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Happy Paddler Kayak Tours & EcoVentures

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Anna Maria Island, FL, USA
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About Happy Paddler Kayak Tours & EcoVentures
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 home-grown bunch of expert naturalists & certified paddling instructors and we strive to set the standard of excellence in our industry as we share the happiness of paddling! Beginners, advanced paddlers, and everyone in between are welcome to join us on the water. Aside from our award-winning guided tours, we also offer rentals and lessons. Come see what all the happiness is about!
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Sydney B wrote a review Sep 12
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Today was BLAST! My fiance and I had a great time. The instructors were VERY personable and friendly....they were also very professional. They made note to even remember names and made conversation with everyone. The venture back was a little challenging as the wind had picked up but what a great workout! This was my first time in a kayak as well. We will be coming back!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Gene B wrote a review Sep 10
Anna Maria Island, Florida2 contributions
Best tour, outstanding guide, I WILL do it again I he guide was full of information about everything
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Candice Teuber wrote a review Sep 9
Clinton, New Jersey1 contribution
We had a family Happy Hour kayak tour at sunset and our family considers it the highlight of our time on the island. Our guide, Cary, was an expert kayak guide and naturalist and made the experience so enjoyable and educational. We saw tons of marine life and birds and were able to stop on a spectacular secluded beach for a walk. Can't wait to go back and experience another kayak tour!!
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Yaelm72 wrote a review Sep 7
Cardona, Spain11 contributions5 helpful votes
This is a great kayaking tour overall. Our guide, Casey, helped us navigate the bayou and open waters, pointing out all the sea life, birds and plant life along the way. He even provided water and snacks. Our group lucked out and we saw several manatees! The tour is well priced and just the right amount of time (around 3 hours). Remember to bring sunscreen and water shoes.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Anne F wrote a review Sep 5
Charlotte, North Carolina55 contributions30 helpful votes
We enjoyed our morning coastal paddle with our guide, Cary. The paddle was challenging, but not too hard for beginners. The trip starts out in an inlet and then goes out into open, clearer bay water. Manatee swam under our kayaks, and Cary pointed out all kinds of marine life and birds. We were with a fairly large group, but we had the freedom to separate a bit from the group as long as we were within sight. We stopped at an "island" to rest and explore for a bit. We took some great pictures there. The only negative is that there is just one small bathroom at the check-in area, and it was so hot in the building that I didn't feel like I could wait as many people wanted to use it to change after the trip.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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