Siesta Key Tour

A family-friendly activity on Siesta Key

Single Kayak
$65
Tandem Kayak
$130

The best way to see Siesta Key is from the water! A relaxing loop through a marine preserve with a stop on a secluded beach known for great shelling is a perfect way to spend a morning or afternoon in paradise!

Kayaking Tour in Siesta Key

Two hours 30 minutes

Sarasota Bay Kayak Excursion

If you are searching for a family-friendly activity in Siesta Key, Florida or a relaxing kayaking paddle through the Jim Neville Marine Preserve, then this is the eco kayak tour for you.

Explore hidden lagoons, unspoiled beaches, and discover Florida’s wildlife.

The Siesta Key Tour launches from the famous Turtle Beach and travels through the shallow bay into numerous tidal flats. Throughout the warmer months, dolphins and manatees can be observed around the mangrove islands. During the winter months, there are a large amount migrating birds. The tour takes a stop on the beautiful shores of the Gulf of Mexico at Midnight Pass.

This tour is ideal for anyone interested in exploring the Jim Neville Marine Preserve, venturing around the mangrove islands, or just relaxing in the tropical surroundings of Siesta Key.

Launch Location

The tour departs from our Siesta Key launchpoint at 8918 Midnight Pass Rd., Sarasota, FL, 34242.

Common Questions

  • Chevron down What to Bring
    • Water! The Florida sun is hot and we want you to stay hydrated. Help us reduce plastic waste by drinking from reusable containers rather than single use plastic bottles if possible!
    • Sunscreen
    • Hat
    • Sunglasses
    • Cameras
    • We can provide small drybags to protect phones, cameras, car keys, etc.
  • Chevron down What to Wear
  • Most people wear t-shirts, shorts, and/or bathing suits. During the winter months, we suggest a light wind breaker or a sweatshirt depending on the temperature and the wind conditions. The most important thing is to be comfortable. As for shoes, wear something that you don’t mind getting wet – flip flops, water shoes, or old sneakers are ideal.

  • Chevron down What will I see on the Siesta Key Tour?
  • The Siesta Key Tour launches from the famous Turtle Beach and travels through the shallow bay into numerous tidal flats. With any luck, dolphins can potentially be seen year round. Throughout the warmer months manatees can be observed around the mangrove islands and the canal we start and finish from. During the winter months there are a large amount migrating birds. The tour takes a stop on the beautiful shores of the Gulf of Mexico at Midnight Pass.

  • Chevron down How is the Jim Neville Marine Preserve associated with the Siesta Key Tour?
  • The Jim Neville Marine Preserve is a 35-acre protected area that surrounds Midnight Pass in Little Sarasota Bay. We will explore this area and the many uninhabited mangrove islands that make up the Jim Neville Marine Preserve (named for a local county commissioner who advocated protecting this natural ecosystem).

  • Chevron down How is the Siesta Key Tour different from the Lido Mangrove Tunnels Tour?
  • Although both tours are amazing and travel through Sarasota Bay, there are some differences.  There are several uninhabited mangrove islands on the Siesta Key Tour, but there are no mangrove tunnels. To make up for it we stop off at the historic site of Midnight Pass, a great place for a few minutes of shelling!

  • Chevron down Are there alligators on this tour?
  • No…we get this question all the time! There are no alligators on the Siesta Key Tour.
    However, our Myakka River Tour has lots of alligators.

  • Chevron down Will my tour be cancelled if it rains?
  • Your safety is paramount. So cancelling a tour depends on the weather conditions. If the forecast is a light drizzle, then the tour will launch at the regularly scheduled time. If there are thunderstorms or any hint of lightning, then the tour will be postponed or cancelled. If your tour is cancelled, you will receive a full refund.

  • Chevron down Where do we meet?
  • The Siesta Key Tour launches from the Turtle Beach boat ramp on Siesta Key. This area is located at the southern most end of the island.

  • Chevron down What should I bring?
  • We highly recommend bringing a bottle of water and items that you would normally have
    while you are in the sun (sunscreen, hat, sunglasses). Cameras are okay, but we
    suggest putting them in a drybag if they are not waterproof.

  • Chevron down What should I wear?
  • Most people wear t-shirts, shorts and/or bathing suits. During the winter months we suggest a light windbreaker or a sweatshirt depending on the temperature and the wind conditions. The most important thing is to be comfortable. As for shoes, wear something that you don’t mind getting wet; flip-flops, water shoes, or old sneakers are ideal.

  • Chevron down Is this tour for me?
  • This tour is ideal for anyone interested in exploring the Jim Neville Marine Preserve, venturing around the mangrove islands, or just relaxing in the tropical surroundings of Siesta Key.

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Phone (941) 504-6296
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190 Taft Drive
Sarasota, FL 34236

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