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Experience Whitaker Bayou

I am offering guided tours of Whitaker Bayou, a small wooded tributary off of Sarasota Bay that few people have seen.

I schedule hour-long trips around the high tide, but the following times are flexible. I provide kayaks, canoes, and paddles. Email me at to let me know when you’d like to come. I can accommodate up to 8 people.

The following are optimal times…
Saturday, May 11th – 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 12th – 2:00 p.m.
Monday, May 13th – 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 14th – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 15th – 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 16th – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 18th – 10:00 a.m.
Sunday, May 19th – 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, May 21st – 11:00 a.m.
Friday, May 24th – noon
Saturday, May 25th – 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 29th – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 30th – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, May 31st – 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Beyond Ringling College of Art and Design, Whitaker Bayou winds through the Newtown neighborhood between Dr. Martin Luther King Way and Myrtle Avenue.

This hidden treasure offers a view of Old Florida rarely seen in the quickly developing city.

Whitaker Bayou is named for William Whitaker, Sarasota’s first white settler, who arrived in the early 1840s. Since I was able to portray him in the film No Real Than You Are, which screened at the Sarasota and Cannes Film Festivals, I love that I get to live on Whitaker Bayou and share it with others.

Since I consider this a priceless experience, I have no rates and don’t charge. It is a “Gift Economy” scenario. Pay what you want or pay it forward. Just come enjoy this rarely seen part of Sarasota.