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Kayaking the Canals of Venice, FL

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Venice, US

Kayaking the Canals of Venice, FL

5 (7)
Venice, US
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Kayaking the Canals of Venice, FL offers an exhilarating adventure through the tropical waterways of Southwest Florida. Join us on a two-hour kayak tour where you can explore the stunning vegetation and wildlife up close. Our knowledgeable recreation professionals will guide you as you paddle through the canals of South Venice and down Alligator Creek, providing safety and direction along the way. After crossing the intercoastal waterway, we'll land on the private beach of Manasota Key, known for its unique shell and shark teeth collections. Take some time to explore the beach before returning to the launch point. With its beautiful scenery and fascinating history, this kayak tour is not to be missed. So grab a paddle and get ready to experience nature like never before in the canals of Venice, Florida.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 2 hours
  • Suitable for 1-4 Participants
  • Small Group Tour, Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Explore Florida's vegetation and wildlife up close
  • Learn about the natural surroundings and history of Southwest Florida
  • Paddle through the canals of South Venice and Alligator Creek
  • Dock at South Venice's private beach and enjoy beach exploration
  • Discover shell and shark teeth collections at the beach
  • Kayak, Floating Device, First Aid & Safety
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water

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Kayaking the Canals of Venice, FL offers a unique and unforgettable experience to explore the hidden beauty of Florida's tropical paradise from the perspective of your own kayak. Led by experienced Recreation Professionals, this adventure promises to provide safety, guidance, and an opportunity to discover the vibrant vegetation, fascinating wildlife, picturesque beaches, and enchanting waterways of Southwest Florida.

What to expect?

Prepare to embark on an incredible two-hour journey through the waterways of Venice, Florida, not to be mistaken for its Italian counterpart. Paddle through the captivating canals and immerse yourself in Florida's rich biodiversity as you encounter lush vegetation and observe diverse wildlife up close. Explore the natural surroundings while learning about the history and ecosystem of Southwest Florida, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Who is this for?

This kayaking experience is perfect for both locals and tourists alike. Nature enthusiasts, adventure seekers, and anyone with a love for outdoor activities will find great joy in this excursion. Whether you're a novice or an experienced kayaker, this tour is suitable for all skill levels. It's ideal for individuals, groups of friends, families, or couples looking to connect with nature and experience the beauty of Florida.

Why book this?

Kayaking the Canals of Venice, FL offers a truly unique and captivating experience. Forget the crowded tourist attractions and opt for an adventure off the beaten path. This tour allows you to explore the hidden gems of Southwest Florida, getting up close and personal with its natural wonders. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the canals, marvel at the abundance of wildlife, and appreciate the beauty of Florida's tropical vegetation. With knowledgeable guides leading the way, you'll gain valuable insights into the local ecosystem and history, enhancing your appreciation for this remarkable destination.

Good to know

Prior kayaking experience is not necessary as the tour is suitable for beginners. Life jackets and kayaking equipment are provided, ensuring your safety throughout the adventure. The tour includes a safety talk and detailed explanations of kayaking procedures, ensuring that you feel confident and comfortable before setting off. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the breathtaking scenery and unique wildlife encounters along the way. Parking is available at the meeting point, and there is a restroom facility for your convenience.


Feedback from previous participants highlights the exceptional experience provided by the knowledgeable and friendly guides. Travelers praise the opportunity to explore the canals, witness the diverse flora and fauna, and enjoy the peacefulness of the waterways. Many express their gratitude for the intimate access to South Venice's private beach and the excitement of discovering seashells and shark teeth. Overall, participants have found this kayaking tour to be an enchanting and memorable adventure that truly showcases the beauty of Southwest Florida.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

South Venice Beach Ferry


Manasota Key



5 (7)


Manny was engaging and friendly. We found a bunch of sharks teeth, and enjoyed a side of Venice that not everyone gets to see!


Manny was great!!! He made the tour fun and interesting even though it was hot. He also was able to set the right pace for a mix of experienced kayakers and beginners. We are looking forward to going again


We had a great experience. It was really enjoyable and informative. Found some great shark teeth. Would definitely recommend this experience to everyone!


Our kayak tour this morning with Manny was outstanding on a number of levels. It's apparent Manny loves his job and he's very engaging with each kayaker. Manny's description of the area and his knowledge of floral and fauna was enlightening. The trip itself along the picturesque ICW and Alligator Creek was beautiful! We also enjoyed our search for sharks teeth on the beach. We all highly recommend this experience, just do it!


Very fun experience. Loved the calm waters and finding the different shark teeth and different types of sea shells. Both guides where very knowledgeable about the environment. Would do this again


We are a couple in our sixties and didn't want to hassle with anything just to be taken around, educated and enjoy wonderful experience that isn't so touristy but more native to Florida. Had such a great time, felt totally relaxed, in good hands with our guides Manny and Tyler who had such great energy, and most of all safe. They tailored the trip to our needs We were visiting from Southern CA and got good idea of the real FL Highly recommend kayaking the canals of Venice


Manny and Tyler were great guides and were full of a lot of local knowledge. We launched next to the South Venice Beach Ferry which was very convenient for us. They use great equipment and had a very comfortable XL Ocean Kayak for our tour. We started out in the intercoastal waterway and were lucky enough to see manatees to start. Next we did a tour of some of the canals in South Venice and then back out to the intercoastal. After crossing the intercoastal we beached the kayaks and walked over the key to the ocean side. Manny had a Florida snow shovel to sift for sharks teeth and offered to put the kayaks in the ocean front side to do some true ocean kayaking. It was pretty rough so we passed and after 2 hours made our way back to the launch. We were even lucky enough to see a curious dolphin on the way back to the launch. Overall my wife and I had a great time and would highly recommend this tour!
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-04-24 19:58