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Address: 190 Taft Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone Number: +1 941-400-2740
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Small, personalized tour groups, updated equipment including new, light,...

Small, personalized tour groups, updated equipment including new, light, fatigue-reducing carbon fiber paddles, comfortable and easy to maneuver kayaks....And still the lowest prices guaranteed. Just a few reasons to come kayaking (tour or rental) with Sea Life Kayak. Explore exotic mangrove tunnels, paddle among manatees, dolphins and much more...With the premier kayak company in Lido, Siesta, and AMI. The owners of Sea Life Kayak Adventures come from science and conservation backgrounds and are members/volunteers of several environmental and wildlife organizations. While other companies are herding dozens of paddlers onto the water, we limit our groups to enhance the experience of our paddlers and especially the wildlife, minimizing our impact on fragile ecosystems. We use top quality, comfortable and easy to use kayaks perfect for novices or pros (most paddlers are newbies which we love), and provide instruction before we launch. Manatees, dolphins, flying rays, flying fish, cormorants (swimming with us or even riding on our boats!), And much, much more can be seen up close. We believe in tailoring our tours to our clients and having fun! Kayaking is not just our business, it's our passion.

Thanks-Tom and Lauri

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Great tour

My wife and I took this tour which lasted about 2 1/2 hours. Our guide, Chris, was outstanding! We were a group of about 10 and he kept us together and watched over us like a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
william R
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Franklin Park, Illinois
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Franklin Park, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I took this tour which lasted about 2 1/2 hours. Our guide, Chris, was outstanding! We were a group of about 10 and he kept us together and watched over us like a mother hen but allowed the freedom for us to explore on our own. The tour it self was great! Although we did not see... More 

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Parrish, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just went on this tour today and Chris was a great guide. He was very personable, fun, and knowledgable. We saw Manatees, dolphins and the mangroves we so relaxing to go through. This was hands down the best kayak tour we've been on. Thanks for a fantastic morning Chirsi!!! - The cool peeps from Virginia and Michigan :)

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Thank Kathy F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had such a fun time with sea kayak adventures! It was a group of 10 of us and we rented double kayaks for the half day - Chris and Orlando ended up coming out as our guides as well, and we got to see a mom and baby manatee, dolphins and sand dollars. We went to a beautiful sand... More 

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Thank Manateam
Venice, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Don't come to Florida without spending a few hours kayaking with Chris. So knowledgeable, and fun. Absolutely can't wait to do it again!

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Hudson, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had the privilege of having Chris as our guide on the bay, manatee, mangrove tunnel kayak tour. Chris not only gave us information about the wildlife and mangrove, but also the history of the bay and how it was actually man made. He even used our go pro camera to take photos of the manatee while... More 

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Kansas City,
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family group of 11 people (ages 5 to 66) took the morning trip with Chris. We all agreed this was our favorite adventure. About half were inexperienced kayakers. Chris took an few minutes to show us how to paddle and was very patient while we learned. We saw a manatee and lots of birds, unfortunately no dolphins that morning... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Scenic, interesting fun outing! It was exciting to see the manatee up close. Chris was very informative but not annoying. It was pleasant and relaxing which is perfect during a vacation. 2 1/2 hours was perfect amount of time. Didn't want to risk taking a camera/phone but it would have been fine. Chris offered a dry box and there were... More 

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Thank Shellie L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I booked a 9:30am tour and were surprised to be the only ones on the tour! Yay for us as we were on our honeymoon and it made it even more special! Our guide Chris was informative, funny, and genuinely seemed to love his job. Chris went above and beyond to try to locate wildlife for us.... More 

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Thank Sarah W
Sarasota, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I did the 2.5 hour kayak tour of Sarasota Bay. Our guide, Chris, was knowledgeable, helpful, charming, and patient. He gave us a quick lesson on kayak paddling and off we went. My friend's eyes were watering from the sunscreen she had applied and Chris had supplies including eye drops to help make her more comfortable. We... More 

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Thank Madelyn F
Chicago, IL
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chris, the guide was excellent. I was a little nervous when I got there. The state park was tiny, right in a neighborhood, but I felt very comfortable when we went out. We were able to see dolphins, including a mother and baby swimming right along side us! The mangroves were beautiful with cute little crabs everywhere.

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