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Address: Sarasota, FL
Phone Number: (941) 893-7221
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Saw dolphins jumping, magical mangroves

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Mamaroneck, New York
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Mamaroneck, New York
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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
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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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nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Scott took us out on the Lido Key mangrove kayaking tour: four grandchildren, (cousins ages 10-14), along with one set of parents and of course, us, the grandparents. Scott's patience, his knowledge and love of the area and its marine and bird life and desire to share that knowledge and enthusiasm are a wonder. While we had done a similar... More 

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Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I are seasoned yakers and hv never gone on a kayak tour before . We decided to get a guide because we're edd knew we'd miss a lot . We were right . We were also birders but Scott has a sharp eye and spotted birds we would have missed . He shared bird lure we didn't... More 

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Scott's knowledge and experience of the bird and marine life, pointing out various birds and how to identify them, how to spot the difference between a Cormorant and an Anhinga. We saw nesting Pelicans and the somewhat rare and very large white pelican. In the shallow waters he picked up a giant whelk, a jelly fish and star fish, handling... More 

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