What you'll do
You’ll arrive at Ted Sperling Park and meet up with the Kayaking SRQ crew. We then put everyone in the kayak they reserve and do a paddle lesson on the water. We are then off paddling the shallow waters of Sarasota bay searching for dolphins and manatees. Then we cool off in the shaded mangrove tunnels that wind around throughout the park. It’s definitely Sarasota’s Hidden Gem. Although never guaranteed, manatees and dolphins are spotted regularly and we do our best to find them. After kayaking the tunnels, guests can go across to the public beach for food and beverages. We also supply dry bags for phones and keys. ***Please note*** We will contact you once we receive your booking to find out your boat (Single or double) preference. If we do not reach you we will book a single or double kayak based on availability.
We are Greg and Kim Gregory of Kayaking SRQ. My family has a history on Lido Key dating back to the 1950s. We love sharing our passion for this beautiful hidden gem of hidden mangrove tunnels. We search for wildlife such as dolphins and manatees to starfish and jellyfish. We do guided tours to give visitors a better perspective on the area and the animals that inhabit the park. Our goal is for you to have the best experience possible while visiting this beautiful paradise we call Sarasota.
We keep bottled water on hand in case guests forget or run out of water during their excursion.
We have dry bags for guests to put phones and keys in so they may take photos on the water.
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Where you'll be
You’ll be kayaking in Sarasota bay and Lido Key’s Mangrove Tunnels. These are trails in a beautiful mangrove forest with sea stars, whelks and fish of all varieties. Sometimes we encounter dolphins in the bay feeding or manatees hanging around some of the docks in the area.
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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.
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Up to 10 guests ages 3 and up can attend. This is an easy paddle and I do a lesson before every tour.
Bring water, Sunglasses, sun block and a hat.
Mangrove Tunnels Kayak Tour