Commodore Creek Canoe Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews

Commodore Creek Canoe Trail is a 2.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sanibel, Florida that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from January until January.

2.4 miles
0 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly


nature trips

paddle sports





no dogs

Commodore Creek Trail is a 2.5 kayaking trail located in J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island. This trail winds through mangroves and open bays past 17 checkpoints. Towards the end of the trail, around checkpoint 15, look for an exit sign. This will put you back on the trail headed in the opposite direction at around checkpoint 6. The creek is not very deep, but still contains a variety of wildlife.

paddle sports
Friday, May 19, 2017

Fantastic day on the water. Well worth it. Peaceful glide through mangroves, close up view of ospreys, all around enjoyable.

paddle sports
Wednesday, December 25, 2013

When we lived in Florida this a frequent place to go kayaking and sight seeing. There were always plenty of birds to see and so much sea life. Sometimes it can get a little busy. But none the less, it is beautiful and also great place to take the family.

paddle sports
Monday, June 17, 2013

Though short, this kayak trail was a lot of fun. The water was never more than 4feet deep and was clear the whole way. We saw plenty of fish, crabs, and birds. Definitely worth the rental price of the kayaks.

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

wish we had come earlier in the morning. a bit crowded for my birding taste. great viewing of ospreys. the new QR code itrail is a great tech use except placement in direct sun made my smartphone create a shadow on the code - making it unable to read all but the 1st sign. including the web address along with the code would have enabled me to access the site by typing it.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

This trail is an out-and-back that costs $2 per person. The trail head is located at the main entrance of the Darling grounds. Not very scenic but we saw an Alligator. Lots of bikers and walkers of all ages.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

You could spend days observing the wildlife here! White-sanded shorelines boast shells, sand dollars, conch, starfish, fish and shrimp (shake out a piece of seaweed to get a good glimpse!) and emerald green waters lay host to dolphin families jumping against the vast skyline--and that's not even CONSIDERING the land! Wear beach shoes and sunscreen. Bring your camera. Don't rush through this one.

paddle sports
Saturday, August 14, 2010

One of the best areas in the country for birds. You may also see aligators, sting rays and dolphins.