It was a wonderful experience! It was the first time I had ever gone kayaking. Our tour guide, Rich, was incredibly helpful and informative. He gave us interesting tidbits about the history of the area. On the tour, we saw dolphins, manatees, birds and fish. My husband, our two boys 10 and 5 and I rode in two tandem kayaks and we had a great time. I would do it again in a heartbeat and we're even planning to buy kayaks to use at home!
Chris was our tour guide, and I would recommend taking the tour. We had people in our group from beginner to experienced and he made sure everyone took something from our trip. Even if you are experienced in other areas of the US take this tour! Learning about the wildlife and how the Lido beach area was formed and used was interesting. We had people in our group that needed a little help and he was right there. He also lets you have some freedom if you are not a tour person,. The view of how the 1 lives from the water was nice too. I have my retirement home picked out..... now only I need to win lotto.
We had a great time with iKayak. We had an up close encounter with a manatee. The Mangrove Tunnels were a blast. Thanks to Mark our guide who was both entertaining and informative. He made sure the trip was both relaxed and safe. Wonderful afternoon!
This was an great experience - well worth it. Lots to see and very informative. Our guide, Mark, was excellent - as a Sarasota native, knows the territory and history, and we were lucky to navigate the waters carefully to see the a family of manatees. I would highly recommend this experience.
Saw dolphins swimming in pairs, lots of birds and sea life as we took the kayak tour with Mark. The mangrove tunnels are magical and you will be glad you brought a camera. There is nothing scary in the water. Alligators like fresh water and we were kayaking in salt water. Mark is a great guide funny! and a Sarasota native. This Mangrove tunnel kayak eco-tour was the highlight of our trip! Thanks to Mark, we also went up to the Great Bend Power Plant to see the manatees.
We had a great time. Our guide was very knowledgeable about all the birds and fish we saw on our trip. The water is completely clear and clean. The mangrove tunnels are beautiful and fun to navigate through.