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Address: , Marathon, FL 33050
Phone Number: 305.395.0355
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A terrific adventure!

Kayak Dave was a great guide with a comfortable and engaging demeanor, and 15 (?) years of experience and knowledge of the area. We'd never explored mangroves before and really... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Kayak Dave was a great guide with a comfortable and engaging demeanor, and 15 (?) years of experience and knowledge of the area. We'd never explored mangroves before and really enjoyed it. The scheduled duration of this trip seems to assume slow paddlers. We enjoyed a somewhat quick pace and skipped the invitation to swim, and we were done 30... More 

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pelham, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

A fantastic tour of the mangrove "tunnels"... very peaceful, almost zen-like experience! Left from Sombrero beach, two older teens in tow. All enjoyed the adventure. Dave knows a good deal about the natural surroundings, knowledge that added to the enjoyment of the tour. All was as advertised. I only wish we could have done it another time later in our... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We had a great time paddling with Dave, in and around Boot Key. We enjoyed his knowledge of the area, as well as his entertaining conversational style. We only wish we had found him earlier in the week, as I would have loved to go Island Hopping. Also, make sure you take his recommendations for lunch. We ate at Lazy... More 

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Cheshire, England
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We had a brilliant time with Dave on the island hopping trip from little duck key. Travelling with my husband and our sons aged 9 & 7. Knowledgeable and really friendly with loads of experience. Thoroughly recommend this trip.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This was a great experience. Kayak Dave is knowledgeable, personable, and patient. I went with my wife and kids, all novice kayakers, and navigating the mangroves took a little getting used to. Dave helped and explained, and they were all soon cruising through like pros. The equipment was perfect and the tour exactly as advertised. We will definitely paddle through... More 

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

If you are looking for a worthwhile experience exploring nature and wildlife through the mangroves this is a great kayaking tour. Dave is personable and has lots of experience. We were a family of 5 with children between the ages of 8 and 13. We managed to see a manatee, marathon crabs, birds and a snake in the water. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Dave was energetic and entertaining. He took us to areas that only kayaks could get. It was a wonderful peaceful day. I would recommend using him. He also gave us excellent suggestions on where to eat later.

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New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

My two girlfriends and I booked a private tour with Dave so that we could move at our own pace and have a better chance at seeing wildlife. Success! We had the chance to explore the Mangroves at our leisure, peeking at crabs, photographing the trees and what we had most hopped for, a manatee sighting! When we were in... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Awesome trip - saw some beautiful mangroves in Marathon, Dave is really fun knowledgable and personable, for the cost of $60 a head i think it was worth the trip and more. Saw lots of birds and fish during the tour also as well as got some great sun! did the morning trip, would definitely do it again.

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Surprise, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We had a wonderful time with Kayak Dave! Very friendly, and always watching out for his group, Kayak Dave gave a great tour through the mangroves. Can this be done without a guide? Yeah...maybe, but who wants to worry about getting lost? Pay for a guide to bring the boats and watch out for your crew. I give my stamp... More 

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