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Big Pine Kayak Adventures

1791 Bogie Drive, Big Pine Key, FL 33043
305-872-7474
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Ranked #1 of 16 Activities in Big Pine Key
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Manassas, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I booked the back country kayak adventure a few days before I arrived on Big Pine Key. Bill Keogh came recommended by the innkeepers where I'm staying, and I read all the reviews here. It was great! Fantastic! Bill and First Mate Scupper took another guest and I on a terrific adventure that included navigating mangrove tunnels (who needs a... More

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New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We had a nice, hot morning with our guide Chris. Chris was a great, patient guide. Explaining the local history and legends, pointing out local fauna and aquatic life and leading us through the mangroves. Went with my two kids and had a great time kayaking through the mangroves, lots of fun and really very pretty. Highly recommend it and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Thank you Cpt.Bill for making it possible for me to enjoy a day filled with exciting adventures on" No Name Key." I learned a lot of history from my tour guide "Chris". He shared the history with me, educated me on marine life, the mangroves, and extended southern hospitality. I will highly recommend you to anyone seeking an adventure .... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Our family spent the morning with Capt. Bill exploring the shore, Mangrove stands, and tidal marshes of No Name Key. Bill provided a great deal of history, the ecological impact of the region, the significance of the ecosystem, as well as identification of wildlife. We saw many birds, horseshoe crab, mangrove snake, nesting areas, and fish. For all you geocachers... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

I was in the Keys solo wanted to go on a guided tour. Glad I picked Big Pine! I really had a great time with my guides Sarah and Jay. Sarah led the group and her passion and knowledge of the area really impressed. The adventure through the mangroves was the best part. I even had lunch and a cold... More

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Okeechobee, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Capt Bill was a fantastic guide! There is nothing like seeing a Logger-head turtle, Bonnet head shark and stingrays out in the wild. The waters were crystal clear and he was very informative. He told us how to figure 8 the island according to the current which was an easy paddle. While traveling through the mangroves we saw many different... More

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Tampa, FL
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My two teenage kids and I went with Bill and his trusty canine mate Scupper on a great kayak tour through the mangroves thus morning. Very relaxing and fun. The trails through the mangroves were fun and sometimes tricky to navigate. Bill also took us out around the bay and pointed out tons of creatures in the water and the... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This was the first tour my friend and I did in The Keys during our five-day holiday. Although we stayed in Key West, we made the drive out to Big Pine / No Name Key for our kayak tour. Sarah our guide was wonderful and her passion and enthusiasm for the environment really came through. I really enjoyed our paddle... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My wife, three children (9, 12, 14) and I had an amazing kayak adventure with Sarah & Jay. We learned so much & saw so much. Our guides were both friendly & knowledgable about this special ecosystem. Our time inside the mangrove forest on No Name Key was the absolute best! We had a marvelous time and highly recommend it.... More

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We made a late call seeking an afternoon excursion and Bill took us on a 3hr tour in his Carolina Skiff; including an Eco Tour, swimming and snorkeling. If you're looking for a flexible and extremely knowledgable guide, he's it. Don't think there is a coral, sponge, fish, crab, turtle or bird that he can't identify. Very enjoyable and great... More

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