Sarasota Paddle Adventures features premier kayak and paddle board tours of Sarasota Bay including the surrounding backcountry wetlands and rivers. Led by Capt. Greg Bowdish of the Ocean Kayak Pro Staff, the paddling tours are both instructional and fun and are a great way to experience the amazingly diverse and life-rich ecosystems of the area.
Many of our kayak and SUP tours take you into areas that other paddle tours don't go - areas that local paddlers go to get away from the tourists. These are the places "away from the maddening crowd" where wildlife is less disturbed and you're less likely to encounter other groups of paddlers.
Another thing that sets Sarasota Paddle Adventures apart is that every tour is limited to six people. This allows for greater individual focus in terms of learning new skills and also allows us to get closer to wildlife. It also allows for a great day on the water for a family or a group of friends.
Our paddling trips are very diverse covering everything from dark, tannin-stained rivers, to the often crystal clear waters of the mangrove backcountry, to the white sand beaches and vibrant blue water of the Gulf. And all tours are suitable for beginner paddlers unless otherwise noted.
In 2012, many multi-day kayak camping trips will be added and these will be through Dirty Boots Adventures, allowing you to spend time with a diverse range of outdoor professionals, learning a wide range of skills all on a single trip.