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Address: 190 Taft Dr, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone Number: +1 941-302-2677
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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 Tunnel Sarasota

This was our first time kayaking didn't know what to expect, but we had such a great time. It was overcast on the day but that was a blessing in away as you are in open water for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first time kayaking didn't know what to expect, but we had such a great time. It was overcast on the day but that was a blessing in away as you are in open water for part of the experience. The guide was very knowledgable,encouraging and comical. we were booked in for a 2hrs tour but in fact... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great experience! The guides are easy going and very informative. The mangrove tunnels are awesome!!! We got to see a female manatee and its pup while we were kayaking. Great first time experience for all ages

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La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My family (w/ 2 kids; 6 & 9) went out on a 2 hr tour today with Chris around the bay and into the tunnels. The wildlife was scares not for the lack of looking. There was good communication between the guides helping all of us tourists see the manatee that live nearby. Sadly, our group just got a peak... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 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 August 22, 2016

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 August 17, 2016

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 August 16, 2016 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 August 5, 2016

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 July 28, 2016

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 July 26, 2016 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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