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Key West Eco Tours

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Address: 231 Margaret Street, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: +1 305-294-7245
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8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

We offer a variety of options to explore and experience the natural...

We offer a variety of options to explore and experience the natural wonders of the Florida Keys. World class birdwatching, lush mangroves, coral & sponge gardens teeming with marine life. We offer guided eco tours, downwind kayak trails(easy paddling),paddleboard and kayak rentals, an all inclusive sail, kayak, snorkel charter, and evening sails.

Key West's Best Eco-Experience

Only in Key West can you experience a unique tropical ecosystem where marine life thrives in clear, calm, shallow waters. Key West Eco Tour’s experienced, friendly captains and nature guides introduce you to the pristine protected areas of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and Key West’s National Wildlife Refuge. Go on a journey into the Florida Key’s nursery for colorful fish, coral and sponge gardens, dense mangrove islands, and abundant birds.

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Eco tour was AWESOME

Captain John was an excellent guide for our excursion. Very knowledgeable of the local ecosystem. We had our family of 5, with 3 kids ages 5, 7 and 11 and they all had a great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Heather S
Brookfield, Wisconsin

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Captain John was an excellent guide for our excursion. Very knowledgeable of the local ecosystem. We had our family of 5, with 3 kids ages 5, 7 and 11 and they all had a great time. We saw a baby barracuda and baby nurse sharks while we were kayaking which was the highlight for my science-minded 7 year old. The... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thanks Tortuga Jack for a great journey on the water. I recommend this company, they were timely for hotel pickup, organized at Geiger Key, and Jack brings us the unique experience of poet, and local that has been paddling this area for years.

Thank makua
Phoenix, AZ
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour was originally scheduled for the day before but had to be delayed due to thunderstorms. My son and I ultimately had an enjoyable kayak tour with "Tortuga Jack". He has a lot of experience in the local area which he shared on the trip. Unfortunately, we did not see a lot of what I could consider wildlife or... More 

Thank sheltierescue
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth the extra money to have our own guide for two couples. Two hours among the mangroves was great. Joe, our guide, was a wealth of information and kept us moving and often in the shade. As a senior citizen, I was leery of handling the kayak on my own but had no trouble with his instruction. Lots to... More 

Thank JackandDottie
Marblehead, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

2 hour ECO paddleboard tour was awesome. Our guide Lisa did a great job pointing out all kinds of cool stuff. We saw many fish, sponges, a few small sharks, but the best was the Dolphin sighting! Highly recommend this excursion

Thank wynneperry
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I took the morning sail, kayak and snorkel with Bethany- it was a great morning on the water! She took us around Mule Key in kayaks and provided a very informative excursion. We then snorkelled and spotted lots of coral, sponges and small fish. On our way in Bethany had prepared a perfect light lunch ! We... More 

Thank J B
Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the absolute best time on Java Cat last Friday! Our captain Lisa glided gracefully across the boat as we set sail into the open water for some snorkeling, kayaking, and sailing. She knows the best places, of course, and it didn't take her long to find the most interesting and eclectic fish. After paddling around the mangroves and... More 

Thank Jocelyn B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great time with an educated guide near Geiger Key. Skill level was easy. Two hour tour around the mangrove's with a guide that pointed out several species of birds and other sea life. Well worth the time and money.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We signed up for a kayak tour late in our stay and weren't disappointed, is spite of having to delay a day because of rain. Elio(sp?) was a wonderful guide, very friendly and passionate about the Keys' ecosystem. She took us into the mangroves and showed us the wonders. This tour is a nice change from the hustle and craziness... More 

Thank Pam F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Captain Wendy was great! We loved kayaking around the mangroves and investigating the wildlife! Snorkeling was fun. We saw some lobsters scurrying around, about three moray eels and some huge fish! I gave this four out of five simply because i had hoped the snorkeling would be a little better. It was still very fun though! We had a beautiful... More 

Thank Brenda B

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