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Address: SR 64 on the Causway, Bradenton, FL
Phone Number: 9419328987
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Description: Providers of guided Eco-Friendly Kayaking Tours.

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Great time - wonderful experience - even for older beginners

We took the Shan-T Native Kayak Tour with my sister-in-law. We are all in our 60's and not in excellent shape - bad knees, etc. It didn't matter. The owner & our guide was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2014
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Bradenton, Florida
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Bradenton, Florida
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57 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We took the Shan-T Native Kayak Tour with my sister-in-law. We are all in our 60's and not in excellent shape - bad knees, etc. It didn't matter. The owner & our guide was great in helping us get in and out of the kayaks. This was our first kayaking experience and he made sure we felt save & knew... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I did experience some difficulty getting a live person for booking, so I used the web site. It worked perfectly smoothly. The representative called within 24 hours of the internet booking. She was professional, personable, and helpful. They provided a reminder with excellent directions the day before the scheduled tour. The kayak excursion was a lot of fun. The guides... More 

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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

I have been online making reservations since January. I have now called 4x...no return phone calls...no returned emails. We had purchased through groupon. I see where the owner has been hospitalized through other posts...and I feel bad about.that but when running a business there has to be a back up plan...especially if you take people's $$. Rated #1 company...you''ll be... More 

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Montgomery, Illinois
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My husband received a Groupon for a Kayak rental through San-T. For 2 weeks now he has phoned and left emails to make a reservation and there is no response. We have driven around to try to find a physical location and cannot. We are trying to get money back from Groupon, but since it was a gift we have... More 

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Florida, Cuba
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

I have been trying to book tours to use my Groupons since November of last year. They never answer the phone or return messages. Booking online is useless. Im reporting them and Groupon to BBB.

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Gulfport, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

My son purchased 2, $23 Groupon vouchers for Shan-T Native Kayak Tours as a Christmas gift . We have called and left 2 messages. Answering machine states we will get a return call within 48 hours. 4 days later and a second request to book a kayak tour and still no response from Shan- T or partners! My husband and... More 

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Shantkayaks, Owner at Shan-T Native Kayak Tours, Inc., responded to this review

I am sorry for the lack of response you have had. I was hospitalized and we are a very small company. If you are looking for a refund all your son has to do it contact groupon. More 

Oak Lawn, Illinois
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I tried to schedule a tour and received no response despite repeated requests. I first tried to call them, but their answering machine recommended using their web page. I then entered a reservation request on their web page on Monday morning requesting a Wednesday afternoon tour. Their computer immediately responded that I would get a phone response within 24 hours,... More 

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Shantkayaks, Owner at Shan-T Native Kayak Tours, Inc., responded to this review

I am sorry about the lack of response. I was hospitalized and we are a very small company. More 

DeForest, Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Made reservation online per their website instructions. Made the reservation on Friday for a Monday tour. Called and left a message too. Never received a call back. Tried calling them several times over the weekend at different times - never reached anybody. Always a phone answering machine. Monday morning we arrived early and stayed past the appointment time. They never... More 

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Shantkayaks, Owner at Shan-T Native Kayak Tours, Inc., responded to this review

In response to your post, you mentioned that you never received any confirmation or contact from Shan-T Native Kayak Tours but showed up for a tour???? We just experienced a major medical emergency that shut us down and for that we are very sorry. With that being said, on our reservation page it CLEARLY states that the completion of the... More 

Bradenton, Florida
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I purchased this tour on groupon for my daughters, 16 and 20. When I called Shan T Kayaks to make the reservation, they were super nice and helpful. My girls chose a tandem kayak, and had a blast. The guide was knowledgable and fun, and their tour lasted almost 3 hours. They want to go again!

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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Our guide spent extra time with us and explained in interesting and understandable terms the flora and fauna we were seeing. Lovely day and just enough exertion.

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Additional Information about Shan-T Native Kayak Tours, Inc.

Address: SR 64 on the Causway, Bradenton, FL
Phone Number: 9419328987
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Bradenton
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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