Yak Shack Watersports offers a variety of private and custom tour options.
The tours are designed to customize each and every customer their own adventure. Our purpose is to give anyone from beginner to advanced, age unrestricted alike. A short intro and safety and paddle instructions will be explained at the beginning of the tours along with any questions that our guests have throughout the whole adventure. Yak Shack strives to give everyone a very memorable time.
The single-person kayaks have a 250 Lb capacity, and our tandems have a 500 lb capacity. Our tandems can also be set up as a single for anyone needing a longer single kayak. They can also be equipped for three padded seats for a smaller child to sit.
2 Hours | $55
We start the tour paddling the Anna Maria Sound which is in Sarasota Bay just to catch a view of the subtle manatee and playful dolphins. While continuing our paddle toward the mangrove islands our Cormorant friends take the opportunity to fish while using our kayaks to find the fish. By now we are entering into a hundred years of history into the mangrove tunnels.
We love to engage with our guest and tell them some of the importance and stimulating facts of the vegetation and wildlife. You may see a variety of birds from white pelicans, to the pink spoonbill, osprey, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Great White Egret, along with many more depending on season.
Sunset Paddle Tour
2 Hours | $65
Come meet us on the bay at Conquina South boat launch for a relaxing paddle to the sand bars off Jewfish Key looking for sand dollars and other shell creatures. Then a short paddle by beer can island where we will dock on a secluded beach in the lagoon having to walk just a few steps to the Gulf to see our beautiful sunsets here on Anna Marie Island.
Disclaimer: Sunset Paddle Tour times subject to change due to daylight savings.
Emerson Point Tour
2 Hours | $55
We begin our tour through the mangrove tunnels of Emerson Point Preserve. During our tour, we will search for amazing wildlife including Sea Stars, Mangrove Crabs, Cormorants and more. You will also learn the importance of the mangroves to our eco-system.
Once through the tunnels, we will coast through Terra Ceia Bay watching for Dolphins, Manatee and Spotted Sea Rays on our way to the sandbars where we can snorkel and dig for Sea Urchins, Sand Dollars, Shells and more!
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