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#1 of 157 Outdoor Activities in Sarasota
And the mangrove tunnels are amazing - quiet, peaceful, shady and like being in another world!! Man thanks to Greg for making our afternoon so fun and awesome!!! Will definitely come back again!!!
... from the amazing houses along the way (Jerry Springer's house!!) to hearing about a famous rock star who took a kayak tour with Greg, all the way to the mangrove tunnels, which were absolutely breathtaking.
#2 of 157 Outdoor Activities in Sarasota
Highly Recommended -- AMAZING Mangrove Tunnels & Wildlife: Dolphins, Cormorants, Tri-colored Heron, Little Blue Heron, Jumping Mullett, Starfish, Bottoms-Up Jelly Fish, Pelicans, Monk Parakeets.
From an easy reservation process and check-in to helpful instruction, map guide and provided waterproof bags - Paradise Adventures made our first time kayaking a relaxing and memorable outing.
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#3 of 157 Outdoor Activities in Sarasota
Colin goes beyond to make sure your experience is fantastic by teaching you safe and efficient paddling techniques before getting into the kayak as well as efficient operation so you don’t get tired over the 3 hou...
My boys (11 and 13yo) and I spent a great afternoon exploring mangrove tunnels and a gorgeous bay with a secluded sandy beach in Lido Key.
#4 of 157 Outdoor Activities in Sarasota
... a great experience kayaking, Phil our guide was extremely knowledgeable and informative and made the trip both educational and fun !! We saw dolphins and manatee along with the trip through the mangrove tunnels.
We had a great kayak tour with Will, saw a manatee, had cormorants diving under the kayak for fish, saw sea stars and tree crabs back in the mangrove tunnels, and got a nice overview of the history and ecology of...
#5 of 157 Outdoor Activities in Sarasota
Awesome tour, very cool to see the mangrove tunnels and it was pretty easy to pick up how to kayak and the tour guide was very knowledgeable about Sarasota Bay and the wildlife.
Adventure on Siesta Key Kayak in canal, soon we’re on our way, starting at Palm Island Paddling out gently snaking toward Roberts Bay Getting there was fun indeed feeling bold and brave an adventure we did crave T...
#6 of 157 Outdoor Activities in Sarasota
We were able to observe manatee and pods of dolphins while soaking up the sun and enjoying all the natural surroundings of this great place!! Kayaking through the mangrove tunnels was a unique experience!! Thanks...
If you want a great family friendly outing during your beach vaca to the Siesta Key region, this is a great day-trip and the Sea Life team and guide were a ton of fun, and super knowledgable about the wildlife as...
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#7 of 157 Outdoor Activities in Sarasota
Capt Chet was knowledgeable of area, showed us landmarks, wildlife, and took on a great ride Would recommend this outing for anyone wanting to see area, dolphins and other wildlife
Going on the boat with Chet is a great way to see Sarasota from the water, if you live here and want to show out of town guests the sights, or if you are visiting the area, he makes it a memorable experience and e...
#8 of 157 Outdoor Activities in Sarasota
A degreed biologist who's spent the past 17+ years studying, monitoring, and protecting wildlife, Kris combines encyclopedic knowledge with a genuine passion for the fauna and flora of this area.
Kris is a wonderful guide, friendly, very knowledgeable about the wildlife we saw and about the Myakka River eco-system, and very passionate about protecting the wilderness environment.

Siesta Key Fishing Charters

Siesta Key 2.5 mi away
#3 of 34 Outdoor Activities in Siesta Key
Mark delivered as always with an amazing offshore trip catching tuna, grouper, and more snapper than we could fit in the cooler.
One of my cousins recommended Mark at Siesta Key Fishing Charters After a call we set up a time for last Sunday, for a 6 hour trip for keepers and then some big stuff!
#9 of 157 Outdoor Activities in Sarasota
We saw dolphins, manatees, various fish and ospreys in the bay - along with planes, boats, mansions - and a commentary from Phil about what we were looking at - all very interesting.
All of the guides are extremely professional and always give great tips about the mangrove tunnels and best places to see manatees and other creatures of interest!
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Lido Key
#1 of 2 Outdoor Activities in Lido Key
Amazing tour!! Aaron was our tour guide and had some really interesting information about all of the areas that we went through and the surrounding wildlife.
The mangrove tour was a great family adventure as it was fascinating navigating thru the tunnels and a light physical activity that parents can easily handle in a 2-2 1/2 hr period.
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#11 of 157 Outdoor Activities in Sarasota
Captain Tim took us just off the northern tip of Siesta Key where we spread my mom's ashes and each shared a favorite memory of my mom.
We took their 3 hour afternoon sail on what turned out to be a perfect day, including some hands-on sailing experience (optional, of course).
#12 of 157 Outdoor Activities in Sarasota
You have to go check them out.... want to see the best part of Sarasota and Siesta Key, it is from the water...They rent boats..make a great family memory by renting a boat for the day!
Rented a boat from there (excellent time on the inter coastal and I recommend going south on your boat trip), bought fishing gear, bait and clothing at CB's.
#13 of 157 Outdoor Activities in Sarasota
We rented 4 tandem kayaks and explored both the waters by the houses and around an island where dolphins and manatees could be spotted, as well as kayaking through the mangrove tunnels and stopping on a small beach.
Great 4 hours of self-guided outstanding kayaking at Ted Sperling county park on Lido key - easy to navigate mangrove tunnels in tandem & great put in/take out assistance from Russell.
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#14 of 157 Outdoor Activities in Sarasota
... to an island to learn about some plant life and fun facts about how the island was formed, a bird sanctuary where we saw hundreds of birds and different species of birds, wild dolphins and manatee sightings an...
... years old and up - You get a chance to learn more about the ecosystem of the Sarasota Bay and view many sea animals from dolphins to sea birds and a rookery to a variety of fish and learn about the area's trees.
#15 of 157 Outdoor Activities in Sarasota
For an experience of a life time call siesta key and for you Tour guide you get the best of the best there names are Brandon and Omar Super friendly and have a great since of humor and they are knowledgeabl...
... common articles of clothing into protective yet stylish face masks” Oh and we didn’t even do a dolphin tour but since they are both dolphin whisperers (and I’m convinced Ben is part dolphin with his extensive ...
#16 of 157 Outdoor Activities in Sarasota
We ve joined the Legacy Friends (supporting the efforts of this trail) twice now...and love this awesome bike ride through canals, up to the seaside of Casperson Beach, and back.
Built in 1911, it provided passenger service to Venice until 1971 and carried the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, which was headquartered in Venice from 1959 to 1992.
#17 of 157 Outdoor Activities in Sarasota
I really enjoyed our visit to Sarasota area beaches, Lido has great water and sand and is good for snorkeling cause there is a lot of little fish to look at on the “clear waters”, plenty of parking, and although i...
It is quieter and more peaceful than Siesta Key, yet has plenty to do including St. Armands Circle within walling distance (restaurants and shopping galore).
#18 of 157 Outdoor Activities in Sarasota
You can find a great picnic area, sit in the sand and sun and relax for the afternoon on the bay with a short beach walk to where the gulf meets the bay or take a leisurely stroll along the nature path
Consider planning a barbecuer or taking a hike on the nature trails or fish in the backwaters or go shelling on the sandy beach or arrange for a guided kayak or canoe trip with one of the local outfitters who oper...
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#19 of 157 Outdoor Activities in Sarasota
It's a great cruise and exciting U need to buy drinks and food from the bit , it's reasonably priced 6$ for cocktails Beautiful ambiance and nice staff Romantic as well as good for spending time with friends U nee...
Our guide Michelle gave an informative narrative of some history along with some marine biology while we soaked up some sun and enjoyed the beautiful scenery.
#20 of 157 Outdoor Activities in Sarasota
Derrick was highly professional and on time - he made sure our group felt comfortable with the bikes from the beginning and answered all of our questions.
Exploring the area on the bikes was a fun (and exciting) time.
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#21 of 157 Outdoor Activities in Sarasota
We were very impressed with his knowledge and had just a great time overall meandering through the mangrove tunnels and seeing two enormous manatees - the highlight of any vacation we have ever spent in Florida.
Scott guided our group of four as we searched for manatees and dolphins, learned about ospreys, cormorants, and the tree crabs that thrive in the mangrove swamps off Lido Key.
#22 of 157 Outdoor Activities in Sarasota
The diversity of animals, the wonderful volunteers, a calmness comes over you as you meander down the trails looking at the different types of animals is a singular experience for sure.God Bless the Rosaires, 9th...
They have a great variety of animals & it's unbelievable how close you get to them: bears, lions, tigers, ligers, tigons, primates, alligators, camels, ponies, bison, donkeys, and my favorite: a petting zoo with g...
#23 of 157 Outdoor Activities in Sarasota
If ever in need of a great tour of Sarasota on super comfortable and high quality bikes, contact Sarasota Bike Tours!
I found Sarasota Bike Tours when searching fun things to do in Sarasota and set up a sunset bike tour on Lido Key.
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#24 of 157 Outdoor Activities in Sarasota
... a number of community outreach programs including a summer camp for school age children and a weekly Yoga with Cats class (called Namas-stray), A large gift shop is open and run by friendly, helpful volunteers.
Guest are able to sit and interact with them and get a feel in a home like situation if they are compatible and there is a large number of volunteer staff to help you if needed.
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#26 of 157 Outdoor Activities in Sarasota
Spent a very relaxing, with beautiful scenery on this lovely dinner cruise.
Very inviting area, with an adequate dance floor, opened patio, with views of the bay and night lights.
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#28 of 157 Outdoor Activities in Sarasota
The resort was beautiful, the accommodations were very appealing and comfortable, the food was great, the dive shop (Mayan Divers) was top notch, the diving was incredible, and the thing that really made such a go...
Whether it's choosing the right gear, figuring out how to get in the water more often, planning for a trip, or expanding your diving skills so you can go on new adventures…they will find a way to get you where you...
#29 of 157 Outdoor Activities in Sarasota
Founded in 1936 by David Breed Lindsay, a local newspaperman, Sarasota Jungle Gardens offers 10 acres of botanical plantings along with bird and animal shows that include native species and exotic plants from arou...
Wonderful, fun place with loads of animals like parrots, wandering peacocks, a crocodile, alligators, exotic birds, a butterfly room, places to play and even "Christ Garden" with 3D displays of some of the famous...
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