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Address: 190 Taft Dr, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone Number: +1 941-302-2677
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Guided Kayaking Tours, Discover Sarasota's natural beauty, along with its...

Guided Kayaking Tours, Discover Sarasota's natural beauty, along with its unique wildlife and habitat. Both residents and visitors appreciate exploring the beautiful exotic mangrove tunnels and Little Sarasota Bay. This tour is a favorite for all ages.Sarasota's best kept secret.We are a licensed and insured kayaking company to offer guided tours of Sarasotas Mangrove Tunnels on Lido Key. Locally owned and all our guides have extensive experience in safety and are trained in CPR and life saving skills. Don't want a guided tour ,no problem we rent all kayaks and paddle boards by the half day.Thanks for looking Bob Nikla lifelong native of Sarasota.

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Mangrove Tunnels

Our guide Chris was excellent. He began our 2 hour excursion by going over the basics of kayaking. We traveled as a group to look for manatees and dolphins. My wife and I were in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our guide Chris was excellent. He began our 2 hour excursion by going over the basics of kayaking. We traveled as a group to look for manatees and dolphins. My wife and I were in a tandem kayak. There was one tandem kayak in our group that had trouble paddling and steering. Chris tethered them to his kayak so the... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our guide Chris was great, and even though the manatees were being shy (we saw one), and the dolphins and turtles too, we had a wonderful paddle around the bay and through the mangroves.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I kayak was highly recommended and they didn't disappoint. Mark was out guide and he was very knowledgable and entertaining. My husband, my five year old daughter and I had a wonderful time. We were able to see a lot of flora and fauna from the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The guide, Chris, was very friendly and oat patient. We also enjoyed the Mangrove tunnels. His explanation of how the area developed was very interesting.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fantastic time in two tandem kayaks, having children under 12 who weren't experienced (neither were we!) We saw a manatee and calf from 3 feet away which was wonderful, then went through the the most beautiful mangrove tunnels - the kids were fascinated by the spider crabs, razor oysters and sea stars in among the roots. Just... More 

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Lake Worth, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family LOVED This tour. Truly exceeded our expectations. Chris, our tour guide was fantastic. We got to see a manatee, learn a lot of interesting facts, had fun, enjoyed kayaking and then after all that, we got to go through the mangrove tunnels. All in all I would give is a 12 out of 10. Truly loved our time.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lauren was an amazing tour guide. All of us had such a great time especially going thru the mangroves. We would recommend I kayak to anyone. Thank you I kayak Sarasota!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I Kayak Sarasota was the 1st place I found when searching for kayaking on line, there was also $5 off coupon for each person. Booking was easy as well as finding the meeting place, we did the singles. Our guide, Chris was great, he was very knowledgeable of the area & really tried to locate wild life for us to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family had an excellent experience with IKayak and would love to do it again. Our 1st trip was cut short due to a weather event in the area. Our guide, Chris, led the group safely back to the launch area where the staff quickly guided us all to a safe area to wait out the weather. An email to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a great change of pace from the usual tourist stuff! My husband and I got a tandem and that worked out great. Chris our tour guide was interesting, helpful, and made the tour very educational. It was hot, but the mangroves (awesome!) brought a nice break. The manatees were very cool to see. I highly recommend I Kayak Sarasota!

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