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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 15 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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Okeechobee, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
15 attraction reviews
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
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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
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Mukwonago, WI
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33 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Nice,friendly, helpful people at the marina. We purchased a copy of the self guided book "Florida Keys Paddling Guide". We launched right from the site and paddled through the mangroves staying relatively close to shore. It was our first trip paddling in the area, we have our own kayak, but it was good to become familiar with the water and... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We rented two 11' Tribe single kayaks from Bill at Big Pine Kayak Adventures. Prices were VERY reasonable. He even delivered them for free to our campsite at Bahia Honda. Bill also wrote a book called "Florida Keys Paddling Guide" that we used to plan 4 paddling trips during our stay in the Keys. I highly recommend it if you... More

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Topeka, Kansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We went on this trip on a blustery day in December. Out guide was great and offered tons of information about the mangroves we were kayaking through. I appreciate his was seemed to be a real care for the environment he was guiding us though. We went when birds from up north were migrating south and they were nesting inside... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My fiance and I booked a last minute vacation in the keys. Because we didn't have any concrete plans, we relied on Trip advisor to give us suggestions. That's how we found Big Pine Kayak Adventures. We are so happy we did - this was one of the highlights of our trip. We kayaked through a maze of mangroves, paddled... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

myself and my wife got to know about the full moon Kayak tour, from the Big Pine deer refuge visitor center. When we arrived at the dock, we found that no one else signed up on that day. We thought that they may cancel the trip. But we were given a personal eco kayak tour by a very knowledgeable guide... More

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