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Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Ecotour provided by I Kayak Sarasota

Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Ecotour

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Updated 29/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 29/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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 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.
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I Kayak Sarasota
190 Taft Dr #100, Sarasota, FL 34236, USAMeeting point is Ted Sperling Park 190 Taft dr.34236 Sarasota, Please look for the big enclosed trailer with a Manatee on the side- I KAYAK SARASOTA
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You'll end at
I Kayak Sarasota
190 Taft Dr #100, Sarasota, FL 34236, USAMeeting point is Ted Sperling Park 190 Taft dr.34236 Sarasota, Please look for the big enclosed trailer with a Manatee on the side- I KAYAK SARASOTA
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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
  • A fun, active way to get out on the water during vacation
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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Important Information
Departure Point
I Kayak Sarasota, 190 Taft Dr #100, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
Duration
2h 15m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Use of a single kayak or call for a tandem,If no call first available
  • Local guide
  • USCG-approved life jacket
  • Safety briefing
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is recommended that you bring a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a bottle of water
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult in a tandem kayak
  • For groups of two or more, if you prefer tandem (2-person) kayaks instead of single kayaks, please call the local tour operator after booking
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Brittany S wrote a review Yesterday
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Did a 10am kayak tour with Orion. He was such an amazing guide. He was very helpful and efficient at loading and unloading everyone onto their kayaks. He taught everyone paddling 101 before we took off and that was a nice little refresher. We looked for manatees and dolphins but
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Sara Jo M wrote a review 5 Aug.
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I enjoyed going on the tour with Mark and seeing all the wildlife. We saw manatees and many kinds of birds.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Christine H wrote a review 3 Aug.
Orlando, Florida6 contributions
Amazing experience. I’ve been on a lot of kayaks tours. I’ll have to say that Orion is the absolute best guide I’ve ever experienced. I was impressed with His vast knowledge of the area and of the eco system.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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JR Saez wrote a review 1 Aug.
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I was looking for something to do with my boys and was hoping it would be entertaining. It was great. The staff made it too easy, made sure everyone felt comfortable and even made sure that a small child was made safe with a life preserver. We had Larry as a guide. If he was an
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Jaimee wrote a review Jul. 2020
London, Kentucky2 contributions1 helpful vote
Beautiful scenery and wonderful guide. Orion was very knowledgeable and interactive with the group. Great experience for our family ranging in ages from 6 years old to 38 years old.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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By: I Kayak Sarasota
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Kayak rental
I rented a single kayak so I could get out on the water with my daughter who owns her own paddle board. It was eas
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Kyndall41785
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Fun and Informative Tour
Orion was a great guide. Lots of knowledge about the tour and a great attitude. Would recommend to all.
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kyrawilliamsfitness
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What a great experience!
What a great experience! We used I Bike to rent bikes from Dow town Sarasota and then kayaked through the mangroves
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VitaliyChicago
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Excellent guided tour
Took this tour with our two kids (4 and 8). Larry was really interesting and caring guide. We saw a manattee just a
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Jeffery B
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Very Courteous & Professional
We rented two kayaks today from I Kayak Sarasota. The young man who assisted us could not have been nicer. I had a
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J6468ZZscottd
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Fun and informative
Went on a Mangrove Tunnel Kayak tour yesterday (3/16/2020) with I Kayak Sarasota and had an amazing time. Our tour
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tvaness0205
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Mangroves tour
We had a blast. It was a windy day, so we had to fight that a bit. Mark did a wonderful job explaining and sho
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amandarae82
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Mangrove tour
Great experience; Larry, our guide, was super friendly and knowledgeable! As a first-time kayaker, I Kayak and Lar
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Marie B
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Great Experience for beginner (or experienced) kayaker
After learning the basics of kayaking, our guide Orion led us through the mangrove forest all the while providing s
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Jersey227
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Not everyone is a kayak pro ...
Did the Eco mangrove tour with Mark. He was awesome! He helped when we were kayaking spazzes! We was patient and
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Hervetteandrea
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Kayaking in the Mangroves
The company was late and overbooked. But the adventure was worth it. Beautiful scenery, lots of fish jumping and
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chooheisc
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Vacation
We had a great time at I Kayak Sarasota. We had an awesome time the guide was fantastic. Very knowledgeable, the Ma
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ajwmlwslw
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good kayaks
We have rented a few times from I kayak at the park. We got two tandem kayaks with the kids. We had a great time .
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548sally
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Kayak tour in Sarasota
My son and I had a blast. Alex was great. We saw a manatee, dolphins, a snake lol, birds and more. The mango (insid
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Dream707883
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Fabulous experience!
2nd time I’ve been there. First time with teenage daughter, yesterday with friend. Both times such a wonderful trip
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  • Duration: 2h 15m
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