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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...more
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190 Taft Dr, Sarasota, FL 34243
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Reviewed 11 August 2018

Excellent tour despite red tide conditions. We were able to see a family of about 5 or 6 manatees feeding up close. Aaron is a top-notch instructor and I highly recommend him.

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Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Aaron did a fantastic job touring my wife and I on paddle boards! Was a great experience and got to see some manatees, highly recommend Aaron and his tours!

Thank nick l
Karla G, General Manager at Surfit, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2018

Thanks for the review and so glad that you enjoyed the tour. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 30 June 2018

Jessica gave us an excellent paddle board tour! So knowledgeable! We saw quite a few manatees in the bay too!!

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

My 15 year old daughter and her friend were dying to try SUP, so the 3 of us did an unguided half day tour. It was their favorite experience of our trip. We were given clear instructions and an easy to follow map. I'm not...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Morgan C
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

Thank Valérie C
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
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
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

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Jill L
13 July 2016|
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!