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I Kayak Sarasota

100 Taft Dr, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL 34236
+1 941-302-2677
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Ranked #8 of 80 activities in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports, Tours
Owner description: Guided Kayaking Tours, Discover Sarasota's natural beauty, along with its unique wildlife and habitat. Both residents and visitors appreciate... more » Owner description: 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 52 year native of Sarasota « less
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Great time on the water with I kayak. Guide was very informative while also being entertaining. We were able to see several sea creatures like sting rays and manatees, and the mangrove tunnels were beautiful to kayak through. Excellent adventure for our entire group.

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Augusta, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We registered and paid online, which was helpful since we wanted to go the following day. This beat waiting for someone to return our call. We met at South Lido Park and the kayak company was easy to locate. The staff was helpful and our guide, Mark, was knowledgeable about the area and wildlife. We were lucky to see dolphins,... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Mark was great, very educational, fun and easy. Bring a lunch and water bottles. Easy to learn thanks to Mark, they did all the work. One of the funnest things I have done in Sarasota. Highly recommend. My wife and I got a tandem kayak and it was easy and fun, for all ages.

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Reidsville, Georgia
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We arrived about 15 minutes early so Mark, our guide, went ahead and put us in the canoes with our life jackets on. My sons (12, 15) rode single, dad single, mom and daughter tandem. The guide told us to play around in the cove while he waited on other couple. We had a really great time. Mark is very... More

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Munster, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Staff were friendly, knowledgable and very accommodating. Went on the mangrove tour which was beautiful and relaxing. My wife and I took our 4 year old and the guide made numerous efforts to keep her engaged throughout while educating all of us on the species we encountered.

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Mark was very knowledgeable and fun too! It was nicely paced. We saw dolphins, herons, egrets, osprey, kormerans and the nose of a manatee among other things. Also enjoyed the mangrove tunnels. Would do it again in a heartbeat! We were in one of the standard tandems.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We had a wonderful trip around and through the mangrove tunnels. Our tour guide, Tara, was knowledgeable and made the trip fun. She showed us wildlife that I didn’t know existed and knew right where to take us to see both dolphins and manatees. This was my friend’s first experience kayaking. She loved it so much that she is now... More

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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We went on this tour looking for some serious adventure, they take you around the Sarasota area including through the ....mangrove tunnels.... where we got caught up a little but the instructor told us how to get out and paid close attention to us while we were going through them... but its pretty amazing how the currents work in those,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

My 4 sons & I surprised my wife with a guided kayak tour for Mother's Day. This was something she had been wanting to do for a long time. The online booking feature was very easy, and the owner (Bob, I think?) was very helpful when I called with a few extra questions. Our guide, Tara, was very helpful and... More

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

That seahorse was amazing! I'm so glad your family came out and had such a great afternoon. What a pleasant way to spend the day! Keep paddling... -Tara More

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

We couldn't of had a better time. As a 1st timer, our guide Tara made instructions easy and fun a priority. Uber expert at the ways and means of the bay, mangroves and wild life - An awesome experience.

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

I'm so glad your first experience kayaking was a good one! It was great having you on the trip. - Tara More

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