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Island Style Watersports

2433 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34234-5807
+1 941-954-1009
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We live here, and so often we say we should enjoy the water more. Laurel made planning our outing... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Melissa L
Paddle board outing

Laurel was an excellent instructor for our family of 6. She knows the water areas extremely well... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
Lea Ann L
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Island Style Watersports is the top kayak tour operator and water sports company in Sarasota, Florida. Our kayak eco tours through the exotic mangrove forests of Sarasota show you and your family and friends the natural beauty of Florida's wildlife including dolphins and manatees. Our friendly and knowledgeable Florida Master Naturalist-certified guides specialize in small kayak tours. You get personal attention and a safe kayak experience at times to suit you. We also offer world-class windsurfing and kiteboarding instruction as well and SUP (Stand Up Paddle) rentals and sales. Call us today to book your kayak tours, lessons and rentals. We'll see you on the water soon!
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2433 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34234-5807
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We live here, and so often we say we should enjoy the water more. Laurel made planning our outing E A S Y! We thoroughly enjoyed the mangrove tunnels she suggested we try out. Off season was great with fewer kayaks out. We rented a...More

Thank Melissa L
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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Laurel was an excellent instructor for our family of 6. She knows the water areas extremely well and is passionate about Florida and all types of watersports. Our sons range in age from 13-20 yrs and none of us had any prior paddle boarding experience....More

Thank Lea Ann L
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Excellent nature experience kayaking off Lido Key in the mangroves. Laurel is an excellent Guide with vast knowledge and experience. The whole family had a great time! I highly recommend! Doug W

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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Went out with Laurel with our young kids in doubles on a slightly windy day. 95% of time was spent in the shaded, calm mangrove tunnels, and the rest was totally fine. Our young kids, who have fairly short attention spans, LOVED it. Laurel is...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

My wife and I kayaked with Laurel late in the day when most of the large guided trips had left. No crowds made it a great 4:00 PM adventure thru the mangrove swamps (no bugs that day) and across the calm bay. Laurel gave a...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

What a great afternoon! Laurel took us on the best tour of the waterways and mangrove tunnels around Sarasota. Not only did we have fun, but I always felt safe in her care and I learned so much! Who knew?? Laurel did! There are a...More

Thank Mary Y
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Laurel was incredibly accommodating helping us get the best experience for our money. She was incredibly knowledgeable about the environment (water, weather, temperature) to recommend a beautiful kayak trip through the mangroves at sunset. She also couldn't have been friendlier. Thanks, Laurel! -Paul

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had a fantastic date paddleboarding for a couple of hours around Sarasota Bay! We came across manatees in a lagoon and ended our date with lunch across the pass before heading back home. Laurel's setup is SUPer easy and accommodating. We'll...More

Thank Patrick K
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend this organization and tour for the inquisitive person wishing to learn more about Florida's natural water settings. Laurel, owner and guide, is passionate in her desire to preserve Florida's natural ecosystem and pass along her vast knowledge to others. Our intimate group...More

Thank Jennifer C
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Reviewed 23 November 2016

Laurel led our tour and it was a totally wonderful experience. Once she assessed our level of experience at kayaking and our interest in the nature and history of the area, she made sure the tour was a perfect fit for us. She is so...More

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