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Kayaking in Sarasota Florida

Kayaking in Sarasota Florida is an experience unlike any other.  From the back waters of the Myakka and Peace Rivers that give you a feel of what old Florida was like, to the bays and estuaries with their sparkling azure waters, you will have plenty to see along the way.Private Beach

While kayaking in Sarasota, be sure to bring a camera, cell phone, sunscreen, water, snacks and get ready to unplug for a while!   There is a possibility of seeing alligators, dolphin, manatees, eagles, osprey, and countless other varieties of birds. 

There are areas you can kayak where you may never see another kayak or boater. You can paddle the mangrove tunnels and make your way to a private beach where you can enjoy a quiet picnic all in the same day.

If you don't have your own kayak, there are many places in Sarasota Florida where you can rent one for the day.  The various rental shops will either take the kayak to a drop-off point for you, help strap it to your car so you can take it to the spot of your choice, or in some cases they are located on the water where you can simply get in and start paddling!  You may also connect with a kayak guide service that will take your very own adventure.

If like me, you enjoy fishing, this is a great way for you to experience kayaking in Sarasota.   A fishing license is required for both salt and freshwater so don't be caught without one.   You can expect to catch a variety of fish including largemouth bass, snook, trout, redfish, flounder, tarpon, black drum, pompano and mackerel.  Sarasota Redfish caught from kayak

Whether you are sightseeing, fishing or paddling for exercise, you will be sure to enjoy your time kayaking in Sarasota Florida!

 Sarasota Kayakers


Comment balloon 1 commentDan Jasmer • September 05 2010 09:12AM


I kayak up here in Minnesota, looking at those pictures I would surely try it when in Florida. Not sure about those gators though!

Posted by Paul Lesieur (203kloanmn) almost 9 years ago

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