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Four FREE Guided Kayak Trips Available in Sarasota Bay

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There are four free kayak tours available with the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program (SBEP) in March and April. Scheduled trips are planned for Blind Pass (3/3 and 3/17), and Lyons and Blackburn Bay (4/7 and 4/21). Six prior kayak excursions from December through February explored other popular destinations throughout Sarasota Bay in Manatee and Sarasota Counties.

Additional information and registration is available online at Participants are required to bring their own kayak. Outfitters throughout the region rent kayaks and offer demonstrations and beginner classes. The Bay Wise Kayak Program is for experienced kayakers.

The SBEP Bay Wise Kayak Tour Program is a fun learning opportunity to discover the plants, animals, habitats, and restoration projects that distinguish Sarasota Bay. Brad Tanner, an expert kayaker and the School Programs Coordinator for Mote Marine Laboratory is the tour guide for the SBEP program.