Please read this important notice!

Desoto Kayak ToursAdventure Kayak Outfitters is no longer offering guided eco tours of the Mangrove Tunnels on South Lido Key. In our opinion poor stewardship, based out of greed, of the small kayak park has led to overcrowding with approximately three hundred or more kayaks and paddle boards being rented daily. This overcrowding has led to a reduction in manatee and dolphin sightings as well as bird life in the tunnels. Adventure Kayak Outfitters has a long history of extremely high success in viewing manatees and dolphins from a kayak. We can no longer offer a quality relaxing outdoor activity amongst the crowds of kayaks and the booming waterfront homes that now line the majority of the kayak trail. It has been our pleasure to guide you for more than a decade.

For a real Florida kayak adventure in a natural setting, please click the button below and be directed to our friends at Desoto Kayak Tours. They are a local tour company offering guided kayak mangrove tunnel tours to view manatees, dolphins, and other local wildlife in a natural uncrowded setting within a short drive from Sarasota and Anna Maria Island.

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Kayakers in the Sarasota Mangrove Tunnel

Sarasota Kayak Tour

The Sarasota Kayak Tour departs from The Exotic Mangrove Tunnels on Lido Key, minutes from beautiful downtown Sarasota, and just a short drive from the crystal white sand beaches of Siesta Key. This is the most popular kayak tour in Sarasota. The mangrove tunnels are protected from winds, the channels where we kayak are manatee zones, which make it safe for both the manatee and kayaker. The shallow grass flats surrounding the area are rich with sea life including bottlenose dolphins. The Sarasota Kayak Tour is perfect for all ages and no experience is required.

Sarasota kayak rentals

Sarasota Kayak Rentals

Launching daily at the Exotic Mangrove Tunnels, Sarasota’s best kayaking. Minutes from downtown Sarasota, on beautiful Lido Key. Kayak rentals depart all day starting at 9 am. Kayak Sarasota’s most unique area. Head out on your own with our special laminated map of the Exotic Mangrove Tunnels and surrounding area. While kayaking at our Sarasota location you have a chance view manatees and dolphins from your kayak. Kayak rental at our Sarasota location is conveniently located, a short drive from Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, Sarasota, and Siesta key.

Kayak Gift Certificate

Adventure Kayak Outfitters gift certificates are not just any regular gift certificate, you will be giving an opportunity for a lasting memory, a memory of a dolphin swimming near their kayak, or a manatee rubbing their back against the bottom of the kayak gently below. Kayaking in Sarasota is a gift that they will remember forever. Gift certificates are redeemable for any Sarasota Kayak tour or any kayak rentals from our Sarasota location.

Why Choose Us For Your Sarasota Tour?

Beautiful Destination

Beautiful Sarasota location on Lido Key close to Siesta Key, Longboat Key, Anna Maria Island, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, and Venice.

Exciting Wildlife

Your kayak tour will get you up close and personal with dolphins, manatees, exotic birds, and other wildlife. Bring your camera!

Optimal Tour Times

Tour times are scheduled based on tides and optimal wildlife viewing for the best experience

We Love What We Do

We love what we do and it shows in our fantastic tours by our expert guides. Check out our reviews.

Safety First

Stable kayaks. Clean & comfortable life vests. No alligators on Sarasota Kayak Tour.

Support Team

Questions? Need to change your reservation? No problem! Call us at (941) 779-7426.

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