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Paddle boarding

We had a great time paddle boarding with Aaron! The mangroves were beautiful and so much fun... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Morgan C
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Kingsville, Maryland
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Wonderful morning on the water

It was my second time out with Aaron for a paddleboard tour and it was once again amazing. Aaron is... read more

Reviewed May 1, 2018
Valérie C
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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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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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190 Taft Dr, Sarasota, FL 34243
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time paddle boarding with Aaron! The mangroves were beautiful and so much fun. Definitely recommend!!

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

It was my second time out with Aaron for a paddleboard tour and it was once again amazing. Aaron is always kind and patient, he gives a lot of paddleboarding tips. The bay is such a nice place, we had an awsome dolphin show. I...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Excellent guide that took the time to make sure we were safe and comfortable. Provide a lot of great local information and anecdotes.

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Always a great trip with Surfit. They take the time to go through the basics of paddle boarding and how to do it safely. Always inform us the best place to go to see manatees or other critters!!! Great day on the water!!

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1  Thank Julie E
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

We had a great time. Aaron had beautiful, comfortable boats set up for us when we arrived. Kayaking/paddleboarding through the mangrove tunnels is something you must do when visiting Sarasota. Aaron is a wealth of knowledge and experience. Anyone can do this and everyone will...More

2  Thank Tim D
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

I will always use Surfit USA when I go paddle boarding. It was my second time renting paddle boards with them and Aaron was super awesome and his wife was extremely helpful when I went to the wrong park. After arriving at the correct spot...More

1  Thank Madison B
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Let me start off by saying Aaron is a very welcoming guy and has extensive knowledge about the water. We rented paddle boards for three hours and he was nice enough to give us an extra hour. Surfit will most certainly be our choice the...More

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2  Thank chrisbarnett703
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

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

1  Thank Nick841
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Reviewed 3 February 2018 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 1 January 2018

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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Jill L
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Response from KarlaSURFit | Property representative |
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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