Your Guided Kayaking Tour Awaits
Scott has over 20 years of experience leading groups a kayakers on journeys of discovery through Sarasota Bay. He has designed some exclusive tours to offer visitors to the area. If you’re looking for a fun and educational way to really get in touch with nature, look no further.
Scott personally guides kayakers on all his tours and freely shares his wealth of ecological knowledge along the way. There are four tours that Scott offers, all different in their own way.
First is the Lido Key Tour where visitors kayak through mangrove tunnels, watch dolphins and manatees surface right next to their kayaks, and explore the beautiful bayous and mangrove forests of Sarasota Bay. Bird sightings are above average and include Osprey, eagles, pelicans, egrets, and herons. Lush sea grass beds cover the bottom of Sarasota Bay yielding sea stars, urchins, conchs, and sea cucumbers.
Next is the Myakka River tour. Myakka State Park is one of the largest and most diverse wetlands park in Florida. The Myakka river connects two shallow-water lakes and from there flows into the Gulf. Kayakers can view all sorts of wildlife on this tour including deer, wild boar, turtles and even alligators!
The Jim Neville Marine Preserve tour is another favorite. The preserve includes several islands in Little Sarasota Bay that are accesible only by boat. The deepwater channel nearby means that dolphin and manatee sightings are very common. The bird rookeries are home to roseate spoonbill, great blue heron, great egret, brown pelican, osprey and many more. Scott also takes kayakers shark tooth hunting and shelling on the gulf side of nearby Midnight Pass.
For the bird lovers that come to Sarasota Scott offers the Robert’s Bay bird-watching tour. This tour takes kayakers to the largest rookery in the area. Bird sighings include Rossette Spoonbills, black & yellow Crowned Night Herons, Pelicans, Snowy Egrets, Great Egrets, Great Blue Herons, Ospreys, and Eagles.
With something for everyone many visitors go on more than one of Scott’s Sarasota Kayaking Adventures.