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Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Ecotour

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Now celebrating our 10th Year, Come along on one of Sarasota's most popular outdoor activities, a guided eco-tour by kayak, which introduces you to these Florida waters from a new perspective and gives you the chance to spot dolphins and other wildlife. Paddle through beautiful mangrove tunnels, bays, and estuaries with an adventurous guide, a professionally trained local with extensive knowledge of the Sarasota environment. With a mantra of 'no worries, have fun,' this tour is a relaxing and educational way to spend a morning or afternoon on the coast. Select a departure time when booking.
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You'll start at
Adventure Kayak Outfitters Tours & Rentals
190 Taft Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236, USALook for the big enclosed trailer with a Manatee on the side- I KAYAK SARASOTA
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    Check in at the I kayak trailer 10 min before tours
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You'll return to the starting point
Highlights
  • Follow mangrove tunnels one of the only ways you can—in a kayak
  • Get a chance to see manatees and dolphins in their natural habitat
  • Learn the basics of paddling technique from your guide
  • A fun, active way to get out on the water during vacation
What to Expect
Make your way to a central location in Sarasota that's near Lido Beach, and start by getting fitted with a kayak, paddle, and personal flotation device. Good for kayakers of all skill levels, this boat trip starts with a briefing on paddling techniques and safety. It also uses kayaks that are easy to steer and quite stable, great for the calm waters of the bay. After launching the kayaks, paddle around the bay, and search for manatees and dolphins, wildlife native to the Florida coast. Next, duck underneath the mangrove canopy, where trees thrive in the salty coastal water, providing habitat for a wide range of animals and smaller plants. This kayak tour concludes at the original departure point.
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Departure Point
Adventure Kayak Outfitters Tours & Rentals, 190 Taft Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
Duration
2h 15m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Use of a single kayak or call for a tandem
  • Local guide
  • USCG-approved life jacket
  • Safety briefing
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is recommended that you bring a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a bottle of water
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult in a tandem kayak
  • For groups of two or more, if you prefer tandem (2-person) kayaks instead of single kayaks, please call the local tour operator after booking
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Great fun kayaking today. Enjoyed our guide Larry who was very knowledgeable about the Manatees and the local area. Also, the mangrove channels are a real highlight. Would definitely recommend!
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Went last day in November.. Nice 1.5-2 hr easy paced kayak tour. Saw a manatee, jellyfish, Osprey, brown pelicans ,cormorants(extra friendly), blue Herron, great egret, and a few other birds, no dolphins. Kayaked through mangrove tunnels to a smaller quiet lake. Over all
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This was a really cool kayak tour. My parents and brother went with me and we used the tandem kayaks. We did not see any manatees or dolphins, but did see some mullet, all sorts of birds, and spider crabs. The guide, Mark, was a older fellow and kind of sassy. He joked that my
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I went with my son. Although we live here in Sarasota, the close encounter with Manatees was such an awe moment. Kayaking through the mangrove tunnels was challenging but only because I wanted to take lots of pics of this wonder and it was hard to navigate the kayak with the
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We have been coming to Sarasota for over 30 years, this is the first time we have tried this (we are in our 80' s) We saw wild life in abondance ie Manatees, etc. We are Not experienced Kayakers so those who say you should be are not correct. We will be back.
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  • Duration: 2h 15m
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  • Languages Offered: English
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