Guided Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Tour

30 Reviews | Sarasota, USA

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There is a reason that the Mangrove Tunnels of Lido Key are a must-do experience when visiting the Gulf Coast. We launch from Ted Sperling Nature Park (190 Taft Dr Sarasota FL) which has clean restrooms, a rinsing shower, and shaded picnic tables. Our amazing local guides from Sea Life Kayak Adventures take you on a tour of Little Sarasota Bay, where you may see manatees, dolphins, a variety of birds and sea life...then finish up in the famous mangrove tunnels, a beautiful canopy that meanders thru an island. The tour usually goes around 2 hours, but we aren't on a strict schedule, so please allow for an extra half hour. We are located just minutes from downtown Sarasota, 20 minutes from Siesta Key, and a half hour from Anna Maria Island and Bradenton.



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Average 5.00 out of 5 stars based on 30 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Erik, Sep 2021 Verified
John was a great guide. We had a blast. Told us a lot about the area and the ecology but knew when to be quiet too.
Aaron M, Sep 2021 Verified
2 hours tour around the bay thru mangrove tunnels. Our guide Ian was knowledgeable and was able to circumvent the many other kayaking tours that were going on in the same location. We saw jellyfish; starfish, various birds life and fish. The tour seemed to focus on finding manatees, which wasn’t all that important to us since we are locals, but did not see any.
Michael, Sep 2021 Verified
Ian was a great tour guide, tons of information and sense of humor. Highly recommend taking this tour, very happy with it.
Gabrielle, Aug 2021 Verified
Jessica was awesome!! Get her if you can! Knowledgeable and patience, funny and sarcastic. We had a blast!
SHARON R, Jul 2021 Verified
Excellent. Fun. The mangroves were peaceful and gorgeous. Thanks John.
Elisaveta, Jul 2021 Verified
Trip was amazing, we saw a huge manatee, starfish, various fish and out guide Ian was really comfortable and fun to spent time with. Would definitely recommend! Thank you Ian!
Mia, Jul 2021 Verified
The first part of the trip was a tour by the super nice houses and check out some manatees. We got to go through 3 mangrove tunnels and got to see all types of tree crabs. At the end the tour guide John allowed us to safely pass around a starfish and take pictures!!! Beautiful weather, beautiful tour.
Sara, Jul 2021 Verified
Fun and informative guide was patient and funny. It was relaxing, we would definitely do it again. Got stuck a bit in tunnel but got out of it.
Rick, Jun 2021 Verified
John was a wonderful guide. He was knowledgeable about the area and wildlife. I would go again. Highly recommend.
Vicki P, Jun 2021 Verified
The mangrove tunnels so cool! Tour guide Jessica was awesome and so much fun! The manatee sightings at the end were the best!

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