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Address: 190 Taft Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236
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+1 941-400-2740
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Small, personalized tour groups, updated equipment including new, light,...

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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A Great Adventure

Our party of four had a wonderful time kayaking with Chris around Sarasota Bay. After impressing all of us by remembering everyone's name, (17 people!) Chris got everyone in a... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our party of four had a wonderful time kayaking with Chris around Sarasota Bay. After impressing all of us by remembering everyone's name, (17 people!) Chris got everyone in a kayak and on the water where we promptly saw Manatees feeding on the sea grass. After kayaking round the Manatees so we wouldn't bother them we entered into the mangrove... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Chris is a friendly guide who took the time to learn the names of everyone in our group. He knows how to pay attention to his natural surroundings while still keeping track of everyone. We found manatees in a few minutes (very lucky!) and spotted many other creatures above and below the water. Chris took the time to educate and... More 

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Roseville, Minnesota
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was great value for our time and money. Our guide ,Chris, was well informed and eager to share his knowledge. We would not have seen the things he opened our eyes to nor would we have done the mangrove tunnels on our own. Highly recommend for all ages. Great family activity as well as seniors. No experience necessary!

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Akron, Ohio
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This tour was educational on how to kayak and all the amazing sea/air life in Lido Key! We had an 8 and a 72 year old that were first timers and they did great! My favorite part was the upside down jellyfish and of course the mangroves! Chris was an exceptional guide; thank you for the wonderful trip and all... More 

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Magnolia, Delaware
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We can't wait to book our next vacation to Anna Maria Island and this activity will be on the list of things to do!

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Chris our guide was the best. He gave everyone individual attention, was very informative, kept things low key and relaxing....The trip lasted a little over 2 hours and we had some time in between paddling to take breaks and take it all in. We kayaked hugging the shore through the bay behind Bird Key and through the mangrove tunnels. The... More 

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Northampton
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Tour guide was awesome and knowledgeable, pointing out and naming all the wildlife, just a really fun time!

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Plantsville
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Chris made this so easy and fun, laid back but informational too. Nice relaxing day, really enjoyed the going thru the mangroves

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This was a great way to enjoy and experience Florida waters and sea life. We saw a mammoth manatee, dolphin, herons and egrets, star fish, upside down jellyfish, tree crab, blue crab and Chris had great information to share about all that we saw. He was a patient and knowledgeable instructor who took us through open water and mangrove tunnels.... More 

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Great tour even for folks without kayaking experience. The equipment is adequate and the guides are expperienced paddlers and good guides

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