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Articles By Mel The Guide


Your Yak Or Mine: The Turn Of The Tide
Your Yak Or Mine: The Turn Of The Tide
Tue, May 21, 2013 at 8:25AM by Mel The Guide

Hi, everyone! Mel the Guide here, once again with a fantastic month of kayaking behind us.We started the... Read More


Your Yak or Mine: Look Beneath The Surface
Your Yak or Mine: Look Beneath The Surface
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 1:45PM by Mel The Guide

Welcome once again to some of the adventures we have in South West Florida. This time I would like to tell... Read More


Your Yak Or Mine: Manatee Magic
Your Yak Or Mine: Manatee Magic
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 8:56AM by Mel The Guide

Hi, everyone! I’m Mel the Guide, your professional kayak guide for the back bays and coastal wetlands... Read More


Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes - Your Yak Or Mine
Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes - Your Yak Or Mine
Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 11:04AM by Mel The Guide

Hi, all. I hope you have all had healthy happy holidays and time to spend with family and friends. We went... Read More


Your Yak Or Mine Canoe Or Kayak??? Part 2
Your Yak Or Mine Canoe Or Kayak??? Part 2
Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 12:57PM by Mel The Guide

Hi, everyone. Mel the Guide here from Coast Kayak, in sunny Southwest Florida.I have folks from around the... Read More


Your Yak Or Mine: Canoe Or Kayak???
Your Yak Or Mine: Canoe Or Kayak???
Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 5:22PM by Mel The Guide

Hi, everyone, Mel the Guide here from Coast Kayak, in sunny south west Florida.Well, we just returned from... Read More


Whether The Weather
Whether The Weather
Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 6:29PM by Mel The Guide

Welcome, y’all, to Sunny South West Florida. Well, maybe not so sunny. It’s hot, muggy,... Read More


Got Crabs??
Got Crabs??
Thu, May 10, 2012 at 12:10PM by Mel The Guide

Hi, guys! Mel the Guide here in sunny downtown Matlacha and Pine island in south west Florida. We write about... Read More


Your Yak or Mine? Rack 'Em Up!
Your Yak or Mine? Rack 'Em Up!
Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 11:03AM by Mel The Guide

Welcome to south west Florida. We are here in sunny downtown Matlacha. I’m Mel the guide, a kayak tour... Read More


Your Yak or Mine? New Yak Attack!
Your Yak or Mine? New Yak Attack!
Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 10:00AM by Mel The Guide

Hi, everyone and welcome to sunny southwest Florida. I’m Mel the Guide at Gulf Coast Kayak in a little... Read More


Back - To The Back Bay
Back - To The Back Bay
Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 11:07AM by Mel The Guide

Hi, all. Welcome back to the adventures at Gulf Coast Kayak in Pine Island and Matlacha, FL.

First... Read More


My Yak or Yours? Water - It's What Your Body Craves
My Yak or Yours? Water - It's What Your Body Craves
Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 12:53PM by Mel The Guide

YES, it’s HOT, HOT, HOT. The weatherman says that there have been more heat index records broken this... Read More


Your Yak Or Mine? A Day In The Life...
Your Yak Or Mine? A Day In The Life...
Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 11:17AM by Mel The Guide

We are back from the Jersey Shore; we spent the holidays with my daughter and son-in-law, and our two lovely... Read More


Your Yak or Mine? Anchors Aweigh? Or Stick it?
Your Yak or Mine? Anchors Aweigh? Or Stick it?
Fri, Mar 4, 2011 at 3:48PM by Mel The Guide

Hi, guys; welcome to paradise, Matlacha, and Pine Island. Today I want pass on some info and my views on... Read More


A Shell Creek Paddle
A Shell Creek Paddle
Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 11:47AM by Mel The Guide

Hi, all! Hope everyone had a great holiday, and you are getting ready for some really good paddling. You... Read More


Your Yak Or Mine? It Takes Two To Tandem
Your Yak Or Mine? It Takes Two To Tandem
Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 2:06PM by Mel The Guide

Hi, all; welcome to the island, man. Pine Island and Matlacha, that is. The weather has been great and the... Read More


What A Croc!
What A Croc!
Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 11:52AM by Mel The Guide

Yes, we are still open, and no, the oil has not been hear (as yet). As far as we know, at this time. Today... Read More


Your Yak Or Mine? June 2010
Your Yak Or Mine? June 2010
Mon, May 24, 2010 at 5:57PM by Mel The Guide

Hi, everyone. You can come out now. All, or most, of the snowbirds have gone home. The restaurants and shopping... Read More


Your Yak Or Mine? April 2010
Your Yak Or Mine? April 2010
Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 10:48AM by Mel The Guide

Well, it’s really great to be back on the water in sunny down town Matlacha at Gulf Coast Kayak. We... Read More