Sarasota KayakAll of our guides have a vast knowledge of our local waters. We offer tours seven days a week and our schedule is flexible to fit your needs. Whether a individual, family or friends, you tell us when you want to go and we will get you out on the water. We will also work with you to design the perfect business, school, church or other group outing.
Evening, sunset, and moonlight tours are also offered several days each month. Please see the tours we offer below and inquire about special offerings. Fill out our questionaire and a Sarasoat water Expert will contact you to arrange your day in the water.
Guided Kayak ToursThe Exotic Mangrove Tunnels of South Lido - 75$ per person 55$ per person (with a group of 3 or more) , approx 2 1/2 hours, description: This outstanding tour is considered one of the most diverse in Southwest Florida, and it also happens to be our most popular and regularly offered kayak tour and the one that attracts the most repeat customers. This tour is suitable for a beginner or the experienced paddler. You will paddle through the unique mangrove tunnels, through lagoons and bayous, out in the bay, and along mangrove shorelines. Keep your eyes open for Manatee, Dolphin, and several species of birds, marine animals, and fish.
The Jim Neville Nature Preserve out of Turtle Beach on Siesta Key - 75$ per person 55$ per person (with a group of 3 or more) , approx 2 1/2 hours, description: This tour explores the maze of waterways created by the mangrove fringe surrounding the two main islands of the 35-acre Jim Neville Preserve located in Little Sarasota Bay. This trail is a bird watcher's paradise as the preserve serves as a favored nesting ground for several bird species. Also keep you eyes open for Dolphin, Manatee, fish, and other marine animals.
Phillippi Estate Park - $75 per person 55$ per person (with a group of 3 or more), approx 2 1/2 hrs, description: On this tour you get the opportunity to immerse yourself in the estuarine environment where Phillippi Creek flows into the south end of Roberts Bay. Since estuaries are some of the most biologically productive in the world you have many chances to view a variety of wildlife up close. Again keep your eyes open for Manatee, Dolphin, and several species of birds, marine animals, and fish.
Myakka River State Park - 75$ per person 4 person minimum, approx 3 hours, description: This is one of Florida's largest and most diverse natural areas and the Myakka River is designated as a "Florida Wild and Scenic River". On this freshwater tour you'll enjoy paddling through wetlands, prairies, hammocks, and pinelands and the wildlife that call these environments home including the American Alligator. Also keep your eyes open for river otters, bald eagles, turtles, gopher tortoise, armadillos, wild pigs, fish and several bird species.
To secure a spot on a tour simply let us know which tour, what day and time, how many people, and if you would like single or double kayaks. As much advanced notice as you can give us helps us give you exactly what you want. Feel free to call the shop any day between 9-5 and we'll be glad to set you up.
Private Tours - 75$ per person 55$ per person (with a group of 3 or more) available for very small groups of 1 to 4 persons: Book a private tour for yourself and your child, spouse or small group: Any time, anywhere.......... Mangrove Tunnels, Phillippi Creek, Sunset, Moonlight: You choose and we will coordinate a private tour that includes only your friends or family in off season, special needs or circumstances or outside normal operating hours or short notice we can conduct a very small tour at our premium or private rate.
Kayak Private Lessons - $75 per hour. For groups of 3 or more is $40 per hour ( includes a 4 hour kayak rental)