Ride and Paddle at The Bay (Guided Tour)

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Ride and Paddle at The Bay (Guided Tour)

Come experience the flora and fauna at The Bay through a free, guided kayak nature tour.

By The Bay Park Conservancy

When and where

Date and time

March 4 · 8:30am - April 29 · 10:30am EST


The Bay Park- Kayak Launch 1055 Boulevard of the Arts Sarasota, FL 34236

About this event

Come experience the flora and fauna at The Bay through a free, guided kayak nature tour.

Every Saturday at 8:30am, join us for a free, 2-hour, intermediate-level tour through The Bay’s restored mangroves and to the north and south of the park, allowing paddlers to explore Sarasota Bay and learn more about The Bay Park from Ride & Paddle’s experienced guides. ($60+ value!)

We kindly ask you to refrain from registering for multiple dates to ensure we have enough space to accommodate everyone interested.

Due to popular demand for free guided tours, we are only accepting registrations four weeks out in advance.

Event sold out? Prefer to explore The Bay your own way? Ride & Paddle rentals are available every day from 8:30am-4pm by the Kayak Launch. To reserve, visit: rideandpaddle.com/sarasotabaykayaking/

Important Information

  • Age Requirements: This ride is only recommended for children 12 years and older. All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Kayaks and life jackets are provided.
  • Where to Meet: Please go to The Bay Park’s newly added ADA-accessible kayak and paddle launch located at the south-east edge of the bayou near the corner of Van Wezel Way and Blvd of the Arts.

IF YOUR PLANS CHANGE: Space is very limited and due to popular demand, we have experienced a growing waitlist. As a courtesy to other park guests, please quickly notify The Bay Team or cancel your reservation if you are no longer able to attend so we are able to release your spot to someone else.

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