A little fresh air never hurt anyone, right? Plus, spending time outside, with friends or loved ones is good for you. So whether you’re here on spring break, live here, or are visiting for the season, it’s a great time to break away from the news and get outside on a kayak tour with Adventure Kayak Outfitters! We’re located just minutes away from the best beach in the country, Siesta Key Beach.

Get Outside on a Kayak Tour

Our tours are for everyone, you don’t need any previous experience to enjoy our kayak tours. We begin each tour with a brief instruction from our experienced native Floridian guides. Our guides are trained to provide you with clear and helpful instruction in just a few minutes! Each guest is provided with a coast guard approved life vest and you’ll be on your way. We want kayaking to be fun and adventurous for you, as well as a learning experience about our beautiful little slice of paradise that is Sarasota.

This is the most popular kayak tour in Sarasota for a reason. Our mangrove tunnels are protected from the wind and sun, and the channels where we kayak are shallow manatee zones, which not only make it safe for us, but also for manatees. This is why we typically see not only manatees on our tours, but dolphins as well. These shallow flats are full of sea life.

This kayak tour is perfect for all ages from young to old, making it the perfect family outing. So it’s time to get out and get some fresh air, away from all the crowds, and enjoy all that nature has to offer. Our kayak tours bring you up close and personal to some of nature’s most beautiful creatures! To book your kayak tour with Adventure Kayak Outfitters, the original kayak outfitter, visit us online.


Kayaking in Lido Key

Right outside the hub of St. Armand’s Circle in beautiful Sarasota lays the beauty of Lido Key. Lido Key is surrounded by gulf waters and Sarasota Bay. In South Lido Park, the waters are calm and serene. There’s so much to see. Guided kayak tours through the mangrove tunnels are one of the top highest things to do here in Sarasota. Our kayak trips have something for everyone.

Sarasota Bay

Sarasota Bay hosts about 140 bottle nosed dolphins that play in our waters. Manatees also call this home. They love it here because of the shallow waters filled with sea grass.

Kayaking is much more than just getting in the water and going. Whether it be a guided tour, or a rental there are so many options for both.

  • Our guided tours are fun for the whole family. We offer both Manatee and Dolphin tours which allow you to experience dolphins & manatees up close and personal in their native habitat. Our n13600209_10210092767574740_6117976550622424597_native Floridian guides are both informative and entertaining.
  • The Mangrove Tour allows you to 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. There is truly excitement around every corner, and the lush mangroves offer some shade to cool off from the sun.
  • With a kayak rental the choice is yours. Renters have the ability to explore the open waters and the mangroves at your own pace. There is even a little sand bar. You can pull your kayak up and sit and watch boats go by, wade in the refreshing water, or catch some rays!

No matter how you spend your time here, the beauty and abundant wildlife will create memories to last a lifetime.  Besides seeing dolphins and manatees, there are many different types of fish, crabs, starfish and beautiful native birds! It’s always an adventure with Adventure Kayak Outfitters