Seashore Eco Tours offers the best kayaking locations with the most certified staff in Sarasota. Explore barrier islands, mangrove tunnels and wildlife on a kayaking guided eco tour.
This Kayak Tour location meets at the Turtle Beach on Siesta Key in Sarasota Florida. This Tour goes to the Jim Neville Marine Preserve which is located on the South end of Siesta Key.
This Kayak Tour features the canopy mangrove tunnels of South Lido Key. Kayakers meet at the Ted Sperling Park across from the Lido Public Beach in Sarasota. This kayak tour features manatee viewing.
Kayak Tours are guided experiences. This means that you will have a highly trained and certified guide with you throughout the kayaking tour. Seashore Eco Tours staff members are trained in water rescue, first aid, CPR, and Lifeguarding for your safety on the water. Tour Guides are also certified in Guided Environmental Interpretation. This certification ensures that your family will have safe and educational experience on the water.
Your tour guide wants you to have the best experience possible! Nicole is known for jumping into the water during tours to show you all the wonders of the marine environment that you're paddling over. Kayaking tours are filled with fun facts, paddling tips, and lots of adventure.
Mangrove kayak tours launch from South Lido Key in Sarasota. Paddle through Canopy Mangrove Trails. This kayaking tour of Sarasota features manatee viewing as it very close to the Pansy Bayou which is a protected manatee sanctuary in Sarasota Bay.
Boca Grande & Englewood Kayaking Tours are all Private Tours. This means that you are only paddling with your group. Private Tours are available at all Sarasota Kayaking Locations as well. Paddle Board and Kayaks can be mixed in Private Tour options only.
This kayak tour meets on the island of Boca Grande in Lee County Florida. This tour explores the Great Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail.
Kayak Englewood and explore Lemon Bay. Kayaking Tours meet on Manasota Key in Englewood Florida. All kayaking tours in Englewood are Private Tours.
Guided Eco Tours are all inclusive. That means that all watersport Rental and paddling safety equipment is provided by Seashore Eco Tours. Enjoy everything that you need for Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) and kayaking guided eco tours. You don't have lift a finger. Everything is hauled to the launch location for you. Sit back and relax when you book with Seashore Eco Tours.
All eco tour guides are certified from the Florida Master Naturalist Program. All guides are also certified in First Aid and CPR from the American Red Cross. All guides are also certified in water safety by ASI or the American Red Cross Lifeguarding program or both. Paddle Board Instructors are PaddleFit Certified to ensure that all participants learn proper paddling technique. Eco tour guides and instructors also carry first aid kits in case of an emergency. Seashore Eco Tours believes prevention is key and we conduct safety assessments of every paddling area. We also monitor weather conditions frequently to ensure your safety is number one a paddling eco tour or lesson with us.
When you book with Seashore Eco Tours you will never be on an overcrowded eco tour. Our Kayak Guide Ratio is 1 Guide to 8 vessels.
That may mean a mix of tandem and single kayaks however it will never be a very large group. Our ratio standard is smaller for Paddle Boarding and is 1 Instructor to 6 Paddle Boarders.
Our company safety standards ensures that you will be safe, have more fun, and hear your tour guide at all times. You can book with confidence of knowing that this tour will be small enough to have a personal experience. You will be able to ask questions along the way and learn from the tour guide. Other companies do not have these same ratio standards as Sarasota County requires one guide to 16 vessels.
All staff members are trained in CPR, First Aid and Lifeguarding for your safety on the water. Tour guides have specialized training in water rescue. Therefore tour guide is ready for an emergency at all points in time. Luckily there are very few situations that arise on the water. To minimize this please inform your tour guide of any medical conditions before launching into the water.
“This water was so clear and the surroundings were beautiful. Lido Beach and the mangroves were crystal clear! I love it here and would love to return to experience dolphin and manatee at some point. I will say Nicole our tour guide was so knowledgeable and informed about this area. She is perfect for this place!”
Each kayak tour has a different meeting location. When you book with Seashore Eco Tours you will receive a booking confirmation with an address of where to meet for your guided eco tour. If you do not receive a booking confirmation please call us at 941-234-4311 or 855-272-3353.
Siesta Key Kayak Tours: 8918 Midnight Pass Road Sarasota, FL 34242
South Lido Mangrove Tunnel Tour: Ted Sperling Nature Park 190 Taft Drive Sarasota, FL 34236
Kayak Boca Grande Tour: 19th Street East Boca Grande, FL
Englewood Kayak Tours: 6275 Manasota Key Road Englewood, FL 34223
Kayak with wildlife on a tour with Seashore Eco Tours. An array of native and migratory birds surround Southwest Florida. View brown pelicans, osprey, bald eagles, various shorebirds such as herons, turns, and egrets. Coastal fish swim under you as you glide along in your kayak. See varieties of fish including but not limited to snook, mullet, pinfish, pufferfish, flounder, catfish, redfish, snapper, and grouper. It is also possible to see dolphins and manatees at every tour location.
Yes you need a reservation for all kayak guided eco tours and kayak rentals. Seashore Eco Tours is only at the tour location by reservation. Locations are booked on a first-come and first-served basis. We recommend booking the day and location as soon as you decide.
No prior paddling experience is needed. Your Tour Guide will teach how to paddle if needed. All participants should have the ability to swim even though you may not get wet during the paddling experience.