Kayaking FAQ

Questions About Kayaking?

Sarasota is a beautiful city, full of rich culture and history with many opportunities for exploration. Bay and Gulf Adventures offers a variety of kayaking eco tours, providing plenty of options to explore Sarasota Bay. Below are the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about kayaking and our kayak tours.

“What Do I Need To Bring?”

  • A laid back vacation attitude
  • Bottled Water
  • Sun Screen (Waterproof)
  • Camera
  • Shoes you don’t mind getting wet
  • Ziploc bags for personal items
  • Hat (optional)
  • Towel (optional)
  • cooler of your favorite beverages (its 5’oclock somewhere)


“How Long Does A Tour Last?”Kayaking tours vary in time according to the type of tour you’ve selected, but generally range from 1.5-2 hours

“What Should I Wear?”Most people wear light clothing or bathing suits. We recommend shorts, t-shirts and/or a bathing suit. Wear what you’re the most comfortable in. 

“Is This Safe For My Children?”Absolutely! Our kayaking tours are suitable for all ages and we encourage bringing your children to promote family time and exploration into Sarasota Bay. Our tandem kayaks are perfect for you and your child and we will supply you with life vests. 

“What If I’m a Beginner?” Beginners are certainly welcome on our kayaking tours. In fact, you don’t need any experience in a kayak at all to enjoy your adventure. Your guide will show you the proper techniques for paddling and provide you with all of the necessary safety precautions before launch. 

“Where Do We Meet to Launch?”Meeting arrangements will be made according to the type of tour you’ve selected. For more information about specific launch locations, please visit our kayak tour page

“What If Bad Weather Cancels My Tour?”] In the event of tour cancellation due to bad weather, there is absolutely NO CHARGE to you. 

“What If I Want To Cancel A Tour?” Cancellations made within 24 hours prior to your scheduled time will incur no extra charges. Cancellations during our peak months will incur a $25.00 cancellation fee. If you have arranged for a tour and do not show up, or cancel after we have responded to the tour location and have set up the launch site, a $25.00 cancellation fee will be charged. 

“Do You Accept Gratuities?”  While your gratitude is appreciated, we do not require any gratuities for our services. If you would like to tip your tour guide you are free to do so.