Kayak Sarasota Bay & Mangrove Tunnels

Sarasota, Florida, United States

Experience hosted by Orlando

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

A smiling face will greet you as soon as you arrive at our launch site. We will provide you with ice cold drinking water, a waterproof bag to protect your cellphone, keys, wallet, etc. We'll walk down to the kayak launch area and go over all safety precautions including proper use of your life jacket & provide a detailed paddle lesson. Once we are ready to paddle, we will embark on a two hour kayak adventure exploring beautiful Sarasota Bay and the world famous Lido Key mangrove tunnels. I'll tell you all about the interesting history of our beautiful bay as well as talk to you about the incredible flora and fauna we encounter! If we are lucky, we may even be visited be amazing dolphins and gentle manatees. Then, we will journey through Lido Key's spectacular mangrove tunnels while we learn of their importance to our coastal ecosystem. Once our tour is over, we will send you on your way with memories that will last a lifetime.

Important note: I will message you immediately after you book to get your preference on single kayaks or tandems. If I get no response, we will default to all tandems if your group is even numbered, or all tandems and a single if its odd numbered.
Other things to note
My kayak tour is fun and safe for all ages and skill levels! If your desired date & time is not available, do not hesitate to find us at www.paradiseadventuresfl.com or by calling (941) 275-2971!
A smiling face will greet you as soon as you arrive at our launch site. We will provide you with ice cold drinking water, a waterproof bag to protect your cellphone, keys, wallet, etc. We'll walk down to the kayak launch area and go over all safety precautions including proper use of your life jacket & provide a detailed paddle lesson. Once we are ready to paddle, we will embark on a two hour kayak adventure exploring beautiful Sarasota Bay and…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Ice Cold Water
  • Equipment
    Coast guard approved life jacket and safety whistle and dry bags

Meet your Host, Orlando

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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I'm an experienced and passionate kayaker and I truly believe we live in PARADISE. I am a Florida Master Naturalist for Coastal Systems. I've been paddling the waters of Sarasota Bay and the Lido Key Mangrove tunnels almost every single day for years. I have an intimate knowledge of the wildlife that live in these waters, and I know the places where we might get the best wildlife viewings.
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Where you'll be

Where we'll meet
Paradise Adventures Sarasota
Sarasota
We will start in the open waters of Sarasota Bay trying to spot some of the larger wildlife. Then we will stop at Sharker's Island or another one of the awesome sandbars along the way for a quick break. Then we will go into the Lido Key Mangrove tunnels, only accessible via kayak, paddle board, or canoe.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 935 reviews.

  • Richard
    January 2022
    The experience was fantastic. The area we kayaked was beautiful. But the guide, Stefan (not sure of the spelling) took it to another level. His insight and enthusiasm brought the experience above and beyond expectations.
  • Marina
    January 2022
    Es hat großen Spaß gemacht! Dave hat uns gut eingewiesen und unterwegs sehr viele Infos gegeben, die Natur ist wunderbar, die Tour gut geplant und gestaltet, ich habe vom Wasser aus aus nächster Nähe einen wunderschönen Vogel beobachten können, es war ein wunderbares Erlebnis und ich wünsche allen, dass sie diese Erfahrung ebenfalls machen.
  • Sue And Mike
    January 2022
    Jesse was an outstanding guide for the Mangrove tour! The company worked with us to make sure we had the best experience possible for our January tour date as it was windy for the day we booked so they rebooked us for a later date. Equipment, dry bags, & kayak orientation were top notch. We appreciated Jesse’s passion for his work!
  • Linda
    January 2022
    Jesse was a wonderfully knowledgeable host. The mangrove tunnels are truly magical. The length of time was just right for the first time experiencing a kayaking tour in this area.
  • Casey
    January 2022
    My girlfriend and I took a tandem kayak with Matt as our guide. Matt was knowledgeable and kind & the scenery throughout the experience was beautiful. We even managed to spot a few dolphins along the way! Would definitely recommend.
  • Darlene
    January 2022
    Our tour guide Matt was knowledgeable, fun, safety conscious and overall provided us with an experience that has made us want to come back and tour some more on our own

Choose from available dates

10 available
  • Tue, Jan 25
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $59 per person
  • Wed, Jan 26
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $59 per person
  • Thu, Jan 27
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $59 per person
  • Fri, Jan 28
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $59 per person
  • Sat, Jan 29
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    $59 per person
  • Sat, Jan 29
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $59 per person
  • Sun, Jan 30
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    $59 per person
  • Sun, Jan 30
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $59 per person
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