Welcome to the GTM Research Reserve!

Teeming with life, the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTM Research Reserve) is a dynamic, ever changing place with many interconnected habitats from the ocean to the forests. The landscape protects and provides for a great diversity of plants and animals. People have historically changed and preserved this ecosystem. People are an important part of the future of this landscape. This is your reserve! Enjoy, share, and protect it. Visit us today!

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Kayak concession Grand Opening March 31, 2018

The Friends of the GTM Reserve is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of the long-awaited kayak concession at GTM Research Reserve on Saturday, March 31, 2018, from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Locally owned and operated North Guana Outpost will be partnering with Friends providing kayak rental services.

Guana Outpost South will offer rentals, as well as live bait, tackle and gear.  Services include kayak and stand up paddleboard (SUP) rentals and sales, guided eco tours, SUP Yoga, fishing charters by kayak and paddleboard, and full moon paddles.

SPECIAL RATES FOR THE GRAND OPENING: All kayak and SUP rentals will be 20 percent off on March 31st!

For more information about the grand opening, call North Guana Outpost at 904-373-0306. For more information on how to become a member of Friends of the GTM Reserve, click HERE.