Celebrating 10 Years of Bay Wise Kayak Tours

2 people in kayaks on KayakTour

We believe that the best way to learn about Sarasota Bay is to experience it first-hand. That's why we've been offering free educational kayak tours of Sarasota Bay since 2007. Going into our tenth year of Bay Wise Kayak Tours, we're grateful to those of you who have taken the time to paddle with us and we're looking forward to getting out there with new people to talk about what makes Sarasota Bay an estuary of national significance. We're offering eleven paddles this year, including a new route on South Creek.

2017-2018 Bay Wise Kayak Eco-Tours Calendar

December 2nd and 16th, 2017: Neal Preserve

January 6th and 20th, 2018: Leffis and Jewfish Keys

February 10th and 17th, 2018: Blind Pass

March 3rd and 24th, 2018: South Creek & Oscar Scherer State Park

March 10th, 2018: Phillippi Creek

April 7th and 21st, 2018: Lyons and Blackburn Bays

All registration is handled through Eventbrite. Registration for each tour will open one month in advance. If you would like to be notified when registration opens for each tour, please update your subscriber preferences and check the "Paddling" box. Please help us bring Bay Wise Kayak Tours to as many people as possible by signing up for a maximum of two tours.

Bay Wise Kayak Tours participants are responsible for bringing their own kayaks, paddles, and gear. Several local rental outiftters provide discounts to Bay Wise Kayak Tour participants - please call us for details at (941) 955-8085. For more information about what to expect on a Bay Wise paddle, please visit the Bay Wise Kayak Tours page on our website.

Hope to see you soon, and thanks for paddling!

Kayak group 2017 BWKT Phillippi Creek