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Sarasota, United States
Kayak Tour through Mangrove Tunnels

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Immerse yourself in Sarasota's coastal mangrove forests, look out for dolphins and manatees, and practice your kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding skills on this immersive, small-group tour. After departing from Ted Sperling Nature Park, you'll paddle out on Sarasota Bay and can practice with your equipment. Then, head into the mangrove tunnels for your best chance to see local marine life.
  • This small-group tour guarantees hands-on guidance and support
  • Choose to rent a single or double kayak, or a stand-up paddleboard
  • Discover the striking scenery of Sarasota's coastal mangrove forests
  • Enjoy an active and adventurous way to explore the scenery
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Safety Equipment (Life Jackets, Leashes)
Double Kayak
Paddles
Gratuities
190 Taft Dr , 190 Taft Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA

When you arrive at the park, you will be looking for the SURFit van. Here we will get you checked in and on your way!

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY SURFit USA
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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star-5
Nice experience
Debbie_P
, Jun 2022
Had a great time. Phillip was energetic and entertaining! Saw lots of sea life including a few dolphins swimming by us.
star-5
A fun afternoon!
Melissa_B
, Jun 2022
My daughters and I had so much fun kayaking! Our guide Jason was amazing...He knew all about the sea life, mangroves and the ecosystem. It was a great experience!
star-5
Great Family Adventure
Craig_N
, Jun 2022
Phil was our Guide and he did a Great job! Very outgoing and made everyone feel confident with maneuvering our Kayaks.
star-5
Mangrove kayak/ paddle
Cherryl_C
, Jun 2022
O’Brian was our best tour guide … very friendly accommodating and knowledgeable,,, his a good tourist guide We had great tie especially our experience in mangrove tunnel tour
star-5
A Great Time
Michelle_A
, Jun 2022
Jason was an excellent tour guide. Was a wealth of knowledge. Found our group 2 manatees to watch. Highly recommend!
star-5
Fun morning!
Cristy_S
, Jun 2022
Chris was great! Very knowledgeable and a ton of fun. We had a blast! I would definitely recommend it!
star-5
would do the tour again
Chris_A
, Jun 2022
had an excellent time, our first time Kayaking!! Our guide from Surfit USA was awesome (sorry I forgot his name) we did a Tuesday afternoon. would do it again in a heart beat.
star-4
Great for beginner kayakers.
Scott_F
, Jun 2022
We had a nice time but were a bit disappointed that we did not encounter more wildlife. The tour also took longer than it needed to. It moved at a very slow pace. Our guide Sam was terrific. She was very knowledgeable.
star-5
When we arrived we had a...
Anna_G
, May 2022
When we arrived we had a very little wait time till we started out tour. In our tour it was just the 3 of us so it was more personalized. Our guide was super friendly and knowledgeable about the species that live in the mangrove and the history. Overall we had a blast and would do a tour again.
star-4
Great experience just not for newbies
Lynn_L
, May 2022
It was a cool experience but wouldnt recommend it if you havent ever kayaked before. Our guide really didn't provide much instruction at all even though we stated we were beginners. Felt left behind until we reached the mangroves where they became more helpful. Would highly recommend if you do have experience as it is exceptionally unique & amazing to experience. However, I would reconsider if you are brand new to a kayak.
star-5
Had a great time and a...
Anonymous
, May 2022
Had a great time and a great guide. Easy, safe, and beautiful. Didn’t get to see any manatees, but still a good time.
star-5
Excellent tour! Peaceful and beautiful.
Robyn_W
, May 2022
My husband live close by, but did this tour for our anniversary. We both had a lot of fun and our tour guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Everything was beautiful! You won’t be disappointed.
star-5
Best ever!
Cody_G
, Apr 2022
Great experience! 10/10 would recommend! Tour guide was very informative and helpful with everything.
star-5
Great for all ages.
Matthew_S
, Apr 2022
Very Pretty and educational tour, difficulty was much more geared to beginners. A great activity for anyone young or old. A little over priced though.
star-5
Ask for Phil👍
Scott_T
, Apr 2022
We decided to take our daughter (20 something) out because we had such a great time last month out with Phil. Well we got lucky and got him again! Second time was even better. Phil is very knowledgeable and knows how to make it fun. I would recommend this to everyone and I would ask for Phil.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Phil is great and definitely has fun out there. Thanks for your review and I will make sure he sees it. Hope to see you again!
star-5
Amazing adventure highly...
Keith_S
, Apr 2022
Amazing adventure highly recommend ! Great staff and Tour and even got to a sandbar …….will book again
star-5
Memorable experience and adventure!
Jill_F
, Apr 2022
We stayed in Siesta Key for a week and our kayaking tour through the Mangroves on Lido Key was one of the highlights of our trip! SURFIT did a great job getting us where we needed to be and on the water. The tour guide was knowledgeable and fun. Kayaking into those tunnels is like going into a different world. We got to hold upside down jellyfish, we saw birds, weird crab creatures, starfish and mussels and just felt like explorers. We stopped at a little beach, got a great family picture and did more exploring there and found a sea worm and crab. All of the kids (ages 7 (we had her in a two-man kayak with her dad), 17 and 20) had a great time and said it was one of their favorite memories of the trip!
star-5
Fun & unique experience!
Charlee_B
, Apr 2022
Such a fun experience! Our guide, Chris, was awesome! Definitely worth it!! We didn’t get to see any big wildlife, but was still such a cool experience!!
star-5
A Must Do!
Autumn_N
, Apr 2022
Such a amazing experience and highly recommend booking. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and and the scenery beautiful. Will book again next time we are in town.
star-5
Laughter, off our siniors...
Jose_D
, Apr 2022
Laughter, off our siniors we brought with us kayaking for the first time It was amazing and a lot of fun

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