“I would encourage all visitors to venture away from the beach and experience the beauty of the mangrove tunnels and spectacular wildlife” – Laurie N
Welcome to Kayaking SRQ. It would be our pleasure to guide you through Sarasota’s hidden gem, the mangrove tunnels. Or if self discovery is more your speed, you can rent kayaks or paddle boards and head out with a map we provide. Whatever your pleasure, we will make sure you have a safe and pleasurable experience. Let us show you our home, backyard, and passion for more than 40 years. From children to the more mature adult, we guarantee the time of your life in Florida’s #1 Kayak Park!
WHY SARASOTA KAYAKING?
Don’t worry, it may look complicated, BUT it is not! Kayaking is great exercise, it is relaxing, it is a fun activity to do with friends & family, and it is great for nature, animal, and photography lovers! Whatever the reason, we see it all, make sure to have your cameras ready!
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Gift certificates are perfect for a honeymoon gift, birthday gift, or any holiday. We promise we will treat your guest to an exhilarating time!
WHAT ARE OTHERS SAYING?
We take pride in making sure every person that tours with us, enjoys their time and comes back again soon! Here are our trip advisor reviews so you can see that we are making a difference in people’s lives!
This tour was fantastic and our kayak guide, Greg, was stellar;) We had a group of six and each one said we learned something new. Two of our guests were locals so I thought that was significant. It was my first time and with Greg’s help,I got some of the best photos I’ve ever taken on vacation:) Thanks for an unforgettable trip through the mangroves !!
Greg grew up in the area and was extremely informative about the mangroves and the entire Sarasota area.
We highly recommend Kim & Greg for your kayak adventure in Sarasota.
Mom and baby manatees � Mom and baby dolphin ��� I love that � ...The Mangrove tunnels it's amazing �. magical experience..... thank you so Much ��
Greg and Orlando took us on an AMAZING kayak tour where we learned a lot about the local wildlife. The coolest part by far was getting to paddle through the mangroves and seeing everything up close.
Not only is Greg super knowledgeable about the area and the animals in it, he is also really dedicated to finding as many animals as possible for his group to see. While we didn't get to see any manatees on our tour (even manatees have slow days, apparently), both Greg and Orlando did their absolute best to find them (and were obviously disappointed when they couldn't)- all while keeping us entertained with their great stories!
The tour is the perfect size to be able to go with either a friend, a family, or a group while at the same time being able to hear everything that's said. You spend a lot of time on the water, but it's shallow most of the time so it's a pretty easy paddle. Also birds dive around you and swim under your kayak to catch fish, which is super cool.
For someone like me, who has never been near salt water, Greg gave a great introduction to sea life. It was amazing to learn so many fascinating facts about plants and animals I have never seen.
IF I COULD GIVE TEN STARS OUT OF 5, I WOULD!!!
Thanks for a great tour Greg.
I had no idea that you could do tandem kayaking and that was tricky for us, but again, great to have a patient and friendly tour guide wiling to coach us through paddling and maneuvering things.
It’s a must do for anyone and definitely family friendly plus a great way to see Sarasota and it’s unspoiled salt life.”
Not only is the wildlife calling you, but so are the sites, the beaches, and the skylines. Watching a beautiful storm roll in, watching the sunset or sunrise, and taking in the beauty of this paradise called Sarasota!
We Provide: Guide, Sit on top kayak, paddle, PFD, Lesson and Fun!
You Provide: Light Clothing, Hat, Towel, Sunscreen, Sunglasses and water.
Meeting Place: The Kayaking SRQ, LLC Trailer in Ted Sperling Nature Park: 190 Taft Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236
***Release of liability waivers will need to be signed prior to water entry***