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“Excellant experience for first time kayakers”

Sea Life Kayak Adventures
Ranked #1 of 84 Tours in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Small, personalized tour groups, updated equipment including new, light, fatigue-reducing carbon fiber paddles, comfortable and easy to maneuver kayaks....And still the lowest prices guaranteed. Just a few reasons to come kayaking (tour or rental) with Sea Life Kayak. Explore exotic mangrove tunnels, paddle among manatees, dolphins and much more...With the premier kayak company in Lido, Siesta, and AMI. The owners of Sea Life Kayak Adventures come from science and conservation backgrounds and are members/volunteers of several environmental and wildlife organizations. While other companies are herding dozens of paddlers onto the water, we limit our groups to enhance the experience of our paddlers and especially the wildlife, minimizing our impact on fragile ecosystems. We use top quality, comfortable and easy to use kayaks perfect for novices or pros (most paddlers are newbies which we love), and provide instruction before we launch. Manatees, dolphins, flying rays, flying fish, cormorants (swimming with us or even riding on our boats!), And much, much more can be seen up close. We believe in tailoring our tours to our clients and having fun! Kayaking is not just our business, it's our passion. Thanks-Tom and Lauri
Sarasota, Florida
1 review
“Excellant experience for first time kayakers”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

I purchased a kayak tour for 2 through Groupon. I am extremely pleased by the entire experience! Tom was a great tour guide, telling all about Sarasota history and wildlife. We came within feet of a manatee, dolphins and many different types of birds. Tom was extremely patient with us learning how to maneuver the kayak! What a great experience, we will definitely plan another trip with Sea Life soon.

Visited July 2012
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Venice, Florida, USA
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“Excellent Time”
Reviewed August 11, 2012 via mobile

After checking trip advisor decided to give Sea Life Kayaking a call. Spoke to Tom let him know we had a group of 7 ranging in ages from 12 - 50 with no kayaking experience at all. He assured me there wouldn't be a problem and everyone would have great time. We arrived early at the launch and Tom was already there getting boats ready. Once we got into the water Tom gave us a beginners paddling lesson and then we were on our way. Tom was great very informative about everything from sea life to Sarasota history. We were lucky enough to see a couple of manatees and a lot of different types of birds. The mangroves were a little challenging but very fun. All in all will definitely do it again. Absolutely recommend Tom and Sea Life Kayaking.

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Sarasota, Florida
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“Great Experience”
Reviewed August 9, 2012

My daughter and granddaughter spent a few hours with Tom on a kayak tour. They loved it and Tom, their guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and patient. They are looking forward to their next visit and another kayaking tour on a perfectly sunny day in Sarasota.

Visited August 2012
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“Glad we connected with Tom and Sea Life Kayak”
Reviewed August 3, 2012

Sea Life Kayak guided kayak tours was a great decision! My wife found Tom's business by searching online. Man are we glad we signed up for his tour and not the over crowded others we saw launching the same day. Tom likes to keep his tours small which makes it more enjoyable as he thoroughly enjoys talking about the history and natural environment of Lido Key and the Mangrove tunnels. He was very pleasant to deal with. My wife and I talked to him the evening before to Saturday morning tour, he advised us on what to wear (water shoes!), where to meet, etc. He was very helpful and enthusiastic.

Don't hesitate to use Sea Life Kayak's services. I highly recommend it. Even if you're a Sarasota resident (like we have been for quite some time), you will learn some new local history and get to see the ethereal mangrove tunnels as well as manatees and other sea life.

Visited July 2012
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Sarasota, Florida
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“Loved it!”
Reviewed July 31, 2012

Never having been in a kayak before, my husband and I didn't know what to expect. The adventure was fabulous. Our guide, Tom, and the experience, could not have been more perfect. Tom is passionate about what he does, makes clients feel very comfortable and is very knowledgeable. I'm already looking forward to my next kayak adventure!

Visited July 2012
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