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Address: 100 Taft Street, Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone Number: 941.504.6296
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Description: Kayaking eco tours and rentals

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So glad we did a guided tour!

When I first started looking at kayak tours, I was set on a self guided tour. We found Almost Heaven Kayak Adventures on Trip Advisor and based on reviews booked a guided tour. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
Dana C
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Took the mangrove tour in Sarasota with hubby and three boys, 7,9, and 15. First time kayakers but the guide was very helpful. The only disappointing part of the tour was the lack of manatees. I took the first tour of the day, 8am thinking morning would be a good time for wildlife but was told the dolphins and manatees... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

When I first started looking at kayak tours, I was set on a self guided tour. We found Almost Heaven Kayak Adventures on Trip Advisor and based on reviews booked a guided tour. It was great! When I called to make the reservation they suggested the Lido Key trip. Our tour started at ten, we got to the site around... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We decided to take a kayak tour of the mangroves which surround Lido Key. We had Derek as our personal tour guide. He was great with ecological facts, had a terrific sense of humor and was a very mature and personable tour guide. The kayaking is quite easy as there really isn't a fast current. We saw birds, flying fish... More 

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Oakwood, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

My husband and I took the Lido Key tour. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. He spotted numerous birds and various sea life including a manatee. He educated us on the history of Sarasota as well as the animals and mangroves. The only drawback to this tour is it's in Sarasota and you can hear all of the noise from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I recently had the pleasure of experiencing a mangrove tunnel tour in Sarasota Bay with Derrick as our guide. Derrick was extremely knowledgeable and personable ...adding to the enjoyment of our 2 1/2 hr tour. Although my husband and I are avid kayakers throughout Central Florida, we had never experienced cormorants fishing for bin, swimming around and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Awesome place, my only advice is to drop off inexperienced women kayakers at St. Armand's Circle so you can fully enjoy the experience. My buddy and I brought our girlfriends, who had never kayaked before, and we ended up spending the majority of the time in the groves steering their yaks as well as ours...only made it thru half of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

This was a fantastic tour! It was fun to watch the comorrants hang with us and dive for fish under our kayaks. We were blessed to see a couple of manatees gliding underneath us as well. Floating through the mangrove tunnels is a peaceful experience. Kudos to our guide, Derrick! He did an awesome job. I will do this tour... More 

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Wakefield, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Our group of five had a lot of laughs while getting a good lesson about the area. Our guide, Will, was friendly, knowledgeable, and humorous. We glimpsed a manatee, and some dolphins. Paddling through the mangroves was amazing. Thank You!

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Fridley, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

My fiance and I had a great afternoon of kayaking led by Derrick (who happened to also go to UMD -- GO BULLDOGS ;))! He had so much information to share, was very relaxed, and a wonderful guide. It was obvious that our enjoyment was extremely important to him, and when we spotted both dolphins and manatees from a distance,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

This kayak tour was very well done. The tour guide, Derek, was excellent! He was very knowledgable about the area, the wildlife, and the history of the land. He was also very funny and made for an entertaining tour. Going through the tunnels of mongo trees was definitely the highlight and a must see!! Can't wait to do it again!

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