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Here’s What You Need to Know to Go Kayaking in Sarasota

Here’s What You Need to Know to Go Kayaking in Sarasota

Sarasota’s gorgeous climate means that you can enjoy outdoor activities any time of year. One of our favorites is to get out on the water. See the scenery from a whole new perspective when you go kayaking in Sarasota. There are many rental and tour companies here, so you don’t even have to worry about lugging your kayak with you when you stay with Florida Vacation Connection! 

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5 of the Best Companies for Kayaking in Sarasota

1. Liquid Blue Outfitters

We love Liquid Blue Outfitters because they’re incredibly knowledgeable and go above and beyond for the comfort of their guests. We highly recommend their Lido Key Mangrove Tunnel Tours– they really know their way around the mangroves. Their expert guides will take you on a journey through this protected area, and you’ll most likely see wildlife like dolphins, manatee, heron, and more. Their tours are geared toward all levels, and they will make sure you’re comfortable in your craft before embarking. If you’d rather paddle on your own without a guide, you can do that, too!

2. I Kayak Sarasota

I Kayak Sarasota has everything from kayak tours to kayak rentals to paddleboard lessons. You have the choice of venturing out on your own with a rental or opting to take a two-hour tour through Sarasota Bay. Either way, you’ll be treated to their outstanding customer service. They have gotten TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for seven years in a row!

3. Adventure Kayak Outfitters

Adventure Kayak Outfitters also offers kayak rentals and kayak tours. You can choose from three tours: Sarasota Kayak Tour through the mangroves, Siesta Key Kayak Tour, and an Alligator Kayak Tour in Myakka River State Park. Their local guides always get great reviews – they know all of the best spots. They’re known for keeping their tours away from crowds, plus you’re very likely to see wildlife on your tour with them. 

4. Sea Life Kayak Rentals and Kayak Tours

Sea Life Kayak Rentals and Kayak Tours prides themselves on their local knowledge and great customer service. They aim to make your experience special rather than give you a cookie-cutter tour. If you’d rather tour by yourself, you can rent a kayak for the day and have your own adventure. Either way, you’ll be treated to the gorgeous sights and sounds of our Sarasota waters! They will even deliver your kayak rental to you or one of the top local launch points. 

5. Happy Paddler Kayak Tours

If you couldn’t already tell from their name, Happy Paddler is all about keeping their guests happy. If you have never been kayaking or need a little refresher, their American Canoe Association certified courses will have you paddling in no time. They also offer multiple tours, kayak fishing charters, and rentals for those looking to venture out on their own.

Book Your Getaway Today

the exterior of the Blue Heron property on Longboat KeyAre you ready to experience our laid-back Florida lifestyle? From relaxing on the beach to kayaking in Sarasota, there is always something to do here. Start planning your getaway with Florida Vacation Connection. We offer a variety of Lido Key and Longboat Key beach rental properties, and your vacation rental will be a great home base for all of your adventures. Browse our properties and book your getaway today.