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Happy Paddler Kayak Tours & EcoVentures

#2 of 53 Tours in Anna Maria Island Features Animals
Anna Maria Island, FL 344216
+1 941-773-1920
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A Great Experience

I had a great experience with a private lesson. Kerry explained everything very clearly and made... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Theresa A
Brandon, Florida
Awesome way to explore

My family, including my 3 and 7 year old, went out for the morning with Cary and everyone had an... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Kelly E
Des Moines, Iowa
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Anna Maria Island, FL 344216
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a great experience with a private lesson. Kerry explained everything very clearly and made you feel at ease. If you are a beginner wanting to take a lesson I highly recommend this place.

Thank Theresa A
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family, including my 3 and 7 year old, went out for the morning with Cary and everyone had an awesome time! Not only did Cary point out things as we were paddling, he jumped out of the kayak at a few shallow points and...More

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Thank Kelly E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a fairly large group with smaller kids, and everything went off without a hitch. We enjoyed interacting with all of the employees and especially our guide. We saw a manatee and several dolphins that were right next to our kayaks. I would certainly...More

Thank 3-S_R_B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family was so satisfied with the Happy Paddler ecotour! Our guide Alan was so helpful and friendly and made us feel comfortable with whatever pace we wanted to go at. The views were absolutely gorgeous, and we beached our kayaks at such a nice...More

Thank brflunker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we highly recommend taking this kayaking trip. The owner Shane was very welcoming and fun to talk to. our guide Alan was knowledgeable and made the trip enjoyable. It was a small group and we were able to see Dolphins and Manatees. Very organized and...More

Thank LoriR217
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband, my two sons (ages 11 and 4) and I rented two tandem kayaks and took an eco tour with a small group this Thursday. My kids absolutely loved it (yup, even the four yr old). Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful during...More

Thank Jessie E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We rented a tandem kayak from the happy paddler's Longboat Key location. The price was very reasonable but more importantly we were made to feel very comfortable and intimidated by the experience. Our host was Shane. We are not serious seasoned kayakers but with a...More

Thank George P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The entire experience was professionally done, well-organized, fun, safe, and just challenging enough. We saw manatees and dolphins up close, literally alongside and under the kayaks, and had plenty of time to explore on our 2 stops along the way. The guys just plain "get...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on tour this past Sunday-- was a great way to spend a morning! Had fun, learned a lot from our guide. Highly recommend this experience and know we will be back for more! Sue and Linda

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister and I went on the Coastal Island tour while visiting last week and had an amazing experience from start to finish! The owner, Shane, was great to work with for reservations. He was very prompt at replying, letting us know our available options,...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Jennifer O
Do you rent SUP's? Thanks Jen
December 17, 2016|
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Response from ShaneCatts | Property representative |
Hi Jen! Yes, we rent both kayaks and paddleboards. We also have paddleboard tours. For rates, availability, and to make a reservation, please give us a call anytime (941-773-1920). Thanks!
Michelle O
Can you do this tour with you own kayak.
October 18, 2016|
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Response from ShaneCatts | Property representative |
Absolutely, at a discount, of course. Give us a call if you have any questions (941-773-1920). Thanks!
How young can you be to kayak with a parent?
June 24, 2016|
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Response from ShaneCatts | Property representative |
Hi there! We usually recommend the tours for children five years and older. Although, that's not a hard and fast rule. You know him or her best, of course, so if you're reasonably confident that he or she will be fine with... More