Ted Sperling Park hosts one of the top rated kayak launches in the state, located at the north entrance to the park at 190 Taft Dr. Directly off the launch at the park is a vast system of mangrove forests and tunnels, easily navigated by beginners and experts to paddling. Manatees, dolphin, and other wildlife are commonly spotted by kayakers.
The kayak launch at Ted Sperling Park is free of charge and open to any visitors to launch their own kayaks and paddleboards from.
The park is also the perfect location for stand up paddle boarding! The calm waters of the bay make it the ideal location for beginners to this new watersport. Rentals and lessons are available year round.
Guided eco tours launch from the park at 10:00am and 1:30pm every day and are an excellent way to see the mangroves and Sarasota Bay. If you would like to rent a kayak or schedule a guided eco tour of the area you can do so by calling 941-302-2677 or by booking online. Space is limited, so reservations are required.