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The Kayak Shack

77522 US 1, Mile Marker 77.5, Islamorada, FL
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Ranked #23 of 109 Activities in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
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English first
Hollywood, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We had a great time we explored Indian key and then the mangroves on a double. my husband brought his gear and snorkeled at Indian key. The map for us was a little hard to use not at Indian key but in the mangroves everything looks the same and we quickly lost our way but the fact that we weren't... More

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My boyfriend and I rented paddle boards and had a great time! The channels and tunnels are beautiful and quiet. We didn't see any manatees, but most other people did. The employees were very friendly and laid-back. A fun and affordable outing!

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
19 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We (family of 4 with 2 teens) rented two double kayaks to do the mangroves and Indian Key. The guys were great letting us know info but we still managed to paddle into a trail that got smaller and smaller (think Indiana Jones needing a machete to clear the path). My 16 yr old son thought it was the best... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We rented Kayaks from Paul at the Kayak Shack at Robbie's Marina and had a fabulous day. Paul and the other young man ( sorry I didn't get his name) were very helpful in getting us situated and giving directions on how to paddle out to Indian Key. My husband and I were in a double kayak and our 17... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Paul and Kylie are great! Super nice, great kayaks, and easy paddling on both the gulf and ocean sides. The sunset kayak on the gulf side is highly recommended!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

We read all the great reviews they had and decided to check it out for ourselves. We went out to little Indian key first which was a difficult paddle for me but no problem for my boyfriend. We snorkeled from there and saw a ton of fish and lobsters. Then we went back and through the mangroves. We got within... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We went to Islamodora after reading the reviews about the Kayak Shack. The staff was friendly and helpful, the kayaks were in good shape and the cost was reasonable. We kayaked over to another island, walked around for a bit, then came back to go through the mangroves. It was a wonderful four hours.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We rented a couple of kayaks and went around the mangroves since it was too windy to go out into the open ocean. We loved the experience and saw the baby manatee (its 6 feet long) and a 3 foot crocodile and a ton of fish. Great experience on a lovely day. If we were staying longer in the Keys... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

The three of us had a great time Great staff friendly,personable and really know good customer service would recommend to all it is a fun trip out to Indian key and through the mangroves enjoy the peace and tranquility of the mangroves and you will see amazing wild life. I think it will teach all to appreciate the beauty of... More

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burlington, vermont
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Sheltered waters through the mangroves are a great place to bring kids or to see manatee and birds. Head in the opposite direction and paddle a mile or so over open water to reach an island where you can beach your boat and do the self-guided walk. Both are great options. The kayaks are decent and the staff are friendly.... More

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