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I Kayak Sarasota

100 Taft Dr, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL 34236
+1 941-302-2677
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Ranked #11 of 74 activities in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

I have to rave about my experience with Tara and I Kayak Sarasota. It was my first time kayaking, and I had a wonderful time!! Tara was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and patient and I felt totally comfortable with the new experience. The mangrove tunnels and sealife contributed to a wonderful trip!! DO THIS!!

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I have my own kayak and have kayaked in a lot of different places, and this was by far my favorite place. Tara is an outstanding guide. She has an extensive knowledge of the eco-system of the bay and does a great job of explaining it in easy terms. She also easily handled a very diverse group experience wise and... More

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Eatontown, New Jersey
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We had a great time on the water. The company had nice boats, both tandem and singles. Tara was a great guide and masterfully handled a mixed group of both experienced and novice kayakers. We loved the trip thru the mangrove tunnels and appreciated all Tara's knowledge of the species around us. Would rent again from them.

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Burnsville, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Beautiful day and excellent trip. We had Tara as a guide and she did an awesome job of explaining the local habitat and surroundings. Her experience as a teacher really came through. Would definitely recommend the trip!!

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Bowie, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Awesome experience ! We saw a ton of different fish, birds, and even a Manatee. Our group had no problem navigating the kayaks and the guide was super knowledgeable. We visited from Maryland and will make a point of doing the same tour again when we go back to Sarasota.

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Orlando, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We rented one tandem kayak and gave Bob a current coupon from the Sunny Day Book that said the price would be $65. We paid with 4 $20 bills and Bob said he would give us our change later. After the tour we went back to Bob's truck to get our car keys and $15 change. Bob wasn't there but... More

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Kayaksrq, Owner at I Kayak Sarasota, responded to this review

Wow" so sorry you had a misunderstanding our tour for tandem kayaks are 75.00 Not 65.00 as you stated from Ted Sperling park you had a 5.00 off coupon from Sunny Days that I happily excepted. didn't even know there was a issue .So sorry you took it out on Mark the guide . i will tip him for you.... More

Wappingers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Tara was our guide and she did a great job. It started to rain as we began our tour but we still had a wonderful time. She has a wealth of information and showed us many interesting things in the mangroves. Learned a lot about the mangroves and their importance to the local ecology. I would recommend adults have their... More

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Kayaksrq, Owner at I Kayak Sarasota, responded to this review

Tara will appreciate this and thanks for the review ,see ya next time More

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

A great afternoon for the entire family. Tara was a great guide and leader. She made the outing extra-special. We Poulan to do it again.

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Fowler, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

4 of us rented 2 tandem kayaks and had a fantastic time! 2 hour kayak trip and you will row about 3 1/2 miles. We had Mark as our guide and he was a super cool, light and funny gentleman. Highly recommend this to everyone!

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Excellent refreshing experience with I Kayak and Tara as our guide. Tara's knowledge of wildlife and habitat in the area is awesome. She provided up close and personal experiences with starfish, huge conch shells as long as your forearm, sea urchins and the abundace of many types of birds. This was truly a cruise through a little piece of paradise.... More

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