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Sea Life Kayak Adventures

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190 Taft Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236
+1 941-400-2740
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Great Family Activity

There are 5 in our family and we hosted another family of 5 last weekend. Looking for something... read more

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DeanCalidris
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Sarasota, Florida
Excellent experience!

We went for a morning guided tour with Chris and had an amazing time. It can definitely get busy in... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
camg508
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Siesta Key, Florida
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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
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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190 Taft Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Reviewed yesterday

There are 5 in our family and we hosted another family of 5 last weekend. Looking for something unusual to do with our guests, we took them kayaking on Sarasota Bay with Chris of Sea Life Kayak Adventures. We had an excellent time and Chris...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went for a morning guided tour with Chris and had an amazing time. It can definitely get busy in the park with all the kayakers, but Chris made it easy and enjoyable for us. He was professional, knowledgeable and friendly. I highly recommend going...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is always a great activity. We have done it several times whenever we have out of town houseguests. We saw 2 different dolphin sightings, one was mother & baby. Chris is a fine guide and very knowledgeable.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Two of us had kayaked previously but our guide, Chris, was very patient and helpful with the third. He guided us to hunt for manatees and dolphins (we found the latter) and ad us through the mangrove tunnels on Lido Key while avoiding crowds. Highly...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Sea Life Kayak guide in Sarasota, Chris did an amazing job as the kayak guide for four of us in two kayaks. He was patient, knowledgeable and called us each by name. His interaction with people made the 2 hour trip a joy. One other...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ben was our guide, very knowledgeable, this was our second guided tour, highly recommended, Bernie and Kim smith

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a 2 hour Kayak tour through the Mangroves and we cannot day enough about our experience! Chris, our guide was simply awesome! So personable and knowledgeable as well! He made sure everyone was well prepared and educated us along the tour! He always...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kayaking through Lido Key's mangrove tunnels, I saw a beautiful part of Sarasota I never knew existed. My tour guide, Chris was very friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. I was a first time kayaker but with a few short instructions, Chris had me paddling with confidence....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my dad kayaking for the first time and we lucked out getting Chris as our our guide, and double lucked out not having anyone else on our tour! (Disclaimer: This probably doesn’t happen often!) We had a great time paddling through the mangroves and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great tour with Ben. He was knowledgeable, helpful and kind. We were able to see many birds, a small dolphin pod and tour mangroves. Although the water was too warm for manatees, I would do it again!

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Stephanie S
2 August 2017|
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Response from Tom M | Property representative |
Absolutely. They can either ride between 2 adults in a tandem kayak, or in front with 1 adult. Just give a call and we'll figure out which is best. Thanks
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Andrea R
23 July 2017|
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Response from Tom M | Property representative |
Absolutely. It will ask if you have kids in the tandem kayak on the sign up page
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Liuba A
12 April 2017|
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Response from Tom M | Property representative |
Not really. We are at a County Park, so there is no guarantee that staff will be available when you arrive...plus we may be sold out. The phone or online booking is best. Thank you
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