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Almost Heaven Kayak Adventures

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

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Heavenly Afternoon on the water with Almost Heaven Kayak Adventures

Our guides, William and Todd, made this a really great time. They were fun and knowledgeable about all the local wildlife. Lots of interesting info. We saw several varieties of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our guides, William and Todd, made this a really great time. They were fun and knowledgeable about all the local wildlife. Lots of interesting info. We saw several varieties of herons, ibis, and pelicans as we paddled around mangrove islands. The mangrove tunnels were a unique adventure and all the while Will was giving us facts about our surroundings as... More 

Thank BathMonkey
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely time on our kayaking tour with Will from almost heaven kayaks today. My wife and I went with our two sons (7 and 4) and the paddling was easy and the tour fine for them. We didn't see much wildlife initially (too cold for manatees in January) but the information about sarasota and the birds we... More 

Thank jaimeshand
Great Barrington, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful experience. Making reservations was a breeze, they quickly got back to me and answered all my questions. Sarah was super sweet and polite. The day we choose ended up being a little on the chilly side but we're from the north and that wasn't going to stop us! We ended up having a private tour (because no one else... More 

Thank Shibby616
Sarasota, Florida
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

The orientation was outstanding by our guide " Will " and the kayak equipment is first class !!! The 2 1/2 hour trip thru three keys and two mangroves was awesome !!! Observed several manatees and their young calves in the bay !!! Our guide,Will, is extremely knowledgable about the tour and was very helpful to the eleven kayaks in... More 

Thank Rich G
Smith Center, Kansas, USA
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63 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Took our 8 and 11 year old on their first kayak trip. Will was a great guide and Todd was fun also. The open water experience with dolphins and the mangrove tunnels were great!

Thank Ders73
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Our instructor Will was fantastic! He explained everything to us and what to expect for the afternoon. We were able to see a couple of manatees and other wild life. I highly recommend this company. Great for all kayaking skill levels.

Thank Brett D
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

The kayak tour was great despite the windy weather and choppy waters. Our tour guide, Will, was very flexible and offered to take us at a later date due to the wind, but said he was happy to take us out if we were ready for a bit of a work out. Not only did we get to go through... More 

Thank Mary K
Bound Brook, New Jersey
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59 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

As a first-time kayaker, I was excited, yet a bit nervous, about taking this tour. We had a group of 4 people and rented 2 tandem kayaks with 2 of us in each one. We chose the Lido Mangrove Tunnel tour. When we arrived at the launch location, we were greeted by Will, our tour guide. He was friendly and... More 

Thank Bitsy822
Barto, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

I found Almost Heaven Kayak Adventures online and booked them based on all of the favorable reviews. We were not disappointed. We booked the Lido Mangrove Tunnels Tour. As stated in some of the other reviews, the mangrove tunnel portion of the trip is the last half-hour or so. But, the rest of the trip was fun also. We headed... More 

Thank dabauer1701e
Milford, Michigan, United States
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

I was a bit intimidated by the idea of kayaking as I am far from athletic and have little arm strength and had fears around not being able to keep up, but it was absolutely no problem. Will was our guide and has a vast knowledge of the sea animals and birds along with the history of the area. Going... More 

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