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Almost Heaven Kayak Adventures

Address: 100 Taft Street, Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone Number: 941.504.6296
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Ranked #13 of 141 Activities in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Kayaking eco tours and rentals
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Owner description: Kayaking eco tours and rentals
Useful Information: Activities for older children

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Lower 48
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

My family showed up at the launch point on Lido Key today with our confirmed reservation in hand. No sign of Almost Heaven, though several other companies' trucks were there. A park ranger on duty spoke to them by phone, and then told us they weren't going to show up. It was a long pointless drive out to Lido, and... More 

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Davenport, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

A large group of our extended family, ranging in age from 13 to 81, rented tandem kayaks this past January Monday for a trip around Lido Key and through the mangrove tunnels. Our fabulous and friendly guide, Derrick, was very informative and very helpful. We were concerned about my 81 year old dad getting in the kayak and rowing. He... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We just got off the Myakka River with Almost Heaven's employee Todd, and had a terrific 4 hours seeing over 75 alligators up close and personal (and safely). Todd knows a tremendous amount about Florida alligators. The other wonderful sights were many large water birds, and just the river itself which is clean, unspoiled, unpopulated, really old Florida from centuries... More 

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20 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

It was a sunny but windy day we went on our excursion. Todd, our guide, decided to take us on a route through the mangroves rather than hit choppy waters. It was fun going in the tunnels-- but beware of the crabs, though they are harmless. Todd seemed to know a lot of the history in the area which made... More 

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Maccabim-Re'ut, null, Israel
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is an excellent activity to do. There were 7 of us - including teenagers and a 7 year old. We did the mangrove tunnels which are really unique. The whole experience was great. The only issue was that our guide, although super nice, was not very informative.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I am ripping off another reviewer's title. We stayed on Siesta Key the week after the Sarasota 2014 IBCPC Participatory Dragon Boat Festival. Our daughter, a participant, did not want to drive all day to go to the “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island. So she and I went kayaking. Serendipitously, she chose the Almost Heaven Lido MangroveTunnel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My husband wanted to go kayaking......I am 58 years old and while not in terrible shape I have a desk job and am not as fit as I was 20 years ago. I researched the options and decided on the Lido Tunnels Mangroves tour. Deric was patient and very friendly. I picked up the technique very easily and thoroughly enjoyed... More 

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Amersham, England
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Having done the Lido MangroveTunnel kayak tour a couple of times, good as it is, we were looking for somewhere different on this trip and found it with Almost Heaven. Martin offered a morning on the Myakka River, within the Myakka State Park - an easy drive from Sarasota - and didn't mind that the trip was just for the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My family has been coming to Siesta Key for about 25 years, and we have been kayaking before, but with other outfitters. I decided to try Almost Heaven because their Lido Tunnels Mangrove tour sounded fun. My mother and I decided to share a tandem kayak and through we are super-novice paddlers, it was a great afternoon and our guide,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This company is top notch! Had a group of 23 people and Derek and Allen the guides were great! Incredible communication with Martin and Sarah in getting the trip set up! Thanks for the AWESOME experience!

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