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Address: 190 Taft Dr, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL 34236
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+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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I Kayak and saw lots of Manatees!

We did our first Kayak tour off Lido Key today (after 20 years of visiting my parent's condo in LBK). Many thanks to our tour guide (Mark) for sharing lots of fun information... read more

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Chicago, Illinois
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We did our first Kayak tour off Lido Key today (after 20 years of visiting my parent's condo in LBK). Many thanks to our tour guide (Mark) for sharing lots of fun information about the birds, wildlife, waterways and life in general in the area. When you only visit once or twice a year for a long weekend, your visits... More 

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a great time kayaking with our family. It was fun for the adults and the kids, they loved watching the dolphins and manatees. We also got to hold a sea urchin and saw a jelly fish. Kayaking through the mangroves was also very interesting.

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1 Thank Lia G
Clinton, Mississippi
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Brought the family to do kayaking (including boys ages 8 and 10) and they loved it. Most of our group never had kayaked before but quickly got the hang of it. Scheduling was easy and the parking no problem. We were quickly on the water and paddling through the mangrove tunnels. The staff was very friendly and helpful. There are... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live locally but had never been on the mangrove tunnel tour. Wow! So beautiful and so much fun! Even with a large group, Chris managed to make it informative and fun! Would recommend this to anyone who visits Sarasota!

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Raeren, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great day. We took the 10.15am tour with another 4 boats and Mark was our guide. We were lucky, as we managed to see Manatees and Dolphins. It was a great tour, nice paddling and especially the sections through the mangrove parts was great fun. We will come again.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went out at theTed Sperling Park location, though they have several other launch areas to choose from.This company is reliable and provides kayaks at the best cost in the area. We have used them numerous times to see the area by kayak. Whether you are exploring the very nearby mangroves or kayaking through the bay to see the keys... More 

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Mishawaka, Indiana
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went for the Happy Hour tour and had a great time. The weather conditions weren't great, but our guide Chris could not have been better. He encouraged us to get quickly to the tunnels because the wind was strong and the tide was rushing out with the threat of making the passages too shallow. He gave... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great staff, helpful, friendly. All arrangements were like clockwork. Beautiful sights! We saw a manatee!!!!!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time with my cousins exploring the mangrove tunnels in south Lido. We also rented a stand up water board. Jimmy was very helpful and the equipment was in great condition. I have rented from other companies before, but will definitely choose "I Kayak Sarasota" again over the others.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with my 18 yr old daughter in a two-seat kayak. Bob helped us get started and he explained and reassured us until we were ready to set sail. It was a little windy so we mainly stayed close to the mangroves and beach area since we were first-time kayakers. It was so easy! I saw lots of families with... More 

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