Skip to content
kayaking

Paddleboard or Kayak the Mangroves

kayaking

Paddleboard or Kayak the Mangroves

46 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
kayaking

Paddleboard or Kayak the Mangroves

kayaking

Paddleboard or Kayak the Mangroves

46 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

You will meet your guides at Ted Sperling Park, the launch site for the famous Lido Mangrove Tunnels. After a short explanation of the equipment and the paddle, we will launch and practice our skills in a beautiful, shallow bay. Karla and Aaron will be on hand to ensure that you feel comfortable. Their goal is safety and fun. Depending on weather conditions, we may paddle to the channel with a goal of paddling with manatees and dolphins. If we do come across them, we will keep our distance and watch them play and frolic. Occasionally, manatees will be curious and will swim up to us. It is such a special experience. Next up, we will head to the mangrove tunnels. We may take a short break at a private beach to stretch our legs before we head into the maze of mangrove tunnels. Your guides will help you navigate the tunnels, pointing out exotic wildlife as you pass. Everyone loves when finding giant hermit crabs and seastars along the way. After paddling though the tunnels and to the hidden lagoon, we will head back to the launch. Your hosts will text photos of your adventure for you to share with friends and family.

Your host

Learn more about Karla

Karla

Aloha! We are Aaron and Karla, husband and wife team and hosts of this unique experience. We love exploring the waterways—learning about the ecosystem and sharing our passion with others—especially families. Aaron has over forty years of on the water experience through guiding kayak and paddleboard tours, and teaching children surfing and paddleboarding. He is the head instructor in the USA for Association of Surfing Instructors (ASI) and holds the highest level certification for that organization. Karla is a marine biologist for NOAA and holds ASI and WPA certifications. Together they have paddled with 1000’s of people and are patient and kind in their approach. Whether you are an experienced paddler or a first-timer, they will make sure you have fun and are comfortable. We love to share this with families of all ages.

What's included

Equipment
Single or double kayaks, or stand up paddleboards, paddles, life jackets, and dry bags. We will take photos of your group…

Guest photos

Guest reviews

Navigation section for review pages

Where you'll be

We will meet at Ted Sperling Park kayak launch and your guides will be waiting for you, with the equipment ready. Ted Sperling Park is a small kayak launch and is the best and easiest way to get to the mangrove tunnels. The mangrove tunnels are unique saltwater paths that wind their way through mangrove trees and to a hidden lagoon.

This experience is available starting May 01, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused until 30 April 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Save 20% when you book 2 weeks in advance. 

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 3 and up can attend. Guests should wear clothing they don't mind getting wet. We provide life jackets and have youth sizes up to adult. Life jackets must be worn by all guests under 6. They must be onboard the kayak or…

What to bring

Water

More tips

Kids welcome from age 3 and up. Kayaks and paddleboards can be combined on the same tour. If you need a different date, contact us at info@surfitusa.com or call 941-952-8245. We love family groups!

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

BOOK AHEAD, SAVE 20%
Paddleboard or Kayak the Mangroves
46 reviews
From Previous price:₹3,913 ₹3,131/person
46 reviews
From Previous price:₹3,913 ₹3,131/person