Join our trained educators on a variety of paddle trips that offer you an opportunity to explore Sarasota Bay. 

Sunrise Paddle

Early risers welcome as we discover the animals that rise at the crack of dawn. All kayaking equipment is provided, and class begins with basic kayaking instruction.

Morning Paddle

Discover the marine animals and plants that thrive in Florida's coastal waters, and learn how Mote’s scientists study this unique environment during our 90 minute leisurely paddle. All kayaking equipment is provided, and class begins with basic kayaking instruction.

Full Moon Paddle

Kayaking doesn’t get much cooler than this. Take a break from the sun and join us for an evening paddle as we explore Florida’s coastal waters at dusk. Discover the animals that bring Sarasota Bay to life at night while taking a relaxing paddle on the moonlit water. All kayaking equipment is provided, and class begins with basic kayaking instruction.

Mote members: $24 per person (there is a 3% processing fee for each individual registration).
Non-member: $28 per person (there is a 3% processing fee for each individual registration).
Who: Ages 11 and older. Children younger than 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Children ages 14-18 may attend on their own but must bring a notarized Medical Treatment Authorization form.
Reservations: Required 24 hours before the program begins. Register now. Please note: Registration for this program is unavailable until August 2014.
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Programs are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, and are subject to change or cancellation based on weather conditions. We do not provide refunds unless we cancel the program.
Contact Information: (941) 388-4441, ext. 348 or email bwilson@mote.org.

Cancellation Policy

To ensure the safety of our participants, kayaking programs may be canceled in cases of inclement weather. Participants will be notified of cancellations the day before the scheduled program. If Mote cancels a program, you may choose to have your payment refunded or credited to a future program.

If you must cancel: There are no refunds for Mote Education programs unless Mote cancels the program. If you provide notice of cancellation more than 24 hours before the program begins, we will credit your payment to a future Kayaking with Mote program. If you cancel within 24 hours of the program or fail to show up without giving notice, you will be charged in full for the program.