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clock-o2 hours (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English


Paddle a kayak through mangrove creeks and shallow water on a 2-hour Key West kayaking tour that offers an up-close look that this unique coastal environment. This guided tour includes round-trip hotel transfer in Key West, and is the perfect way to spot Florida wildlife in a natural habitat.
  • 2-hour kayak tour of Key West mangroves
  • Learn about local geology and nature
  • Suited to all ages and skill levels
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Round trip hotel transfer included
Begin with pickup at your Key West accommodations 30 minutes before departure time, or if desired, make your way on your own to Hurricane Hole Marina, where free parking is available. Learn the basics of equipment and safety, then follow your guide into the mangroves at an easy-going pace that’s well suited to all skill levels.

Watch for wildlife along the way: the mangroves are home to tropical fish, crabs, bright sea stars, jellyfish, sea cucumbers, sponges, and a diverse range of sea birds. Every trip is different, but experienced guides trace routes through the best of the mangrove environment.

As you paddle, hear stories about the geological structure of the Florida Keys, and find out what makes them so unique in the United States. At the end of your mangrove kayak trip, paddle back to home base, where you’ll finish the day or get a ride back to your Key West accommodations.


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, Aug 2018

My first time in a kayak, Peyton our guide, taught us the strokes and it was very easy to navigate the waters. The water, mangroves, and wildlife were amazing!!

, Mar 2018

This tour might be good if you happen to be one of the people who jostle for a spot next to the guide, but if you are not assertive pushy and competitive, you may end up going on a nice paddle, but with not much of a tour. Our expectation was that the number of kayaks would be limited, but there were more than a dozen kayaks singles and doubles, including one paddleboarder who slowed the whole group. We also expected to see more wildlife than we did. Maybe we were too close to the highway or the channel with jet skis whizzing by, but we saw only Pelicans these were everywhere at the dock and, when our guide produced them, a sea cucumber and a sponge. This might offer some relief from the bustle of downtown Key West, but it's probably good to keep your expectations low.

, Feb 2018

Loved it

, Jan 2018

Well, I didn't want to spend my whole week cooped up in my trailer working. I needed an adventure. I spotted this Kayak Tour and signed up.

Note that although I have spent some time in a canoe, this was my first time in a kayak. And with balance being one of the skills withering away in my old age, I had trepidations, not so much fear of drowning or ruining my camera, but of embarrassing myself for falling in. Turned out that I managed to stay upright the whole trip, to a large extent due to having another person, with some kayak experience, up front. The only challenge was getting out of the kayak when the tour was over. Getting up off the floor is no longer an event i am competitive in.

Anyway, we spent a wonderful two hours paddling around and through the mangroves. Pelicans the Key West pigeon were all around the dock. Iguanas were scattered through the trees. Sponges and other sea life were all over the place. Bethany, our tour guide, was friendly and knowledgable she made the tour worthwhile.

, Jan 2018

Very good tour with an excellent guide. We got to see a lot of ocean creatures, and she told us a lot about the history of the mangroves. Very interesting.

, Dec 2017

I guess I was expecting a quiet trip through the mangroves but one is kayaking right off the major highway leaving Key West. I I did see some fascinating creatures that the knowledgeable guide handed to us from the water but just think the tour is overpriced for what one does.

, Oct 2017

A great way to spend time away from duval and alcohol! Lindsay was our guide for the 2 hour eco kayak trip, and she rocked it. Very informative and personable young lady. Would definitely book again

, Sep 2017

awesome guide saw some great water creatures had a great time

, Sep 2017

This was the best thing we did while visiting Key West! Staff were all helpful, everything ran smoothly and kayaking among the mangrove trees was amazing. Would highly recommend to all.

, Aug 2017

Loved this experience. Best thing I did in Key West.

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