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Your tour starts with hotel pickup in Key West by shuttle van for the 15-minute ride to Geiger Key. When you arrive, listen to some paddling instructions from your guide, and receive a dry bag for your personal belongings. Bottled water and equipment are included, and an easy-access ramp with a handrail provides a safe way to board your kayak. 

After easing into the water with the help of your guide, start paddling through the mangrove trails, creeks, and flats surrounding Geiger Key. Watch for a variety of birds and marine animals such as sea stars along the prop roots, continuing across the shallow grass flats where you may spot rays, barracudas, or nurse sharks swimming in 2 to 3 feet (0.6 to 0.9 meters) of water. 

Then glide into a hard-bottom community to look for upside down jellyfish, sea snails, and conch before starting the paddle back to the starting point. There are six different routes your guide will choose from to make sure you have the easiest return paddle possible, hopefully avoiding paddling into the wind. Throughout your tour, learn from your guide about this tropical ecosystem and how the mangrove islands and seagrass beds serve as a marine nursery for Key West’s fish, birds, and other creatures.

When you return to land, restrooms and a freshwater rinse are available for you to use. Total tour time is four hours with two hours spent on the water. No experience is necessary.
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Key West Eco Tours
Escape the crowds of Key West for a couple of hours on this Geiger Key kayaking tour that introduces you to the natural environment of the Florida Keys. Just 15 minutes from downtown Key West, Geiger Key is home to winding mangrove trails that you'll explore with a nature guide. Watch for birds and other marine life of the mangrove ecosystem, and enjoy being on the water. When booking, you have your choice of a morning or afternoon departure time as well as your choice of a kayak or stand-up paddleboard (SUP).
  • 4-hour Geiger Key tour from Key West with two hours of kayaking
  • Look for native birds and marine life as you paddle through the mangroves
  • See sharks, rays, and jellyfish
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 provides a more personalized experience
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Kayak eco tour

Did 2 hr eco kayak tour with my husband. Guide was very informative and pleasant. Never kayaked before but caught on quickly. We learned a lot about the mangroves saw a couple birds and a jellyfish. Was hoping to see more marine life but we...More

Thank Dawn A
Reviewed July 9, 2018
Loved it

Such a special experience, gently exploring the mangroves around Geiger Key. Tortuga Jack is a fount of knowledge.

Thank Sibylle H
Reviewed July 7, 2018

Had a great trip with a great guide. Stopped along the way to see many spieces native to the area. Guide had an excellent eye for find hidden treasures.

Thank David W
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile
Fun experience, get out and enjoy nature!

We had a great time kayaking with “Tortuga Jack”! We had a group of 9 for our trip which was a good size. You are given a dry bag for the kayak so feel free to bring sunscreen, camera, etc. Your guide will have a...More

Thank Catherine10984
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile
Fantastic Eco Tour

Jamie was a great tour guide. She described the area’s eco system and pointed out the wildlife. We were lucky to see nurse sharks, black tip sharks, baby barracudas and a Red Sea snake. We were lucky to have a perfect day on the water!

Thank EmaM16
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