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Sarasota paddleboard tour & Friendly manatee

a bear is swimming in the water

This friendly manatee loves paddleboards!

Manatees are protected in Florida and need to be given room to go about their daily lives, but these gentle giants are at times playful and curious and sometimes will come and say hi to us. This profound experience shows a special connection between human beings and other creatures of this planet and the importance of not just thinking of our selves when charting out the future. And this friendly manatee is just so darn cute I could just die!

Scratch one up for manatees!

Thanks Dena and Olivia for such a magical tour of Sarasota Bay

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  • Lido Key
From $57

This is THE best paddling eco-tour in Sarasota.  The highlight of the tour is paddling through the winding tunnels cut through the mangroves. The mangrove tunnels at Ted Sperling Park are a very special place.  Wildlife abounds on this paddle with interesting birds, fish, invertebrates, and even marine mammals. Many people say this tour was the best and most memorable part of their Sarasota vacation and for good reason!