Mangrove Kayak Tour

Mangrove Tunnels Kayak Tour:

From $65 / person

Looking for things to do in Sarasota? Kayaking the mangrove tunnels at Lido Key is a must-do when visiting Sarasota! This location is popular for families because it has very well-maintained paddling trails that meander through well-marked trails of the mangrove forest. As you paddle serenely under the shade of the mangrove canopy, watch for the incredible birds, conchs, sea urchins, and other wildlife that call this watery world home.

What to expect...

On the Lido Key Mangrove Kayak Tour, you will set out from Lido Key‘s Ted Sperling Nature Park, where mangroves provide the backdrop for you adventure. Your guide will lead you through the network of mangrove tunnels winding through this salty paradise, explaining the wildlife, history, and stories that will have you smiling through the whole trip. Birds, dolphins, manatees, and loads of other friendly wildlife live around these islands and may come out to say hello during your mangrove tour!

As you kayak through mangroves, you’ll take in beautiful glimpses of downtown Sarasota and paddle over fish-filled seagrass flats. If conditions are right, enjoy a stop at the sandbar – a perfect place to stretch your legs and look for conchs, crabs, and other wildlife.

Kayaking through the mangroves around Lido Key in Sarasota will give you an amazing view into the heart of these “water forests”. Known as one of the best places to kayak through mangroves in Sarasota, Lido Key will amaze you. Get ready for this relaxed adventure and let’s check mangrove kayaking off your bucket list!


The Mangrove Kayak Tour is perfect for families, groups, couples, and individuals with any level of paddling experience. First-time paddlers are always welcome! A lesson is provided at the beginning of each tour so that all are comfortable, safe, and happy on the water. All necessary paddling and safety equipment is included with the tour, along with dry bags for your camera, phone, keys, etc. Our equipment is top-of-the line and our tours are always kept to a maximum of 10 paddlers (larger groups can easily be accommodated upon request). There are full restrooms, an outdoor rinse shower, and plenty of free parking at the meet-up location.

$10 discount for each child under the age of 12

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