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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
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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
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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Reviews (108)
1 - 5 of 78 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Mangrove kayaking

Our guide was Richard. He was great, friendly and funny. Very knowledgeable about Sarasota and kayaking. We really had alot of fun. He took us thru two mangrove trails. Pointed many animals out to us that we would have never noticed.

Thank 473sherryj
Reviewed 12 November 2018
The Hit or Miss Tour

I have taken paddling tours (California, Keys, Colorado etc) for more than a decade plus paddled on my own. I chose this tour because of all of the great Trip Advisor reviews. Everybody has a bad day, November 9 was ours. We checked in on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
9  Thank talkingfeettravel
Reviewed 1 November 2018
This was awesome! You will love it.

Chris is absolutely amazing and when you're done you'll feel like you just made a great friend. He knows where to find the wildlife and he LOVES what he does and it shows. A kayak is an awesome way to see the bay and the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dave K
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile
Great kayak trip

My sister, my nephew and myself went on the Mangrove kayak trip on September 28th 2018. What a great way to spend part of the day! Our guide was so informative and funny! And we got to see manatees. The trip was beautiful and the...More

1  Thank Nicole T
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile
A must do!

This is such a great tour! Chris did a fantastic job showing us around the mangroves and bay. He was very knowledgeable of the wildlife, local history, and culture. He was always keeping an eye out for manatees or other cool stuff to see for...More

1  Thank 674kristinab
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29 August 2018|
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Response from sdolby-Capeless | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I would call and find out
Annette M
31 July 2018|
Response from sdolby-Capeless | Reviewed this property |
Rain but other than that you should be fine.
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