You may also be interested in finding the area's best charter fishing boat guide and the best kayak eco-tour (without fishing) trips- here are my local favorites:
~ FLOW Kayak & Paddle Tours:
Kim Hull, a Marine Biologist who works at Mote Marine Aquarium will take you out for customized kayak or stand-up paddleboard eco-tours in Sarasota Bay, Florida. There are many imitators, but you want the original and the best. Check her out at www.flowpaddletours.com and please tell her Eric sent you! : )
~ Sarasota Fishing Charters with Charlie Veon:
Charlie is a great guy to head out with if you are looking for a motorized experience. He will take you out on his 19 foot Cobia Bay Boat with power pull and romote trolling motor. Check him out at www.fishinsarasota.com and please tell him Eric sent you!