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Bay & Gulf Adventures

Sarasota, FL
+1 941-893-7221
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Our Best Kayak tour ever

Scott Whitehead took us out from Lido Key on a tour of the mangrove tunnels and part of Sarasota... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2017
Howard W
Manatees! and Mangroves - Best kayak trip ever

We went out with Scott a few weeks ago with our son who is 12. Scott was great showing and... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
Stewartsville, New Jersey
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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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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Sarasota, FL
+1 941-893-7221
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Reviewed 5 May 2017

Scott Whitehead took us out from Lido Key on a tour of the mangrove tunnels and part of Sarasota Bay. He was extremely knowledgable and fun. I have been out kayaking in the area a number of times and yet this time we learned more,...More

Thank Howard W
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We went out with Scott a few weeks ago with our son who is 12. Scott was great showing and teaching us about the environment and marine life. We were very impressed with his knowledge and had just a great time overall meandering through the...More

Thank spnj2020
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We've been to the Longboat Key / Siesta Keys area many times over the years for Spring Break with our family. In the past, we took the South Lido Key / Mangrove Tunnel tour with our kids and the experience was great. Now as empty...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Kayak with Scott! Don't waste your time and money on other big impersonal tours given by other groups on Lido key, go with Scott and have a memorable experience! We have been on kayak tours with Scott four times, and each time we experience something...More

Thank Tony P
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Scott's knowledgeable dialog kept us informed throughout the trip. From the manatees we saw to the bald eagle and tree crabs in the mangroves he loves and respects the ecosystems. We got some background on the mansions lining the bay as well. The kayaking was...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2017 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...More

Thank Sheri S
Reviewed 8 February 2017

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.

Thank Robert S
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...More

Thank jbchocolate
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...More

Thank Wantoby
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.

Thank Peter C
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