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Guided Kayak Tour of Beautiful Shell Key
Thank you to our lovely customers for making us the most popular kayak tour in Tampa Bay! Our kayaking eco tour explores both the wonderful waters & beautiful beaches of Shell Key Preserve. This is an entirely outdoors experience! We do have to adjust daily tour times to work with the tides+weather so please LET US KNOW if you are only available for the 1 time slot you select. We'll meet everyone at the launch, do introductions, give waterproof bags,& get everyone prepped for kayaking. No experience needed as we'll give everyone a paddling overview! We use primarily double kayaks for ease+comfort. (Your booking time is the planned arrival time. Average water depth 2 feet) After that we'll get launched into Shell Key Preserve! The Preserve is a beautiful shallow environment with tons of wildlife & a very interesting ecosystem which we'll discuss plus the history of the Preserve! From the shallow seagrass flats to the large mangrove islands to the pristine beaches of Shell Key itself we'll try and cover it all! Including traveling through some mangrove tunnels (with friendly tides, primarily Mar-Oct) We'll also look for+talk about some of our incredible wildlife in the Preserve including dolphins, manatees, & other fish & birds! We'll also happily give some places to eat & things to do while you're here! If you enjoy your tour please consider tipping your guide thank you!
Guided Kayak Adventure to Shell Key
Join Coastal Kayak Charters for a unique eco kayaking adventure through the Shell Key Preserve! In order to provide a great experience for our guests, we focus exclusively on small groups so you won't be lost in a crowd. We will provide all the necessary equipment, dry bags, and instruction before heading out. We use stable user friendly kayaks that provide a great paddling experience. This allows us to explore more of the preserve at an easier pace and provides better wildlife viewing opportunities. Once we depart, we'll explore the various ecosystems of the Shell Key Preserve highlighting the beauty of this coastal habitat. We'll kayak through mangrove tunnels (tides permitting), over shallow seagrass meadows, and look for wildlife along the way. Once we reach Shell Island you will have time to swim, explore, look for shells, or just relax and enjoy the beauty of this uninhabited barrier island. The preserve is home to a variety of shorebirds, nesting sea turtles, dolphins, manatees and much more. It is a great way to get out and see the natural side of St Pete. *Things to note* We mainly use double kayaks (you won't be paired with a stranger) kids 3 and up are welcome. Kids under 13 must be in a double kayak with an adult or older child. Weight Limit 250lbs pp | 450lbs combined for doubles. *No alcohol is allowed in the preserve.
Dolphin and Nature Cruise Jug Creek
You will board my spacious 26-ft World Cat at the Jug Creek Marina. We will head west on the Creek which is lined with mangrove and habitat of dolphin, manatee, herons, egrets and osprey. Along the way we pass under the Stringfellow Road Bridge and pass the Lazy Flamingo restaurant. Further along we enter Back Bay and transit Dead Man"s Curve. You will view the beautiful mansion on Little Bokeelia Island which was built in 1902 by the famous battery magnate, Charles Burgess. When we exit the Creek we enter Pine Island Sound and the vista is amazing: Useppa Island, Cayo Costa, and the Boca Grande Pass. We will return to the Marina via Charlotte Harbor and Shell Cut. You will be amazed at the beauty of Charlotte Harbor and learn about the history, geography and wildlife. On the cruise back you can look out for dolphins, and enjoy relaxing music. Other things to note This experience will involve getting into and out of a boat at a dock.
Lunch Cruise Bokeelia to Cabbage Key
This cruise will depart from Jug Creek Marina and include a fabulous nature experience on the way to lunch at Cabbage Key. You'll see the old fishing village of Bokeelia and then cruise the fabulous wilderness of Jug Creek. Dolphin sightings are common in these waters. We will transit Back Bay, Dead Man's Curve, and view the mansion built by the battery magnate, Charles Burgess. Once we exit the Creek, we head across Pine Island Sound past Useppa Island and the world famous Baron Collier Inn, before landing at Cabbage Key. There you can walk the nature trails of the historic island and climb the water tower. You will have an hour and a half to enjoy lunch in the Old House, Cabbage Key's open air restaurant. Following your meal, we will cruise back to Jug Creek Marina. Other things to note This experience will involve getting into and out of a boat at a dock. Payment for the meal at Cabbage Key is not included.
Sunset E-Bike Tour of Siesta Key
After a thorough tutorial and fitting of the bikes we'll make our way immediately out onto the #1 beach in the country. We ride to the Southern-most point, Crescent Beach and Point of Rocks. We share a bit about the area then continue on, making our way all the way to the Northern-most point of the Key, Sunset Point. There is a local gentleman that puts on a flag lowering ceremony complete with Taps on the bugle each night as the sun sets, we stick around to observe this then ride the entire length of the beach back to our starting point. We take plenty of photos throughout and send them at the end so you are sure to have plenty of mementos to remember our adventure! Other things to note Although no special clothes or shoes are necessary to ride, I do recommend wearing something comfortable as we will be on the bikes the entirety of the tour.

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Glass Bottom Kayak Led Illuminated Night Tours in Sarasota
We offer the Ultimate Adventure on our Glass Bottom LED illuminated Kayak Sunset to Night Tours! The extremely powerful self developed underwater light system that we use illuminates the sea floor and sea-life! We'll start off in mangrove canals and then visit mangrove shorelines and look for different species of seabirds & learn about the mangroves and their benefits. Then we'll explore the Amazing grass flats and look for different crustaceans, stingrays and fish. It's also a regular hangout for Manatees as well. Exploring for sea-life on the grass flats and sandbars is fun for everyone with our high powered underwater LED lights! We'll also get amazing views of the Sarasota city skyline and the John Ringling Bridge. With literally nothing to do at night in the Water Sports Industry, our Glass Bottom Kayak LED illuminated Night Tours are perfect for families, friends, large groups, or an unforgettable date night under the stars!
Sunset boat tour from Anna Maria Island
Cruise along the Anna Maria Island coastline to a front-row experience of the most magnificent sunsets in the Gulf of Mexico; lookout for dolphins and other wildlife as we make headway! If weather conditions allow it, we will visit a wildlife refuge island, only accessible by boat, right offshore from Anna Maria. Once on the island, walk the beach, enjoy the company of hundreds of sea birds and sand critters, and capture the most amazing pictures! During our voyage, we will share interesting local knowledge and little-known facts we have exhaustively researched. To complete your trip, comb the beach for little treasures, gather shells, and take it all in as the Sun sets in the horizon; maybe even get a glimpse of that elusive green flash! The tour ends with a penumbral cruise along Anna Maria, as we safely return to port. We offer optional charcuterie (ask us after booking this experience); adult beverages are welcome onboard (except red wine).
Clear Kayak Ecotour and Beach Walk at Don Pedro Island
Let's go on a clear kayak tour adventure to Don Pedro Island known for it's white sand beaches abundance of fossilized shark teeth and shells only accessible by kayak or boat! We launch in bay on the land side before we paddle across a boat channel- but don't worry your guide is an expert in guiding you across the channel! Be ready for lots of great local nature and wildlife such as manatees, dolphins, pelicans, shore birds, star fish, whelk, hermit crabs and so much more! On this trip we explore a hidden lake that is home to thousands of jellyfish before we head over to Don Pedro Island. At Don Pedro Island we exit our kayaks and spend 20 minutes exploring the beach on foot! Look for fossilized shark teeth, take in dip in sparkling Gulf water or learn about the different coastal systems on short interpretative walk with your guide! We spend the first 15 minutes taking care of the basics, signing waivers, kayaking lesson and information about the tour ahead. We spend about 2-2.5 hours on the water depending on the speed of our group and any wildlife we may see along the way! Please note that weekends, holidays, and mid day are the most popular times for recreation on the water. All of our kayaks are tandem kayaks unless otherwise arranged. No guest can be over 250lbs or a combined weight of 425. No pets allowed on this tour- sorry!
Kayak Shell Key Preserve With Capt Yak
Capt Yak is a Veteran owned business. We will explore through and around Mangrove Islands, Beds of Sea Grasses and Sand Bars on Comfortable and Easy Paddling Kayaks. Our Sit-On-Top Kayaks are outfitted with adjustable seats with back support that add comfort and paddling ease to your trip. The seat position also allows you to see the abundant sea life below much better than the old style Sit-In Kayaks. Birds, stingrays, horseshoe crabs, shells, manatees and dolphins are some of the wildlife you may see. Greg, "Capt Yak", will immerse you in this vital eco-system and provide you with information on the abundant wildlife and plant life you will encounter on this 3 hour tour. Your route will be based on the tide and wind to make the paddle as easy and enjoyable as possible. Midway through the tour you will stop at Shell Key and have time for a stroll, take a dip in the warm gulf waters, look for that special shell, have a snack or just relax and take it all in. On the return trip you will continue to be mesmerized with your interactions with your guide. With nearly thirty years experience conducting field research and working in the zoo field, Greg has acquired a vast amount of knowledge that crosses over to his passion of kayaking Shell Key Preserve for many years. Looking for another unique experience? Check out the Kayak Sunset Tour at Shell Key Preserve with Capt Yak!
Guided Kayak Mangrove Tour in Shell Key
Thank you to our incredible customers for making us the most popular kayak tour in Tampa Bay! This is a shorter version of our Guided Kayak Tour of Beautiful Shell Key Preserve ( https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/466938 ) This guided kayak tour is ideal for those concerned about being in the sun for too long. On our Mangrove Kayak Tour we'll be paddling around and through the various Mangrove Islands found in the preserve focusing on their natural beauty and exploring some of the hidden tunnels out there! This tour is approximately 2 hours and does not include a stop or beach walk on the main island. We'll meet at our Shell Key Preserve launch spot and do an introduction and a paddling overview before getting loaded up and heading out into the preserve. Please contact us to request specific dates or with any questions including larger groups thank you!

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Glass Bottom Kayak Led Illuminated Night Tours in Sarasota
We offer the Ultimate Adventure on our Glass Bottom LED illuminated Kayak Sunset to Night Tours! The extremely powerful self developed underwater light system that we use illuminates the sea floor and sea-life! We'll start off in mangrove canals and then visit mangrove shorelines and look for different species of seabirds & learn about the mangroves and their benefits. Then we'll explore the Amazing grass flats and look for different crustaceans, stingrays and fish. It's also a regular hangout for Manatees as well. Exploring for sea-life on the grass flats and sandbars is fun for everyone with our high powered underwater LED lights! We'll also get amazing views of the Sarasota city skyline and the John Ringling Bridge. With literally nothing to do at night in the Water Sports Industry, our Glass Bottom Kayak LED illuminated Night Tours are perfect for families, friends, large groups, or an unforgettable date night under the stars!
Guided Kayak Tour of Beautiful Shell Key
Thank you to our lovely customers for making us the most popular kayak tour in Tampa Bay! Our kayaking eco tour explores both the wonderful waters & beautiful beaches of Shell Key Preserve. This is an entirely outdoors experience! We do have to adjust daily tour times to work with the tides+weather so please LET US KNOW if you are only available for the 1 time slot you select. We'll meet everyone at the launch, do introductions, give waterproof bags,& get everyone prepped for kayaking. No experience needed as we'll give everyone a paddling overview! We use primarily double kayaks for ease+comfort. (Your booking time is the planned arrival time. Average water depth 2 feet) After that we'll get launched into Shell Key Preserve! The Preserve is a beautiful shallow environment with tons of wildlife & a very interesting ecosystem which we'll discuss plus the history of the Preserve! From the shallow seagrass flats to the large mangrove islands to the pristine beaches of Shell Key itself we'll try and cover it all! Including traveling through some mangrove tunnels (with friendly tides, primarily Mar-Oct) We'll also look for+talk about some of our incredible wildlife in the Preserve including dolphins, manatees, & other fish & birds! We'll also happily give some places to eat & things to do while you're here! If you enjoy your tour please consider tipping your guide thank you!
Electric Paddle Board and Dolphin Tour in St Pete
Join us on a one-of a-kind electric paddle board adventure to Shell Key Preserve. Electric paddle board a.k.a. eSUP comes with a Bixpy Jet motor and allows us to go farther, see more and have a blast while cruising around! We typically go 4-6 mph, keep your eyes open for dolphins, manatees, cormorants and other wildlife. On the tour we will complete a 3-mile loop around the preserve, stopping at the pristine beach with crystal clear water for a 15-minute break. Why sit in a kayak, when you can stand up and truly take in all the beauty around you. Whether it is your first time or you are a seasoned pro - we promise you will have a great time exploring Shell Key with our guides. Our boards are what we call "Cruiser Boards" and are very wide and stable. If you've been wanting to give paddleboarding a try, you came to the right place. Motorized paddle board adventure is great for couples and friends, great for groups, great for team building, great for teams.
Guided Kayak Adventure to Shell Key
Join Coastal Kayak Charters for a unique eco kayaking adventure through the Shell Key Preserve! In order to provide a great experience for our guests, we focus exclusively on small groups so you won't be lost in a crowd. We will provide all the necessary equipment, dry bags, and instruction before heading out. We use stable user friendly kayaks that provide a great paddling experience. This allows us to explore more of the preserve at an easier pace and provides better wildlife viewing opportunities. Once we depart, we'll explore the various ecosystems of the Shell Key Preserve highlighting the beauty of this coastal habitat. We'll kayak through mangrove tunnels (tides permitting), over shallow seagrass meadows, and look for wildlife along the way. Once we reach Shell Island you will have time to swim, explore, look for shells, or just relax and enjoy the beauty of this uninhabited barrier island. The preserve is home to a variety of shorebirds, nesting sea turtles, dolphins, manatees and much more. It is a great way to get out and see the natural side of St Pete. *Things to note* We mainly use double kayaks (you won't be paired with a stranger) kids 3 and up are welcome. Kids under 13 must be in a double kayak with an adult or older child. Weight Limit 250lbs pp | 450lbs combined for doubles. *No alcohol is allowed in the preserve.
Sunset boat tour from Anna Maria Island
Cruise along the Anna Maria Island coastline to a front-row experience of the most magnificent sunsets in the Gulf of Mexico; lookout for dolphins and other wildlife as we make headway! If weather conditions allow it, we will visit a wildlife refuge island, only accessible by boat, right offshore from Anna Maria. Once on the island, walk the beach, enjoy the company of hundreds of sea birds and sand critters, and capture the most amazing pictures! During our voyage, we will share interesting local knowledge and little-known facts we have exhaustively researched. To complete your trip, comb the beach for little treasures, gather shells, and take it all in as the Sun sets in the horizon; maybe even get a glimpse of that elusive green flash! The tour ends with a penumbral cruise along Anna Maria, as we safely return to port. We offer optional charcuterie (ask us after booking this experience); adult beverages are welcome onboard (except red wine).
Create Resin jewelry by using real nature on S Lido Beach
Experience the luxury of beautiful Sarasota with a one of a kind beach and Resin jewelry making workshop on South Lido Beach. Take a walk among the beautiful mangrove and sea grape trees and we will explore nature trails that line the southernmost tip of one of Sarasotas most pristine beaches. Gather along the way shells and ocean elements while getting a chance to connect in nature. Then, we will preserve your special beach elements in a step by step beginners Resin workshop. At location, you will create unique resin necklace using your collected items (delivered 24 hours later). A memory and experience you will cherish forever with your friends and family.
Learn to Build a Bigger Sand Castle
I will provide 2 to 5 (Private Booking) guests with all the necessary forms and tools to construct a large sand castle. I will walk the guests through the process of setting up the forms and sealing the forms so that the sand placed into the forms hardens and is ready to sculpt. I will teach participants how to use the tools properly so they can create a large beautiful sand castle! Other things to note: Plan on getting to the beach early to avoid the crowds and the parking hassle.
Clear Kayak Ecotour and Beach Walk at Don Pedro Island
Let's go on a clear kayak tour adventure to Don Pedro Island known for it's white sand beaches abundance of fossilized shark teeth and shells only accessible by kayak or boat! We launch in bay on the land side before we paddle across a boat channel- but don't worry your guide is an expert in guiding you across the channel! Be ready for lots of great local nature and wildlife such as manatees, dolphins, pelicans, shore birds, star fish, whelk, hermit crabs and so much more! On this trip we explore a hidden lake that is home to thousands of jellyfish before we head over to Don Pedro Island. At Don Pedro Island we exit our kayaks and spend 20 minutes exploring the beach on foot! Look for fossilized shark teeth, take in dip in sparkling Gulf water or learn about the different coastal systems on short interpretative walk with your guide! We spend the first 15 minutes taking care of the basics, signing waivers, kayaking lesson and information about the tour ahead. We spend about 2-2.5 hours on the water depending on the speed of our group and any wildlife we may see along the way! Please note that weekends, holidays, and mid day are the most popular times for recreation on the water. All of our kayaks are tandem kayaks unless otherwise arranged. No guest can be over 250lbs or a combined weight of 425. No pets allowed on this tour- sorry!
Kayak Shell Key Preserve With Capt Yak
Capt Yak is a Veteran owned business. We will explore through and around Mangrove Islands, Beds of Sea Grasses and Sand Bars on Comfortable and Easy Paddling Kayaks. Our Sit-On-Top Kayaks are outfitted with adjustable seats with back support that add comfort and paddling ease to your trip. The seat position also allows you to see the abundant sea life below much better than the old style Sit-In Kayaks. Birds, stingrays, horseshoe crabs, shells, manatees and dolphins are some of the wildlife you may see. Greg, "Capt Yak", will immerse you in this vital eco-system and provide you with information on the abundant wildlife and plant life you will encounter on this 3 hour tour. Your route will be based on the tide and wind to make the paddle as easy and enjoyable as possible. Midway through the tour you will stop at Shell Key and have time for a stroll, take a dip in the warm gulf waters, look for that special shell, have a snack or just relax and take it all in. On the return trip you will continue to be mesmerized with your interactions with your guide. With nearly thirty years experience conducting field research and working in the zoo field, Greg has acquired a vast amount of knowledge that crosses over to his passion of kayaking Shell Key Preserve for many years. Looking for another unique experience? Check out the Kayak Sunset Tour at Shell Key Preserve with Capt Yak!
Coastal Bound Fishing Charters
We will be meeting at Palma Sola Causeway Boat Ramp in Bradenton 5 minutes away from Anna Maria Island. After we have met and exchanged information about one another, we will imbark on a fishing trip on my boat that will take anywhere from 2-6 hours to complete (time frame depends on what you are able to afford or feel comfortable doing). The fishing trip will take you on the beautiful water way of the florida golf coast where we will catch many of floridas salt water species and see all the amazing wildlife.
Roaming the waters of Tampa Bay
Experience the thrill and adventures of jet skiing through the waters of Tampa bay. I have been locally jet skiing the waters for about 10 years now, and now it’s time to share my experience with others, giving out the best paths and beaches to ride to. But always remember SAFETY FIRST.
Florida Foodie Breakfast Cooking Class
Join us to learn how to make new breakfast meals, inspired by ingredients native to Florida. We specialize in allergen-friendly foods, so no matter your limitations we have incredible substitutes to teach you how to make things for yourself and for those you love who struggle with food sensitivities. Full of flavor and fun! We'll be making: *Fresh Squeezed Juice *Backyard Barista Beverage *Swamp Breakfast Tacos *Plantain Bowls *Tree Sweets
Guided Kayak Mangrove Tour in Shell Key
Thank you to our incredible customers for making us the most popular kayak tour in Tampa Bay! This is a shorter version of our Guided Kayak Tour of Beautiful Shell Key Preserve ( https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/466938 ) This guided kayak tour is ideal for those concerned about being in the sun for too long. On our Mangrove Kayak Tour we'll be paddling around and through the various Mangrove Islands found in the preserve focusing on their natural beauty and exploring some of the hidden tunnels out there! This tour is approximately 2 hours and does not include a stop or beach walk on the main island. We'll meet at our Shell Key Preserve launch spot and do an introduction and a paddling overview before getting loaded up and heading out into the preserve. Please contact us to request specific dates or with any questions including larger groups thank you!
Paddle Siesta Key
Kayak and Paddleboard Tour on Siesta Key Away from all the hustle and bustle of Siesta Key, is our favorite local beach, Turtle Beach. It is only a few short miles from the main Siesta Key beach to Turtle Beach and the Sarasota County trolley will drop you right there. Not only is this area such a beautiful and quiet place, it is also a great place to paddle! We start on the intercostal and paddle down a short canal to the Bay. We paddle around the mangrove islands along a bird rookery. We paddle around the mangrove islands of Jim Neville Marine Preserve and then to a "secret" beach. This beach is only accessible by boat so we may have it to ourselves. Such a beautiful place for a quick swim or just stopping for a few moments to relax.
Sailing aboard a Private Yacht
Upon boarding our 36ft Sailing Yacht Calypos, or our 41ft ketch rigged Sea Dancer, you will instantly slip into island time. Enjoy a refreshing beverage as we slip from the constraints of the dock and everyday stress. Soon after leaving the Yacht club, the sails will be unfurled and you will soon be gliding with the wind. Be on the look out for marine life such as dolphins and manatees. Work the lines to help harness the wind, take the helm to steer, or just sit back and relax. Our captain can help you understand the sea fairing art of sailing across the seas, while also entertaining you with the deep history of the area. After time slips away while sightseeing, indulge in some tasty snacks or hors d'oeuvres (depending on charter booked). Top off your sunset or day sail with a sundowner cocktail, glass of wine or champagne, as we slowly bring you back to the dock. Other things to note: Departure location may change due to tide levels. We recommend that you wear comfortable clothes appropriate for the weather. As often Florida’s weather can change, it may be a good idea to bring a light coat. Drinks and snacks are included, however if you prefer a certain item, feel free to bring it onboard. No Alcohol is allowed to be brought onboard our public sail. If you book our private option then you may bring what you like. No Red Wine please.
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