Adventure Kayak Outfitters
Adventure Kayak Outfitters
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We are Sarasota's quality kayak outfitter for kayak tours and kayak rentals in Sarasota, Siesta Key Marine Preserve Tours, Lido Key Mangrove Tunnel Tours, Longboat Key, Anna Maria Island and Bradenton. Searching for things to do outdoors while on vacation in Sarasota? Discover a kayak tour or kayak rental. From the white sand beaches of Siesta Key to the beautiful beaches of Anna Maria Island our native Floridian guides will take you on a kayak adventure you and your family will forever remember.
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sporteroasis
Lakewood Ranch, FL1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
We’re locals that decided to “staycation” and hadn’t realized how much we never knew was right in our backyard. Loved that the guide made sure & an effort to really help us see some kind of wildlife even if others said it wasn’t much activity that afternoon. His upbeat attitude also made it the best!
Written May 31, 2020
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R M
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We kayak quite a bit on lakes and calmer waters, but this trip was extra special. Narrow mangrove corridors with shallow sandy bottom waterways and a little bit of tidal current made for fun, slightly challenging, padding. Out in the open waters, less than a foot deep we were surprised by a splash behind us as a water bird landed just 2 feet off our kayak. At one point there were 2 water birds, swimming under and alongside our kayak. Turned out they were fishing - the kayak would scare small fish and they would miss the real danger - the water birds swimming underwater. We turned just in time to see one bird pop up with a fish in it's mouth right beside us. The very shallow water was also roiled by fish and fish jumping for a long time around us and in our area - maybe barracuda chasing them. Some fine mansions around the bay and fine looking storks and crane type birds. A very memorable kayak trip.
Written January 24, 2020
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kaaaaaasey
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Family
Highly recommended and I'd 100% do this again. I rented a single kayak and put my daughters (aged 16 & 12) in a tandem. Neither of them had experience kayaking but our guide Dan had them confident in open water and tight tunnels alike. Dan was an absolute treasure; personable, funny, gave us all kinds of interesting information about the mangrove tunnels flora & fauna, and of course kept everyone safe. The kayaks themselves were much nicer than the ones most places rent out, making them much easier to manage and steer if you don't really know what you're doing. So, definitely book with this company. They're the absolute tops.
Written February 9, 2021
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mhawkins620
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Family
We signed up for the kayak tour in order to get a better view and understanding of the Sarasota area. My husband and I are experienced kayakers which had a 5 year old in tow. Our guide was very welcoming and made sure to review procedures to ensure our 5 year old was safe during the outing. He was very informative and personable. He knew the names of everyone in our group and made sure we all had a good time. He is genuinely excited by what he does and it shows! We had a great time and learned a lot about the area. Our 5 year old also had a blast! Glad we booked the tour instead of going out on our own.
Written July 7, 2020
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Nick K
Sarasota, FL2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Family
We rented kayaks for 6 people and unfortunately one person couldn’t make it due to weather up north.
When we asked The “Operations” person if we could reschedule after countless attempts to do so prior to that date. He said that “If my manager didn’t pick up for you, he wouldn’t pick up for me” and if he tried to reschedule he would be in “hot water”

From there he said if we got out soon we should be able to make it through the mangroves but we went right out and had to carry the boat at least a couple hundred feet before we even hit water deep enough for 2 people to be in the kayak. It wasn’t until we were out in open water before we could comfortably paddle without fear of getting stuck.

A lot could have been done to remedy the situation but there was a clear lack of compassion and care from everybody involved for a lack of a better word. 0/10 recommend
Written December 20, 2020
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laurier1973
Madison, NJ1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
This tour was exactly as described. There was no kayaking expertise necessary. Phil was a wonderful tour guide and knew the local ecosystem very well. I recommend trying to stay close to him so you can hear all of the biology tidbits that he has to offer. It was a great tour and I would recommend it to anyone
Written January 23, 2020
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bbozkaya
Istanbul, Türkiye2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
My partner and I reserved a tandem kayak with Adventure in Sarasota, FL. The reservation and pre-payment system was smooth. We arrived about 30 min. early and Phil was ready to get us going, though he had to wait until 9am due to city bylaw. The kayak was in very good shape, and the bay with the tunnels was just amazing. In about 3 hours, we had the best fun we haven't had for a long time. Totally recommend kayaking in this area and doing it with Adventure Kayak Outfitters.
Written June 30, 2020
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John H
Greenfield, IN6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
We rented 3 kayaks for my wife and I and our three children (13 and 4 year old twins). Everyone had a great time, we were able to see a mother and baby manatee very early on in our adventure, and kayaking through the mangroves was an experience we won't forget. Our guide was very professional and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Adventure Kayak Outfitters!
Written July 9, 2020
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Daniel G
Everett, WA2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
I've rented kayaks from other outfitters at Sarasota before and this time the kayak employee was irritable and unkind to me and my family. He seemed to turn around by the time we returned the kayaks at noon but his behavior was unnecessary and offensive to us. I won't use this outfitter again.
Written January 2, 2020
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stevenn836
Sarasota, Florida4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Easy to make a reservation online. Kayaks are sit-on-tops. Guides very helpful. This is a quite unique place. Everyone should try it. Only complaint is no one ever returned my 2 phone calls even though their answering machine promised they would.
Written February 13, 2020
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