Join SBEP for sustainable paddle eco-tours throughout the Sarasota Bay watershed and discover the habitats and wildlife that make Sarasota Bay an Estuary of National Significance.

Eco-tours run from November through April with professional guide Brad Tanner. The trips are free, but participants need to bring their own kayak or paddleboard and gear or rent from the many outfitters throughout Sarasota and Manatee Counties. Each trip lasts two to three hours. Space is limited to 15 individuals per outing.

2019-2020 Bay Wise Kayak Tours Dates

Tuesday, November 12, 2019: Full Moon Paddle on Sarasota Bay (departs from Ken Thompson Park at 5:15pm)

Saturday, November 23, 2019 (9:00 - 11:00 AM): Neal Preserve

Saturday, December 14, 2019 (9:00 - 11:00 AM): North Creek and Little Sarasota Bay

Saturday, January 4, 2020 (9:00 - 11:00 AM): Blind Pass and Little Sarasota Bay

Saturday, February 15, 2020 (9:00 - 11:00 AM): Quick Point Nature Preserve and North Lido Beach Park

Saturday, March 7, 2020 (9:00 - 11:00 AM): South Creek (departs from Oscar Scherer State Park)

Saturday, March 28, 2020 (9:00 - 11:00 AM): Phillippi Creek (departs from Pinecraft Park)