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Responsible Travel

((ecko)) connects you with the natural wonders and fascinating cultural heritage of the Florida Gulf Coast. You’ll experience a fun and authentic adventure, while minimizing your ecological footprint. We are a non-profit collaboration of local environmental organizations and green businesses, and all proceeds support our non-profit environmental programs.

Peace of Mind

All the fun of going off the beaten path with none of the hassle! We take care of every detail for a seamless and carefree adventure. Each element of our Sarasota Bradenton area ecotours is a curated experience featuring special places, the most experienced guides, and the highest safety standards. Learn more about ((ecko)).

Expert Guides

Our guides are so passionate about the environment, they’ve made it their profession. We draw from a deep bench of scientists and educators from our region’s leading environmental organizations. Working collaboratively with our partners, ((ecko))‘s unique Sarasota Bradenton ecotours are hand-crafted by experts for one-of-a-kind experiences.

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Paddle Passport Series

monthly morning kayak tours

Day Excursions

explore beyond the beach

Overnight Adventures

wilderness camping

Group Getaways

4-day private group tours

Myakka River

Sarasota Bay

Manatee River

Venice Area

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The tour was great, your planning was expert and your hospitality most appreciated.  Karen and Wayne were wonderful and gave us a relaxing, informative experience.  Your prompt communication and seamless planning were first rate, and I would most certainly recommend ((ecko)) tours to any one.


Our adventure down the Myakka River provided nearly constant wildlife sightings and access to a part of the Myakka that very few are able to see. On the first day there were no other people on the river!  All the while learning about the region from the friendly and enthusiastic guides who clearly care deeply for the environment.


I loved the trip. Our Wild Myakka River Adventure was full of exceptional kayaking, comfortable camping, many wild bird sightings, and beautiful natural settings. My daughter and I spent wonderful times together enjoying all the varied activities, fun camping evenings and so much new information on this Wilderness area.


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