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Address: 190 Taft Dr, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone Number: +1 941-302-2677
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: 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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Awesome Afternoon

My son (10 years old) and I had a great afternoon. Our guide, Chris, was extremely knowledgeable about the area and very patient with my son. My son gets nervous very easily and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

My son (10 years old) and I had a great afternoon. Our guide, Chris, was extremely knowledgeable about the area and very patient with my son. My son gets nervous very easily and Chris put him (and I) at ease. We had a wonderful afternoon and we look forward to returning next time we are in town. Thank you again!... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My husband and I signed up for a kayak tour this past Saturday. We had a great time! Our tour guide Mark was very knowledgeable about the area and all the wildlife. It was really fun to see all the wildlife; we saw everything except manatees. Kayaking through the mangrove tunnels was a fun experience as well! We returned on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We did the morning kayak trip through the mangroves. The person who got us situated was helpful and courteous. Our guide, Mark, was incredibly informative and friendly, always making sure we knew how to handle our kayaks without making it seem as though it was a test of our ability. Although we didn't see any manatees (through no fault of... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Our tour guide was Mark, he was great, very informative and funny. The tour was 2.5 hrs and we paddled past beautiful Sarasota homes, saw some friendly manatee's and paddle through the mangroves. Great tour! Great time! Thanks Mark!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Went to I Kayak this morning with family and 11 year old son. Great time spent on the water with our tour guide Mark. Highly recommend!

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Great tour today with Chris. I live now in Sarasota and would recommend the tour to visitors and locals. Chris was knowledgeable about the history, wildlife, and sea life in the bay and Sarasota. He was instructive and at the same time relaxed with us that made the experience very enjoyable. The mangrove were amazing. We spotted manatee and other... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Thank you for a great tour yesterday! It was our first kayaking experience and your company was very organized and helpful.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My daughter and I had a lot of fun. Mark was a awesome tour guide. I am a local in Sarasota and I highly recommend this tour to other locals and tourists.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We went kayaking with Ikayak in July 2015. We had the most wonderful guide, Mike, who provided us with facts and history about the area, nature and wildlife. He also had a lot of fun stories for us. We paddled through the open waters and the mangrove tunnels, and saw manatees, dolphins and various sea birds. We would recommend this... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We had five people in our family - ages 9 to 81. What a fun experience! My 12 year old had no problem kayaking on her own. Tara was an excellent guide. We saw manatee and dolphin. She was very respectful of the animals, as we were infringing on their space. Tara was also extremely informative, answered all of our... More 

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

What a great tour that was! I enjoyed paddling with your family and encountering some great Florida wildlife along the way. And of course, as you mentioned, we always stay a safe distance from the manatees and dolphins to keep from altering their behavior. Thanks for kayaking with us! - Tara More 

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