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“Good Tours and Boat Ride”

Myakka River State Park
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$40.00*
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Wild Myakka Bike Ecotour
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$49.00*
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Mysteries of Native Florida Hike
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$120.00*
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Full-Day Wild Myakka River Kayak plus Bike Ecotour
Ranked #7 of 143 things to do in Sarasota
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Owner description: One of the original Civilian Conservation Corps parks.
Lake Worth, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Good Tours and Boat Ride”
Reviewed January 9, 2012

Personal favorite was viewing the aligator in the wild from our boat tour. The guides are knowledgeable and tell great stories. We enjoyed walking around in the park and seeing a piece of old Florida.

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glasgow
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183 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Great opportunity to see florida wildlife.”
Reviewed January 8, 2012

Loads of gators...loads of birdlife and a beautiful natural setting. A must.

Visited January 2012
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Tampa, Florida
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78 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Nice morning with family in nature”
Reviewed January 5, 2012

I want to go back and explore more, some of the road were closed off, more than likely due to flooding and mud. My family spent the morning here and we started out on the nature trail with the canopy walkway. It was a nice walk through the woods and the view from the observation tower is neat. We heard several Barred Owls calling to each other but did not see them.
The Birdwalk boardwalk out on the lake was nice. We spent about 30 minutes out there and saw many species of birds from songbirds, sparrows and wading birds to birds of prey and vultures.
The Myakka Outpost has a nice gift shop and concessions that are much better than your run-of-the-mill concession stand. The food was reasonably priced and actually delicious. The view was spectacular. We had a wonderful day and will be making a trip back there to explore more and take some nature photos.

Visited January 2012
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Sarasota, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Awesome”
Reviewed January 5, 2012

Great trails, clean...fine camping spots. See gators, boar, deer, turkeys, rabbits, birds of all kinds. cool boat ride.Canopy was neat....picnic areas are finely maintained. The rangers are all fine people and quite knowledgable. The cabins are A+ fun.....stay away, please---I don't want it to become too overcrowded LOL.

Visited December 2011
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Sarasota, Florida
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32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Get a taste of the real Florida”
Reviewed January 4, 2012

You want to see gators, deer, hawks, and wading birds? Take a ride on the gator gal and visit this wonderful park. Better yet, bring your bikes and cameras. Myakka never gets old. Been a regular visitor for twenty years.

Visited December 2011
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