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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Siesta Key Kayak Tour of Jim Neville Marine Preserve

In search of birds, manatees, dolphins, & other wildlife

Siesta Key’s most popular kayak tour. Come on a kayak adventure in paradise. Paddle from Turtle Beach Lagoon into Little Sarasota Bay, just north of Casey Key. Follow your native Floridian guide through the Jim Neville Marine Preserve in search of birds, manatees, bottlenose dolphins and other wildlife that call these islands their home.

Two manatees checking out a kayak

Kayak Tour Cost: 

$55 for single kayak

$110 for tandem kayak (2 people)

Children 6 and under $10 discount


2.5-3.0 hours (times vary by day see Book Your Tour) *Must arrive at least 15 min early for your tour.


  • 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!


Turtle Beach
8918 Midnight Pass Rd
Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL 34242