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Big Pine Kayak Adventures

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Address: 1791 Bogie Drive, Big Pine Key, FL 33043
Phone Number: 305-872-7474
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Join Capt Bill Keogh and His eco-tour guides on an outdoor adventure of a...

Join Capt Bill Keogh and His eco-tour guides on an outdoor adventure of a life time in the Florida Keys. Bill is the author of "The Florida Keys Paddling Guide" and has been a professional photographer in the Keys for three decades. Using kayaks,paddlecraft and/or motorboats we explore the remote regions of the Key Deer and Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge backcountry waters departing from our dock at the historic Old Wooden Bridge Fishing Camp.

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Ecotour through Mangrove Swamp

Took an ecotour from Big Pine Kayak Adventures in June 2016. Was thundering and lightening at the 9:00 am departure, so we returned at 1:00pm. The weather was perfect, so we were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Janiceleigh
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Little Rock, AR.
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Little Rock, AR.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took an ecotour from Big Pine Kayak Adventures in June 2016. Was thundering and lightening at the 9:00 am departure, so we returned at 1:00pm. The weather was perfect, so we were assigned to our guide, a young man with the last name Castro. We were lucky to be the only couple on this tour, so we had him all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bill took out my family of 5 as a private group. We went on his boat out to mangrove keys and were able to kayak through the mangrove islands.We saw sharks, fish, and bird nesting sites. Haven't met a guy more knowledgeable about wildlife in the keys. He can tell you anything you want to know about the biology in... More 

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Thank Mike L
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Captain Bill gave us a rare opportunity to see back country mangrove islands. We were the only boat for as far as the eye could see! Talk about getting away from it all! We saw sharks, rays, and lots of birds. We had great encounters with dolphins. Bill is very patient with novice kayakers (me). He is also brilliant tracker... More 

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illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a half-day kayak tour with our knowledgeable guide Chris. He was great. We went through the mangrove on the kayaks and then snorkeled the mangrove. Very unique. Then we went on the outside of the island and saw a couple of Key Deer in a remote area. Highly recommended for anybody who loves nature. Thank you Chris!

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Thank purefreedom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

A perfect half day outing with my wife and, Chris, our young but knowledgeable guide. After crossing the small channel from Big Pine to No Name Key, we explored the shallows around the key's outer perimeter and then ventured up a winding creek through the mangroves into an interior salt water lake. Chris was continuously noticing, pointing out, and explaining... More 

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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Awesome trip. We drove from Key West to take this tour because of positive reviews and it was definitely worth the trip. There were only 4 people in our group so we had lots of time to interact with our guide, Chris. He was very knowledgable about the mangrove ecosystem. He had traps set in shallow water, and as a... More 

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chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

A most awesome 3 hour kayak tour. Our guide Chris was so knowledgeable and interesting, he was always sharing the sea life with the utmost care, not to displace or harm them in any way. The river and salt pond were the best, saw sharks and stingrays all along the mangrove island, some great birds flying around. I am looking... More 

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Thank rcast99
Big Pine Key, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Bill Keogh is the best and so is Big Pine Kayak Adventures. He didn't even laugh at me when I managed to tip over (my hair caught on a branch!)!! He is so knowledgeable and and very interesting -- and knows all the secret back country places.

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Dallas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

My husband and I went with Sarah on a 13-person tour of the mangroves. The tour itself was cool and definitely not possible without the help of a guide. We literally went through the mangroves (note: it took a bit more work than your average kayaking tour) to a open marsh. Very different and interesting. However, our guide (while wonderfully... More 

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Spencertown, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

Well, there were three of us who booked the trip. We went by early to ask about the wind and were assured we were going into a calm area. I asked whether it was OK for me, a novice, never kayaked before, with an injured hand,and was told that for a lot of the time, we wouldn't even need to... More 

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