we have a very high success ratio of our renters seeing manatees and/or dolphins. We're taking glass bottom boats & glass bottom kayaks to a whole new level.