Emerson Point Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Tour

Search for Dolphins, Manatees, Birds, sea life & other wildlife from a kayak

  • $55 per person
  • $45 children 6 and under

Follow your kayak tour guide through the most beautiful and expansive mangrove tunnel system on the west coast of Florida. View the different types of mangrove trees that make up this unique ecosystem. Dolphins are commonly sighted year around on this tour. Manatees frequent the area March thru December but are more common May thru October. Bird life is abundant and the lack influence from commercial activities makes this a real Florida kayak tour you will remember forever.


2 hours (times vary by day see available times when you book online) *Must arrive at least 15 min early for your tour.


  • Camera
  • Water shoes (any shoes you don’t mind getting wet)
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Water to drink
  • Plastic Ziploc bag for your personal items
  • Oh – and one more thing… YOUR DESIRE TO EXPLORE!

Launch Site

Emerson Point Preserve
6400 17th St W
Palmetto, Florida 34221

Drive past the Emerson Point Preserve entrance, the parking lot and kayak launch are about a 1/2 mile on right hand side.