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Backcountry Kayak and Paddleboard Eco Tours

Highlights
  • 4-hour Geiger Key tour from Key West with two hours of kayaking
  • Look for native birds and marine life as you paddle through the mangroves
  • See sharks, rays, and jellyfish
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Backcountry Kayak and Paddleboard Eco Tours
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Backcountry Kayak Tour 9amMost Popular
Choose a single or tandem kayak and enjoy downwind trails for easy paddling, even on windy days. See the wonders of Key West’s mangrove ecosystem in small groups led by an experienced nature guide.
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Backcountry Kayak Tour 11am
Choose a single or tandem kayak and enjoy downwind trails for easy paddling, even on windy days. See the wonders of Key Wests mangrove ecosystem in small groups led by an experienced nature guide.
From US$69.88
Mixed Kayak Paddleboard 1pm
Choose a paddle board or kayak and enjoy downwind trails for easy paddling, even on windy days. For all skill levels, led by a naturalist guide.
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Overview
Escape the crowds of Key West for a couple of hours on this Geiger Key kayaking tour that introduces you to the natural environment of the Florida Keys. Just 15 minutes from downtown Key West, Geiger Key is home to winding mangrove trails that you'll explore with a nature guide. Watch for birds and other marine life of the mangrove ecosystem, and enjoy being on the water. When booking, you have your choice of a morning or afternoon departure time as well as your choice of a kayak or stand-up paddleboard (SUP).
What to Expect
Your tour starts with hotel pickup in Key West by shuttle van for the 15-minute ride to Geiger Key. When you arrive, listen to some paddling instructions from your guide, and receive a dry bag for your personal belongings. Bottled water and equipment are included, and an easy-access ramp with a handrail provides a safe way to board your kayak. 

After easing into the water with the help of your guide, start paddling through the mangrove trails, creeks, and flats surrounding Geiger Key. Watch for a variety of birds and marine animals such as sea stars along the prop roots, continuing across the shallow grass flats where you may spot rays, barracudas, or nurse sharks swimming in 2 to 3 feet (0.6 to 0.9 meters) of water. 

Then glide into a hard-bottom community to look for upside down jellyfish, sea snails, and conch before starting the paddle back to the starting point. There are six different routes your guide will choose from to make sure you have the easiest return paddle possible, hopefully avoiding paddling into the wind. Throughout your tour, learn from your guide about this tropical ecosystem and how the mangrove islands and seagrass beds serve as a marine nursery for Key West’s fish, birds, and other creatures.

When you return to land, restrooms and a freshwater rinse are available for you to use. Total tour time is four hours with two hours spent on the water. No experience is necessary.
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Reviews (37)
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Fun day, enjoyed the wildlife

An enjoyable morning on the water. We were picked up at our hotel, driven to Geiger Key and treated to a great little tour. The water was calm and peaceful, making it easy to see so much. I would highly recommend this tour and hope...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank JamieDamato
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great tour with detailed information

We went on a tour with Margot. With us were just two other guys. We enjoyed paddling through the mangroves and loved the fish, jellyfish and birds we saw. Margot had great knowledge about the area and told us very interesting details. Would definitely recommend...More

Thank janstoll
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Brilliant morning’s activity

We had a great experience. They picked us up from our hotel, picked up our guide and took us the short drive to Geiger Key. It was great to get out of the hustle and bustle. Jack was fantastic, the water was flat and the...More

Thank joeL7917ID
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Kayak tour

My wife and I did the 2 hour kayak tour. Liz was a great guide and made our trip fun and informative. I would definitely recommend this as a way to get up close and personal with the keys. We travelled through mangrove tunnels and...More

1  Thank CLWDEDEAC
Reviewed 7 September 2018
Excellent Kayak Tour

We had a wonderful experience on this Kayak tour. We were shuttled to and from our hotel, the kayaks were easy to enter on land, the tour proceeded at a nice, easy pace, and our female tour guide was very friendly, attentive and informative. We...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank M4983YEcraigh
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I’m unable to answer your question. Everyone in our group used the Geiger kayaks.
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