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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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Great time on the water!

Our guide, Deric, was fantastic. Right off the bat, he inquired into what we most wanted to see. Manatees! So we paddled to a place where manatees had been spotted earlier in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Our guide, Deric, was fantastic. Right off the bat, he inquired into what we most wanted to see. Manatees! So we paddled to a place where manatees had been spotted earlier in the day. Sure enough--we saw manatees. Then we meandered through the mangrove tunnels, where we saw various water birds and crabs. Then it was back to the area... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We did the Mangrove Tunnels tours and started off with manatees right after we launched. The kids loved it, the tour was great, Derek and Will were fabulous guides. Our time went super quick, and we loved that the pace was dictated by the wildlife and the tourists! Derek and Will both took time to answer questions, crack jokes, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We came down from the Tampa area for a "staycation" and we weren't disappointed. Derek our guide was laid back and had great knowledge of the area and wildlife. The mangrove tunnels were definitely our favorite along with the Dolphins at the beginning of the tour. We will be back for another tour.

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Warsaw, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The wife and I had a blast. We saw Manatee immediately after launching. They came right under the kayak. Our guide Will, picked up an upside down Jelly Fish so we could all see it before entering the tunnels and he got stung in the process. That's called taking one for the team. Will even showed us his mansion that... More 

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Longwood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is the second time my husband and I have kayaked through the Lido Mangrove Tunnels. We had an amazing time! Will was our tour guide and he made the experience relaxed and educational. We encountered a few manatees, a bird who hitched a ride on my kayak, held sea urchins and starfish. We would def recommend this kayak company... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

My husband and I had Derek for a guide off the Lido Beach tour and he was great. He told about all the history and animals we encounter. Also we did see a dolphin, which he tried he hardest to get us closer but the dolphin went a different way. He was patient with me getting stuck a few times... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

We had a fabulous time in the water! Our tour guide, Dereck, was wonderful,even though he advised us against riding the manatee we saw that awesome afternoon! He was very educational and we couldn't have asked for a better time. Thank you!! This kind of trip is perfect for a couple getting some time off the beach for a little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We had Derek as our tour guide and I feel we were fortunate for that being the case. Derek was very knowledgeable about the area, the history of the region and very good about sharing his knowledge of how to safely operate the kayaks for adults and children. He was constantly entertaining, full of energy and attentive to his group.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

My husband and I took our 14 year old granddaughter on a morning kayak trip with Derek. We highly recommend this tour off of Lido Key out in to Sarasota Bay. Derek gave us lots of interesting facts about the area, the birds, and the mangroves. We even saw manatees! The highlight was going through the mangroves, a great tunnel... More 

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Excellent trip for all ages .. Had Derick as a guide and he was very knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife and did a great job making sure all in the group could hear what he was saying .. Had 2 manatees swim up to within a foot of my kayak .. kayaks were in great shape .. trip... More 

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Address: 100 Taft Street, Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone Number: 941.504.6296
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota

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