Florida is one of the most beautiful places you can explore, and if you’re looking for a new adventure while you’re on vacation, kayaking might be just what you need!
We offer plenty of options for rentals, including single kayaks and double kayaks that are perfect for couples! You can choose from sit-on-top or sit-in kayaks, so we have a little bit of everything to fit your needs. Our rentals also include paddles and life jackets, so all you have to do is get on your way and enjoy your time exploring the natural beauty of Siesta Key, Florida.
Experience All That Siesta Key Offers
If you’re planning a trip to Florida, don’t miss out on the beautiful coastline and Sarasota’s gorgeous beaches. Whether you pick Siesta Key, Longboat Key, Lido Key, or Turtle Beach, there are tons of opportunities for fun and adventure.
Florida’s Gulf Coast beaches are some of the most gorgeous coastal areas in America. It’s perfect for those who love nature and want to enjoy some time outdoors exploring what Florida has to offer. Whether that means kayaking in the Gulf of Mexico or paddling through the mangrove tunnels of Little Sarasota Bay in search of manatees, the crystal clear waters and scenic views are sure to bring added joy to your vacation.
With our kayak tours and Siesta Key kayak rentals, we make it easy and stress-free for you to have a day-long adventure anywhere in the Sarasota area that you’d like to explore. There are plenty of locations for you to explore. Check out some of our favorites:
Jim Neville Marine Preserve on Little Sarasota Bay
Sarasota Bay is bounded by Sarasota, Lido Key, Longboat Key, Bradenton Beach, and Bradenton. It boasts beautiful, clear waters that are perfect for a Siesta Key kayak tour.
The Jim Neville Marine Preserve is named after Sarasota Environmentalist Jim Neville. There are many vacation rentals nearby, so if you’re staying anywhere near this gorgeous 35 acres of preserved land, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to explore this part of Siesta Key.
Grab your kayak rentals or paddle boards from Ride & Paddle by Siesta Sports Rentals and head out for a half-day or full day of adventure. While you paddle along the shallow waters of the preserve, keep an eye out for manatees and dolphins, who have been known to get up close and personal with kayakers and paddlers. And if you’d like a guided kayak tour, our tours go out twice daily at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and last for about 2 1/2 hours.
Lido Key is located just off the coast of Sarasota and is connected to the mainland by the John Ringling Causeway. It has white sandy beaches and beautiful turquoise waters, and there are plenty of vacation rentals nearby. It’s a top eco-tourism destination, and kayak tours are a popular way to explore the Gulf of Mexico.
If you time your paddle just right, you can catch a gorgeous coastal sunset before heading off to find some of the best seafood around!
Longboat Key in Sarasota County offers 12 miles of white sand beaches and plenty of elegant resorts, making this a prime destination for luxury tourism. Take a break from golfing, shopping, and fine dining and kayak around the mangroves of Bayfront Park and search for a pod of friendly dolphins or a manatee who might just make an appearance.
Are you looking for a fun evening out with your significant other? Skip the typical fancy restaurants and rent one of our tandem kayaks, pack up a cooler, and go for a sunset paddle and beach picnic. We guarantee it will be an experience you won’t forget!
Turtle Beach is one of our very favorite destinations for a kayak tour. Tucked away towards the end of Siesta Key, you’ll find fewer tourists off the beaten path, which means there will be plenty of opportunities for marine life sightings.
Our kayak tours launch at Turtle Beach, and we will paddle from Blind Pass Lagoon to the Jim Neville Marine Preserve. It’s a leisurely paddle around the island with a stop at the secluded Midnight Pass Beach where we spend some time on the beach to swim, search for shells and enjoy the gorgeous view. Our kayak tours last about 2 1/2 hours, and you’ll leave with knowledge of the ecology, history, and wildlife of this beautiful Siesta Key gem.
Where to Find Us
We’re located on Midnight Pass Road in Siesta Key, Florida. If you’d like to pick up your kayak, you can pick it up at Crescent Beach on Siesta Key or the Turtle Beach public boat ramp. If you choose to join us for a kayak tour, you’ll meet us at the Turtle Beach boat ramp.
Prefer to paddle board? We’re not just limited to kayak rentals! You can pick up paddle boards at Turtle Beach, or we can deliver them to you. If you’d prefer to stay landlocked, we offer scooter cars where you can explore the streets of Siesta Key. We also provide beach equipment for those who prefer a beach siesta on their visit to Siesta Key. Grab an umbrella, beach chairs, and a cooler, and you’ll be all set for a relaxing day.