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Bay & Gulf Adventures

Sarasota, FL
(941) 893-7221
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Ranked #27 of 85 Activities in Sarasota
Type: Boat Tours
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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We recently visited and took the mangrove tunnel tour with Scott. It was the early morning trip and it was just our family and one other couple. What great small group. Scott also took us on some of the less traveled tunnels to we wouldn't be in the crowd of other tourists. Had a a great time and let us... More

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Saint Joseph
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Groups are small. Allows for great interaction, discussion and learning. Scott has an extensive knowledge base of the area and the aquatic life. He showed us all manner of things from manatees to invasive jelly fish. Learned a lot while with him in a manner I will definitely retain. His desire to protect the marine animals was awesome. Beautiful waters,... More

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Geneva, IL
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

While our daughter and her teen ages boys were visiting, we decided to do a kayak tour with Scott Whitehead, owner of Bay & Gulf Adventures. What a great experience for all of us! He is most knowledgable of the wildlife, flora and fauna of the area, and provided a wonderful learning experience. It's obvious that he loves what he's... More

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Nome, Alaska
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Spent several lovely hours on the water with Scott. He's a naturalist, as well as the owner operator of his kayak business. He's got a lot of first hand knowledge of the area, and shares information about the wildlife and the history of the area. Great small tour and respect for the wildlife. Do it, you won't be disappointed!

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Windsor, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

This was the best part of our week in Florida. Scott is an excellent tour guide, he is immensely knowledgeable of the surrounding ecosystem, it's history and inhabitants. Our small group size provided a phenomenal kayaking experience as we were able to learn and interact. We will be sure to check out the Myakka River tour the next time we... More

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Indiana, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Our family had the pleasure of touring South Lido in kayaks with Scott. Scott has lived in the area 23 years and worked at Mote Aquarium for several years. He had an incredible amount of knowledge about nature and historical information about the area. Scott will share as much with you as you want to learn. He allowed our children... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

I've done kayaking in several places, and this was an incredibly special tour. Scott is super knowledgable and it is a nature lesson at a level that is so hard to describe. He keeps his tours small and takes you through mangrove channels and that is what makes this tour different and special. Some of the mangrove channels are only... More

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Tampa, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

I've been kayaking at other beautiful places but the mangrove tunnels on Lido Key are a rare treasure. Scott Whitehead, owner and guide of Bay and Gulf Adventures, made the trip extremely interesting. He took his time and shared his extensive knowledge of all the birds and sea life that we experienced. I loved it so much, I went back... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

We reserved a double kayak and a single kayak for exploring the mangrove tunnels by Lido Key. Scott explained, demonstrated, encouraged and led us on our tour. He was willing to set the meeting time to accommodate our schedule. Our German guest spent an extra hour with Scott on a nature adventure where she observed a manatee, touched a sea... More

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012 via mobile

Bay and Gulf Adventures was a great way for our family to enjoy the beautiful wildlife while taking in the amazing ocean/bay views. We were so close to the Manatees it was breathtaking. Scott is very knowledgeable and my boys (ages 9 and 6) were so excited to learn about all the ocean birds, fish, etc.

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