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Almost Heaven Kayak Adventures

Address: 100 Taft Street, Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone Number: 941.504.6296
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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

.....the four of us met our cheerful, laid-back kayak tour guide, Todd, at the South Lido Park kayak launch area. With his easy-going and enthusiastic manner, he made sure we knew this was going to be an enjoyable tour. With little fanfare, our group got into our assigned kayaks and were in the water. We were put at ease from... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A friend of my wife and I set this tour up for all of us and we really did not know what to expect as the decisions were made for us and this was our first kayaking experience. While we had done extensive canoe trips in years past, my wife was a little leery about this expedition. Not to worry... More 

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Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This tour combines a fun kayak tour through Sarasota bay with great commentary from our guide Derrick. the second half of the tour is through thr mangroves tunnels, a beautiful and peaceful place. the highlight of our vacation!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

We had such a great time with Deric today. He was very knowledgable about the area on led us on a fun trip through the mangrove trees. We would highly recommend the tour.

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Lower 48
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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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KayakSarasota, Owner at Almost Heaven Kayak Adventures, responded to this review

We're truly sorry for the mix up that happened the day you were due to go. It was 100% our fault, we had a problem with our calendar, it was in no way that there were only two of you going. We regularly take individuals out. We at Almost Heaven pride ourselves on our customer service so again we extend... More 

Davenport, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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