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SBEP Bay Wise Kayak Tour program offers six free guided trips

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Register now for trips in February-April... January trips are already full!

SARASOTA –The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program (SBEP) is offering six free guided kayak tours of Sarasota Bay through April. The trips are available through the SBEP Bay Wise Kayak Tour Program now in its sixth season. Upcoming trips include Lido Mangrove Tunnels on February 2 and February 16, Blind Pass on March 2 and March 16, and Lyons and Blackburn Bay on April 6 and April 20. The two trips to Leffis and Jewfish Key in January are already reserved. Two prior trips in December explored Neal Preserve located in Manatee County.

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

Additional information and online registration is available at Participants are required to bring their own kayak. Professional outfitters throughout the region rent kayaks and offer demonstrations and beginner classes.