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Sea Life Kayak Adventures

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190 Taft Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Amazing morning paddling through the mangroves

This was an awesome morning for my girlfriends and I. Chris took our group out into the bay and... read more

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University Park, Florida
Great Trip!

My husband, 3 teens and myself had a great trip seeing dolphins and navigating mangroves tunnels... read more

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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

This was an awesome morning for my girlfriends and I. Chris took our group out into the bay and then through the tunnels on Lido. He was amazing and remembered the entire groups names! Very impressive! Sign up was easy, location was perfect and it...More

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Reviewed yesterday

My husband, 3 teens and myself had a great trip seeing dolphins and navigating mangroves tunnels. Chris was a great guide and provided lots of interesting information to the group. Would recommend!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Awesome afternoon kayaking session in the mangrove tunnels and bay near Lido Park! My mom (who was somewhat unsure of the water and her paddling abilities) and my husband and I (who have done a lot of kayaking) all had a great time. Chris was...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

What a way to start the morning!!! I would highly recommend Sea Life Kayak Adventures. It was easy to sign up online, easy to find and Chris had everything ready to go. Chris was a fabulous guide!!! He was extremely knowledgable and educated the group...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a great kayak adventure with Chris as our guide. He was extremely knowledgeable about the wildlife that we experienced during the trip. We really appreciated the way he interacted with all of the group on the tour. On our trip we had multiple...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a wonderful guided kayak tour with Chris of Sea Life adventures. He moved at an easy pace and was sure to point out all the wildlife (manatees, herons, great snowy egret, sea urchin...). Chris’s engaging personality and storytelling ability made this one of the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

have now used Sea Life on three different occasions when friends & relatives have visited us in Siesta Key and the tour last week with my 9 year old grandson was great. we saw manatees and dolphins at a distance, but I think my grandson...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a fantastic time with Chris as our guide. We saw manatees and dolphins right off the bat and the tour through the mangrove tunnels was amazing! 10/10 would recommend

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome guide that was very knowledgeable, fun and personable. Easy exit and entrance at the waterfront, all supplies needed were provided. We got spoiled and saw many dolphins and even had 3 dolphins swim directly under our kayaks!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thanks to our guide Chris! We had an amazing time on the water of siesta key! We saw a dolphin swim by us and jump out of the water, 3 manatees swam through our kayak group and jumping fish! The mangroves were incredible, peaceful and...More

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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
24 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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