About Us

Bay and Gulf Adventures

Meet Your Guide – Mitch Laugle


Mitch Laugle is the owner of Bay and Gulf Adventures and guide for your Sarasota kayaking tour. Mitch is from a small town in southern Indiana. After college Mitch moved to Stuart, FL to pursue his captains license and life on the water. With captains license in hand Mitch continued to move further south to Miami where he worked for Miami Watersports running boat tours, parasailing and flyboarding instruction. After moving back home for several years and working in a foundry and on the family farm he moved back south and landed here in Sarasota continuing to chase the Kenny Chesney lifestyle. 

I’ve always spent as much time as possible on the water growing up. Summers spent on the lakes, rivers and farm ponds of Indiana was not near enough time to explore my passion. I have now come to the Sarasota Bay to chase my dreams of year round time exploring the water. I want the chance to share my love for the water with you as we tour and explore the marine eco system of Lido Key.  – Mitch Laugle.

At Bay and Gulf Adventures, our mission is to provide the highlight of your vacation to Sarasota. Our tour will journey from the open waters searching for manatee and dolphin to the mangrove tunnels of Ted Sperling Nature Preserve. With each stop along the way we will teach you about the wildlife we are encountering and some of the history of Sarasota and its surrounding islands.  We offer something for everyone and the experience of a lifetime. Come forget about the real world and spend some time with no shoes, no shirt and no problems. 

Call us today at (317)694-5357 for more information about our kayaking tours and rentals.