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Address: 190 Taft Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone Number: +1 941-400-2740
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Small, personalized tour groups, updated equipment including new, light,...

Small, personalized tour groups, updated equipment including new, light, fatigue-reducing carbon fiber paddles, comfortable and easy to maneuver kayaks....And still the lowest prices guaranteed. Just a few reasons to come kayaking (tour or rental) with Sea Life Kayak. Explore exotic mangrove tunnels, paddle among manatees, dolphins and much more...With the premier kayak company in Lido, Siesta, and AMI. The owners of Sea Life Kayak Adventures come from science and conservation backgrounds and are members/volunteers of several environmental and wildlife organizations. While other companies are herding dozens of paddlers onto the water, we limit our groups to enhance the experience of our paddlers and especially the wildlife, minimizing our impact on fragile ecosystems. We use top quality, comfortable and easy to use kayaks perfect for novices or pros (most paddlers are newbies which we love), and provide instruction before we launch. Manatees, dolphins, flying rays, flying fish, cormorants (swimming with us or even riding on our boats!), And much, much more can be seen up close. We believe in tailoring our tours to our clients and having fun! Kayaking is not just our business, it's our passion.

Thanks-Tom and Lauri

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Kayak tour of mangrove tunnels

Whether you are experienced or a beginner in kayaking, this is a serene, fascinating experience. It was a great way to get some exercise during Thanksgiving week. Our guide... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Becky P
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Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Whether you are experienced or a beginner in kayaking, this is a serene, fascinating experience. It was a great way to get some exercise during Thanksgiving week. Our guide, Chris, could not have been more knowledgeable and patient. Loved his information about the flora and fauna of Sarasota Bay! Highly recommend a Sea Life Kayaking tour.

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Bradenton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sea Life did a great job getting us ready to go and being patient with us as beginner paddlers. Chris was wonderful. Was a constant supplier of local information on the history of the area and the sea life all around us. We plan to do this again in the spring with another group of family members.

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Thank mandlpoteete
Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide Chris was very knowledgeable and a lot of fun. He was aware of our group's special needs and catered to them whenever he could.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chris did a great job navigating about 10 of us around and through the Mangrove Tunnels.. He was more thoroughly informed and articulate on local sea life than any of us expected. Highly recommended...Lots of fun, thanks a lot.

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Bartlett, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chris was informative and made the entire experience fun. His concern for the environment was evident when he stopped several times to retrieve trash and bottles that had been discarded in the water.

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portsmouth uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time kayaking with Chris - saw a manatee, many herons, and a horseshoe crab exo-skeleton which Chris explained about in great detail. He was knowledgable and fun.

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Thank Jenny L
Middleborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a relaxing and fun 2.5 hours exploring Sarasota Bay and mangrove tunnels on Lido Key in kayaks. Our guide was knowledgeable and fun.

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This kayak trip was a blast! We saw lots of birds, fish, mangrove tunnels, and even a manatee. I felt totally safe at all times but also enjoyed an adventure. Our leader Chris had a great blend of expertise, warmth and humor. I can't wait to go back next year. I would tell everyone who is visiting in the Sarasota... More 

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Warwick
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had Chris as our guide, after going by several other tours thank god we did. He was knowledgeable, funny, supportive, and knew more about the marine life than most. He let me be a gondola pilot for my wife on a tandem in high winds so she could enjoy herself. The mangrove tunnels, manatee, and cormorants diving under the... More 

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Shelton, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a lot of fun. The cormorants were swimming along side my kayak & were fun to watch catch fish. We saw a dolphins in the distance, but my favorite was paddling through the mangroves! And our tour guide, Chris, was great!

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