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Address: 77522 US 1, Mile Marker 77.5, Islamorada, FL
Phone Number: 305-664-4878
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Fun and adventure with kids 4 and 7

Just got back from a day at the Keys and followed the trip advisor reviews to the Kayak Shack and we are glad we did. Check in was simple and quick, rented two kayaks for an hr... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Kind of Ruined my daughters birthday gift by cutting our guided tour by 30 minutes and we paid full price of 192$ for 2 hours and PAUL our guide was supposedly also the manager who more importantly was unfriendly and made sarcastic comments . Do yourself a favor Just go somewhere else ... There are plenty of other places!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Just got back from a day at the Keys and followed the trip advisor reviews to the Kayak Shack and we are glad we did. Check in was simple and quick, rented two kayaks for an hr. It was peaceful and beautiful and we got to see some jellyfish, stingray, a small crocodile and beautiful birds. Vince was wonderful getting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We found out about this place from our resort. We went there on Saturday morning of a holiday weekend and had no problems renting a double kayak. They were helpful and informative, and it was fun checking out the mangrove channels.

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Tavernier, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Good service and great equipment. Check in was a breeze. They even provided a cooler. After a short orientation we were on our way. We took the unescorted tour of the area. All went well and had a great time.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The waters were beautiful and perfect for paddle boarding and kayaking! We saw tons of fish, stingrays, small sharks, beautiful birds, and a small crocodile. We did not see any manatee but others there did. Vince was especially helpful in telling us where we could spot wildlife. I will say that you don't get a full "lesson" , so if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We rented a kayak for half day - super easy, no reservation needed. Vince provided a great overview and we were off for a great adventure on our own. Great way to see local marine life and some excellent kayaking among the mangroves.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We rented a kayak and paddle board from Vince. Vince was friendly and knowledgable. We saw baby sharks, sting rays and a baby crocodile as well as lots of fish in the mangroves. I would recommend this company to anybody. Had a awesome time. Have kayaked all around Florida, we saw the most sea life on this trip. The Lackey... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I rented a Kayak for half day and paddled to Indian Key. I was prepared for the snorkeling and as other have stated it tricking getting in and out of the water to snorkel. The Snorkeling area on Indian Key is off a coral ledge and getting in and out of the water can be difficult. Wear water shoes!. Be... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Returned to the Keys for our first anniversary and let Vince get us set up for a day in the Mangroves (too windy to go elsewhere). He was extremely helpful and got us out pretty quickly, after a stop at the convenience shop for a six pack. Bumped into a couple crocs - an older guy in the lagoon and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We rented a double kayak for a half day. We paddled to Indian Key to look around and snorkel. The history of the key is fascinating. It was a fun place to walk around. Unfortunately we weren't prepared for the type of snorkeling we discovered. Getting in and out of the water is tricky. You really have to watch your... More 

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