Play in the Bay

The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program is dedicated to increasing options for responsible access to Sarasota Bay for all. By restoring and enhancing coastal habitats, studying local fish populations, and leading educational programs, the SBEP aims to champion Sarasota Bay as a community asset and resource.

Bay Wise Kayak Eco-Tours

Join the SBEP for free, expert-led kayak tours focused on Sarasota Bay ecology.


Learn how to enjoy the crystalline waters of Sarasota Bay responsibly.


Fishing in Florida is a multi-million dollar industry. Learn how to get in on the fun while conserving fish populations.

Wildlife Watching

Wildlife watching brings more visitors to Florida than golfing. Learn how you can help protect Florida's famous wildlife for generations to come.

The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program is dedicated to restoring the area's greatest natural asset - Sarasota Bay. We offer special thanks to our partners: Sarasota County, Manatee County, City of Sarasota, City of Bradenton, Town of Longboat Key, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Southwest Florida Water Management District.