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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16 Reviews

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  • Location:Key West, Florida
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

Key West Shark and Wildlife Catamaran Tour

Delight in close-up views of sharks and a variety of other marine life on this 2-hour boat tour from Key West. In an eco-friendly catamaran, travel through shallow waters past mangrove islands to a location a few miles from shore, observing dolphins, stingrays, barracudas and native birds along the way. Then have your camera ready as your pilot uses bait to attract lemon, nurse and other types of sharks to the side of the boat. Learn all about Key West wildlife and enjoy complimentary soda, juice and chips throughout this family-friendly tour.


  • Shark and wildlife boat tour from Key West
  • View lemon, nurse and other shark species from the safety of your catamaran
  • Spy dolphins, stingrays and sea turtles on your way to the shark viewing location
  • Travel in a catamaran built to minimize environmental impact
  • Learn about the marine life and mangrove islands on your tour from your pilot
  • Refreshing non-alcoholic drinks and chips provided

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What You Can Expect

Key West Shark and Wildlife Catamaran Tour


After check-in, board your catamaran, Tiger Cat, which uses a Power-Pole system instead of traditional anchors to secure the boat and protect the sea grass and coral bottom.

Travel through shallow water close to mangrove islands as you make your way about 4 miles (6.4 km) away from shore to the shark viewing site. Along the way, keep your eyes open for dolphin, sea turtles, stingrays, barracudas, tarpon and an array of native birds. Listen to your experienced pilot discuss the delicate ecosystem of this area and its abundance of wildlife. Enjoy complimentary water, soda, juice and chips — as well as the use of polarized sunglasses — during your trip.

When you arrive at the shark destination, get ready for an unforgettable experience! Your pilot will use bait to draw a host of sharks that swim right up to the boat so you and your family can observe them in safety and comfort. See numerous lemon and nurse sharks, and watch out for bull, black tip and hammerhead sharks during nearly one hour of shark viewing. Capture dramatic photos you can't wait to share with family and friends.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Tour was awesome! We saw many lemon sharks that were ready to greet our captain as he fed them. On the way back to the dock we saw a pod of about 8 dolphin that put on quite a show for a long time. Very informative trip with a friendly crew. Highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Awesome tour! Saw plenty of sharks and Dolphins... Even a sea turtle!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We loved this tour and had a great time! I couldn't believe how many sharks came for the feeding!! We got great videos and photos. I was also happy that during the tour, the crew talked to other boats to find the best areas around the island to view the dolphins as well. The crew was great and very knowledgeable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Catamaran was very nice. Tour operators were great. They were brothers and very knowledgeable about the area. They took us to see lemon sharks which were so exciting to watch and the purposes were also a lot of fun. Chips and drinks were provided. Great fun and highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great way to see the other side of Key West. Great crew, very knowledgable, and hospitable. We really enjoyed our trip to see the sharks, dolphin, and turtles. We had been to Key West a few times before but never out on the water. Beautiful trip on the water!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent time! Captain and crew were exceptionally knowledgable, and did all they could to maximize our experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great trip!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We had an excellent experience! Highly recommended. The two gentlemen who ran the outing were a lot of fun.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Outstanding. Saw sharks, dolpins, turtles, and even a sting ray.

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