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Island Style Watersports is the top kayak tour operator and water sports company in Sarasota, Florida. Our kayak eco tours through the exotic mangrove forests of Sarasota show you and your family and friends the natural beauty of Florida's wildlife...more
We live here, and so often we say we should enjoy the water more. Laurel made planning our outing E A S Y! We thoroughly enjoyed the mangrove tunnels she suggested we try out. Off season was great with fewer kayaks out. We rented a...More
Laurel was an excellent instructor for our family of 6. She knows the water areas extremely well and is passionate about Florida and all types of watersports. Our sons range in age from 13-20 yrs and none of us had any prior paddle boarding experience....More
Went out with Laurel with our young kids in doubles on a slightly windy day. 95% of time was spent in the shaded, calm mangrove tunnels, and the rest was totally fine. Our young kids, who have fairly short attention spans, LOVED it. Laurel is...More
My wife and I kayaked with Laurel late in the day when most of the large guided trips had left. No crowds made it a great 4:00 PM adventure thru the mangrove swamps (no bugs that day) and across the calm bay. Laurel gave a...More
What a great afternoon! Laurel took us on the best tour of the waterways and mangrove tunnels around Sarasota. Not only did we have fun, but I always felt safe in her care and I learned so much! Who knew?? Laurel did! There are a...More
Laurel was incredibly accommodating helping us get the best experience for our money. She was incredibly knowledgeable about the environment (water, weather, temperature) to recommend a beautiful kayak trip through the mangroves at sunset. She also couldn't have been friendlier. Thanks, Laurel! -Paul
My wife and I had a fantastic date paddleboarding for a couple of hours around Sarasota Bay! We came across manatees in a lagoon and ended our date with lunch across the pass before heading back home. Laurel's setup is SUPer easy and accommodating. We'll...More
I highly recommend this organization and tour for the inquisitive person wishing to learn more about Florida's natural water settings. Laurel, owner and guide, is passionate in her desire to preserve Florida's natural ecosystem and pass along her vast knowledge to others.
Our intimate group...More
Laurel led our tour and it was a totally wonderful experience. Once she assessed our level of experience at kayaking and our interest in the nature and history of the area, she made sure the tour was a perfect fit for us. She is so...More