Kayak Tour through Mangrove Tunnels

2 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


The Lido Mangrove tunnels are such a special and unique ecosystem. Our guides will make sure you are confident on the water and will give tips to improve your paddling and the experience. During the tour, our guides will point out the wildlife and will do their best to find manatees and dolphins for the group to see.


  • Safety Equipment (Life Jackets, Leashes)
  • Double Kayak
  • Paddles

What to expect


The tour starts at Ted Sperling park and from the launch we begin our adventure. We start by paddling on Sarasota Bay. This shallow water bay is a great place to practice using the equipment and getting some pointers from the guides. Our tour takes us to the canals in front of the mansions on Lido Key and though they are beautiful to look at, our real goal is to spot dolphins and manatees that frequent the area. Keep your eye open for ospreys, bald eagles and cormorants--all of which are often hunting for fish. The highlight of the tour is a paddle through the windy tunnels carved into the mangroves. This unique ecosystem is home to birds, fish, seastars and crabs. Your guide will take you through the maze of mangrove tunnels, pointing out wildlife as you go. At the end of the tour, your guide will take you back to the original launch site.

Stop At:

• Sarasota, Sarasota, Florida

Additional information

  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
May 2022

We had a great day today with Chris from surfit. He gave us a guided tour of Sarasota Bay and the man drove tunnels on lido key. He was very informative, friendly and made the day a pleasure. I highly recommend the company and Chris. Thank you Chris for a great day

May 2022

This was an awesome experience! We were looking forward to getting to go kayaking during our vacation. We had actually booked with another company who cancelled on us the morning of our trip (our last day in town) so we were really excited that SURFit was able to get us in the same day! The t...

May 2022

So much fun. Our guide Billy was wonderful and we enjoyed every minute. He was so knowledgeable about the area and even took pictures for us!

Joan M
May 2022

Surfit tours provides A wonderful and relaxing kayak tour through mangroves of Lido key. Our tour guide allowed the group to go at our own pace as the group had folks from 8-80. We even spotted dolphins playing in the distance.

April 2022

Great experience! 10/10 would recommend! Tour guide was very informative and helpful with everything.

April 2022

Very Pretty and educational tour, difficulty was much more geared to beginners. A great activity for anyone young or old. A little over priced though.

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