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Happy Paddler Kayak Tours & EcoVentures

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Happy Paddler Kayak Tours & EcoVentures offers spectacular guided kayak and paddleboard tours for anybody wanting to explore the waters around Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, and Sarasota in a uniquely relaxed yet adventurous way! We are a...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Anna Maria Island, FL 34421
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you are looking for excellent equipment and incredible service these are your guys. Shane is awesome. We rented equipment but the wind was really strong and we could not get out on the gulf. We offered to pay for the delivery but Shane did...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ravcav22
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our guide was Allen and he was fabulous!! Very knowledgeable and patient. Saw some really cool birds and dolphins. Allen just let us stop and take our time to watch the dolphins that were very close to us. Also got to visit beer can beach...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank carolc5491
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Just got back from taking a family trip out with Captain Casey. My Girlfriend and i went out on the tour with the grandparents, also in the group was a family of 5 of all ages. Captain Casey made the tour fun and interesting for...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Natenelso
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a beautiful morning with Captain Casey. He was full of knowledge and patience. Several of us were first timers and he made sure we felt comfortable the whole time. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Amy W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was hands down, one of the best experiences we've ever had! Are you searching for something to do as a family that would be exciting for everyone? THIS IS IT! We are a family of 5, 3 children ranging from 10 years old to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank perhapsthisis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have done the sunset kayak 3 times with Shane and every time I learn something and have a great time. I love bringing friends and family to this group for a lovely kayak trip. In fact, I’m going to do a day time trip...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kathleenmO850OI
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us had a wonderful morning kayaking. The tour was lead by Alan, who answered questions about the area, and about the birds, dolphins and manatees we came across. A nice activity for us 50 & 60-something’s.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Bill S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The last time we kayaked with Happy Paddler, we did the tour, which was fabulous. This time, however, we had 3 kids with us and were concerned they wouldn't last the 2.5 hours for the tour. We visited and spoke to Shane about the best...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Bettywhitebeach
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Happy Paddler was exactly what we needed.Our party of six rented kayaks for an unguided tour. We had a wide range of experience and Shane was wonderful making sure everyone felt comfortable and knew what to do. He was very knowledgeable and easy going. He...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank shelly-fpt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome service at the Bay Front Location. The staff was extremely helpful and informative, especially as it was my first time paddleboarding! The instructor Jay was so nice and even took pictures for me. Had a great time and will definitely be back soon!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Bananer90
February 22, 2019|
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Response from ShaneCatts | Property representative |
Hi there! I usually recommend 5 and older. We have tandem and triple kayaks for the little ones. Plus, we'll find lots of critters and wildlife to keep them interested! Give us a call!
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Pliget
May 27, 2018|
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Response from ShaneCatts | Property representative |
Sure thing! happypaddler,com
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Pliget
May 27, 2018|
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Response from ShaneCatts | Property representative |
Sure thing! No worries! You'll be with a guide the entire time on all of our tours. We're certified instructors and we have beginners all the time! We'll proceed at your pace and you'll see that it's pretty relaxed. You'll... More
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