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Address: 5511 Calle Del Invierno, Siesta Key, FL 34242-1922
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+1 941-284-6057
08:00 - 20:00
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Spend a wonderful day on the water in Sarasota Bay or Siesta Key Beach...

Spend a wonderful day on the water in Sarasota Bay or Siesta Key Beach Stand Up Paddle boarding. Here at Gulfside Paddleboards we specialize in great customer service and provide free delivery and a quick lesson with every paddleboard rental. Just call us and we will bring the boards to you. We also offer daily guided mangrove tours where we paddle around bird islands, through shallow waters surrounded by mangroves, stop at a private beach for a break, and also encounter many other types of wildlife and nature. If you are looking to purchase a board we can also help!

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Great time!

We have been coming to Siesta Key for years and wanted to do something different. I found Gulfside Paddleboards and we are so glad we went on a tour with Nate. We were able to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming to Siesta Key for years and wanted to do something different. I found Gulfside Paddleboards and we are so glad we went on a tour with Nate. We were able to experience a part of Siesta Key we've never seen before from a native. Nate is professional, teaching us how to paddle board correctly, and telling... More 

Thank rivhoog
iowa city, IA
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

Just got back from a week in Siesta Key and did a paddleboarding trip with Nate. He was awesome! Highly highly recommend and the price was fantastic.

Thank jmc3mom
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

We loved Nate. We highly recommend this trip off of Turtle Beach. Very fun and takes you to a private beach that is gorgeous. Nate was patient with us as all 7 of us had never done paddle boarding before. Knowledgeable about the birds and fish and the area we were at. Loved that he took the time to teach... More 

Thank Gapmom
Sarasota, Florida
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87 reviews
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

This paddleboard company is top notch! I started renting from them over a month ago and am completely hooked. They make it effortless and could not be nicer. They deliver and pick up just about anytime and anywhere! They even let you know what is going on with the tides and weather so you end up enjoying your experience. This... More 

Thank Gretchen M
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 June 2016

We rented three paddle boards for 2 adults and 2 kids. We went through the mangrove tunnels, saw a baby osprey, and midnight pass beach. The guide was very knowledgable and accommodating. Price for two hours was 75 dollars... Will rent from them again... Thanks for the great time!

Thank Kristine S
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 16 November 2015

We did a long kayak tour around an island off of Siesta Key in the evening. It was SO MUCH FUN!. If your arms get tired from rowing don't do this but is you can row and row, you have it made. Nate was informative, fun and pleasant. His kayak sunk in the ocean though due to someone else borrowing... More 

Thank teri1352
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Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

Contact Gulfside Paddleboarding if you are going to paddleboard in the Siesta Key area. Nate is great and knows the area, me and my family had a guided tour in the Turtle Beach area (2-2.5 hours). Everyone was really satisfied, including the kids (10 an 12 years old). We where absolut verk Lucky and ended the tour with 30 minutes... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 9 October 2015

We've been wanting to go kayaking for a while. Some friends liked the idea of a kayak tour of the nature so this place popped up in my search. I wanted to get a smaller group and make sure that it was friendly for a little kid as well. We ended up doing 2 double kayaks, with our guide in... More 

Thank twinklehead
Sarasota, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 12 September 2015

Was surprised at how easy it was to learn to paddleboard with Nate's instructions. A wonderful morning on the water with lots to see... mangroves and birds and then a stop at Midnight Pass for a beach swim. Excellent spot for enjoying Florida's diverse offerings ! Nate is knowledgeable and also alot of fun to be with.

Thank chezflorida
New York
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Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

Rented stand up paddle boards for me and my kids for two hours. It was our first time doing it. Met Nate on time and he gave us a quick lesson and we picked it up pretty easily. He told us a good place to go and gave us a large waterproof bag for the trip, which was very helpful.... More 

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