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Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Ecotour

  • Follow mangrove tunnels one of the only ways you can—in a kayak
  • Get a chance to see manatees and dolphins in their natural habitat
  • Learn the basics of paddling technique from your guide
Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Ecotour
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Two hour mangrove tunnel and manatee dolphin sighting tour in beautiful Sarasota Bay on Lido Key led by a trained and experience guide.
1:30pm Departure
Two hour mangrove tunnel and manatee dolphin sighting tour in beautiful Sarasota Bay on Lido Key led by a trained and experience guide.
Florida's mangrove forests form shady canals and tunnels that are ideal for kayaks, and the maneuverable craft of kayaking allows you to go where larger boats can't. This guided, small-group tour explores the Sarasota Bay while searching for manatees and dolphins, and then goes deep into the mangroves to spot even more native plants and wildlife. With a kayak guide to lead the way, you can also learn paddling techniques that come in handy.
What to Expect
Make your way to a central location in Sarasota that's near Lido Beach, and start by getting fitted with a kayak, paddle, and personal flotation device.

Good for kayakers of all skill levels, this boat trip starts with a briefing on paddling techniques and safety. It also uses kayaks that are easy to steer and quite stable, great for the calm waters of the bay.

After launching the kayaks, paddle around the bay, and search for manatees and dolphins, wildlife native to the Florida coast. Next, duck underneath the mangrove canopy, where trees thrive in the salty coastal water, providing habitat for a wide range of animals and smaller plants.

This kayak tour concludes at the original departure point.
Reviews (105)
1 - 5 of 75 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great kayak trip

My sister, my nephew and myself went on the Mangrove kayak trip on September 28th 2018. What a great way to spend part of the day! Our guide was so informative and funny! And we got to see manatees. The trip was beautiful and the...More

1  Thank Nicole T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
A must do!

This is such a great tour! Chris did a fantastic job showing us around the mangroves and bay. He was very knowledgeable of the wildlife, local history, and culture. He was always keeping an eye out for manatees or other cool stuff to see for...More

1  Thank Kristina B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
wonderful guide and interesting area for kayak tour

Really enjoyed my solo guided tour with Skye. We didn't see manatees, but several Ospreys, a couple of Pelicans and lots of little land crabs on the Mangrove trees. He was friendly, knowledgeable and a great guy to spend a couple of hours paddling with.

Thank thirkej
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Kayak Tour

Awesome day with fantastic guide Chris - very knowledgable and entertaining - highly recommend - no better way to spend the day

Thank Thomas R
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile
Bachlorette Weekend Kayak Tour

We had a blast kayaking around, seeing dolphins and listening to Chris teach us about the area. Everyone in the party had a fantastic time, even with the red tide. If you only do one thing in Sarasota, it should be kayaking with this company....More

Thank Experience748881
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28 August 2018|
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Response from sdolby-Capeless | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I would call and find out
Annette M
30 July 2018|
Response from sdolby-Capeless | Reviewed this property |
Rain but other than that you should be fine.
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