Bay Wise Paddle Eco-Tours
Bay Wise Paddle Tours
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 December 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. Peruse the calendar on this page or visit our Eventbrite organizer profile to see and register for upcoming Bay Wise tours.
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)
Bay Wise Kayaks Calendar
"We are glad to see the Bay Wise Kayak Tours Award [for leading sustainable eco-tours] and have grown to love the area waters, touring with Brad Tanner and discovering new kayaking opportunities in the last 4 years...you are a valuable resource and ecology ambassador!" - Craig and Susan Larson, long-time Bay Wise participants