Mangrove Kayak Tour

Mangrove Tunnels Kayak Tour:

From $65 / person

One of the BEST kayak adventures in Sarasota Bay! Come kayak through mangrove tunnels and let us share this incredibly unique experience of gliding through some of the most pristine mangrove forests in Sarasota Bay! On the Mangrove Tunnels Kayak Tour, you will be kayaking through the mangroves around Lido Key in Sarasota Bay and will get an amazing peek into the heart of these “water forests”.  

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, keep an eye out for the incredible wildlife that call this watery world home.

Kayaking the mangrove tunnels at Lido Key is one of the top experiences when visiting the islands around Sarasota! Come see for yourself!

What to expect...

On the Lido Key Mangrove Tunnels Kayak Tour, we will set out from Lido Key‘s Ted Sperling Nature Park, where mangroves provide the backdrop for your 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 often come out to say hello during your mangrove tunnels 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.

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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