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Paradise Coast Blueway

Welcome to the official site for the Paradise Coast Blueway, Collier County's Paddling Trail. A network of paddling routes along the extensive coastline, the trail leads kayakers and canoers on an exciting journey from the cypress, through the mangroves and out to the edge of the Gulf of Mexico utilizing GPS waypoints. Phase 1, the Ten Thousand Islands section of the Blueway, begins in Everglades City, at the northwestern tip of Everglades National Park’s Wilderness Waterway trail, and ends at the village of Goodland on Marco Island. There are six day trip trails as well as one long trail route in Phase 1. Eventually, with the completion of Phases 2 the Paradise Coast Blueway will provide routes through the northern border of Collier County in Bonita Springs. 

Thanks to the Paradise Coast Paddling Club for all of their volunteer hours and efforts during trail testing and mapping of the Blueway!

Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail          Florida Paddling Trails Association          The Great Calusa Blueway 

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1180 Chokoloskee Dr., #33
Chokoloskee, FL 34138

Any time of the year fishing is good. Options include fishing in the backcountry or the shallow flats for snook, redfish and tarpon....

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Naples Kayak Tours

Isles of Capri Paddling Park
920 Capri Blvd.
Naples, FL 34113

Marco Island is a great place for vacationing and kayaking is a great way to experience Marco … both in the day and the evening!...

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Everglades Adventures

107 Camellia St. (for GPS units, use 603 Collier Ave.; destination will be on the right)
Everglades City, FL 34139

Paddle with a naturalist guide on an unforgettable journey into the amazing Florida Everglades. Glide through sun-dappled mangrove tunnels while spott...

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Majestic egrets are common in the Everglades.

Shurr Adventures Kayaking

32016 Tamiami Trail East
Everglades City, FL 34139

Guided kayaking half-day, full-day and multi-day trips with a professional naturalist. Come explore the beauty of the Everglades in a small group!

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Guided mangrove tunnel kayak trip

Paradise Coast Kayak Tours

Cochatchee River Park,
13535 Vanderbilt Drive
Naples, FL 34110

If you have no experience in a kayak, or you have years of experience in a kayak, you will love this family-friendly, fun-filled private Eco Tour of t...

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