5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 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
  • Complimentary cold 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 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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

one of the best trips we went on in Key West. The captain and the first mate could not do enough. We saw sharks eating fish of a rope jumping out the water and dolphins swiming by the boat. This is a must do tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

We had a great time. Really nice people.
Thanks from Iows

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Absolutely amazing!! I am a huge shark lover and have never see a shark in the wild. This was a dream come true. Please take this tour, not only to see wild animals in their natural habitat, but to make people aware that sharks are worth more alive than dead!! Captains' Harris were definitely experts on marine species and have a deep passion for the future of sharks! Thank you again

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

We had an absolutely wonderful time. Captains Ken and Dave are extremely knowledgeable and very personable. They were very aware of the interests of the passengers. We definitely would do this trip again the next time we come to Key West.

Lesley R
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

This was an exciting tour and the promises of getting up close and almost personal with sharks came true. It was amazing to have such an excellent view of these fish, something I have not experienced before.

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