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Almost Heaven Kayak Adventures

100 Taft Street, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Ranked #5 of 73 activities in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Description: Kayaking eco tours and rentals
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Detroit, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

Tommy was our wonderful guide on Thurs the 10th! We saw dolphins, a baby dolphin, a manatee, crabs, urchins, cranks, cranes, everything! He educated us about the mangrove tunnels, the birds, the Eco system! We loved it! Thanks so much!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

Alan was an excellent guide,pointed out many things along the way. He was knowledgeable and very pleasant. We saw manate and bottle nose dolphins as well as many fish and birds. The route took us to several different spots to see different scenery and wildlife. I highly recomend this outfit and Alan in particular.

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Whitefield, New Hampshire, United States
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

It's been YEARS since I was in a kayak and I wanted to share this experience with my granddaughter. We both had previous kayaking experience. We started with the afternoon Lido Key Mangrove Tunnel Manatee trip. One manatee off in the distance and that was it! The Mangrove tunnels were fascinating and relatively easy to navigate! There were about 10... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Did the Lido Key trip. Had a great experience from booking to completion. Alan was our guide and he was outstanding! He really interacted well with the group well. Alan was very knowledgeable and really was able to add a lot of information about the history of the area as well as many of the landmarks we saw. We saw... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We had a great Myakka River kayak trip with Almost Heaven Kayak Adventures in the Myakka River State Park. The scenery was outstanding, different varieties of birds were plentiful, and we viewed several alligators up close and personal. This was an outstanding tour, with an excellent guide---Alan, operated by a first rate company. If you want an opportunity to tour... More

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Sarasota, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Although we are longtime residents of Sarasota, it was our first kayak tour of Lido, the estuaries and little islands and mangrove tunnels. We liked our laid-back guide, Andy, who did a good job assessing individuals' abilities and then staying close or giving space accordingly. He had good local knowledge as a native Sarasotan. We saw cormorant, great blue heron,... More

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Williamsburg, VA
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14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We did the South Lido Mangrove Tunnel tour. Did not see Manatees, but did see dolphins, osprey, cormorants and herons up close. It's a totally different view from the water. Our guide, Tommy, was knowledgeable and pleasant, and patient with beginners. We were able to see and hold live conch and sea urchins. Would definitely do it again!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

My husband and I had a wonderful time on our kayak adventure with our guide Alan from Almost Heaven Kayak Adventures. Definitely consider doing this trip even if you are a beginner or never kayaked. We were able to get right next to a family of manatees that were hanging out in in one of the canals off the bay,... More

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

You are crazy if you don't kayak while you are here. While we didn't see any dolphins or manatees this time round, we were escorted by wild birds and our guide Alan told us about sea life and a little history as well. He was great. Definitely using this company when I come back. Lorraine Jackson MD Kami Hentges

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

This was by far the highlight of our trip to Florida. Martyn and Alan met us at the entrance to Myakka State River Park and took us kayaking upstream to the damn and back. En route we saw countless alligators - both in the water next to our kayaks and up on the banks of the river. We also saw... More

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