Dolphin Tour Segment

Your Kayak Tour includes the dolphin kayak tour segment in the Sarasota Bradenton area allow you to enjoy one of the largest populations of bottlenose dolphins on both the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts. Because of our shallow waters and grassy flats, many dolphin pods have chosen to live here year round. Bottlenose dolphins can be recognized by their curved dorsal fins and their short, stubby beaks (hence the bottlenose name). Did you know that they can travel at speeds up to 35 mph and that they never fully sleep? Dolphins are naturally social animals, and are known for their playful behavior. Our dolphin kayak tours offer a fun and informative way to watch them safely. No alligators!

See dolphins, manatees, other wildlife, and the exotic mangroves all included in one kayak tour. Our kayak launch location on Lido Key in Sarasota is just minutes from Siesta Key, Longboat Key, Anna Maria Island, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, and Venice.

Cost: 

$50/pp when booked online ($55/pp booked by phone)

Time:

2 hours (times vary by day see Book Your Tour) *Must arrive at least 15 min early for your tour

WHAT TO BRING:34878_470121502597_2516841_n

  • Camera
  • Water shoes (any shoes you don’t mind getting wet)
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Water
  • Plastic Ziploc bag for your personal items
  • Oh – and one more thing… YOUR DESIRE TO EXPLORE!

PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO TOUR TIME

Ted Sperling Nature Park at South Lido
190 Taft Dr.
Lido Key, Sarasota, FL 34236

TOURS LAUNCHED DAILY BASED ON CURRENT TIDE LEVELS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS. PLEASE SEE BOOKING DATES FOR TOUR TIMES.

BASED ON AVAILABILTY

What times are your tours?
Please see the booking calendar on the website for available times and dates.

Are the kayak tours family friendly?
Yes, this is the most popular family friendly activity in Sarasota. No kayaking experience is necessary.

Am I guaranteed to see wild life?
Dolphins may be seen year around as they travel through the area feeding on our grass flats. Manatees are seen throughout the months of March through December depending on the water temperature. Since manatees and dolphins live in the wild no company can guarantee sightings 100 % of the time. However, other marine and bird life can be seen daily.

What happens if it rains?
We will kayak in a light rain; however, we will not kayak in hazardous/dangerous conditions. Please view our terms and conditions for our cancellation policy.

Will the kayaks fit me?
Yes, we have kayaks that accommodate weight limits up to 600 pounds.

Are there alligators on this tour?
No alligators!

Dolphin seen on kayak tour
Dolphin seen on kayak tour
Dolphin surfacing in Sarasota Bay
Dophin checking out the kayakers
Dolphins playing in Sarasota Bay
Dolphin saying Hi to a kayaker

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