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Address: 190 Taft Dr, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone Number: +1 941-302-2677
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Guided Kayaking Tours, Discover Sarasota's natural beauty, along with its...

Guided Kayaking Tours, Discover Sarasota's natural beauty, along with its unique wildlife and habitat. Both residents and visitors appreciate exploring the beautiful exotic mangrove tunnels and Little Sarasota Bay. This tour is a favorite for all ages.Sarasota's best kept secret.We are a licensed and insured kayaking company to offer guided tours of Sarasotas Mangrove Tunnels on Lido Key. Locally owned and all our guides have extensive experience in safety and are trained in CPR and life saving skills. Don't want a guided tour ,no problem we rent all kayaks and paddle boards by the half day.Thanks for looking Bob Nikla lifelong native of Sarasota.

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Wonderful tour

Mark was our guide this morning and made the best of challenging conditions (20 mph winds). He was very knowledgable of the area as well as the flora and fauna. We thoroughly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Harvard, Massachusetts
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Harvard, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Mark was our guide this morning and made the best of challenging conditions (20 mph winds). He was very knowledgable of the area as well as the flora and fauna. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

it was my second and my friend's first mangrove kayak tour and it was WONDERFUL! Our guide Mark was very informative - and had a great sense of humor as well. The weather was a bit windy but Mark gave plenty of tips for working with it. I would highly recommend IKayak!

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Thank Carole J
Lido Key, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first time kayaking and it was excellent! We saw a dolphin!!! Our guide was Tara and she was awesome! Tara's knowledge of the eco system, wildlife, and biology in general was the highlight of our experience. She also schooled me in kayaking (since I had never been) so I was totally comfortable with the sport. Because of... More 

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Thank amyeimer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great time kayaking and paddling thru the canals. Make sure you rent your kayak or a paddle board and do your own tour at your convenience. Guided tours are crowded and don't give you enough time to explore at your own. Kayaking is very safe as the water is only a few feet deep in most cases. No aligators as... More 

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New Baltimore, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We had a really good time. I Kayak Sarasota was very friendly and helpful and really made for an enjoyable experience. We did have a bit of a hiccup though. We reserved four single kayaks online but when we arrived they only had us down for three and were already short one; our missing fourth made short two. However, we... More 

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Thank deep06
Bob N, Owner at I Kayak Sarasota, responded to this review

The crew at I Kayak Sarasota thank you for coming out to paddle with us. More 

New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We rented 8 paddle boards (originally 7 but they helped us find an 8th last minute). Staff were very friendly and explained how to use the boards for the first timers. We had a great time, stopped at a sand bar for a break then paddled through some mangrove tunnels, which were amazing. Felt like we were in a jungle,... More 

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Thank pedz55
Bob N, Owner at I Kayak Sarasota, responded to this review

Great group,So glade you liked our little peace of paradise. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

The mangrove tunnels did not disappoint. Unfortunately it was only about 20min of the 2.5 hour trip. We could have done without the tour of houses and bay kayaking that was just tiring and not very exciting. More mangrove tunnels would have been great.

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Thank Matt H
Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

We have gone kayaking twice now, both times taking out of town friends. None of our friends had ever kayaked before, so I can promise you, no experience needed. Our wonderful guide Mark went over and above on our last trip October 24th. Our lady friend had gone through a 5 way heart bypass only 6 months before, and she... More 

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Thank Lynne_Mike_USA
Bob N, Owner at I Kayak Sarasota, responded to this review

Dear Lynne! Thank you for saying such nice things about our guide Mark. We are glad to hear that we exceed your expectations and we will forward your kind words to Mark, who will be delighted to hear that he is doing a great job. Bob More 

Dayton, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Had a great time with this group seeing alligators big and small! Knowledgeable staff and really fun trail!

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Thank DaisyDayton
Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We were six beginner kayakers and we reserved/booked online the night before for a 10am tour. Check-in and kayak loading were quick and our group of about 20 persons was soon underway. The tour was over two and a half hours in length and we never felt rushed. We experienced open water kayaking as well as single file kayaking through... More 

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Bob N, Owner at I Kayak Sarasota, responded to this review

Six thumbs up WOW , Thank you so much our guides really appreciate your feed back.see ya next time Bob More 

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