Are you ready to escape the hustle and bustle of Siesta Key and embark on a tranquil journey? Look no further than Turtle Beach, a local gem just a few miles away from the main Siesta Key beach. Hop on the Sarasota County trolley, and it will drop you right at this serene paradise. Not only is Turtle Beach a beautiful and peaceful place, but it also offers an incredible opportunity for paddling enthusiasts like you.
A Paddling Paradise
Our adventure begins on the intercoastal, where we glide through a short canal that leads to the Bay. As we paddle, the mangrove islands of the Jim Neville Marine Preserve come into view, home to a vibrant bird rookery. Imagine the tranquility as we navigate these pristine islands, surrounded by the sounds of nature. Our journey takes us to a “secret” beach, a hidden gem accessible only by boat, allowing us to enjoy its beauty without the crowds. Take a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear waters or simply relax and soak up the serene atmosphere.
To ensure you have everything you need for this incredible expedition, we provide single or double kayaks, stand up paddleboards, paddles, leashes (for stand up paddleboards), life jackets, and dry bags. Our goal is to make your experience as convenient and enjoyable as possible.
What should you bring/wear?
To make the most of your paddling adventure, we recommend wearing clothes that you don’t mind getting wet, such as bathing suits, shorts, and T-shirts. Don’t forget to bring water, sunscreen, a camera to capture unforgettable moments, and water shoes, which may come in handy during your excursion. If you enjoy the tour and would like to show your appreciation, cash for gratuities is always a thoughtful gesture.
Expert Guides for a Memorable Experience
Rest assured, our Siesta Key Paddle Tour is led by highly experienced guides who are passionate about providing you with a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable time on the water. With their extensive knowledge of the Florida waters, you’ll gain fascinating insights into the local area and wildlife. Many of our guides have been exploring these waters for over a decade, and their insider tips will offer you a unique glimpse into the Florida lifestyle.
If you prefer a self-directed adventure, we also offer Turtle Beach rentals. We’ll set up the equipment for you, provide maps, and offer insider tips before you embark on your independent exploration.
One of the highlights of our Turtle Beach tours is the opportunity to encounter gentle manatees and playful dolphins. These magnificent creatures often grace us with their presence, creating unforgettable moments. We prioritize safe and respectful marine mammal and sea turtle viewing practices, ensuring we never disrupt their natural activities. If they approach us, we pause our paddling to fully appreciate the awe-inspiring experience. Keep your eyes peeled, as you might even spot sea turtles or their adorable hatchlings during the summer months.
Don’t worry if you’ve never paddled before; many of our guests are first-timers. Our patient and experienced guides will provide you with all the necessary instruction to quickly get you up to speed. They prioritize safety above all else and will ensure that your journey is both secure and comfortable.
Combining Kayaks and Paddleboards
Yes, you can absolutely combine kayaks and paddleboards on our tours. In fact, it’s a common practice. Our knowledgeable guides often lead from paddleboards, as it offers them a better vantage point to navigate and share their insights.
Intimate and Personalized Tours
To guarantee an exceptional experience for all participants, we aim to limit our tours to 12 boats. However, in reality, our groups are often much smaller. This size allows our guides to provide personal attention, ensuring everyone has a fantastic time on the water.
Any Questions or Concerns?
We’re here to address any questions or concerns you may have. Feel free to reach out to us via phone or text message at any time. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we want to ensure you have the best possible time exploring Siesta Key’s hidden gems. Contact us at East Coast Paddle Sports or call us at 941-952-8245.
Embark on a Siesta Key paddling adventure and immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of Turtle Beach. Whether you’re a seasoned paddler or a first-time explorer, our experienced guides will accompany you every step of the way. Get ready to create memories that will last a lifetime.