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Kayak Tour through Mangrove Tunnels provided by SURFit USA

Kayak Tour through Mangrove Tunnels

Kayak Tour through Mangrove Tunnels
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About
The Lido Mangrove tunnels are such a special and unique ecosystem. Our guides will make sure you are confident on the water and will give tips to improve your paddling and the experience. During the tour, our guides will point out the wildlife and will do their best to find manatees and dolphins for the group to see.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • The tour starts at Ted Sperling park and from the launch we begin our adventure. We start by paddling on Sarasota Bay. This shallow water bay is a great place to practice using the equipment and getting some pointers from the guides. Our tour takes us to the canals in front of the mansions on Lido Key and though they are beautiful to look at, our real goal is to spot dolphins and manatees that frequent the area. Keep your eye open for ospreys, bald eagles and cormorants--all of which are often hunting for fish. The highlight of the tour is a paddle through the windy tunnels carved into the mangroves. This unique ecosystem is home to birds, fish, seastars and crabs. Your guide will take you through the maze of mangrove tunnels, pointing out wildlife as you go. At the end of the tour, your guide will take you back to the original launch site. During the tour, the guide will take some photos that we are happy to text to you.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • The tour starts at Ted Sperling park and from the launch we begin our adventure. We start by paddling on Sarasota Bay. This shallow water bay is a great place to practice using the equipment and getting some pointers from the guides. Our tour takes us to the canals in front of the mansions on Lido Key and though they are beautiful to look at, our real goal is to spot dolphins and manatees that frequent the area. Keep your eye open for ospreys, bald eagles and cormorants--all of which are often hunting for fish. The highlight of the tour is a paddle through the windy tunnels carved into the mangroves. This unique ecosystem is home to birds, fish, seastars and crabs. Your guide will take you through the maze of mangrove tunnels, pointing out wildlife as you go. At the end of the tour, your guide will take you back to the original launch site. During the tour, the guide will take some photos that we are happy to text to you.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 87414P4
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Safety Equipment (Life Jackets, Leashes)
  • Double Kayak
  • Paddles
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • 190 Taft Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA When you arrive at the park, you will be looking for the SURFit van. Here we will get you checked in and on your way!
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Safety Equipment (Life Jackets, Leashes)
  • Double Kayak
  • Paddles
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 190 Taft Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA When you arrive at the park, you will be looking for the SURFit van. Here we will get you checked in and on your way!
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • 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
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Hillary T
2 contributions
Very fun!
Dec 2021 • Couples
Phil was an amazing tour guide. Very knowledgeable and fun! The tour itself was very cool and we got to see a lot of different wildlife.
Written 7 December 2021
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James E
2 contributions
Great kayak tour with Chris
Great tour with Chris. Got lots of info on local wildlife and history of the area. Mangrove tunnels were awesome. Highly recommended.
Written 5 December 2021
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Nikki D
1 contribution
very knowledgeable tour guide
Nov 2021 • Family
Orion was an excellent guide, we had a great time. We learned about the ecosystem there and got to go through a few tunnels.
Written 26 November 2021
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Pam D
Charlotte, NC2 contributions
Family of 10 From Charlotte NC had the best time
Nov 2021 • Family
We had a family of 10 and this was such a fun event. The was beautiful on the 3:30 tour with the sunset. Our guide ORyan was awesome Friendly and very knowledgeable.
Written 26 November 2021
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Julie F
1 contribution
Relaxing, family fun!
Nov 2021 • Family
Orion was a great guide. Funny, educational, professional. We had a great time. No manatees :(. But Loved our time in the mangroves.
Written 23 November 2021
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jennifer w
Anthony, KS1 contribution
Perfect days activity
Nov 2021 • Family
Great beginner, family friendly activity. Everyone in our group had a good time. Thanks to our guide Phil who kept it lively, informative, safe & fun.
Written 23 November 2021
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Plreyna
Southgate, MI2 contributions
Kayaking with Manatees
Nov 2021 • Couples
Excellent trip! Orion was our guide and was very knowledgeable. We will definitely be back. We were able to see manatees and other marine life during our tour.
Written 21 November 2021
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Rumpunchy
Evanston, IL20 contributions
Great way to spend an afternoon
Nov 2021 • Friends
Such fun! Chris was a perfect guide. Learned a lot and enjoyed a couple of hours on the water. Didn’t see a manatee but it was great.
Written 17 November 2021
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Leah B
1 contribution
Great activity to do near Sarasota
Nov 2021 • Family
Phil was great! Super knowledgeable,funny,and chill.. will definitely recommend to people. My brother's and parents had a great time I pleased the sister law.. mu kid slept hough it a bit also and my neice couldn't get enough of being on the water.. will never do a tandem kayak with my brother ever again tho cuz he sucks!! Omg Lol! I'd come back just for phil!
Written 16 November 2021
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Miranda B
1 contribution
Awesome tour!
Nov 2021 • Family
This tour was so much fun! Phil was great and we enjoyed his jokes! Such a highlight to our vacation definitely would come back next time we are in Florida!!
Written 15 November 2021
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Inspiration828063
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Fun
Chris was a great guide. Was a fun event! I would recommend. Everyone was super friendly. Easy access and parking
sarbours
sarbours
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BEST tour guides EVER
Had the opportunity to take the mangrove kayak tour with this awesome group. Had an the most amazing time. Our guid
Getaway66102294779
Getaway66102294779
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Group Trip
We had a large group and had to add two boats to our group rental last minute. They were accommodating and welcomin
Caitlin_NG2021
Caitlin_NG2021
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A lovely time!
Really appreciated how amenable they were to us taking our classes of middle and high school students for their sea
NewGate2021
NewGate2021
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Seagrass survey with NewGate students
Surfit was extremely supportive of our effort to get our MS and HS students involved in the county Seagrass survey.
rachelfilipek
rachelfilipek
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Amazing people and amazing experience
My group had a fantastic time with Alex, he was so friendly and personable. The tour itself was awesome Alex showed
annisa51977
annisa51977
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SUP at Mangroves
Orion was such a knowledgeable tour guide during our visit of the Mangroves. Explained in great detail the surroun
chrispy712021
chrispy712021
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Great Day Great Experience
We had so much fun on the kayak trip. Our guide Chris was friendly and helpful. The weather was fantastic and it wa
Cheryl80401
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Awesome morning
A must when visiting Sarasota! Very cool morning, saw a manatee, dolphin and many other smaller critters and birds
jlynnfiala
jlynnfiala
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Favorite Part OF Our Trip
Although this was a last minute idea it was my favorite part of out trip. We saw amazing sights and I learned so mu
Andrea S
Andrea S
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Great Kayaking Experience
I had never been on a kayak before but it was a lot of fun and pretty easy to do. Our guide, Chris, was very good
kassyE83
kassyE83
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Great family experience
Fun for all ages ! Highlight of our trip ! Family of 8 , booking was easy and affordable , staff were very helpful
Fern R
Fern R
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Kayaking in the Sarasota mangrove tunnels
This was a great tour. Very well run operation. The mangroves are gorgeous. We will do this tour again with our
Kyleearoy
Kyleearoy
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Great for everyone
We had a great time! We were able to see many manatees and lots of jellyfish, crabs, and sea urchins. The mangrove
viviyanz
viviyanz
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Scenic, easy, educational, family-friendly activity!
I booked this tour last minute and I'm stoked I did! The 2 hour kayak tour was a great way to see the local plants
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