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Bay & Gulf Adventures

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Sarasota, FL
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Awesomely, educational and small group size

Have done a lot of charters/trips/excursions around country. This was one that really captures... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jennifer L
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Akron, Ohio
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Kayak tour

Our kayak tour was excellent - Scott is extremely knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife. We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
sarah1126
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Buffalo, New York
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Bay and Gulf adventures is a Sarasota kayaking tour and rental company, offering ecological education and exploration in a fun and entertaining environment for all ages. Explore the hidden treasures of Sarasota’s Lido Key, Mangrove Tunnels, Longboat Key, Siesta Key, Myakka State Park, and The Jim Neville Preserve only accessible through one our unique kayaking tours. Click on a tour for more information.
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“lido key” (16 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Sarasota, FL
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have done a lot of charters/trips/excursions around country. This was one that really captures what I feel are key elements. From the beginning, Scott was professional and responsive when scheduling. His 30 years of local experience and knowledge from working at MOTE shone through on...More

Thank Jennifer L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our kayak tour was excellent - Scott is extremely knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife. We saw many species of bird, crabs, raccoons, and dolphin. The group was small, and much more intimate then the huge groups of other kayakers we saw with other...More

Thank sarah1126
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Scott led a fantastic 2 hour kayak eco tour that meandered through both the bay and mangroves. Even got to see a manatee! The tour was the perfect size, with 4 people plus Scott. His naturalist background allowed the group to better appreciate the ecology...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Having done small operator kayak tours in other areas in the past, my sister & I looked for something similar around Siesta Key and found Scott. We did a 3 hour kayak tour through the mangroves off of Lido Key. Although cloudy & chilly we...More

Thank Halfmoon710
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Scott on Friday morning! He was very responsive when we booked the tour (via phone) and immediately texted us all relevant details. He owns and operates this small business, and limits tour sizes to eight, enabling all to see...More

Thank travelingcoupleMN
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Scott led a great tour. Our group was just 8 people (my family of 4 (kids 12 and 14) and another) - we saw other groups 2 and 3 times that size going out which would not have been as much fun nor as personal....More

Thank Sue R
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Our group of 6 booked a tour with Scott which he customized perfectly to suit to our needs and varying skill levels. Everyone had a terrific time! In addition to great instructions and tips on kayaking, Scott taught us so much about the local flora...More

Thank JerseyGirlinBoston
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Our family of four had a great time with Scott on our guided kayaking tour. It was split between open water/bay exploration, and a tour through the mangroves. Scott was exceptionally knowledgable about the local wildlife, and there were some fun opportunities for interaction. We...More

Thank Robbie T
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Scott took my husband, son and I out on a private tour. Scott is incredibly knowledgeable about the local wildlife and history. We learned a lot and enjoyed ourselves. Even our son enjoyed himself.

Thank Victoria K
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

This was my first guided kayak tour and it did not disappoint. I am by no means a skilled "kayaker" but had no problems nor did anyone else in my group. The guide ( Scott) was very informative and I would definitely recommend this to...More

Thank 1TravelGal2
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