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Phone Number: (941) 893-7221
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Lido Key Kayak Tour

We selected Bay and Gulf Adventures because of their website emphasis on the eco system. We booked our tour two weeks in advance. The day of our kayak tour, we arrived 15... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We selected Bay and Gulf Adventures because of their website emphasis on the eco system. We booked our tour two weeks in advance. The day of our kayak tour, we arrived 15 minutes early and easily found our guide, Scott Whitehead. He was ready for our arrival and reviewed safety before we launched from shore. Scott quickly pointed out small... More 

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Mukilteo, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

My husband and I showed up with no reservations and in hopes of having a tandem kayak guided tour. Scott offered to give us a tour and even found us a tandem kayak on short notice! We had a FABULOUS time! It was a two hour guided tour for a great price. The goal was to see dolphins or manatees,... More 

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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Scott Whitehead was an amazing, passionate, knowledgeable, interesting, and engaging tour guide. His tour of two hours took us around the bay at Lido Beach and traversed through some mangrove canals. His tour including teaching about the birds, fish, jellyfish, manatees, and other wildlife we encountered. His tour was entirely in the kayak on the water - no down time... More 

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Mamaroneck, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Scott was excellent. He knows a ton about the wildlife. He makes you feel safe and helps as much or as little as you need. We saw a ton of animals including dolphins jumping! The mangroves are so beautiful. Not buggy at all. Beautiful, relaxing, decent workout. A ton of fun. Highly recommended.

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Warren, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We went with owner/guide Steve on the Myakka River kayak tour on 4/11/2015. The Myakka tour is commonly advertised as the "see alligators" tour but it is much more than that. Yes, you will see lots of alligators but you will also see pristine Old Florida as it is preserved in Myakka State Park. Some of the river is lined... More 

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Tawas City, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Our guide Scott was very knowledgeable and made the 3 mile kayak tour fun and enjoyable! His enthusiasm was evident in everything he did. Seeing both a manatee swim under our kayaks as well as dolphins close by was a nice bonus. Scott made the whole trip well worth the price!

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Dublin, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We were visiting Sarasota for a few days and had always wanted to try Kayaking. The hotel, The Resort At LongBoat Key recommended Bay and Gulf Adventures and it was spectacular. The guide and owner Scott Whitehead was very helpful in teaching us newbies (my first time Kayaking) the basics of the sport, and took us on a 2 hour... More 

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Evergreen, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We took the "mangrove tunnels" tour with Scott Whitehead. He was very informative and taught us a lot about the the birds, wildlife, and sea creatures we saw during the tour. He was very careful about our kayaking skills and safety, and never made us feel like we were being rushed. His prices were very reasonable as well. I would... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Scott was great. I usually rent kayaks without a guide, but I wanted to be sure I hit the mangrove tunnels and thought a guide would provide a nice change. I called Bay & Gulf Adventures because my mom had a brochure. Scott was professional and responsive. I took the Lido Key tour on March 1 with my mom and... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

My husband and I were the only two on this tour since no one else had booked that day. WOW!! Private tour, lasted about 2 1/2 hours and seemed like 15 minutes. It was that much fun. Scott was very informative and professional and I would do this tour again in a minute. He pointed out birds, picked out jelly... More 

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Address: Sarasota, FL
Phone Number: (941) 893-7221
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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