Welcome to the GTM Research Reserve!

The Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTM Research Reserve) is dedicated to the conservation of natural biodiversity and cultural resources through research and monitoring to guide science-based stewardship and education strategies. Visit us today!


Learn about our different programs and events at the reserve.

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Come see all our different resources available at the reserve.

Paddle the GTM Research Reserve!


The coastal estuary offers incredible views of lush vegetation, nesting bald eagles, and possible encounters with the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin and the West Indian manatee. Most of all, this area provides a glimpse into what real Florida has to offer; shear beauty nestled between civilization to the north and south.

Learn more about some of the kayaking opportunities at the Reserve.

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