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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 $50
/ person
Tue, Jan 26
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
$50 per person
$50 per person
Tue, Jan 26
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
$50 per person
$50 per person
Wed, Jan 27
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
$50 per person
$50 per person

Meet your host, Orlando

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 601 Reviews
  • Identity verified
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 601 reviews.

Michelle
January 2021
I had a wonderful time. Skyler was a great guide. The whole group enjoyed his joking and learning about the Bay, mangroves and wildlife. It was a fun experience.😀
Thomas
January 2021
Great thing to do at any time of the day. Water was beautiful and the mangroves were such an experience. Got to see some dolphins too.
Stacey
December 2020
This is a must do. We really enjoyed this. Although, we didnt get to see any dolphins or manatees. The mangrove tunnels were amazing sight to see. Chris was our tour guide he was very informative and answered all our questions. Thank you Chris!!! We will be back
This is a must do. We really enjoyed this. Although, we didnt get to see any dolphins or manatees. The mangrove tunnels were amazing sight to see. Chris was our tour guide he was v…
Kristen
December 2020
We went on a trip with Orlando last year and loved it, so we brought our parents with us this time. Sky and Orlando were fantastic at helping them figure out how to kayak, and making them feel comfortable for their fist time on the water!
Clayton
December 2020
Chris was great. He was very knowledgeable and made the kayak adventure feel unique. If you’re staying in the area this is a must do.
Myle
December 2020
Amazing experience! We had Chris as a tour guide which was even better since he also grew up North in one of the cold states like me. Chris was very knowledgeable and included many fun facts. He also gave me suggestions on where and what to do around town since I asked. He took amazing photos of us. We couldn’t ask for a better tour! Thanks Chris!
Amazing experience! We had Chris as a tour guide which was even better since he also grew up North in one of the cold states like me. Chris was very knowledgeable and included many…

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  • Tue, Jan 26
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    $50 per person
  • Tue, Jan 26
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    $50 per person
  • Wed, Jan 27
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    $50 per person
  • Wed, Jan 27
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    $50 per person
  • Thu, Jan 28
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    $50 per person
  • Thu, Jan 28
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    $50 per person
  • Fri, Jan 29
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    $50 per person
  • Fri, Jan 29
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    This time is popular
    $50 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

Sun screen

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