Mangrove Tunnels Tour Segment

Your Kayak Tour includes the Exotic Mangrove segment. Come and discover a kayak eco tour into the shallow protected waters of Lido Keys exotic mangrove tunnels.  Located just minutes south of Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key and north of Siesta Key.  This is the most popular kayak tour in Sarasota.

Follow your native Floridian guide into the famous Sarasota Bay around Otter Key in search of the gentle manatee or an encounter with bottlenose dolphins.  Explore the shallow waters of Little Lagoon and navigate your way through the maze of exotic mangrove tunnels that lead you into the sun-filled grass flats of brushy bayou and Big Grass Lagoon.  Along the way you will become acquainted with the creatures that call this ecosystem home. No alligators!

See manatees, dolphins, 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.

Mangrove Tunnels Kayak Tour

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 15min early for your tour

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Camera
  • Water shoes (any shoes you don’t mind getting wet)
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Water to drink
  • 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!

Kayakers paddling through mangrove tunnels
Kayakers paddling through mangrove tunnels
Mother and son in tandem kayak
Maneuvering the Sarasota mangrove tunnels
Child enjoying her kayak ride
Couple in a tandem kayak in the mangroves
Couple kayaking in the mangroves
Family kayak fun
Family kayaking
Sarasota exotic mangrove tunnels

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