The tour was nice but we didn't see much and it was far too expensive for what we received. I would like to recommend a more coordinated tour so that people weren't running into each other. Also there needs to be more commentating. We received very little by way of information.
Alex was our guide, good local knowledge and fun afternoon spent. Kayaking was such a fun activity, laughed quite a lot trying to steer the kayak down the mangrove. We were fortunate to see a manatee.
Would definitely recommend.
We were visiting Sarasota with our 2 kids, ages 11 and 8... we booked online and requested tandem kayaks. The morning of our ecotour it was thundering but we hoped it would clear up and it did! A perfect day for kayaking. Larry was our guide and he was wonderful, super informative and patient. We kayaked 2 mangrove tunnels and saw a manatee with her calf... it really was the highlight of our trip! Thank you Larry!!!
We enjoyed our kayak trip and our guide “Mark”. Didn’t see any manatee, which was a little disappointing after going to the South Florida Aquarium/Planetarium and see a Manatee exhibit. Was a beautiful day on the water.
Our tour was wonderful though we would have preferred more time in the mangrove tunnel than we had. Because of the narrow waterway in the tunnel, it was difficult to feel like we were able to get much eco-information, but our guide did try. The time was split approximately 50/50. Our guide, Mark, was quite knowledgeable and amiable, and provided information and humor throughout the tour. I'd definitely recommend it. DO find out directions somehow ahead of time; it took us four or five times to actually track down a route/directions to the area. It's simple and close by the Circle, but Viator didn't help with any directions.