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Address: Sarasota, FL
Phone Number: +1 941-893-7221
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Bay and Gulf adventures is a Sarasota kayaking tour and rental company,...

Bay and Gulf adventures is a Sarasota kayaking tour and rental company, offering ecological education and exploration in a fun and entertaining environment for all ages. Explore the hidden treasures of Sarasota’s Lido Key, Mangrove Tunnels, Longboat Key, Siesta Key, Myakka State Park, and The Jim Neville Preserve only accessible through one our unique kayaking tours. Click on a tour for more information.

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Lido tour

We had a amazing time and Scott's informed commentary really added to the adventure. We throughly recomend a trip through the mangroves in a Kayak. We enjoyed it so much we hope... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed June 21, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

We had a amazing time and Scott's informed commentary really added to the adventure. We throughly recomend a trip through the mangroves in a Kayak. We enjoyed it so much we hope to be able to do the Myakka tour with Scott later this week.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016

Incredible time Kayaking. Went with another family, friends. All together 4 adults, only 1 with Kayaking experience and 4 kids from 11 to 16, two with experience. Took the Lido route, since it is great for beginners or experienced. Great for kids also, in a tandem Kayak of course. Scott, our guide really knows his stuff. He made the tour... More 

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Thank TimOhioToday
New Bedford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016

Excellent tour with Scott today. Want to do it again. So much fun and learned a lot about the area. Great for beginners And challenging maneuvers in mangroves too !! Fun time with an excellent guide. Book with Bay and Gulf Adventures for sure !

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Thank shelley0228
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

First and foremost Scott, the owner is awesome and he answers the phone all the time! We did the Lido tour that took you through the mangroves! While that in itself was awesome, due to Scott's extensive knowledge about the wildlife and marine life, we saw a manatee up close in addition to starfish and jellyfish! These are things we... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

We truly enjoyed the eco and history tour while on the water with Scott in Sarasota. his knowledge of the local wildlife and history is awesome. The trip through the mangrove tunnels is also wonderful. A must do if you're over on Lido Key.

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Thank CEFJR
Holden, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

We went on the Lido Key Mangrove Kayak Tour with Scott during our vacation to Anna Maria Island, and it was definitely a highlight of our trip! Scott was super accommodating, keeping the tour group small (just our family of 5 people) which we loved! It really allowed him to focus on us and us on him. Scott knows a... More 

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Thank TheKbaums
Harrison Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016

My husband and I went on Scott's tour during our ten year anniversary trip last year. The tour was a highlight of our trip, informative and fun. We enjoyed being part of a small group and paddling kayaks through the mangroves. We were able to see dolphins and manatees, and learn about, see and touch a sea cucumber, starfish and... More 

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Thank Brandy M
Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2016

I have done Sarasota kayaking with four tour operators and Scott is the best. Small group (only four of us) and didn't rush (2-1/2 hours). His knowledge of the bay, wildlife, mangroves and the area made this a rewarding experience. The sea slug was cool to hold and we saw an eight arm star fish for the first time.

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Thank Kathy M
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016

When you first start you adventure he starts talking about safty and what he will tell you about. Tallk about what its about. Then you talk about the manatees and dolphin and all about the birds. Scott is a great teacher and a great guide person. he has a great story how he started this. its hands-on. I am a... More 

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Worthington, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2016

Scott is a mother lode of knowledge. He shared fun details about the ecology of Sarasota Bay, the history of the area, real estate information plus a wide range of curious facts that left me chuckling and scratching my head. Ask him about the meteor crash in Sarasota Bay. Scott has a great way of imparting the information. He will... More 

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