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Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Ecotour provided by I Kayak Sarasota

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Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Ecotour

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Updated 29/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 29/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Florida's mangrove forests form shady canals and tunnels that are ideal for kayaks, and the maneuverable craft of kayaking allows you to go where larger boats can't. This small-group tour explores the Sarasota Bay while searching for manatees and dolphins, and then goes deep into the mangroves to spot even more native plants and wildlife. With a kayak guide to lead the way, you can also learn paddling techniques that come in handy.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    I Kayak Sarasota
    190 Taft Dr #100, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    Meeting point is Ted Sperling Park 190 Taft dr.34236 Sarasota, Please look for the big enclosed trailer with a Manatee on the side- I KAYAK SARASOTA
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    I Kayak Sarasota
    Stop: 15 minutes
    Check in at the I kayak trailer 10 min before tours
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  • You'll end at
    I Kayak Sarasota
    190 Taft Dr #100, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    Meeting point is Ted Sperling Park 190 Taft dr.34236 Sarasota, Please look for the big enclosed trailer with a Manatee on the side- I KAYAK SARASOTA
    See address & details
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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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Important Information
Departure Point
I Kayak Sarasota, 190 Taft Dr #100, 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,If no call first available
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Rebecca H wrote a review Yesterday
Sarasota, Florida4 contributions1 helpful vote
We took this same tour last year in February and again it was FABULOUS! Larry was our guide and he made it funny and fun plus gave us so many interesting facts about the area. The staff that helped him load and unload people and kayaks were efficient and polite. My kayak had a
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Date of experience: January 2021
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DelhiExpat1 wrote a review 18 Jan
Delhi, India133 contributions54 helpful votes
My boyfriend and I took this tour last week and had a great experience. Orion was our guide and he was great. We were inexperienced kayakers and there was no judgment. Orion loves what he does and really taught us a lot. I have a newfound appreciation and respect for mangrove
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Gary H wrote a review 17 Jan
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Fun trip with Larry & pretty sights. We had the opportunity to see several different birds and even some raccoons! Good for any experience level.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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valorie f wrote a review 16 Jan
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Larry was awesome. We had a great time!! Highly recommend this company. Family friendly. Beautiful scenery.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Patricia B wrote a review 15 Jan
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Had a great time. Mangrove tunnels were really cool and our guide, Larry was a great guy. Very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this tour.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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By: I Kayak Sarasota
V1711NTlisab
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Absolutely AMAZING
Our guide Glen was incredibly knowledgeable and made the trip for my daughter and I one of a kind!!!
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229olivem
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Kayak
A perfect day and a perfect rental experience. The website is easy to navigate and to make a reservation. The guys
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626pt
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Great!
Really fun/unique nature sightseeing so close to all of the hotels. We brought our five and seven year old (tandem
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jenniferlF1863UT
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Best thing we’ve ever done!
My husband and I absolutely loved this kayak trip! It was wonderful! We had never been on kayaks and learned quick!
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kimsS4504GO
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Great Day with Great Folks
We had so much fun. We are 4 adults and I had never kayaked before. Great instruction. Orion was our guide. Ver
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918shaye
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Great experience.
Self guided kayaking with the family. Been talking about doing it for years and finally did. Totally coming back.
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davidathaley
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Great rental company
Rented Kayaks two days in a row (South Lido then Mote Marine areas). Service was great both days! Kayaks were ready
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dclaxton85
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Nice place
Staff was helpful and nice. We didn’t see any wildlife but that’s going to happen sometimes. Beautiful scenery over
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JKplus4
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a unique place to paddle
Rented kayaks and paddle boards launching from Ted Sperling Park on Lido Key. Jack was fantastic ... a nice, easy
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velazquez44
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Great Activity in Sarasota!
My wife and I live in Florida but had never been to Sarasota and wanted something interesting to do so we found I K
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itworksdon
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Kayak rental
I rented a single kayak so I could get out on the water with my daughter who owns her own paddle board. It was eas
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Kyndall41785
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Fun and Informative Tour
Orion was a great guide. Lots of knowledge about the tour and a great attitude. Would recommend to all.
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kyrawilliamsfitness
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What a great experience!
What a great experience! We used I Bike to rent bikes from Dow town Sarasota and then kayaked through the mangroves
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VitaliyChicago
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Excellent guided tour
Took this tour with our two kids (4 and 8). Larry was really interesting and caring guide. We saw a manattee just a
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Jeffery B
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Very Courteous & Professional
We rented two kayaks today from I Kayak Sarasota. The young man who assisted us could not have been nicer. I had a
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  • Duration: 2h 15m
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