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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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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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!
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
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 be challenged only up to the point you're comfortable with. We've been doing this for many years now, and pretty good at gauging how we're all feeling out there. Plus, we keep the groups small, so the guide is always right there with you and never too far away. As for the kayaks, they're very stable, and after our pre-launch lesson, you'll have no trouble at all -- promise. ;) Give me a call and we can discuss any other questions. Thanks!