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Kayaks & Canoes
The waters around
South Lido Park are very calm with excellent visibility as kayakers glide through tranquil mangrove tunnels. Find
manatees and their offspring in the bay with dolphins and cormorants diving near boaters for seafood feasts. Travel the
bayside islands and discover a plethora of squawking cackling nesting shorebirds. For kayak tours and rentals go to
BAY AND GULF ADVENTURES
Paddleboarding Never done this before?
South Lido Park is a great way to get your feet wet. A hybrid between Kayaking and Surfing, Paddle-boarding has become
a hot new favorite. It takes a few minutes to get the balance down, but soon youíll be able to navigate with ease
South Lidoís mangrove tunnels. Itís always nice to have a smooth ride, but eventually you might want to catch a few
One day surfers will be in the bay blasting the chop and the next out in the gulf with a killer wave-sailing session.
No matter the wind direction, thereís always someone windsurfing in Sarasota Bay either off Bird Key or City Island.
Lessons and rentals can be found at either location.
One of the new extreme sports, Kite surfing involves a parachute-like kite that is sometimes inflatable. The athlete
holds the kite with a tackle and bar hooked to a harness. The kite flies over calm water, and the athlete is pulled
along by the rope. The object is to be lifted up by the wind so as to execute difficult maneuvers. The more difficult
the maneuver ...the better.
For the not so nautical adventurer... Our waterways are even more spectacular at sunset. Just leave the driving to us!
Le Barge Tropical Cruises
Boat Rentals & Jet Skis
Chitwood Charters - Hyatt Regency Downtown
Enticer Watersports - Bayfront Drive
Economy Tackle - Sarasota
CBís Boat Rental - Siesta Key
Siesta Key Watersports - Siesta Key
Cannons Marina - Longboat Key
Attn. Intl. Visitors
(listed north to south)
Anna Maria Island