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“Wonderful experience!”

Sea Life Kayak Adventures
Ranked #1 of 86 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
Boulder, Colorado, United States
1 review
“Wonderful experience!”
Reviewed December 9, 2012

This is a MUST DO when in the area! Tom was so laid back and knowledgeable. The kayaks were comfortable and stable. We had manatees and dolphins swimming right near us (and under us) almost right away. We thoroughly enjoyed the mangrove tunnels and seeing and learning about the birds, as well as the history of the area. One thing we especially appreciated was the slower pace - no rush and no "itinerary". Thanks so much Tom!

Visited December 2012
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great day on the water!”
Reviewed November 29, 2012

Our experience was fantastic! Mangrove tunnels, a multitude of birds (Tom could identify them all), Cormorant companions that stuck by us, manatees, dolphins, sting rays, etc. The scenery varies from natural locations like mangrove tunnels and hidden coves to paddling by the beautiful waterfront homes near St. Armand's Circle with views across to Bird Key. It was an amazing tour, and Tom was a great guide. I highly recommend this activity.

Visited November 2012
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Sarasota, Florida
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Great experience renting a kayak on Lido Key, Sarasota, FL”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

Recently I took my mom on her first kayaking paddle. She is visiting me here in Sarasota from Massachusetts.
We rented a tandem kayak from Sea Life Kayak at South Lido Park, Sarasota, FL. I was pleasantly surprised to find that Sea Life Kayak rents by the full OR half day. I knew that mom wouldn't make it a full day and really appreciated the half day rate.
The gentleman who set us up was very helpful and friendly. He calmed my mother's fears and explained safety precautions and gave her some quick instructions.
We had an absolute blast that day. The rental was painless and very reasonably priced. Thank you for your professionalism and helpfulness!

Visited November 2012
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Saratoga Springs, NY
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great 2.5 hour trip”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

The previous reviews pretty much say it all. We enjoyed our trip with Tom and appreciated his knowledge of the local wildlife. I would recommend his kayak trips without hesitation.

Visited November 2012
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New Mexico
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“Great Family Adventure”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

We were in Sarasota for a family meeting, and ended up with time to spare. Tom had the kayaks ready to go for us at the put in, gave us some quick instructions, and directions, and we headed off. It was a great experience, and we went back and did it again the next day. Thank you for giving us some good family memories. Would definitely go with Sea Life Kayaking again if I'm ever in Sarasota again!
Kayaking through the Mangrove tunnels was my favorite! It was also a treat to have the cormorins swimming under and around the boat as you paddled along.

Visited November 2012
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