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Bay & Gulf Adventures

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Address: Sarasota, FL
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+1 941-893-7221
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Bay and Gulf adventures is a Sarasota kayaking tour and rental company,...

Bay and Gulf adventures is a Sarasota kayaking tour and rental company, offering ecological education and exploration in a fun and entertaining environment for all ages. Explore the hidden treasures of Sarasota’s Lido Key, Mangrove Tunnels, Longboat Key, Siesta Key, Myakka State Park, and The Jim Neville Preserve only accessible through one our unique kayaking tours. Click on a tour for more information.

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Kayak with Scott 941-893-7221

The guide, Scott, is great. All 3 of us were beginners and he clearly explains how to control the kayak. He doesn't just lead the way, he gives you some history of what you see... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Sheri S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The guide, Scott, is great. All 3 of us were beginners and he clearly explains how to control the kayak. He doesn't just lead the way, he gives you some history of what you see and also let's you hold some sea life (but not the stuff that can sting you... thank you for not letting me touch the jelly... More 

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Thank Sheri S
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this 2+ hour trip with Scott, an excellent guide, and 2 other couples. He was full of fun facts about the area. A cormorant perched on the bow of our kayak for 5 minutes. Price was right, too.

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Thank Robert S
Leavenworth, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Scott led a party of 7 women and my husband (novice and experienced kayakers) on an early morning kayak trip through the mangrove tunnels and out into the open bay. What a fabulous time we had! He worked at the Mote Aquarium for many years so is very knowledgeable about the marine environment. He is a patient teacher and we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is my second time on a mangrove tour with Scott, the owner and tour guide! It was myself and two friends. One of which really hadn't had any kayaking experience. He spent time explaining do and dont's and how toos with extreme patience. The three of us learned an awful lot from Scott, including holding slugs, urchins, learning about... More 

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Thank Wantoby
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

We had a amazing time and Scott's informed commentary really added to the adventure. We throughly recomend a trip through the mangroves in a Kayak. We enjoyed it so much we hope to be able to do the Myakka tour with Scott later this week.

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Thank Peter C
Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Incredible time Kayaking. Went with another family, friends. All together 4 adults, only 1 with Kayaking experience and 4 kids from 11 to 16, two with experience. Took the Lido route, since it is great for beginners or experienced. Great for kids also, in a tandem Kayak of course. Scott, our guide really knows his stuff. He made the tour... More 

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Thank TimOhioToday
New Bedford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Excellent tour with Scott today. Want to do it again. So much fun and learned a lot about the area. Great for beginners And challenging maneuvers in mangroves too !! Fun time with an excellent guide. Book with Bay and Gulf Adventures for sure !

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

First and foremost Scott, the owner is awesome and he answers the phone all the time! We did the Lido tour that took you through the mangroves! While that in itself was awesome, due to Scott's extensive knowledge about the wildlife and marine life, we saw a manatee up close in addition to starfish and jellyfish! These are things we... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

We truly enjoyed the eco and history tour while on the water with Scott in Sarasota. his knowledge of the local wildlife and history is awesome. The trip through the mangrove tunnels is also wonderful. A must do if you're over on Lido Key.

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Thank CEFJR
Holden, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

We went on the Lido Key Mangrove Kayak Tour with Scott during our vacation to Anna Maria Island, and it was definitely a highlight of our trip! Scott was super accommodating, keeping the tour group small (just our family of 5 people) which we loved! It really allowed him to focus on us and us on him. Scott knows a... More 

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