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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Sarasota Kayak Rentals

For the kayaker who doesn’t need a guided Sarasota kayak tour, Adventure Kayak Outfitters offers 4 hour kayak rentals. Kayak rentals launch from the Exotic Mangrove Tunnels. The Exotic Mangrove Tunnels are minutes from downtown Sarasota on Lido Key. Lido Key is just a short drive from Siesta Key, Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island. Kayak rentals launch all day starting at 9 am.

We provide you the kayak and all necessary equipment to make your Sarasota kayak rental safe and enjoyable. To make your Sarasota kayak rental the best adventure possible, a laminated map of the most popular Sarasota kayak route with known manatee and dolphin hot spots is included with the kayak rental.

Our guarantee to make your kayak rental safe and enjoyable is to provide:

  • Clean, safe and stable kayaks
  • Comfortable seating
  • Light weight composite paddles
  • Clean, comfortable personal flotation devices
  • Laminated map of area

4 Hour Rental Time

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Launching  Location:

190 Taft Drive, Sarasota, FL  34236