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.
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.
Ice Cold Water
Kayak and paddles Coast guard approved life jacket and safety whistle and dry bags
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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.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 16 guests ages 3 and up can attend.
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!
Kayak Sarasota Bay & Mangrove Tunnels