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About Island Style Watersports
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 including dolphins and manatees. Our friendly and knowledgeable Florida Master Naturalist-certified guides specialize in small kayak tours. You get personal attention and a safe kayak experience at times to suit you. We also offer world-class windsurfing and kiteboarding instruction as well and SUP (Stand Up Paddle) rentals and sales. Call us today to book your kayak tours, lessons and rentals. We'll see you on the water soon!
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Linda P wrote a review Mar 2020
Strongsville, Ohio2 contributions
Awesome experience! Laurel was great! She took 8 inexperienced, active, older adults, instructed us - making safety a priority - and gave us a fun and memorable experience. She made us feel comfortable and shared her passion and exceptional knowledge of the mangroves and the history of the area. I highly recommend Laurel ... we hope to go again, and will send our family and friends to her!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Curious228294 wrote a review Nov 2019
San Antonio, Texas1 contribution
Had an amazing time with my mother kayaking through the mangroves. This was my mother's first time and Laurel was incredibly kind and helpful with the sites. I would definitely recommend Island Style Watersports for their great and kind service.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Jennifer 1120 wrote a review Aug 2019
Charlotte, North Carolina2 contributions
Laurel is amazing. From the beginning she made safety a priority while ensuring a fun and successful adventure for our first time windsurfers. She kept an eye on the ever-changing gulf weather and adjusted our times so that we had the best window for windsurfing. The teens had to learn each step of setting up the sail and board. They then were able to practice adjusting the sail while moving their feet on a simulator she brought along to the Bird Key Park. By the end of the 2 hour lesson both boys were up and surfing, which is more challenging than it looks. And wanting to go again as soon as possible so we will have to make the trip down to FL very soon!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Mary Mary RN wrote a review Jun 2019
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We wanted a family fun adventure, and something special for our 20th wedding anniversary. We had an absolutely amazing time spending a peaceful morning on the water with a terrific guide. Laurel was so knowledgeable about the marine life, wildlife of the area, and the water. We appreciate that she is passionate about her environment and for the welfare of the animals. She took her time with our special needs autistic "not outdoorsy" daughter. Laurel made her feel comfortable and engaged throughout the excursion. Rowing through the mangroves was by far one of the coolest things to do here in Florida. It was so much better having a private tour with Laurel than being with in larger group. Well worth the money. Thank you, Laurel. I highly recommend doing this tour. Our whole family was thrilled. Memories to cherish for a lifetime.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Todd W wrote a review Jun 2019
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Outstanding...Laurel was a great guide for the Kayaking tour through the mangrove island and the waterways in Lido Beach. Great instruction for novice Kayaker’s, lots of info about the history of the waterways, mangroves, manatees. Worth every penny!!
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Date of experience: June 2019
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