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Address: 1791 Bogie Drive, Big Pine Key, FL 33043
Phone Number: 305-872-7474
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Join Capt Bill Keogh and His eco-tour guides on an outdoor adventure of a...

Join Capt Bill Keogh and His eco-tour guides on an outdoor adventure of a life time in the Florida Keys. Bill is the author of "The Florida Keys Paddling Guide" and has been a professional photographer in the Keys for three decades. Using kayaks,paddlecraft and/or motorboats we explore the remote regions of the Key Deer and Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge backcountry waters departing from our dock at the historic Old Wooden Bridge Fishing Camp.

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Fabulous adventure

We had a three hour guided kayak tour on a narrow creek though a mangrove forest. We initially paddled beside No Name Key, then up the salt water creek. Our wonderful guide... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Medford, Oregon
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Medford, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a three hour guided kayak tour on a narrow creek though a mangrove forest. We initially paddled beside No Name Key, then up the salt water creek. Our wonderful guide, Chris, showed us baby starfish, Cassiopeia jellyfish, tree crabs, hermit crabs, mullets and gray snappers. Then we came out in a huge salt water pond. We saw ibis,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's been too cold to snorkle and we were afraid our visit to the Florida Keys was a bust. Luckily the front desk staff at Parmer's Resort referred my friend and me to Capt. Bill Keogh's Big Pine Kayak Adventures just a key north from us off Highway 1. For $50 apiece, we two had a 3.5 hour private kayak... More 

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columbus, OH
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the Eco tour because we had heard how awesome the owner was for many years. He was not running the kayak tour the day we did it. Our guide was very very nice. But seemed to know little about the environment. There were only four of us in the tour so some one would ask a question like... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I had been reading about this kayaking adventure into the back country for a long time and was eager to go. Last November, on my first trip to the Keys, I booked a tour with Bill and was looking forward to it. At the last minute, he canceled because he had to go to the dentist. So, when we were... More 

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Lakeside, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

My 3 girls and I rented two sit on top kayaks and had Bill drop us off in the Back Country. We kayaked around for about 4 hours, saw plenty of rays and a shark. Bill picked us up and we were back at our town home in time for dinner. Take the morning trip, less wind.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

I wasn't sure what to expect on this trip. Turned out to be a nice paddle, and then a fairly leisurely visit to the channel next to the put-in and in a salt pond accessed through a really cool "tunnel" through the mangroves. We loved all the wildlife we saw (the hawk and the shark were high points), and we... More 

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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Wonderful experience. Going through the mangrove tunnel into the lake was a very unique experience. Saw a key deer foraging along the way. Lot of birds and other wildlife. Slight overcast day made it very comfortable. Pulled some stone crab traps and Chris explained how they are caught and prepared. Tour lasted for more than 3 hours and was most... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

This is a wonderful way to see a more natural side of the Keys. We did the mangrove tour, which I would unequivocally recommend; however, be aware that Big Pine has no office of its own but instead meets at a local dock. Some of the businesses around the dock are a bit sketchy, but they have nothing to do... More 

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

My husband and I went on the three hour group kayak tour through the mangroves. Since it was September, and the keys are pretty empty, we were the only two on the morning tour. The guide, Greg, was friendly, knowledgeable, and very interesting. We went into a mangrove trail (I use the term trail loosely) that was virtually non-apparent. As... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed our first time kayaking experience! Unlike other tours where they need minimum number of people to run the tour, this tour ran with just two of us! So we had our own private excursion at our own pace. Chris was our guide. He was nice and told us interesting stories about the history of the... More 

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