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Paddle Sarasota with SURFit USA


Offering outstanding kayak and stand up paddleboard eco-tours and rental equipment in Sarasota. Deliveries available to Lido Key, Siesta Key and Longboat Key.



  • Most Popular!
From $55

Turtle Beach is 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 of Jim Neville Marine Preserve and then through a few mangrove tunnels 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.



From $50

A beautiful and quiet paddle in Sarasota Bay with a great view of the Sarasota skyline. This area is home to lots of manatees and dolphins.

This is an easy paddle in the shallow open water, along mangrove islands. This area is frequented by manatees and the dolphins feed off the grass flats here.

If you are looking for a beautiful easy paddle near Lido Key, Longboat Key or downtown Sarasota, this is it.

If the winds are not favorable for your paddle, we will reach out with options to rebook, reschedule or refund.  We want to make sure you have a good time and are paddling in good conditions.

* We are so certain that you will see dolphins, manatees or both on this tour that we guarantee it (April-September).  If you don’t see them, we will issue a gift card so you can come back and try again.

  • Self-Guided Tours
From $45

Paddle Siesta Key! Away from all the hustle and bustle of Siesta Key, is our favorite local beach, Turtle Beach.

From our launch, you can paddle down the intercoastal, around acres of mangrove islands.  Take the kayaks and ashore at Midnight Pass and spend time exploring the beach.  This is a great place to look for shells, take a dip in the ocean or just relax.  With our rentals, you have plenty of time.




As transplants from Hawaii, we have decades of experience on the water and are happy to bring that knowledge and experience to our current home in beautiful Sarasota, Florida.  We are proud to be one of the first companies to participate in the Sarasota County Certified Tour Operator program giving us the ability to launch from some beautiful locations.

Paddling a kayak or a stand up paddleboard is a must-do while visiting the area and there are so many places to see.  From paddling up close with manatees to exploring mangroves, we have something for you!   If you  prefer to explore on your own, we offer kayak and stand up paddleboard rentals daily at both locations.

We are going into our 13th year of operating in Sarasota and feel so grateful that our passion has become our livelihood.  We love sharing this beautiful place with you!

Hope to see you out on the water!

Karla and Aaron

See Why Paddlers Give Us 5 Stars!

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Best experience on our vacationWe had never done SUP and Aaron was an amazing instructor. He helped and encouraged my kids ages 7-10 throughout the entire tour. We saw dolphins, a manatee, and crabs! We also took my mother who had never been kayaking and was quite nervous. Aaron was great with her, helping her throughout as well. Aaron gave us an amazing experience we will all never forget!

– Lkaybe | TripAdvisor
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Awesome tour Fabulous paddle in the Mangroves and the bay. We’ve done several paddles around Florida and this was the best. Aaron was a great guide, pointing out wildlife and his knowledge led to a great dolphin encounter. Was a fantastic experience.

– Eileen B. | TripAdvisor
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Phenomenal Paddle Board Experience with SurfIt (Aaron) in Sarasota! Had a wonderfully time paddle boarding with Surf It and had a very knowledgeable guide Aaron whom ensured not only our safety but of course our enjoyment as well! Will definitely be back to this beautiful city with its pristine beaches and to enjoy the water with Surf It!

– Cale J. | TripAdvisor
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A must do in SRQ. Surfit is the best! Great boards, great prices, great people! Very helpful if you have never paddle boarded before. Of course now we want to buy paddle boards and do it all the time!! It's definitely addictive and a nice healthy way to spend time with family.

– Voyage | TripAdvisor
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Lido mangrove paddle Four of us went out with Aaron on a guided tour. We have been with him a few times and it is always a wonderful experience. We took family with us that had never paddled before, and he was great with them. Highly recommend Surfit!

– Judy D. | TripAdvisor