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

Remaining 2020 Bay Wise Paddles have been cancelled to promote social distancing during the COVID-19 epidemic.

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 are a valuable resource and ecology ambassador!" - Craig and Susan Larson, long-time Bay Wise participants

Kayak group 2017 BWKT Phillippi Creek
No alligators were encountered on this Bay Wise tour of Phillippi Creek - but it's never a guarantee!