Attention Locals of Lee, Collier & Charlotte Counties! Tarpon Bay Explorers is offering a 25% discount on all rentals & tours for local residents of Lee, Charlotte & Collier County during the month of September. Paddle a kayak through the mangrove tunnels; ride a bike through the heart of the refuge on Wildlife Drive or look for dolphins and manatees with a bird’s eye view on a paddleboard. Locals with a passion for fishing can rent a pontoon boat to explore the back-bay waters of the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Tarpon Bay Explorer also offers Hobie fishing kayak rentals for avid anglers! “We hope locals take advantage of the discounts,” said Assistant Manager, Adam Sauerland. “The past year and a half has been difficult for everyone so hopefully people can enjoy themselves, the bay and the discount,” elated Sauerland. Locals can also launch their own watercraft between the hours of 8am-4pm with a $7 + tax park and launch fee ($15 + tax for motorized vessels).

What better way to enjoy the off-season by exploring local waters within one of the most beautiful places in Southwest Florida without the crowds or lines. Kayaks, canoes, paddleboards & bike rentals are first come, first serve. Hobie fishing kayaks and pontoons require a reservation. All tours recommend a reservation as well. Please bring your Florida I.D. to verify your residency! Call the shop for more info or reservations at 239-472-8900.