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Sarasota Bay Explorers
Sarasota Bay Explorers

Sarasota Bay Explorers
At Mote Aquarium
1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy.
City Island, Sarasota, FL

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Guided Kayak Tour

Our guided kayak tour is the ultimate Florida backwater adventure. Board our boat and cruise in comfort to South Lido Park, the site of our kayak excursion. After a brief kayak instruction, our naturalist/biologist will lead you through the shaded "tunnels" in a mangrove forest. The low profile and silence of our kayaks allow you to observe wildlife in an up-close and nonthreatening manner. Our naturalist will describe the variety of flora and fauna, both above and below the water's surface.

No previous paddling experience is required – our crew will instruct you in the basics and safety of sea kayaking. All of our kayaks hold two people. We will provide the kayaks, paddles, life jackets and kayak instruction. Some suggestions for you to bring: waterproof camera, bathing suit, towels, footwear that may get wet, and sun protection (sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, etc.). This trip does require some physical exertion and may not be suitable for all ages. Not recommended for children under 6 years old.

Reservations and deposits are required.

Adults: $55
Children: $45


All activities in conjunction with Mote Marine Aquarium.
Reservations required on most activities. 30-minute check-in required.
Covered boats with restroom. U.S. Coast Guard certified.