Kayaking in South Venice

One- or Two-Hour Kayak or Paddleboard Rentals for One or Two at Watersports at Little Harbor (Up to 56% Off)

Watersports at Little Harbor

Little Harbor Resort

One- and two-seater kayaks; easy-to-navigate paddleboards; region teeming with dolphins, stingrays, and manatees

$25 $13

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Three- or Six-Hour Single Kayak Rental for One or Two from Finseeker Guided Adventures in Naples, FL (Up to 57%)

Finseeker Guided Adventures

Multiple Locations

Kayakers explore southwest Florida’s coastal landscapes, catching glimpses of beautiful wildlife from stable, sit-on style 10-12 ft boats

$65 $29

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Four-Hour Kayak Excursion for One, Two, or Four from FMB FlyBoard (Up to 57% Off)

FMB FlyBoard

Fort Myers Beach

Kayakers explore the natural wonders of Fort Myers Beach, paddling past pristine beaches, lush vegetation and beautiful coastal wildlife

$40 $19

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Paddleboard or Kayak Rental or SUP Yoga from Lotto Boat (Up to 67% Off). Four Options Available.

Lotto Boat

St. Petersburg

Spend an afternoon piloting a standup paddleboard, kayak, or double kayak, or take in some aquatic yoga atop a paddleboard

$32 $14

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Half-Day Kayak Rental for One or Two or Two-Hour Paddleboard Rental at Cove Cay Marina (Up to 50% Off)

Cove Cay Marina

Largo

Climb aboard a paddleboard, or a one-person or tandem kayak and drift past mangrove trees, red fish, and manatees

$30 $15

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One-Hour or Half-Day Paddleboard or Kayak Rentals for Two or Four at Sand Key Paddle Sports (Up to 57% Off)

Sand Key Paddle Sports

Sand Key

Explore the crystal-clear waters of Clearwater Harbor atop a paddleboard or kayak during one-hour or half-day rentals

$60 $29

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2.5-Hour Kayak Tour for Two, Four, or Six People from Kayakmarco.com (Up to 52% Off)

Kayakmarco.com

Isle of Capri Kayak Park

During guide-led tours, both beginner and experienced kayakers enjoy the local natural area and wildlife while paddling around Marco Island

$138 $67

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$25 for a $50 Gift Card Towards Kayak Rental at Belle Harbour Marina

Belle Harbour Marina

Tarpon Springs

Take a single or tandem kayak out for a spin on the Anclote RIver

$50 $25

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Four-Hour or Eight-Hour Rental of a Single or Tandem Kayak from Windsong Charters (Up to 60% Off)

Windsong Charters

New Port Richey

Captains outfit clients for paddle amid the wildlife, hidden channels, and sunken boats of Florida’s coastline

$45 $19

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Select Local Merchants

The guides at Black Water, Blue Water Tours tailor their kayaking trips to the crew accompanying them. Wildlife tours, sunset tours, island-picnic tours, or even journeys under the full moon introduce kayakers to South Florida's Myakka River, mangrove tunnels, and canals laden with wildlife such as manatees. If visitors have specific sightseeing locales in mind, the guides can create an entirely new tour to fit their parameters.

800 East Venice Avenue
Venice,
FL
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O-Sea-D Aquatic Adventures guides paddlers through Gasparilla Sound, an 80,000-acre estuary teeming with more than 100 kinds of invertebrates, 200 fish species, and 150 shore and wading birds. Fifteen minutes before launch time, O-Sea-D's owner, operator, and master naturalist Vince Molnar outfits kayakers with gear, instruction, safety equipment, and swamp-thing repellent. During the 2.5- to 3-hour voyage, Vince shepherds the fleet under the canopied mangrove tunnels of the Woolverton Trail, about six miles of aquatic alleyways that slink through a tangle of exotic leaves and limbs. Vessels' hulls will brush against tendrils of turtle grass and glide past shoals of oysters and starfish, and their admirals may spy dolphins and manatees or even cradle seahorses in their palms. O-Sea-D Aquatic Adventures posts its scheduled tours on its online calendar, and Vince will also add dates to accommodate guests' schedules and desire to experience peak mud-storm hours.

6499 Gasparilla Road
Placida,
FL
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What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?

Seashore Eco Tours holds the highest safety standards in the area. Safe ratios guaranteed for a personalized experience on the water. Seashore Eco Tours is a paddle-sports company with a certified staff in lifeguarding, CPR, and First Aid.

What is the experience customers can expect?

Learn about nature while paddling in Florida's most pristine coastal environments. Florida master naturalist tour guides provide environmental education about marine life, birds, and coastal vegetation, while creating memories that will last a lifetime.

What was the inspiration to start or run this business?

One of Seashore Eco Tours' goals is to educate the public. As a touring company we are in a unique position to provide environmental awareness that can help protect wildlife and local waterways.

What do you love most about your job?

Watching people light up with joy from seeing a dolphin or manatee for the first time. Sharing precious moments with people and their families brings light to my day!

1540 S McCall Rd.
Englewood,
FL
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Kayak Boca Grande's knowledgeable guides unveil Florida's natural marine beauty and untamed wildlife during kayak tours through the Mangrove Tunnels and the beautiful calm waters of Gasparilla Bay. As paddlers propel themselves over the sparkling water, they find themselves sharing the splendor of the Gulf Coast with fauna such as dolphins, manatees, and great blue herons. Those who may have already taken a guided trip or prefer to chart their own course can rent a kayak instead and go out for a self-guided spin.

13084 Fishery Rd Placida
Placida,
FL
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Paddleboarders and kayakers flock to Hooked on SUP's cabana, lounging by the pool before they paddle out into the Gulf of Mexico's waters. The staff includes kayak and paddleboard instructors, who teach newbies the finer details of understanding a dolphin's traffic signals. Aside from rentals and lessons, Hooked on SUP occasionally leads special eco tours.

6950 Placida Rd
Englewood,
FL
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Mark Toomey once helmed his own recruitment firm in Nottingham, England, on the outskirts of Sherwood Forest, but a disdain for damp winters led him to the sun-drenched beaches of Siesta Key. Since opening Robin Hood Rentals in 2009, Mark has persevered through what he calls "Florida's harshest winter in 30 years," during which temperatures teetered near the freezing mark. He equips visitors with rental land-based and aquatic craft that let them explore the area without having to saddle a horse or propose to a dolphin.

From its perch near the Jim Neville Marine Preserve, the company fits cyclists with a range of beach, mountain, and tandem bicycles; matches riders to a fleet of two-seat 49cc automatic scooters; and trains visitors to venture off on newer-model i2 LeanSteer Segways. They also let kayakers explore the local waterways from sunrise into the nighttime.

5129 Ocean Blvd
Siesta Key,
FL
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