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Sea Life Kayak Adventures

Address: 190 Taft Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone Number: +1 941-400-2740
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Ranked #4 of 144 Activities in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Small, personalized tour groups, updated equipment including new, light, fatigue-reducing carbon...
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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

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Sarasota, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We rented a tandem kayak to explore the South Lido mangrove tunnels (self-guided) and Sea Life made the process super easy. After a quick call in they had the kayak ready to go right at the launch when we arrived, gave us a quick rundown of the area and a waterproof map of the tunnels, and let us leave the... More 

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Continued our vacation on Siesta Key, . we spent a lazy afternoon with Sea Life Kayaks. We met at the launch on Lido key and boarded our sit- on Kayaks for a lovely 3 hour tour. Led by our informative ( but at times too chatty) guide Tom, we easily paddled past million dollar homes and saw many interesting bird... More 

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London, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We had never been kayaking so we didn't know what to expect. We went out on a cloudy day with minimal winds and it was a blast. Chris, the tour guide, was very cool and pointed out a lot of cool facts about Sarasota Bay and also the homes on the edge of the bay. The highlight is the journey... More 

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Independence, Minnesota, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Thank you Chris for a great experience! We had friends in from out of town so booked 6 spots on the guided tour. How fortunate for us that day we were the only ones! We had an especially fun tour guide, Chris who was both informative and patient with a newbie kayaker as well as someone afraid of water. We... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Our friends recommended this trip for our visit and we all ( 9 of us) enjoyed it. Chris was an excellent guide. You do not need to be experienced. We kayaked for about 3 hrs in mostly shallow waters and saw several manatee. We also kayaked through some mangrove trees and Chris pointed out several interesting tid bits along the... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

First, the weather was great. Chris was our guide and he was very knowledgeable and personable. He took us around the bay searching for sea life. The views were wonderful. The best part was when he led us into the mangrove tunnels, what an unbelievable experience. Well worth the time and reasonable pricing. Kayaks were in great shape and Chris... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Our tour guide Chris was amazing. He knew the history of the area and all about the marine life. I would recommend Sea Life Kayak Adventures and Chris to anyone who wants to have an amazing trip kayaking the bay. I had never kayaked before and had a wonderful relaxing day thanks to the instructions that we given before we... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Very nice morning on the water with Chris. Relaxing and enjoyable. Highly recommend, Chris knows his stuff and will make you feel very comfortable. Be sure to ask him about his favorite lunch spot. Best meal on the key!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My family and I have been repeat customers of this place because of Chris (and the other great folks that work here). The kayak tour was long - in a good way, about 3 hours - and Chris knew so much about the waters, what we were seeing, and the mangroves. You could tell he really loved this place and... More 

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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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