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“wow - highly recommended”

Almost Heaven Kayak Adventures
Ranked #4 of 86 Tours in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Kayaking eco tours and rentals
Useful Information: Activities for older children
St. Louis, MO
Level 6 Contributor
179 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“wow - highly recommended”
Reviewed June 14, 2010

David was the greatest tour guide...it is obvious that this is his passion. He was very patient and made sure everyone had a good time. He gave a most informative tour. He was great at finding a lot of sea creatures for us to see up close. The mangrove tunnels were most interesting and an usual experience. The tour goes through an area where manatee are federally protected. Some in our group saw one manatee.

When I made our reservation I was told our credit card would not be charged until we took the tour as if the weather changed or if something came up and we weren't able to take the tour that there would be no charge. I consider that very customer friendly and appreciated their policy.

I highly recommend Almost Heaven Kayak Adventures. It was truly a highlight of our vacation.

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Atlanta
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Really fun trip”
Reviewed June 8, 2010

Despite an ominous start of a raging thunderstorm at 7 am and multiple phone calls back and forth, we met around 8:45 and got into our kayaks for the Mangrove Tunnel tour. By then the sun had come back out and we were off on our adventure.

I had lived in Sarasota for over 10 years and have been back to the area many time but I had never visited nor known about the tunnels. After a ride around the bay, we set off for the tunnels. It was truly beautiful. The only downside was that the manatees and dolphins decided they did not want to be seen that day, maybe the storm scared them away.

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Riverview, Florida
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fun Kayak Trip with a Great Guide”
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
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent , fun adventure”
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”
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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