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Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Ecotour

From US$50.00
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
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Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Ecotour
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10am Departure
Two hour mangrove tunnel and manatee dolphin sighting tour in beautiful Sarasota Bay on Lido Key led by a trained and experience guide.
From US$50.00
1:30pm Departure
Two hour mangrove tunnel and manatee dolphin sighting tour in beautiful Sarasota Bay on Lido Key led by a trained and experience guide.
From US$50.00
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 guided, 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.
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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1 - 5 of 47 reviews

Reviewed yesterday
Great time kayaking!

So glad we decided to do the Mangrove tour on our trip to Sarasota last week. Such a beautiful place and most of us had never seen anything like the mangrove tunnels before. We had a large group and the water was getting choppy due...More

1  Thank Martie1
Reviewed 5 days ago
Doable for oldies

When my niece came to visit & wanted us to join her on a 3 hr. Kayak excursion, I wasn’t sure these 75 yr. olds could manage. However, you paddle at a slow pace in calm waters, with pauses to see manatees, dolphins etc., so...More

1  Thank caronhutch
Bob N, Owner at I Kayak Sarasota, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

High fives and manatee hugs to all the Oldies! Thanks for the kind words =D.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Awesome experience

We were lucky to only have a small group of 4 kayaks (including the guide). We were treated to dolphins, manatees and a number of cool mangrove “tunnels.” The guide was informative and very knowledgeable. We had a great time and took lots of pics.

1  Thank Eugene W
Bob N, Owner at I Kayak Sarasota, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for coming out with us, hope to see you again soon. H5.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Heaven in the Mangroves!

This was the best time we had on our trip. Chris was a wonderful tour guide. He was prompt and knowledgeable. We could tell he really loves what he does. The Mangroves are beautiful and there was so much to see. It was peaceful and...More

1  Thank Christine H
Bob N, Owner at I Kayak Sarasota, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

High five Christine. Thank you for the kind words and we'll give Chris a big hug =D. See you soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Must do

We had such a great time! Kelly was our guide and he was very friendly and made our 10 year old feel very comfortable and even made him a leader which had him feeling pretty excited! Even though we didn’t see dolphins or manatees we...More

Thank sdolby-Capeless
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