Kayak Tours in Englewood, Florida
Guided Kayak tours are available in Sarasota, Charlotte and Lee County. Each location features something unique and wide diversity of wild life. Explore the waterways with a Florida Master Naturalist and learn about the ecosystems in Southwest Florida.
Kayak Tour Locations
Kayak Guided Tour Locations:
Blind Pass/Middle Beach – Sunset location (Englewood)
The Great Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail (Boca Grande)
Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserve (Placida)
Casey Key (Nokomis)
*Reservations required. Request a tour online or call (941) 234-4311.
Kayak Rentals in Southwest Florida
Kayak rentals include FREE local delivery to State and County Parks in Sarasota, Charlotte and Lee Counties. We also provide free kayak delivery to local islands for travelers visiting waterfront properties and homes close to the water.
Kayak Rental Rates
FREE Local Island Delivery on Kayak Rentals:
Gasparilla Island (Boca Grande)
Little Gasparilla Island
Casey Key (Nokomis, Florida)
*Ask about our wheels to help ease in your walk to the beach or bay by you. Reservations are required to ensure delivery on your schedule.
Discover Marine Life on a Guided Kayak Tour
Kayak guided tours and rentals are eco adventures. Trips frequently encounter wildlife such as, coastal birds, fish, dolphin, and manatee. Kayaking at different locations feature certain types of wildlife. The Don Pedro Island State Park is a common location for live seashells, whelks, conch, sea stars and crabs. Every coastal location offers an opportunity to see various marine creatures. Herons, Ospreys, Egrets, and sometimes Bald Eagles can be seen while kayaking through local waterways. In Englewood, the Stump Pass Beach State Park is located by the Lemon Bay Aquatic Preserve one of the largest estuaries in the area.
Kayaking with SUP Englewood
SUP Englewood proudly introduced kayak tours and rentals in 2014, which expanded our unique guided tour schedule. Our trips are focus on safety, family fun, and environmental education. Explore the best kayak paddling destinations through mangrove forests and the waterways that surround local barrier islands. Paddling locations include Charlotte County Parks, and local Florida State Parks.
Kayak on Manasota Key
The most popular location is the Blind Pass Beach
, which features a paddling trail through Lemon Bay. After launching from Manasota Key kayakers journey between the barrier islands that surround the Lemon Bay Aquatic Preserve.
Guided Kayak Tour of Blind Pass Beach
Trips launch by request from this location and feature one of the most natural coastlines in Florida. This location is maintained to keep only the native vegetation, which has created a canopy marine hammock through the walking trail on Manasota Key. Hundreds of species of birds flock to the barrier islands that comprise this Sarasota County Park. Discover “Old Florida” on the water and see many varieties of marine life. This area offers frequent views of dolphins and manatees.
Kayak Rental Safety
The following paddling map displays various paddling safety tips
to take into consideration when Paddle Boarding or Kayaking around Blind Pass Beach
. Overall, the area is a very safe paddling destination. Kayakers should be aware of the tides
, and keep in mind that the tides are stronger during full and new moon phases. This is important in planning your paddling route for the day. Wind speed and direction
is another very important consideration and you should always start off paddling against the wind and current, or whichever is stronger.
“Safety First” is our philosophy. From weather conditions to launch locations. Your safety is our number one concern. SUP Englewood follows all US Coast Guard requirements and is fully insured.
SUP Englewood wants you to have an enjoyable experience on the water. We wish to create a memorable experience on your kayaking adventure.
Customer service is the main priority as client satisfaction is our goal. SUP Englewood wants you to have the best time possible on the water.
Experiencing kayaking at any of our various locations offers unique views of the wildlife that surround our barrier islands. From Boca Grande to Venice Island our locations ensure a close up view of the wildlife in their natural habitat. Unlike launching from a marina, when you paddleboard with SUP Englewood you launch directly into nature.
Salt Water Only
All of SUP Englewood’s locations are in salt water only. Meaning there are no alligators where we kayak. There are lots of dolphins and manatees!
Support Florida State Parks
SUP Englewood helps support the Florida Sate Parks by bringing visiters to their Englewood, Cape Haze and Boca Grande locations. Our Florida State Parks are run on the entrance fees not tax dollars. The $3 per car fee helps keep the nature protected in this area.
Giving Back to the Community
Coaching for Special Olympics Florida Sarasota and Charlotte counties is SUP Englewood’s way to help give back to the community. Our athletes train every Sunday morning from 8:00-10:00 AM at Stump Pass Beach State Park. Training is held from May-Oct. You are welcome to come out and cheer on the athletes during this time.
Cleaning Our Waterways
SUP Englewood respects the water and earth by cleaning up any debris that is found while out on the water. From beach balls to furniture – if we see it we haul it out!