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Kayak Tour through Mangrove Tunnels

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  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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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What's Included

  • Safety Equipment (Life Jackets, Leashes)
  • Double Kayak
  • Paddles
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 190 Taft Dr
    190 Taft Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA

    When you arrive at the park, please check in with SURFIT. We are the first two trailers on the left.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • 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

Cancellation Policy

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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We had a great adventure...
Debby_F, Jan 2023
We had a great adventure and learned a lot. The group was a fun bunch of people. Phil, our guide, was awesome. He knew so much about sea life, gave really good tips about what to see and was fun.
Fun in Sarasota
jason_z, Jan 2023
Beautiful tour, so relaxing and fun. We did not see manatee but the dolphin was fun. Tour guide was knowledgeable.
Kyle_L, Jan 2023
The experience was very enjoyable. Our guide was also great! He explained a lot about the environment around us.
Unique kayak tour
Mandy_F, Jan 2023
We love this kayak tour through the mangroves. It's a unique experience going through a place you can't really get to by foot. We loved seeing all of the little creatures that thrive in the mangroves like little crabs that look like spiders, starfish, and oysters. We had some inclement weather towards the end of our tour, but the guide was very good about getting us back safely.
Family trip!
Shannon_R, Dec 2022
We had a great time with Phil! He was very informative and fun!! We had a big group of all ages and was great with all of us.
Phil was awesome!
Shannon_R, Dec 2022
Phil was our guide. Super impressed with his knowledge. He was so fun! We had a big group and he handled us with ease.
Paddling in the Mangrove Tunnels
Marie_L, Nov 2022
Jo-an’s stories about the mangroves were funny and informative. Kayaking in the shady mangrove tunnels was easy after Jo-an’s instruction. Some wildlife- egrets, fish, jellyfish, birds. Nice group. Too windy to spend lots of time in the bay which was fine with me.
Mangroves on Kayaks
Cathy_S, Sep 2022
Chris was an amazing guide. He shared lots of stories and took us thru several Mangrove areas. Highly recommend!
Paddle boarding
Helen_L, Aug 2022
We had a family paddle trip with our guide Marissa. Unfortunately we didn’t get to see any manatees, but Marissa was a excellent guide and very knowledgeable about the eco system and local area. We all had a wonderful time
Jen_P, Aug 2022
Our guide, Marissa, was excellent! She brought us to a manatee, showed us jellyfish, starfish, and a sea urchin! Awesome experience for the whole family!
Our guide was...
Sarah_Y, Aug 2022
Our guide was knowledgeable and helpful. We got to see a baby manatee as well as other sea creatures
The mangrove tunnels and...
Donald_H, Aug 2022
The mangrove tunnels and the guide was very good and we learned about different species like star fish, and jellyfish.
Mangrove kayaking
Melinda_T, Aug 2022
I really loved seeing manatees and the mangroves were awesome to paddle through! Our guide, Sam, was awesome and shared so much knowledge about Sarasota, manatees and mangroves.
See nature from the inside.
Susan_D, Jul 2022
I loved paddling through the mangrove tunnels. Wonderful way to see nature from a different point of view.
Amazing Experience!
beckynilsen, Jun 2022
This experience was great. This tour was good for all levels including beginners like my sister and I. We used a tandem kayak but you also have the option of a single. Joann was an awesome tour guide. He was patient, knowledgeable, and had a good sense of humor. We highly recommend Surfit and would bring family and friends here again.
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.
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!
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.
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
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!


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