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Kayak Sarasota Bay & Mangrove Tunnels

Sarasota, United States

Experience hosted by Orlando

2 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

A smiling face will greet you as soon as you arrive at our launch site. We will provide you with ice cold drinking water, a waterproof bag to protect your cellphone, keys, wallet, etc. We'll walk down to the kayak launch area and go over all safety precautions including proper use of your life jacket & provide a detailed paddle lesson. Once we are ready to paddle, we will embark on a two hour kayak adventure exploring beautiful Sarasota Bay and the world famous Lido Key mangrove tunnels. I'll tell you all about the interesting history of our beautiful bay as well as talk to you about the incredible flora and fauna we encounter! If we are lucky, we may even be visited be amazing dolphins and gentle manatees. Then, we will journey through Lido Key's spectacular mangrove tunnels while we learn of their importance to our coastal ecosystem. Once our tour is over, we will send you on your way with memories that will last a lifetime.

Important note: I will message you immediately after you book to get your preference on single kayaks or tandems. If I get no response, we will default to all tandems if your group is even numbered, or all tandems and a single if its odd numbered.
Other things to note
My kayak tour is fun and safe for all ages and skill levels! If your desired date & time is not available, do not hesitate to find us at www.paradiseadventuresfl.com or by calling (941) 275-2971!
A smiling face will greet you as soon as you arrive at our launch site. We will provide you with ice cold drinking water, a waterproof bag to protect your cellphone, keys, wallet, etc. We'll walk down to the kayak launch area and go over all safety precautions including proper use of your life jacket & provide a detailed paddle lesson. Once we are ready to paddle, we will embark on a two hour kayak adventure exploring beautiful Sarasota Bay and…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Ice Cold Water
  • Equipment
    Coast guard approved life jacket and safety whistle and dry bags
From $59
/ person
Sun, Apr 18
$59 per person
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
This time is popular
$59 per person
Sun, Apr 18
$59 per person
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
$59 per person
Sun, Apr 18
$59 per person
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$59 per person

Meet your host, Orlando

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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I'm an experienced and passionate kayaker and I truly believe we live in PARADISE. I am a Florida Master Naturalist for Coastal Systems. I've been paddling the waters of Sarasota Bay and the Lido Key Mangrove tunnels almost every single day for years. I have an intimate knowledge of the wildlife that live in these waters, and I know the places where we might get the best wildlife viewings.
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Where you'll be

We will start in the open waters of Sarasota Bay trying to spot some of the larger wildlife. Then we will stop at Sharker's Island or another one of the awesome sandbars along the way for a quick break. Then we will go into the Lido Key Mangrove tunnels, only accessible via kayak, paddle board, or canoe.
Meagan
April 2021
I just moved to the area and I think I have a new hobby!! I have been out twice with Paradise Adventures (Skye and Orlando were my tour guides) and each time was such a great experience!
Olivia
April 2021
Orlando was a friendly and entertaining tour guide. Very knowledgeable about the area and local history and wildlife. The mangrove tunnels were awesome. Highly recommend this experience!
Erika
April 2021
Great outfit. Equipment was plentiful and in good condition. We launched on time even though they were down a guide due to injury. Had Orlando as our guide, he’s excellent btw! We had all levels of kayakers in our group and he was able to keep us all on the same pace and in the same place. He was excellent at explaining how’s and why’s of kayaking and ecology and his great sense of humor made the trip a memorable one.
Great outfit. Equipment was plentiful and in good condition. We launched on time even though they were down a guide due to injury. Had Orlando as our guide, he’s excellent btw! We…
Reenu
April 2021
Our guide was Dave and he did a great job with novices like us. The mangroves are so amazing and you get to see some wildlife. Dave was funny and informative with the local history and conservation news. Glad we chose to do this guided tour!
Our guide was Dave and he did a great job with novices like us. The mangroves are so amazing and you get to see some wildlife. Dave was funny and informative with the local histor…
Aubrey
April 2021
Better than we thought it was going to be! Definitely worth it and great price for the experience! would do it again. Our guide Chris was great!
John
April 2021
Chris was our guide. He was from the same part of the country as we were, Northeast United States. There were 12 people in our group and he knew everybody’s name within five minutes. He was very knowledgeable of area. Super friendly and very personable. EXCELLENT GUIDE!
Chris was our guide. He was from the same part of the country as we were, Northeast United States. There were 12 people in our group and he knew everybody’s name within five minute…

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  • Sun, Apr 18
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    This time is popular
    $59 per person
  • Sun, Apr 18
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    $59 per person
  • Sun, Apr 18
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $59 per person
  • Mon, Apr 19
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Join 3 other guests
    $59 per person
  • Mon, Apr 19
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    $59 per person
  • Tue, Apr 20
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    $59 per person
  • Tue, Apr 20
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    $59 per person
  • Tue, Apr 20
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $59 per person

Activity advisory

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 3 and up can attend.

What to bring

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