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“Fun Kayak Trip with a Great Guide” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Almost Heaven Kayak Adventures

Almost Heaven Kayak Adventures
Ranked #4 of 79 Tours in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Kayaking eco tours and rentals
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Riverview, Florida
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fun Kayak Trip with a Great Guide”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2010

I would definitely recommend Almost Heaven Kayak Adventures - we had a great tour of the Sarasota Bay and the mangrove tunnels. Ron pointed out sites of special interest and added some history of the area and the mangroves without talking excessively throughout the tour. It was very peaceful to paddle thorough the tunnels, it felt like you were far away from civilization. Loved the blue heron chicks, ospreys, and the oyster crabs who live in the mangroves!
An added bonus if you stay at the Ritz, the hotel shuttle to the Beach Club drops you off right across the street from the park where Almost Heaven departs.

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No.Calif
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“Excellent , fun adventure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2010

Had an awesome time exploring the mangroves and around Lido& Bird Key with Almost Heaven Kayak Adventures . Super guide , very caring about everyone's interests..kept us safe and informed about what we were seeing ,took us through mangrove tunnels , pointed out flora and fauna and interesting birds ..There was something interesting for all of us .The ages in our group ran from 9 years to 69 years of age ..We all loved it . The company was super service oriented and even called us afterwards to inquire about our time . Great ,fun adventure

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Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2010

Took my parents out to Kayak and was concerned about their ability to be out there for so long. Our guide Ron was attentive to them but not hovering over them. He offered up interesting facts and pointed out creatures we would have missed. It was a great time out there....sooo worth it.

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the NJ Shore
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Time! Great Guide!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2010

My family of 4 have visited the Sarasota area for many years. This is the first time we have done a kayak tour. We found 'Almost Heaven' online and booked the trip a week before we left for our vacation. They did not charge our credit card, but said they would wait until we actually took the tour in case they had to cancel due to bad weather. They also said that we could change the time, day, etc. when we got there as long as there was space available. They could not have been nicer on the phone! We arrived on our scheduled day & time and had a wonderful time! The directions to the 'check in' were great. The people were friendly and kind. My younger daughter had some tears in the beginning and was scared to get in the kayak. The staff could not have been more patient and kind with her - and with me. Once we finally got out into the water we met Ron, our guide. What a nice guy! He gave us a full tour with so much information about the wildlife, the area, etc. He was a great guide! Thanks Ron! We had about 15 kayakers on the trip but it didn't feel like it. They gave us tandom kayaks so we could have a parent & child in each one. Kayaks were in great shape and were very comfortable. This was really a nice trip! OH... and they left a staff member behind in the park to safeguard our stuff and our cars. Really nice. It seemed like a safe enough place to me, but it was comforting leaving your things behind knowing that someone was watching them. Thanks to Almost Heaven for a fun time! My kids want to come back again!!

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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The Name Says It All!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2010

“Almost Heaven,” the name says it all! Our guide, Ron, taught us the basics of kayaking while treating us to the beauty of this place. Dolphins, Lightening Whelks, and Osprey were just a few of the animals that we saw while gliding through Sarasota Bay and the beautiful mangrove tunnels. This is an experience to remember and repeat!

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