Kayak the South Lido Mangrove Tunnels

Kayak the South Lido Mangrove Tunnels

South Lido Mangrove Tunnels

Activities

Stand Up Paddle, Chillin, Kayaking, Swimming

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Bathrooms
Beach
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Groups
Picnic Area
Scenic
Wildlife
Swimming Hole

Kayak and SUP rentals available. Great for all skill levels and ages. See manatees and dolphins. Explore mazes of mangrove tunnels.

Before entering South Lido County Park, take a left turn on Taft Drive for the kayak launch area. Parking is available at the end of the road. Multiple companies offer kayak and stand up paddle (SUP) rentals and tours at the launch site, but feel free to bring your own. Launch your kayak or SUP between mangroves into Sarasota Bay and continue South along the mangrove tunnels. Visit this website for a detailed map of the trails.

Community Photos

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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So much fun

Me and my sister love kayaking to the island to eat lunch. There are tons of different passage ways of mangroves to travel through so you can spend a whole day here. Definitely worth going

Awesome

Really cool mangrove tunnels. They made the whole trip worth it. Make sure to bring bug spray too, took a wrong turn and got attacked.

Amazing

Had a wonderful time in the mangrove tunnels. Fun, sun, and salt.

Activities

Stand Up Paddle, Chillin, Kayaking, Swimming

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

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