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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, February 24th – 1:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 25th – 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 27th – 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 28th – 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 29th – 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 3 – 4pm
Monday, March 4th – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 7th – noon
Saturday, March 9th – noon
Sunday, March 10th – 1:00 p.m.
Monday, March 11th – 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 12th – 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 13th – 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 14th – 3:00 p.m.
Friday, March 15th – 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 16th – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 17th – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, March 18th – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 21st – noon
Friday, March 22nd – 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 23rd – 1:00 p.m.
Monday, March 25th – 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 27th – 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 28th – 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 30th – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 31st – 3:00 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.