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Awesome!!!

Aaron was a wonderful guide!! Very patient with us being first time paddle boarders. Saw so much... read more

Reviewed November 14, 2017
Tubbie6
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Love renting through Surfit

I've rented from this company twice now and have had an excellent experience both time. Very nice... read more

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Reviewed August 18, 2017
eem352
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We offer guided stand up paddleboard and kayaking tours through the famed Lido mangrove tunnels, at the beaches and at locations around Sarasota County. We offer paddleboard and kayak rentals as well at Ted Sperling Park or at local beaches, condos, hotels with free delivery. Check with us for surf lessons when the conditions are good for surfing in the Gulf of Mexico. We are a husband and wife team with years of on the water experience. Aaron is a lifelong surfer, paddler and a previous Hawaii County lifeguard. Karla is a marine biologist, paddler and a previous outrigger canoe paddler.
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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190 Taft Dr, Sarasota, FL 34243
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Reviewed November 14, 2017 via mobile

Aaron was a wonderful guide!! Very patient with us being first time paddle boarders. Saw so much wild life on the tour. He was very knowledgeable and was able to answer all of our questions along the tour. Anybody looking for a little exercise while...More

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Reviewed August 18, 2017

I've rented from this company twice now and have had an excellent experience both time. Very nice people.

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Reviewed July 28, 2017

Rented two SUPs for a half day paddle. Kevin had the boards set up and ready to go at 9 AM as requested. Super nice guy, hauled both boards to the water for us and wished us a great paddle. Aaron and his team always...More

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Reviewed July 17, 2017

This was really a great time. Our guide, Kevin, was a local and very knowledgeable about the mangroves. He knew all the fish cruising underneath our boats. Would do this again.

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Reviewed July 10, 2017

We rented paddle boards from Surfit. What a great time, Kevin demonstrated the proper use and posture, etc. Set us up on a great tour of the area. We could not have been more please with the Surfit Team. Kevin and Aaron made this an...More

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Reviewed July 5, 2017

Kevin took us on a wonderful tour of the mangrove tunnels. We went with another family with two young children. None of us had paddle boarded before. He was an excellent teacher and we were all experts in no time. The paddle boards were all...More

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Reviewed June 23, 2017 via mobile

The mangrove tour was a great family adventure as it was fascinating navigating thru the tunnels and a light physical activity that parents can easily handle in a 2-2 1/2 hr period. Kevin was a great tour guide as he was knowledgeable and patient with...More

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Reviewed June 2, 2017 via mobile

We did a two hour kayak trip with Aaron. He is very knowledgeable and really friendly. We saw dolphins, manatees and various birds. It was great fun, I would highly recommend using surfit.

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Reviewed April 27, 2017

We are inexperienced kayakers but with the instructions we had no problems. The maps and advice that were provided made this a fun outing. On our next trip we will use Surfit again and this time we are going to attempt paddle boarding.

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Reviewed April 27, 2017

We did the 4 hour kayak rental. It was a blast. Very relaxing. Fun going around the island and through the mangroves. Next time 2 hour sup.

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Jill L
July 13, 2016|
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Response from KarlaSURFit | Property representative |
We are about a 20 minute drive from Siesta Key on Lido Key (the next key over). If you haven't been over to Lido, it is worth the drive. Great shops in St Armands Circle, great beach and amazing paddling!
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