Dolphin & Manatee Kayak Tours

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6547 Midnight Pass Road #65 Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL 34242

Paddle your kayak through a playground of dolphins and manatees experiencing them in their native habitat. These curious creatures are always ready for a close-up, giving you a memorable moment to capture.  If alligators are your interest, check out our alligator tour.  Our native Floridian guides will take you on a kayak adventure you and your family will forever remember.

Mangrove Tunnel Tours

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Lido Key (6 miles)

Come and discover a kayak Eco tour into the shallow protected waters of Lido Key’s exotic mangrove tunnels located just minutes from Longboat Key. This is the most popular kayak tour in Sarasota.  Follow your native Floridian guide into the famous Sarasota Bay around Otter Key in search of the gentle manatee or an encounter with bottlenose dolphins. 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. Along the way you will become acquainted with the creatures that call this ecosystem home

Myakka River Alligator Tours

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13208 State Road 72 (Clark Road), Sarasota, Florida 34241

(941) 365-0100 (27 miles)

The Myakka River Alligator Tour is located in the famous Myakka River State Park. Our native Floridian guide will take you down river into a 140 ft. deep sinkhole, known as Deep Hole. At times, it is possible to view over 100 alligators in their natural habitat from the safety of your kayak.  The main attraction is alligators, but other wildlife is abundant with over 100 species of birds, white tail deer, wild pigs, wild turkey, bobcats and otters commonly sighted.

 

Sarasota Jungle Gardens

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3701 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34234 (10 miles)

A tropical adventure awaits all who visit. It is home to more than 150 native and exotic animals including birds of prey, different species of parrots and macaws, primates, small mammals, dozens of snakes, lizards, iguanas, alligators, crocodiles and other reptiles – many of them rescued or donated – including Florida’s noted pink flamingos. All nestled within 10 acres of lush tropical landscaping connected by winding jungle trails.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

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10165 N McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612 (74 miles)

Busch Gardens Tampa Florida theme park will thrill the entire family with Florida’s best roller coasters, rides, attractions, shows, animal encounters and dining!

Adventure Island Water Park

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10001 N. McKinley Drive, Tampa, FL 33612  (74 miles)

Escape into water-soaked excitement at Adventure Island. Guests of all ages can ease into island time in a place where corkscrew slides, waterfalls, a giant wave pool, a rambling river, and other family attractions create a laid-back atmosphere and hours of sun-drenched fun.

 

Joan M. Durante Park

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5550 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL

Joan M. Durante Park is located on Sarasota Bay two miles from the north end of Longboat Key. Great care was taken to protect the native vegetation and desirable trees on the site, such as Live Oaks, Red Cedar, Sabal Palms, Banyon, Mango, Green Buttonwood, Mahoe and Mangroves.

All parks are open to the public from dawn to dusk.