We are your #1 destination for kayak tours in Sarasota and stand-up paddleboard guided tours and rentals in Sarasota Bay and the Lido Key mangrove tunnels. We rent top of the line kayaks and paddleboards. We have the best guides so that your tours put you in great position to spot manatees, dolphins, and tons of wildlife in their natural habitat. Explore the mangrove tunnels with us on a tour or at your own pace with a rental. Fun for the whole family!
Established in 2015.
The owners of Paradise Adventures (Orlando and Josh) have travelled to many places, and can’t think of a spot more amazing than Sarasota Bay and the Lido Key Mangrove tunnels. They decided to build a company that would provide access to this area on top-of-the-line equipment. They backbone of the company is the customer experience. Orlando and Josh prioritize a customer renting a single kayak the same as a group of 12 wanting a guided tour. Every single customer is the most important customer in the world to us. We created this company knowing that it is our privilege to serve you, and introduce you to an area that we love so much!
Meet the Business Owner
Orlando has never lived more than an hour’s drive away from the ocean. He grew up loving the Pacific Ocean’s waves on the coast of his native Nicaragua. The Atlantic Ocean is where he developed his love for kayaking when he lived in Miami. Now, Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico are the waters he now calls home. A Florida Master Naturalist for Coastal Systems, Orlando loves guiding guests through the flora and fauna of the bay. You will rarely see him without at least 2 GoPro cameras because he refuses to miss the perfect shot… be it a friendly dolphin swimming under his kayak, the serene tranquility of the mangrove tunnels, or a child’s look of amazement when she sees a manatee in the wild for the first time. Join him on tour or check out his awesome videos on the Paradise Adventures YouTube channel.