Our Desoto Kayak Tours Blog provides information about our kayak tour, wildlife, and information about the surrounding Bradenton / Sarasota area.

Anna Maria Island
Anna Maria Island | Emerson Point Preserve

Anna Maria Island Things To Do

Anna Maria Island is a beautiful barrier island located on the west coast of Florida, known for its pristine beaches, stunning sunsets, and laid-back atmosphere. Here are the top 10 Anna Maria Island things to do: These activities showcase the essence of the island, offering a mix of natural beauty, outdoor adventures, cultural experiences, and…

Emerson Point Preserve Map
Emerson Point Preserve

Emerson Point Preserve

Emerson Point Preserve is a stunning natural preserve located in Palmetto, Florida. Covering over 365 acres, it is situated at the tip of Snead Island and is bordered by the Manatee River and Terra Ceia Bay. The preserve is named after Ralph Waldo Emerson, a renowned American essayist, philosopher, and poet. It is an ideal…

Two kayakers in open water - Benefits of kayaking
Kayak Tour | Kayaking Health Benefits

Benefits of Kayaking

Kayaking is a popular outdoor recreational activity that involves using a small, narrow watercraft propelled by a double-bladed paddle to navigate through water. The benefits of kayaking are both physical and mental health, as well as for social and environmental well-being. One of the most apparent benefits of kayaking is that it provides a low-impact…

Bird in the exotic mangroves on a kayak eco tour
Emerson Point Preserve | Kayak Tour

What Is a Kayak Eco Tour?

When looking for exciting adventures to do in Sarasota and Bradenton areas, you might stumble upon a Kayak Eco Tour and often wonder what is an kayak eco-tour? It is a tour directed towards exotic, and often threatened natural environments, which are intended to support conservation efforts and observe wildlife. That is exactly what you…

Kayaking Tips include using an expert guide
Emerson Point Preserve | Kayak Safety | Kayak Tour

Kayaking Tips: What You Should Wear and Bring With You

You’ve booked your kayak tour at beautiful Emerson Point Preserve, and now you’re probably wondering what you should wear, and what to bring with you.  Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are some kayaking tips. At Desoto Kayak Tours, we provide stable kayaks, clean and comfortable life vests, as well as expert local guides…