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“Great afternoon trip”

Sea Life Kayak Adventures
Ranked #4 of 93 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
Reviewed 3 May 2018

We had a fantastic trip. The guide was great. Perfect way to spend time on the water. We saw some dolphins, and tons of fish. Never even heard of these mangrove tunnels. I will be going back to explore again.

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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

We went on the mangrove tour today, Chris was a fantastic guide!
We saw a large group of Manatees, 6-8 of them. The mangroves were awesome, we would definitely take this trip again. Chris was very knowledgeable about everything we encountered. Thank you!!

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Kayaking is always on our 'to do' list when we visit the US and especially Florida where the waters warm and wildlife rarely disappoints. We were staying just on Lido Key and booked an afternoon guided tour with Chris online the day before.
The car park at the small park at the south of the island has several kayak tour operators based there. Most offer a similar experience and we chose Sea Life purely based on reviews. We weren't disappointed. Chris is a great guide. Interesting and with plenty of tall tales, he escorted our group of half a dozen kayaks around the bay and into the mangrove tunnels.
The kayaks are easy to propel and manoeuvre with good padded seat backs. You can choose tandem or single and the launch ramp is easy too.
Despite Chris' best efforts, we didn't see any manatees or dolphins that day. We did see plenty of bird life including ospreys and heron and did get to stand up in the middle of Sarasota bay on a sandbar - which was surreal.
The mangrove tunnels are fascinating and a guide really helps when pointing out the wildlife and history of the area. If you want to just hire a kayak with no guide - I'd suggest you give the tunnels a miss and stick to open water.
We really loved this tour. We like kayaking anyway but Chris added a little extra to this trip and that made it special.
Great afternoon out in the bay.

Thank Rambler
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Chris was a great tour guide - personable, helpful and educational. Our group of 10 had a wonderful time!

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

We ha a excellent 1st time experience with Chris our guide!!!! Would definitely do it again! Very fun!

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