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Happy Paddler Kayak Tours & EcoVentures

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Anna Maria Island, FL 34421
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Kayak day

Great service and friendly. The guide went over safety and mentioned areas to see. I rate them 5... read more

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TropicalPalmTrees
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Sarasota, Florida
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Kayak fishing with Casey

Great day with our experienced local guide Casey. Put us on fish and cool tour of the bay and sea... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
knapplaser
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Sarasota, Florida
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The highlight of your Florida vacation! Kayak with wild dolphins, manatees, and alligators! We have the knowledge, experience, and expertise to get you there! We're passionate about the environment we work and play in, and we hope you will feel the same after sharing a deeply engaging, unforgettable, authentic Florida experience. We keep our tours small, prices right, and our paddlers happy!
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Anna Maria Island, FL 34421
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"island tour"
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"manatees and dolphins"
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"morning tour"
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"sea life"
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"guide alan"
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"great guide"
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"whelks"
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"conch shells"
in 8 reviews
"his knowledge"
in 16 reviews
"local wildlife"
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"longboat key"
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"star fish"
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"great trip"
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"marine biologist"
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"sand bar"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great service and friendly. The guide went over safety and mentioned areas to see. I rate them 5 stars across the board!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day with our experienced local guide Casey. Put us on fish and cool tour of the bay and sea life. The southern accent was a bonus. I feel a repeat is in our future.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cary gave us the most exciting tour we have ever had on vacation as a family. He was very friendly and informative. We saw dolphins, urchins, several kinds of crabs, starfish, conch, and various kinds of birds. He jumped out of his boat to wade...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Kayaking with Happy Paddler around the north end of Longboat key through the canals, bay and pass was a highlight of our family vacation. Allan, our guide, was great. He was very knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. He even took the time and effort to remove...More

Thank Todd N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely loved our personalized tour. Cary was a wealth of knowledge; learned a lot about the islands and the local bird and sea life. Enjoyed watching the manatee(s) and holding the sea urchin. I would love to take this tour again.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an incredible time doing the morning tour. Very personalized and our guide was great. I can understand why this attraction is rated #1. Make sure you give it a try when you visit Anna Marie Island – You won’t regret it!

Thank Craig S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did this in April as a family group of 6 people. Age ranges from 5-adult. We had an amazing time and loved seeing the dolphins, manatees and lots of birds. We stopped off at Beer Can Island which was idyllic. Can’t wait to do...More

Thank aiminghigh
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We set of with Marina as our guide for a lovely tour - learning a lot about the local bird and sea life and getting to meet many different creatures on our way. We loved the trip and Marina was really good with all. We...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I took a guided tour with Marina. She was an exceptional guide, her personality and knowledge was top notch!! We highly recommend!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From expert to complete novice on our trip. And from teenagers to pensioners Easy relaxing trip that gave you a totally different perspective on waterline The leader was knowledgable fantastically enthusiastic and easy to talk with We did the early morning tour at 7:45 am....More

Thank keith l
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Pliget
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Sure thing! happypaddler,com
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Pliget
28 May 2018|
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Sure thing! No worries! You'll be with a guide the entire time on all of our tours. We're certified instructors and we have beginners all the time! We'll proceed at your pace and you'll see that it's pretty relaxed. You'll... More
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Mathieu M
1 May 2018|
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Hi Mathieu! I must have had notifications turned off for messages on here. Of course, we connected on the phone and I'm very glad you found us and came out last week! We have launches up and down Anna Maria Island and... More
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