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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 17 Reviews

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

Key West Shark and Wildlife Catamaran Tour

Get up close with sharks and other marine wildlife on this 2-hour boat tour from Key West. Travel on board an eco-friendly, 34-foot catamaran just a few miles off the coast of Key West. See dolphins, stingrays, turtles and birds and learn about Key West’s waters, and then watch as the pilot drops bait to draw a variety of sharks right to the edge of the boat. Bring a camera to capture the excitement as these super predators swarm. Cold drinks, snacks and polarized sunglasses are included on this Key West shark cruise.

Highlights

  • 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

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Check in at the dock, located on Pier B behind the Westin Resort in Key West, and then climb on board the Tiger Cat. This 34-foot (10-meter), custom-built, eco-friendly catamaran is captained by local wildlife experts with more than 30 years of experience on the Florida Keys’ backcountry waters. The boat utilizes a power-pole system rather than an anchor(s) to keep it in place while viewing sharks, thus preventing any possible damage to the seagrass and coral bottom below.

Travel through the shallow waters close to natural mangrove islands and look for a variety of wildlife — like dolphins, turtles, stingrays and birds, to name a few. Then proceed about four miles (six km) offshore to prime shark territory. A scented bait is dropped into the water to attract these super predators right to the edge of the boat, sharks of all kinds: lemon, nurse, bull, blacktip and hammerhead sharks. Make sure to have a camera ready to capture the scene.

Cold beverages, snacks and polarized sunglasses are included on this Key West shark tour.

Customer Reviews

Pamela B

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.

Julie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

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

shellywarder

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.

hportneches

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.

Kekiduky

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!

John M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

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

Ginger M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great trip!

Stuart M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

Adrienne K

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.

Michael P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

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

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