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“Great activity!”

Almost Heaven Kayak Adventures
Ranked #4 of 83 Tours in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Kayaking eco tours and rentals
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Whippany, New Jersey
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great activity!”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

Kelly was a great tour guide and I would recommend requesting him if possible. The mangrove tunnels are so beautiful. We got to see manatees, sea urchins, star fish, and tons of birds. It was a good work out as well!

Visited December 2012
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Meredith, New Hampshire
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106 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“A fantastic kayaking adventure for all kill levels”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

We went on a delightful 4 mile kayak trip with Almost Heaven Kayak Adventures on Sarasota Bay and through mangrove tunnels. A highlight was watching dolphins feeding very near our boats. We also got a kick out of cormorants which liked to fish under our kayaks because our shadow startles fish out of hiding. The cormorants often pop up right next to the boats, startling us! Our guide, Kelly, showed us sea urchins, a sea star, lightning welks, and a sea cucumber. In the mangrove tunnel, we passed right by a great white egret.

This trip was great for anyone, whether experience kayakers like my husband and me, or beginners like the 10-12 year olds in the group who were having a blast.

Visited December 2012
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“This tour was interesting and fun!”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

We went on the Lido Mangrove Tunnels tour today and our tour was great. Our tour guide, Kelly, was informative and knowledgable about the wildlife as well as a great conversationalist. We were fortunate enough to see the manatee today and in addition, live conch, a type of sea urchin, a variety of birds, and many other interesting animals and sites. It was a great experience! Thanks for the tour!

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Queensbury, New York
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77 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great experience.”
Reviewed December 10, 2012 via mobile

Great experience. The mangrove tunnels were awesome. We had Kelly as our guide (aka "Sultan"). He was enthusiastic, informative, funny and an overall great guide. As the info indicates, no experience needed. Our group had all ages and abilities, and all had fun. We'd go again.

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Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
“Myakka River birds and gators”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

Dozens of species of birds including black-necked stilt, limpkin, glossy ibis, roseate spoonbill (and many expected ones) plus large gators slinking under us from the near shore. Very attentive guide Kelly pointed out many interesting things and made sure the trip was safe. Strenuous paddling for 31/2 hours in shallow water, upstream against the wind, made for a good upper body workout. In these conditions, not for the "out-of-shape". The 1 hour trip back was easy going. If you're adding to your birding life-list, want to see big gators up close and personal, and like to do physical things, you will be happy to have gone on this adventure. If you want coddling and tire easily, stay home on the couch.

Visited December 2012
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