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Address: 231 Margaret Street, PO Box 832, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: +1 305-294-7245
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: 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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Wonderful 1/2 day on the water.

We booked the kayak/snorkel trip on the Java Cat - maximum 6 folks - which was very nice. Andrew was our captain - very friendly, patient, informative and fun. We had beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We booked the kayak/snorkel trip on the Java Cat - maximum 6 folks - which was very nice. Andrew was our captain - very friendly, patient, informative and fun. We had beautiful weather and calm seas so the water visibility was great in many spots. We were lucky to see 2 mating loggerhead turtles in deep water - amazing. Mule... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We loved it so much we came back for seconds! My family of 4 were picked up early, took a short drive up US1 with several fun couples. Before we knew it we were on the water with a really knowledgeable amd friendly guide, Tortuga Jack. We visited mangrove channels, jellyfish gardens, and saw a hawksbill juvenile sea turtle. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This was one of the best sunset cruises ever. The catamaran only took 12 people instead of the crowd that they usually cram onto one of these types of attractions, ergo a smaller boat which provided a much better experience. The champagne, wines, beers plus they our met cheeses were outstanding, in other words it wasn't just a booze cruise..Jeff... More 

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Cornwall, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We went out on the java cat for a morning of sailing, kayaking and snorkelling. There were only 5 on the trip (max is 6) and the whole trip had a relaxed feeling. We saw quite a bit of wildlife on the kayak including nurse shark, bald eagle as well as many other birds and fish. The snorkel was not... More 

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This was a great first excursion for us at Key West. Bethany sailed us (family of four) and a couple to a mangrove island where she guided us around pointing out wildlife and natural features of the area. Afterwards, we all snorkeled at a reef in the KW National Wildlife Refuge. Most of us were new to snorkeling and Bethany... More 

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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I wanted to get out on the water and the concierge where I was staying recommended Key West Eco-Tours. One of the boats was the Java Cat, a catamaran, that takes six people. The guy captaining it was extremely knowledgeable and a good host and the trip includes a light snack (which in this case, was him cutting up a... More 

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Canton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Had a great morning kayaking, snorkeling, and sailing with Captain Bethany! She took us to Mule Island (one of the many mangrove islands in the protected Keys area) - on our way there and back, we were saw dolphins. As we kayaked around and into the mangrove island, we saw a nurse shark as well as a bonnethead shark. There... More 

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Uniontown, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We were in Key West for spring break with myself, wife, two of our teenaged daughters. They selected this and we booked it in advance (which is recommended since they do book pretty solidly). We wanted something that was geared towards the area, personal and private to us only, and fun. We did a half day trip (morning into early... More 

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Gillette, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

A very informative and relaxed way to take in the unique ecosystem of the Keys. The guide was great and the meal provided was a welcome break after the kayaking and snorkeling. We were able to see lots of different animals and our guide was very informative about them and their habitats.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We took part in the kayak tour, hosted by Jack, second-generation Irish! The tour took us through the mangroves starting at Geiger Key Marina and Jack went to great lengths to explain the environment and Eco-system. The company offers a shuttle service from your hotel. If you are visiting Key West, we would thoroughly recommend this tour. They also offer... More 

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