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Kayak and Paddle Board Tours & Rentals in Sarasota Florida





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. One of our favorite paddles is at the world-famous Lido Mangrove Tunnels. 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 Ted Sperling Park. Paddling the mangrove tunnels is a must-do while visiting the area. We offer guided tours and kayak or paddleboard rentals from Ted Sperling Park.

Our programs appeal to all ages and skill levels and include beginning classes, advanced paddleboard training, surf lessons, paddleboard yoga, and youth summer camps. Our kids stand-up paddleboard and surf camps are very popular and fill up each summer. Our guides and coaches are trained lifeguards and certified SUP instructors by the Association for Surfing Professionals.

We want your experience out on the water to be safe and fun. Over the past eight years, we have successfully taught thousands of people how to paddleboard and kayak and we love doing it!

Hope to see you out on the water!

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