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“Great time paddling around”

Sea Life Kayak Adventures
Ranked #1 of 87 Tours in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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
Mentor, Ohio
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Great time paddling around”
Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

Chris was our tour guide. Informative and funny :)
First time in a kayak and with my 6 year old daughter. Didn't see any manatees but we saw these neat and clever diving birds and jumping fish in the open waters. In the mangroves we cute little crabs and the trees were beautiful.
He helped us when we lagged behind a bit (steering a kayak and taking photos is tricky).
Thumbs up! :)

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“Great tour and a great guide”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Our kayak tour through the mangrove tunnels was great and seeing the different wildlife was really interesting. We were really excited to see dolphins up close on our tour as well. Could not have asked for a better guide, Chris did an excellent job and was really knowledgeable about the wildlife we saw and the history of the area. This was our first time in a kayak and we had a great time.

Visited June 2014
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Cleveland, Ohio
1 review
“Great Family friendly tour!”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

Top notch service from start to finish. Tom was excellent on the phone explaining everything well and quoting sound experience when we called when the weather was iffy before our morning tour. Our guide, Chris, gave us a great family adventure on June 12! We had 5 adults and 3 children (ages 5 and 9) and he was great with all of us! Chris had great knowledge about wildlife and area history, and answered all of our many questions. We saw manatees and many birds, and the mangroves were amazing! All in all, a great value for a memorable experience!

Visited June 2014
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Bury, England
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“Wonderful experience with great guide. ”
Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

Other companies were taking out much larger groups - ours was small and the guide, Chris, made sure we all enjoyed our 2.5 hour tour concluding with the amazing mangrove tunnels. The time flew by. Brilliant!! Don't just rent a kayak, take this tour.

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Boxborough, Massachusetts
1 review
“Great tour to see manatees and the mangrove tunnels”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Had a wonderful tour with Chris! He is very knowledgeable about the history of the area and the features on land you can see from on the water. He certainly knew how to spot manatees and other wildlife in the water and in the trees. We had never kayaked in sit-on-top kayaks before, but they worked out just great. Would definitely do it again or rent kayaks from Sea Life to do our own exploring.

Visited June 2014
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