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Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Ecotour

  • Follow mangrove tunnels one of the only ways you can—in a kayak
  • Get a chance to see manatees and dolphins in their natural habitat
  • Learn the basics of paddling technique from your guide
Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Ecotour
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Two hour mangrove tunnel and manatee dolphin sighting tour in beautiful Sarasota Bay on Lido Key led by a trained and experience guide.
From US$50.00
1:30pm Departure
Two hour mangrove tunnel and manatee dolphin sighting tour in beautiful Sarasota Bay on Lido Key led by a trained and experience guide.
From US$50.00
Florida's mangrove forests form shady canals and tunnels that are ideal for kayaks, and the maneuverable craft of kayaking allows you to go where larger boats can't. This guided, small-group tour explores the Sarasota Bay while searching for manatees and dolphins, and then goes deep into the mangroves to spot even more native plants and wildlife. With a kayak guide to lead the way, you can also learn paddling techniques that come in handy.
What to Expect
Make your way to a central location in Sarasota that's near Lido Beach, and start by getting fitted with a kayak, paddle, and personal flotation device.

Good for kayakers of all skill levels, this boat trip starts with a briefing on paddling techniques and safety. It also uses kayaks that are easy to steer and quite stable, great for the calm waters of the bay.

After launching the kayaks, paddle around the bay, and search for manatees and dolphins, wildlife native to the Florida coast. Next, duck underneath the mangrove canopy, where trees thrive in the salty coastal water, providing habitat for a wide range of animals and smaller plants.

This kayak tour concludes at the original departure point.
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1 - 5 of 60 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

This kayaking tour was great! Our tour guide, Orlando, was very nice and made the tour a lot of fun! The mangroves were super cool and we also saw some dolphins. I love the black ducks that swim underneath the kayaks :) Highly recommend!

2  Thank rooskyroo21
Reviewed 1 week ago
Very relaxing!

If you're at all interested in nature and wildlife, this tour is a must. Great tour of mangroves, saw dolphin and manatee. Our guide, Chris, was very knowledgeable, very laid back. Made for relaxing afternoon on the water. You can tell he loves his job...More

Thank dgbates73
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great experience

This was such a nice time. Our tour guide Mark was amazing. Friendly, funny, knowledgeable about the area as well as the wildlife. It was so easy, we didn’t have to do anything except walk to the launch area and get in! They brought the...More

Thank Squire M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Very enjoyable!

I have rented kayaks before but this time, my hubby and I decided to have a guide. The bay was familiar but our guide, Chris had a wealth of information and fun facts. Had a great time! Thanks!

Thank mariaeberle
Reviewed 9 May 2018
Fabulous Mangrove Tunnel Ecotour!

We did this tour on a beautiful day in May. Our guide was Richard, and he was knowledgeable about both the environment and the local Sarasota area. He did an excellent job. We didn't see any dolphins or manatees, but we did see nesting Ospreys....More

2  Thank bjb560
Questions & Answers
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21 April 2018|
Response from sboycee |
Yes, you can do tandem kayaks (2 people) and they have life vests for those who feel they need to wear them.
20 April 2018|
Response from alicem641 | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure it might be on the website
Madalyn H
4 April 2018|
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Response from Dempster S | Reviewed this property |
No, they provide everything
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