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Kayak Sarasota Bay & Mangrove Tunnels

Sarasota, United States

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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, Mar 7
$59 per person
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
This time is popular
$59 per person
Sun, Mar 7
$59 per person
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
$59 per person
Sun, Mar 7
$59 per person
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$59 per person

Meet your host, Orlando

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 617 Reviews
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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.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 617 reviews.

Vince
March 2021
Our guide Jesse was personable, friendly and accommodating to our group which was a highlight through the duration of our trip. We were wonderfully surprised by encountering a group of 3 dolphins within the first 2 minutes of the adventure. This activity was unique, comfortable and a value for its overall experience.
Our guide Jesse was personable, friendly and accommodating to our group which was a highlight through the duration of our trip. We were wonderfully surprised by encountering a grou…
Joshua
February 2021
This was the third time we have done this tour, and it has always been amazing. Skye is a great tour guide (this is our second time with him), and he is super friendly and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend to anyone
Meagan
February 2021
We had Sky as a your guide and he was phenomenal! Went above and beyond to ensure we saw various wildlife and had a great experience.
Courtlend
February 2021
While on vacation, our group of four decided to go on a kayak tour to see the sights of Sarasota. Our guide was Stefan Simmons and he went above and beyond for our tour. He was very knowledgeable, had a radiant personality, and made our tour so much fun. We will definitely be back on our next visit!
While on vacation, our group of four decided to go on a kayak tour to see the sights of Sarasota. Our guide was Stefan Simmons and he went above and beyond for our tour. He was ver…
Annie
February 2021
Skyy was a wonderful, knowledgeable and funny guide! I loved learning about the critters and birds that inhabit the mangroves...and couldn’t believe how close we were to the herons and especially the cormorants who swam next to our kayaks to dive and feed in our paddle whirlpool wake. Going inside the water trails was so quiet and peaceful...I could paddle through them all day. I highly recommend doing this adventure if you are in the area!
Skyy was a wonderful, knowledgeable and funny guide! I loved learning about the critters and birds that inhabit the mangroves...and couldn’t believe how close we were to the herons…
Yvonne
February 2021
We had a great time kayaking the mangroves but weren’t able to kayak the bay because of high winds. And for that reason we didn’t get to see dolphins or manatees as we had hoped. But our tour guide was very nice and the mangroves were cool. Very safe and fun tour!
We had a great time kayaking the mangroves but weren’t able to kayak the bay because of high winds. And for that reason we didn’t get to see dolphins or manatees as we had hoped. B…

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  • Sun, Mar 7
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    This time is popular
    $59 per person
  • Sun, Mar 7
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    $59 per person
  • Sun, Mar 7
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $59 per person
  • Mon, Mar 8
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    $59 per person
  • Mon, Mar 8
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    $59 per person
  • Mon, Mar 8
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $59 per person
  • Tue, Mar 9
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    This time is popular
    $59 per person
  • Tue, Mar 9
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $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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