Key Largo

Mangroves and Manatees - Guided Kayak Eco Tour

Badge of ExcellenceKey Largo, USA
2 hour Eco Tour on Kayaks or Paddleboards
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

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

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Kayak - Single or double your choice
  • safety gear
  • land based instruction
  • on water coaching
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 90773 Old Hwy, Tavernier, FL 33070, USA

    You meet us at our shop and we launch directly from there! 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.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • 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
  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your start time.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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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Susan_C
Our guide, Jack, was friendly and knowledgeable. It was his mission for us to see a manatee or two which was a success. I would highly recommend even if it’s your first time kayaking or have done kayaking before. Well organized and punctual.

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Not very exciting
Moore_M, Apr 2024
A lot of money for just kayaking. Did not see much wildlife. Tour guide was I very knowledgeable. Enough words said
Kayak mangroves
Donna_H, Apr 2024
Brittany was a great guide really took care of us would have loved to seen a manatee, but that’s the thing about wildlife you cannot always predict it
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you Donna for your review and your understanding that wildlife can be unpredictable at times. We would love to welcome you back for another adventure with another opportunity to see manatees.
The knowledge and...
Jennifer_K, Apr 2024
The knowledge and patience of the staff. Well stocked store with supplies. Fully invested in the future of the Keys.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback! We're delighted to hear that you appreciated the knowledge and patience of our staff. We're committed to providing excellent service and ensuring our guests have everything they need for a wonderful experience. Our dedication to the future of the Keys is very important to us, and we're thrilled to have your support. We look forward to having you for another adventure in the future!
Fun adventure with pre-teen
Kara_M, Mar 2024
Easy paddling trip that was short enough to keep my 12 yo son’s attention but long enough that we were able to get explore several areas. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable and made us feel safe in sometimes busy waterways.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We're delighted to hear that you and your son enjoyed our paddling trip. It's great to know that the duration of the trip was just right to keep your son engaged and that you felt safe. We take safety very seriously. Thank you again for the review and we hope to welcome you back again in the future for another adventure!
Wonderful
Mary_D, Mar 2024
We had a great tour guide Susan. She was super informative and personable. It was an absolutely wonderful experience. We actually did see manatee, which was an added bonus that made the excursion pretty special.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you had such a fantastic experience on our tour with Susanne. We're stoked to hear that her informative and personable approach added to your enjoyment. Seeing manatees must have been an incredible highlight, and we're thrilled that it made your excursion even more special. We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you back another adventures in the future!
Very good experience
Boris_R, Mar 2024
It was very interesting and fun. The guide was very knowledgeable.and we saw different birds, manatees and eels.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
We're delighted to hear that you found your kayaking adventure interesting and fun! It's fantastic that you enjoyed the expertise of our guide and got to witness the diverse wildlife, including birds, manatees, and eels. Thank you for choosing to explore with us, and we hope to see you again soon for more memorable experiences!
Wonderful!
George_P, Mar 2024
Britt was a terrific guide. Fun time kayaking with family. Lots of nature, manatee, other marine life and birds.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you for your great review George! We are stoked to hear that you had a great time kayaking with the family and getting the opportunity to see some great wildlife! We hope to see you again in the future for another adventure!
Mangroves and kids….
Bruce_V, Mar 2024
This is a must do while in Florida. We enjoyed the tour and our guide Brit was awesome. She gave clear instructions and highlighted the various points of interest along the route. The entire family enjoy the tour.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you for sharing your experience! We're thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic time on our tour. Britney is indeed an exceptional guide, and we're delighted that she was able to provide you with clear instructions and highlight the points of interest along the route. It's wonderful to know that the entire family enjoyed the experience. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to welcome you back again soon for another memorable adventure!
Kayak tour
Laura_B, Mar 2024
Drew was our guide… he was nice, knowledgeable and did a great job. We had perfect weather & a nice experience.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you for your review Laura! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and thought your guide Drew did a great job. We will be sure to pass your kind words on to him. Thank you again for the review and we hope to see you again in the future for another adventure!
Mangroves and manatees says it all!
Paul_P, Mar 2024
Drew was our tour guide and was very informative and full of energy that fueled the rest of us. The highlight tho was seeing a manatee! That was on all of our bucket list.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Paul, we are pleased to hear that you had such a wonderful time with Drew and that his energy was contagious. What a great experience it is seeing your first manatee especially when it was on your bucket list! Thank you for the review and we hope to see you again in the future!
Great time
Dorothy_S, Mar 2024
We had a wonderful time as a family kayaking. Drew our tour guide was great and very informative. Would definitely recommend!
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Dorothy, we are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time kayaking with Drew on one of our eco tours. We will be sure to pass these kind words on to Drew! Thank you for the review and recommendation and we hope to see you again in the future for another adventure!
Super cool mangroves...
Mattias_L, Mar 2024
Super cool mangroves trees and nice surroundings. Our guide was very Be prepared for rain and lightnings because they will continue in almost all kind of weather.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you for sharing your feedback with us! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the mangroves and the surrounding beauty during your tour. At our company, the safety of our customers is our top priority. Rest assured we never compromise on safety, and we closely monitor weather conditions. If there's thunder or lightning we won't proceed with the tour or we will wait for it to pass to ensure the well being of our guests. Thanks again for the feedback and we hope to welcome you back for another adventure in the future!
A must do!
John_W, Mar 2024
Fantastic experience and a great guide. I was impressed! Definitely worth it! Exploring the mangrove caves was amazing
Response from Host, Mar 2024
John, thank you for the great review! We are thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic experience exploring the mangroves! If you are ever back in the area we would love to host you again for another adventure!
Jack rocks!!!!
Gina_C, Mar 2024
Jack was a great guide. Very knowledgeable and made sure everyone was safe and had a great personality
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Gina, we are pleased to hear that you had such a great time on the water with us! Jack really is a great person to go on the water with! Between his knowledge of the area and his personality he adds a lot to his tours! Thank you for the review and we hope to see you again in the future!
Excellant kayak trip
Ronda_E, Mar 2024
All the sea life in the channel was amazing. BRITTNEY WAS AMAZING!!! Her enthusiasm for everything around her and her story telling was great!!!
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Rhonda, we are so stoked to hear that you had such an amazing time spotting wildlife and listening to your guide talk about the local area! Thank you so much for the great review and we hope to see you again in the future for another adventure!
Definitely Recommend
Brian_M, Mar 2024
Great time. Saw Manatees right away, and even a few nurse sharks in the canal right outside the shop. Going through the mangroves was an adventure, and the guide was knowledgeable. Definitely recommend.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you Brian for taking the time to leave us such a great review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour and the wildlife sightings you saw along the way. We appreciate the recommendation, and we hope to see you again in the future for another fun adventure!
Best day ever!!!
DeVonna_Z, Mar 2024
It was amazing seeing the six manatees! Along with the tunnels in the mangroves. Our guide Brittany was the best!!!
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you so much for the review! We are stoked that you got to see six manatees and enjoyed paddling through the mangroves. We will be sure to let Britney know you had such a great time with her!
Great Experience
Regan_C, Mar 2024
Excellent on all levels - we were late for checkin and they made it easy, Suzanne was a fun great guide. Mangroves are amazing.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you so much for your kind words! Suzanne is indeed fantastic, and we're glad she could enhance your tour. The mangroves truly are a such a cool spot, and we're stoked you got to experience their beauty. We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you back soon for another memorable adventure!
Everyone should try it.
Janet_M, Mar 2024
We had a fabulous time and our guide Susanne was marvellous. She helped us a lot. We were very inexperienced but Susanne made it so much fun.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you for sharing your experience! We're thrilled to hear that you had a fabulous time on your kayaking excursion and that our guide Susanne made it such a memorable experience for you. It's wonderful to hear that she was able to help you feel comfortable and confident on the water, especially if you were inexperienced. Making sure everyone has a fun and safe adventure is our top priority, and we're glad Susanne could exceed your expectations. We truly appreciate your kind words and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for more adventures in the future!
Nice excursion. Guide...
Lydia_R, Mar 2024
Nice excursion. Guide pointed out nature things like birds and crabs. Fun kayaking through mangroves. Saw no manatees while kayaking.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your excursion and found the kayaking through the mangroves to be fun. Our guides are passionate about nature and are always eager to point out interesting wildlife and natural features along the way. While we can't guarantee specific sightings like manatees, we're thrilled that you had the opportunity to appreciate the beauty of the mangroves and the various bird and crab species. We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you back for a 5 star experience!
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