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Sarasota Bay is a long, protected lagoon that invites boaters to explore. Paddlers will find solitude while exploring shallow, mangrove-lined shores.

Recreational boating contributed $10.4 billion and 82,752 jobs to Florida's economy in 2013.

Paddle Guides

Manatee County Parks & Natural Resources curate paddling maps on their website.

Ramps for non-motorized vessels in Sarasota County, including kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards, are listed on the Sarasota County website.

Boating Guides

Boater's Guide to Manatee County
Boating and Angling Guide to North Sarasota County
Boating and Angling Guide to South Sarasota County