Big Discount For The Locals


Tarpon Bay Explorers, the licensed concession to the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, is offering all Lee Charlotte and Collier county residents a 25% discount on all rental and tours during September

Tarpon Bay Explorers provides fun, low-impact, educational & recreational opportunities to the public under contract with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. 12% of what you spend at Tarpon Bay Explorers benefits U.S. Fish & Wildlife

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).

Call the shop for more info or reservations at 239-472-8900.