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Sea Life Kayak Adventures

190 Taft Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236
+1 941-400-2740
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Ranked #4 of 80 activities in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
Owner description: Small, personalized tour groups, updated equipment including new, light, fatigue-reducing carbon fiber paddles, comfortable and easy to maneuver... more » Owner description: Small, personalized tour groups, updated equipment including new, light, fatigue-reducing carbon fiber paddles, comfortable and easy to maneuver kayaks....And still the lowest prices guaranteed. Just a few reasons to come kayaking (tour or rental) with Sea Life Kayak. Explore exotic mangrove tunnels, paddle among manatees, dolphins and much more...With the premier kayak company in Lido, Siesta, and AMI. The owners of Sea Life Kayak Adventures come from science and conservation backgrounds and are members/volunteers of several environmental and wildlife organizations. While other companies are herding dozens of paddlers onto the water, we limit our groups to enhance the experience of our paddlers and especially the wildlife, minimizing our impact on fragile ecosystems. We use top quality, comfortable and easy to use kayaks perfect for novices or pros (most paddlers are newbies which we love), and provide instruction before we launch. Manatees, dolphins, flying rays, flying fish, cormorants (swimming with us or even riding on our boats!), And much, much more can be seen up close. We believe in tailoring our tours to our clients and having fun! Kayaking is not just our business, it's our passion. Thanks-Tom and Lauri « less
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

We had a great time kayaking. Chris was our guide and he was very cool, funny and knowledgeable about the area. He definitely made us feel comfortable on the water. We wish we could have seen some dolphins and manatees but overall, it was a wonderful experience.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Our kayak tour was a great experience, it was my first time doing kayak. The tour lasted approx. 2h30/3hrs, we went through mangrove tunnels which were pretty interesting but which can be pretty scary at the same time. Unfortunately we didn't see any manatees nor dolphins but only birds going under our kayak fishing inside the water. Our guide was... More

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Our kayaking trip was phenomenal. We took the morning trip to look for sea life and then navigate the nearby mangrove tunnels, and it was amazing. Our guide, Chris, was personable and pleasant and patient with everyone. We saw a manatee (they are just as adorable as you imagine them to be) and the mangrove tunnels are a truly unique... More

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Ellenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I can't say enough about Sea Life Kayaks. I rented from them once before and had a great experience, so when we decided to take our two exchange students kayaking I called again. We invited a few of the other kids to come along... and, well they're teenagers... so word got out... and... we ended up with 50+ kayakers in... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Had a great time with our Guide, Chris. Very knowledgeable of the area. The mangrove tunnels were totally cool

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somd
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The mangrove tunnels were a must see. Very cool. Our guide worked hard to find some manatee and dolphin during our tour but there were none to be found. He was knowledgeable of the area and made it a very fun time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We went looking for dolphins and manatees. As luck would have it, they were feeling shy today. But no matter! Chris, our guide, was great: knowledgeable and informative.. he was very patient with the less experienced and the more rambunctious in the group. Loved the paddle through the mangrove tunnels. It was outstanding. Would definitely go again.

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Detroiter in Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We visit Sarasota a few times a year and we love excursions. Somehow we hadn't even thought to try kayaking until this trip. We had a blast and learned a ton. We will be recommending this to all our friends and family who visit. Our tour guide, Chris was great. Super knowledgeable, fun, and helpful. We saw manatees, dolphins, birds,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I wanted to do a kayak tour out of Lido Beach and I put together a group of 11 people to go on this tour … it can be rather stressful to get any group to agree on what to do, where to do it, and to be glad they did it. Sea Life Kayak adventures hit a complete home... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A group of us...11...went on a 2+ hour tour with Chris..our guide. We had so much fun..we saw manatees,dolphin, cormorants but the highlight was the mangrove tunnels...everything was topnotch...and Chris was informative, caring and has a wonderful sense of humor. Can't wait to go back...maybe this next weekend...

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