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Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Ecotour

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Now celebrating our 10th Year, Come along on one of Sarasota's most popular outdoor activities, a guided eco-tour by kayak, which introduces you to these Florida waters from a new perspective and gives you the chance to spot dolphins and other wildlife. Paddle through beautiful mangrove tunnels, bays, and estuaries with an adventurous guide, a professionally trained local with extensive knowledge of the Sarasota environment. With a mantra of 'no worries, have fun,' this tour is a relaxing and educational way to spend a morning or afternoon on the coast. Select a departure time when booking.
  • 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
  • A fun, active way to get out on the water during vacation
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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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The outing should have been wonderful, however I believe that our tour group had too many people. I’ll come back to that. The tour guide was great. She took us through 2 mangrove tunnels. The experience is very unique and well worth doing. After the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a blast with Matti, our guide. She is knowledgeable and has a positive attitude. It was a first time kayaking for our teens and she worked well with them. It was a great experience for all of us; we definitely would recommend this...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Almost 3 hours kawaking. Unfortunately no manatees. 3 mangrove tunnels. Thanks to Larry for all explanations and photos.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank FrBlanc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Met our tour guide Mark who was fantastic and as a party of five they were fantastic in guiding us through this wonderful experience. We saw manatee's, dolphins, osprey's and many other birds. A variety of mangrove tunnels and a good day of exercise. I...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Traveler428561
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I took our 9 year old and 11 year old on this guided tour. It was my husband's first time and only my second time kayaking. We had two tandem kayaks. Mark was our guide and he was extremely knowledgeable and shared...More

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28 April 2019|
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I don't think so but I am not for sure since I went last month. Safe bet, bring Off products to wear or spray to be on the safe side. You will be fine.
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