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Address: Sarasota, FL
Phone Number: (941) 893-7221
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Best kayak trip ever!

Our group of 4 took the 2.5 hour kayak trip on the Myakka River in Myakka State Park. Our guide, Scott was so knowledgable and personable. He shared many of his experiences in... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our group of 4 took the 2.5 hour kayak trip on the Myakka River in Myakka State Park. Our guide, Scott was so knowledgable and personable. He shared many of his experiences in nature with our group which added to our enjoyment of the day. We saw a tremendous amount of birds and learned so much from Scott about their... More 

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Cincinnati, OH
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a 2.5 hour kayak tour of the mangroves and bay in South Lido Key this morning. Scott is a naturalist and is extremely knowledgeable about the wildlife and ecology of the area. We learned a lot about the feeding habits of the local birds and a lot about life under the water with examples of jellyfish, sea urchins,... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We had a great time on this tour of the area around Lido key. Scott has a relaxed approach and he is very informative. Kayaking through the mangrove tunnels was the best part.

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1 Thank Andre D
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My husband and three kids ages 7, 10 and 12 and I took Scott's kayak tour in Lido Key today and it was fantastic! Scott was a wealth of knowledge about the animal and plant life as well as the evolution of the area over the last 50 years. We LOVED paddling through the mangroves. We also really appreciated Scott's... More 

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1 Thank Julie D
Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I did not want to take our kayak tour since there was a 90% chance of rain, but boy I'm glad we didn't! Even though it poured our trip was not ruined, due to Scott Whitehead, our guide, was encouraging, fun but most of all informative and interesting. The mangrove portion of the trip was challenging but Scott stayed back... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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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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17 reviews
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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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Thank anenglish15
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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Thank Richard-Maffei
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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Thank viajohereandthere
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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