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Address: 190 Taft Dr, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone Number: +1 941-302-2677
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Guided Kayaking Tours, Discover Sarasota's natural beauty, along with its...

Guided Kayaking Tours, Discover Sarasota's natural beauty, along with its unique wildlife and habitat. Both residents and visitors appreciate exploring the beautiful exotic mangrove tunnels and Little Sarasota Bay. This tour is a favorite for all ages.Sarasota's best kept secret.We are a licensed and insured kayaking company to offer guided tours of Sarasotas Mangrove Tunnels on Lido Key. Locally owned and all our guides have extensive experience in safety and are trained in CPR and life saving skills. Don't want a guided tour ,no problem we rent all kayaks and paddle boards by the half day.Thanks for looking Bob Nikla lifelong native of Sarasota.

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US$44.50*
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Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco-Tour
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Lido Key Stand Up Paddleboard Rental
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US$20.00*
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Sarasota Downtown Bike Rental

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Great kayak tour

We took the 1:30 tour today with Chris and it was very education and fun. Because of the colder water temperature the manatees are becoming scarce for the season, so sadly we... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Brynn H
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Whitehall, Pennsylvania
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Whitehall, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the 1:30 tour today with Chris and it was very education and fun. Because of the colder water temperature the manatees are becoming scarce for the season, so sadly we didn't encounter any. However, the birds and mangrove tunnels made up for it! We are looking forward to returning during our next Florida visit!

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great morning we had with Chris. He knew almost everything about the bays, mangrove tunnels and the wildlife. Our granddaughters enjoyed the tour very much. What a wonderful day with the family.

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Thank jspin213
Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour was excellent. I have even on several kayak tours in Florida and our guide, Chris, was wonderful. We not only saw amazing wildlife, double crested cormorants, night herons, Dolphins .... Chris also gave me some great tips that improved my paddling skills.

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St.Thomas, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our group of 6 enjoyed an awesome 2 hr guided tour through the canals and mangrove tunnels in Lido Key this afternoon! Our exemplary guide Jimmy was informed, patient and fun! What a nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon, seeing everything from dolphins and ospreys to lively mutton snappers and heaps of other unnamed species in the bayou!! The... More 

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Coatesville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I have been visiting Longboat Key/Sarasota/Bradenton Beach area for 35 years and have never been on a tour like this. Chris was our guide and he was funny, knowledgeable, and entertaining. We started out on Lido and toured near Bird Key, St. Armand's, Otter Key, and the mangroves. We saw several manatees and got some great pics. Then we went... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a comfortable beautiful day touring the islands and mangrove tunnels! Our guide Chris was great, alot of good information, shared stories of adventure, without doubt if you miss this Tour Guide Chris's tour....well you missed the Boat!!!

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Thank Steve H
Little Silver, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

The kayak experience in the inland waters of south Lido Key is ideal. The waters are protected from surf and wakes; the waters are quite clear, and the local wildlife amazing. Of course, nothing can compare with the mangrove tunnels/trails.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This was our first time kayaking didn't know what to expect, but we had such a great time. It was overcast on the day but that was a blessing in away as you are in open water for part of the experience. The guide was very knowledgable,encouraging and comical. we were booked in for a 2hrs tour but in fact... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

What a great experience! The guides are easy going and very informative. The mangrove tunnels are awesome!!! We got to see a female manatee and its pup while we were kayaking. Great first time experience for all ages

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La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

My family (w/ 2 kids; 6 & 9) went out on a 2 hr tour today with Chris around the bay and into the tunnels. The wildlife was scares not for the lack of looking. There was good communication between the guides helping all of us tourists see the manatee that live nearby. Sadly, our group just got a peak... More 

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