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Providing amazing paddleboarding and kayaking in Sarasota since 2012! We love sharing these beautiful waterways with the world. As transplants from Hawaii, we love playing in the ocean and we work hard to make your adventure is comfortable, safe and fun!
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Paddleboard and Kayak Rentals at Mangrove Tunnels

Our focus is on your safety and fun. Trained paddleboard and kayak guides will make sure the equipment is sized correctly for you and that you are comfortable and safe on the water. Before the rental, a short lesson and description of the area is included. We want you to make the most of your time on the water. Our guides will give a nature report as well---highlighting where to go to see manatees and dolphins as well as explaining a bit about the ecosystem.
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3 hours
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Kayak Tour through Mangrove Tunnels

The Lido Mangrove tunnels are such a special and unique ecosystem. Our guides will make sure you are confident on the water and will give tips to improve your paddling and the experience. During the tour, our guides will point out the wildlife and will do their best to find manatees and dolphins for the group to see.
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2 hours
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Paddleboard or Kayak Tour Through Mangrove Tunnels

The Lido Mangrove tunnels are such a special and unique ecosystem. Our guides will make sure you are confident on the water and will give tips to improve your paddling and the experience. During the tour, our guides will point out the wildlife and will do their best to find and point out wildlife. The area is home to beautiful seabirds, various fish and invertebrate species, as well as manatees and dolphins!
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2 hours
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Reviewed December 4, 2019

We wanted to take the family on a Kayaking trip and Aaron our tour guide was amazing gave us insight, personal experience and guidance as novice paddlers this was great. Was a great experience and conversation multiplier. Allowed us to have complete control over the...More

Date of experience: December 2019
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SURFit_Karla, Front Office Manager at SURFit USA, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2020

Glad you had a good time! We love getting kids out there and seeing how amazing it is. Thanks for the review and hope to see you again.

Reviewed November 12, 2019 via mobile

Head to Lido Key in Sarasota fir the best adventure in kayaking Mangrove Tunnels! The best time of day is the afternoon when the sun isnot directly overhead. Egrets, manatees, and cranes are abundant! Go on loop 5 and into the various tunnels. I was...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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SURFit_Karla, Owner at SURFit USA, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2019

It does seem like you can get lost but staying in the marked tunnels will get you back to where you started. Glad you enjoyed yourself!

Reviewed November 3, 2019 via mobile

Fun day on the water. Aaron was a friendly guide. My wife was worried about alligators but he reassured her that there was none. Would do it again. John T.More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Karla G, Owner at SURFit USA, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2019

Thanks for coming out! A lot of people worry about alligators but we paddle in saltwater--and there really isn't a freshwater input anywhere near. We have never seen an alligator out there in all of our paddles for eight years. Lots of manatees and dolphins...More

Reviewed October 17, 2019

My friend and I tried something new paddle boarding and kayaking. It was an adventure to try something new. Out on the water seeing manatees and birds was very heart warming and the sun was nice and relaxing. Aaron was very helpful and patient in...More

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Date of experience: October 2019
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SURFit_Karla, Owner at SURFit USA, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2019

Glad you enjoyed it! Hope to see you again.

Reviewed August 15, 2019

We LOVED our paddle-boarding experience. Our guide was awesome, very knowledgeable and laid back. It couldn’t have been better and now we have a new favorite hobby!

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Date of experience: August 2019
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