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Mangroves and Manatees - Guided Kayak Eco Tour

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Mangroves and Manatees - Guided Kayak Eco Tour

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Paddle through the mangrove ecosystem of Tavernier Creek on a kayak or paddleboard on this guided tour. Ideal for first-time paddlers, glide in shallow, clear water over sponges, grass beds, and sandy patches. Marine life like turtles, stingrays, dolphins, and manatees can sometimes be spotted nearby. Sunset and night tours with lighted boards are also available.
  • Kayak or paddleboard in the mangroves of Tavernier Creek
  • Local guide provides instruction and leads the way
  • Family friendly activity for all skill levels
  • Sunset and night tours are available
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Kayak - Single or double your choice
safety gear
land based instruction
on water coaching
Gratuities
90773 Old Hwy , 90773 Old Hwy, Tavernier, FL 33070, USA

Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to tour start. This will give you time to get prepared for your tour. We make every effort to start on time.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY PADDLE! the Florida Keys, Inc.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Mangroves and Manatees - Guided Kayak Eco Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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What is the social distancing policy during Mangroves and Manatees - Guided Kayak Eco Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Mangroves and Manatees - Guided Kayak Eco Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "We had a great tour guide (Steve I think) but it was very windy so we weren’t able to paddle board like my teenagers wanted too." See review

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Keith was great. I took...
Teresa_H
, Aug 2022
Keith was great. I took my sister and two teenage grandchildren. No manatee but the trip was awesome. Everyone should give it a try.
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Fun float
Paul_H
, Aug 2022
Beautiful water Mangroves we’re very exotic and lush We liked paddling under the canopy and seeing the manatee
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Nice guide shame about the trip
Lavinia_J
, Aug 2022
The fact that I fell in and was rescued. The whole thing was a little disappointing - we were sold this on the basis that we could see manatee and whilst I appreciate that they can be elusive I got the impression that we weren’t even looking for them. It was a gentle kayak up a river then into mangroves where I benefitted from one thing…a few bites
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Sorry you weren’t able to see manatees. Our policy clearly states that we do our best to find manatees and often do but we cannot guarantee that we will see them as they are free roaming animals. Glad your rescue worked out. Good thing our guide was able to assist. Hopefully your next kayak trip lives up to your expectation.
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Great Tour
Wayne_M
, Aug 2022
We really enjoyed this kayak tour. Very interesting guiding our kayaks through the maze of mangroves. Would have liked to have seen a Manatee but it was still an enjoyable experience. Tour guide was great.
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star-5
Beautiful and affordable fun in the keys
Eric_H
, Jul 2022
Beautiful scenery. Swimming hole was fun. Tour guide, Brittany, was awesome, knowledgeable, and even took pictures of us as we went so we didn’t have to keep getting our phones out and could just take in the scenery. The gift shop had some nice stuff. Their selection of music while preparing for the trip was good too.
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star-5
A definite must-do activity!
Tony_F
, Jul 2022
It was a very nice trip! 3 of the 5 people had never been on a kayak and they were able to keep up and enjoy the excursion into the mangrove. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. We would love to do it again.
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Great guided kayak trip!
Gabriel_G
, Jul 2022
Saw a mama manatee with a baby! Very nice trip. Just the right amount of time. Swimming hole was a hit. Nice cool water. Mangroves provided excellent shade. Brittany provided great insights on the Mangroves and how they are a crucial part of the keys ecosystem.
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Great Day!
NatchayaWanissorn
, Jul 2022
Keith was amazing and is knowledgeable about the ecology and animals. My husband and I happened to be the only ones in this tour so this was pretty special. We saw manatees mama and baby. They were curious and swam by us a couple of times. Our first time seeing them so close like this was such an amazing and humble experience. Thank you for a memorable day!
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Lazy days in the channel
Jennifer_M
, Jul 2022
It was super fun and relaxing. Hope we get to see a manatee next time! Keith was very knowledgeable with the channels and species. Hubby loved getting to hold a jellyfish.
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Perfect Day
Brian_D
, Jun 2022
Our guide was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. We liked how our large group was divided into two smaller groups to make the experience more enjoyable and less “congested.” We appreciated seeing some of the customer reviews on larger crowds being addressed. Water was smooth and clear. Going through mangroves was the highlight. We did see a nurse shark and a manatee.
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Definitely Recommend
Beata_O
, Jun 2022
Nice kayaking experience,it could be a little longer. We really enjoyed the natural personality of the guide and a small group.
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Fun times
Beth_T
, Jun 2022
The mangroves are beautiful. Becca did a great job educating us on the area. We saw a nurse shark. Would do this again!
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Great day trip
Angela_D
, Jun 2022
Becca was a wonderful guide! She taught the kids a lot about the mangrove ecosystem. She is very knowledgeable.
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Fun day.
Cindy_H
, Jun 2022
Easy day for kayak adventure. Everyone had a fun time. Saw some manatees! Baby birds in nests close enough to see them.
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It was a beautiful paddle...
Christopher_P
, May 2022
It was a beautiful paddle into the mangroves. We learned a lot from our guide about the ecosystem of the Keys. You could tell that he loved his job. He pointed out unique details that we might have overlooked. It was a little windy the day we went so no manatee sightings, but he pointed out the nestlings that had recently hatched of the green heron. It was a fun afternoon.
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Manatees
Midge_S
, May 2022
Just being out in nature...didn't see any manatees but you can't help that. Beautiful day, lives the guide.
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Overall nice and relaxing
Brianna_Y
, May 2022
It was a nice relaxing trip overall we enjoyed it, we didn’t see much wildlife but I know that’s not guaranteed. Our guide Mike was ok, not much of a personality, never checked to make sure everyone was caught up before explaining things, overall if you just wanna kayak I recommend if your looking to learn about the mangroves I wouldn’t recommend
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Guided kayaking at its best
Bob_M
, May 2022
Brittany worked hard to ensure we saw as much sealife and birds as possible on top of taking dozens of photos of us and admonishing boaters and jet skiers they were in a no wake zone. No manatee sightings but it wasn’t for lack of trying. Check in staff was friendly, helpful and rebooked us when we discovered I’d made res for the wrong day😎
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Go kayak!
heather_w
, May 2022
We saw manatee from the dock. Lots of birds during the trip. Learned alot about the ecosystem and flipped some jellyfish.
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Awesome experience
Dawn_V
, May 2022
Brittney was a great guide! She was informative and caring. The mangrove tunnel was peaceful and tranquil.
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