Sarasota Bay's Mangrove Tunnels Are the Ideal Place for a Novice Kayaker to See All Florida Has to Offer

    By Terry Tomalin

    Paddling your way through Sarasota Bay's network of mangrove tunnels is something you can do your first time on a kayak — but you'll have the kind of close-up experience with nature some spend their whole life looking for. Drift quietly among fish, birds and trees, maybe stop for a picnic on a private beach; when you're ready to return to daily life after a few hours, you'll do it with a fresh perspective.