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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...more
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190 Taft Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great day on the water and through the mangroves. Our guide Dustin was experienced, patient and fun. Loved this trip. We saw amazing sea life and had a blast.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Fayjacobsrb
Reviewed 5 days ago

Took the two hour guided tour with Dustin in Lido Key through the Mangrove tunnels. What a great day. Dustin gave us a great tour introducing us to many of the of the birds around and explaining the history. Highly recommend this tour.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kathleenharrison
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a tour as we are not familiar with the area. We hoped it would be a good decision. And it was! Our guide Dustin was delightful, knowledgeable, humorous and personable. A great balance of teaching kayaking skills to the novice kayakers and giving...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LainieM405
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our guide Dustin was great, not only knowledgable and kept us safe, but has a sense of humor. I'd do it again! I absolutely recommend this trip.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Terrie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a perfect afternoon trip - it was a good length, not strenuous, and it didn't hurt that the weather was beautiful. Our guide Dustin provided a great balance between information, navigating us through the tunnels, and letting us enjoy the kayaking.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank K4977EIlaurah
Reviewed January 9, 2019

If you book with Adventure Kayak Outfitters, insist on a map and don't pay for a tour. My significant other and I took a tour with about 10 other kayaks. The guide told us that she had been in the Coast Guard for ten years,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AliceBoyd
Franklin M, Owner at Adventure Kayak Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Sorry we didn’t meet your expectations. Sometimes customers get lost in the beauty of the mangrove tunnels and fall behind. Not to worry, we understand and expect this. We are more than happy to come back and get you caught back up with the group....More

Reviewed January 1, 2019

The mangrove tunnels make it a unique experience, loads to see and fun to do, kayaks are quite easy to paddle

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank John D
Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

We booked a trip whilst on holiday from the UK. We chose this company based on other reviews and weren’t disappointed. Our tour was with Dustin and he was friendly, patient and very knowledgable about the wildlife in the area. We were very fortunate to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gingerjo1968
Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

My semi-annual trip to Sarasota is always full of kayaking. Great service and a Brother Marine was on duty. 5 stars

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rtmyers123
Reviewed December 18, 2018 via mobile

Had a great tour with Dustin! He was super knowledgeable about the nature and history of the area, he took us to a couple spots that were a little more secluded and off the track to show us interesting things, and most importantly he was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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January 30, 2017|
Response from Pastafari941 |
$50 per person
February 11, 2016|
Response from Rick R |
2 hour tour, at 9, 12, and 3, when we there in December. Loved it!
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Has anyone been on Adventure Kayak Outfitters Mangrove Tour (10 Replies)
Hi everyone! I know that this company is in Sarasota/Siesta Key, but we will be staying on AMI. I am looking for a boat or kayak tour that will get us close to the manatees. If you have been on this tour, what did you think about it? Can an inexperienced kayaker manage the tour? If you have used a different tour group that you liked, what tour company did you use & what did you see? Thank you so much for your help!!! Any help/ideas are appreciated!
June 16, 2013|
Response fromfrogsun47|
Hi! we used this outfitter BUT did not go on a tour, we rented the kayaks and went out on our own. We had a great time and it is NOT hard or scary at all. I am not particularly athletic and I managed great. We did not see any manatee in the area of the mangroves but I think it is hit or miss. Also, at a later date we kayaked from a different rental company on Siesta Key near Turtle beach. THERE we came across a whole pod of manatee it was great! either way the paddling is a fun way to get...More