Dolphin & Manatee Kayak Tours

AdventureKayakOutfitters.com

6547 Midnight Pass Road #65 Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL 34242

Paddle your kayak through a playground of dolphins and manatees experiencing them in their native habitat. These curious creatures are always ready for a close-up, giving you a memorable moment to capture.  If alligators are your interest, check out our alligator tour.  Our native Floridian guides will take you on a kayak adventure you and your family will forever remember.

Sarasota Paddleboard Company

SarasotaPaddleboardCompany.com

Lido Key (6 miles)

Our Longboat Key location lets you get away from the crowd and explore miles of pristine backwaters.
We offer Stand Up Paddleboard & Kayak Tours, Rentals, Classes, Clinics & Camps, Kayak Eco Tours, and Fishing Trips.
Tours, Lessons and Rentals are Available Daily with Advanced Reservations.

Myakka River Alligator Tours

FloridaStateParks.org
13208 State Road 72 (Clark Road), Sarasota, Florida 34241

(941) 365-0100 (27 miles)

The Myakka River Alligator Tour is located in the famous Myakka River State Park. Our native Floridian guide will take you down river into a 140 ft. deep sinkhole, known as Deep Hole. At times, it is possible to view over 100 alligators in their natural habitat from the safety of your kayak.  The main attraction is alligators, but other wildlife is abundant with over 100 species of birds, white tail deer, wild pigs, wild turkey, bobcats and otters commonly sighted.

 

Sarasota Jungle Gardens

Jungle

3701 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34234 (10 miles)

A tropical adventure awaits all who visit. It is home to more than 150 native and exotic animals including birds of prey, different species of parrots and macaws, primates, small mammals, dozens of snakes, lizards, iguanas, alligators, crocodiles and other reptiles – many of them rescued or donated – including Florida’s noted pink flamingos. All nestled within 10 acres of lush tropical landscaping connected by winding jungle trails.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

BushGarden

10165 N McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612 (74 miles)

Busch Gardens Tampa Florida theme park will thrill the entire family with Florida’s best roller coasters, rides, attractions, shows, animal encounters and dining!

Adventure Island Water Park

AdventureWP

10001 N. McKinley Drive, Tampa, FL 33612  (74 miles)

Escape into water-soaked excitement at Adventure Island. Guests of all ages can ease into island time in a place where corkscrew slides, waterfalls, a giant wave pool, a rambling river, and other family attractions create a laid-back atmosphere and hours of sun-drenched fun.

 

Longboat Key Bayfront Park

LongboatKey.org

4052 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL

The Bayfront Park Recreation Center is a public recreation facility run by the Town of Longboat Key. Its goal is to provide affordable, wholesome recreation for Youth, Adult, and Senior citizens. Some of the amenities found at Bayfront Park Recreation Center are a 1,350 square foot activity room, basketball court, shuffleboard courts, picnic tables, playgrounds, a multi-purpose ball field for soccer and softball, and pickleball and tennis courts.

Longboat Key Joan M. Durante Park

LongboatKey.org

5550 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL

Joan M. Durante Park is located on Sarasota Bay two miles from the north end of Longboat Key. Great care was taken to protect the native vegetation and desirable trees on the site, such as Live Oaks, Red Cedar, Sabal Palms, Banyon, Mango, Green Buttonwood, Mahoe and Mangroves.

All parks are open to the public from dawn to dusk.