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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 129 Activities in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports, Adventure
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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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Independence, Minnesota, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Paris, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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89 reviews 89 reviews
37 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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