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Wonderful guide, great location

Our family of 5 booked a tour over the phone. Karla was extremely helpful. Aaron met us at the park... read more

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Nick841
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Groton, Massachusetts, United States
Kayak through mangrove tunnels

Very enjoyable 2 Hour kayak adventure. Didn’t see much wildlife other than birds but it was great... read more

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Peter D
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We offer guided stand up paddleboard and kayaking tours through the famed Lido mangrove tunnels, at the beaches and at locations around Sarasota County. We offer paddleboard and kayak rentals as well at Ted Sperling Park or at local beaches, condos, hotels with free delivery. Check with us for surf lessons when the conditions are good for surfing in the Gulf of Mexico. We are a husband and wife team with years of on the water experience. Aaron is a lifelong surfer, paddler and a previous Hawaii County lifeguard. Karla is a marine biologist, paddler and a previous outrigger canoe paddler.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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190 Taft Dr, Sarasota, FL 34243
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Reviewed yesterday

Our family of 5 booked a tour over the phone. Karla was extremely helpful. Aaron met us at the park with all the equipment, and even let us use his sunscreen! He was very helpful and engaging. We saw dolphins in the distance, went through...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very enjoyable 2 Hour kayak adventure. Didn’t see much wildlife other than birds but it was great fun and at a pace very comfortable for inexperienced kayakers. The mangrove tunnels were neat and all of the turning in close quarters was good for working on...More

Thank Peter D
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

This was a really fun way to spend a couple of hours. It's a beautiful tour really cool to see from mangroves

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Reviewed 5 December 2017

Aaron was wonderful! Not only did he switch days for us (sick kid), he tailored our trip to what we wanted to see. We had a great time. Beautiful area. Can't wait to come back and do it again.

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

It was our first time on paddleboards and we loved the tour with Aaron! Escpecially going through those tunnels, lot of fun :) ☀️

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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Aaron was a wonderful guide!! Very patient with us being first time paddle boarders. Saw so much wild life on the tour. He was very knowledgeable and was able to answer all of our questions along the tour. Anybody looking for a little exercise while...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

I've rented from this company twice now and have had an excellent experience both time. Very nice people.

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Thank eem352
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

Rented two SUPs for a half day paddle. Kevin had the boards set up and ready to go at 9 AM as requested. Super nice guy, hauled both boards to the water for us and wished us a great paddle. Aaron and his team always...More

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Thank Ricostephens
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

This was really a great time. Our guide, Kevin, was a local and very knowledgeable about the mangroves. He knew all the fish cruising underneath our boats. Would do this again.

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Thank Billy C
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

We rented paddle boards from Surfit. What a great time, Kevin demonstrated the proper use and posture, etc. Set us up on a great tour of the area. We could not have been more please with the Surfit Team. Kevin and Aaron made this an...More

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Jill L
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We are about a 20 minute drive from Siesta Key on Lido Key (the next key over). If you haven't been over to Lido, it is worth the drive. Great shops in St Armands Circle, great beach and amazing paddling!
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