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Big Pine Kayak Adventures

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Address: 1791 Bogie Dr, Big Pine Key, FL 33043-5023
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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Great morning

We took the trip with Chris starting at 9am. It was a great way to spend the morning. We paddled around and Chris talked about the environment, geology, plant life and animal life... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
_Danny_P_186390
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the trip with Chris starting at 9am. It was a great way to spend the morning. We paddled around and Chris talked about the environment, geology, plant life and animal life as we went. We stopped to snorkel and then paddled through the mangroves to a salt pool. We learned a lot and started to appreciate how fragile... More 

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Walnutport, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chris Rocks! My family is new to kayaking, but Chris took us on an enjoyable adventure through the mangroves into the salt flats. He is very knowledgeable about the geology, climate and wildlife of the Keys. Challenged us to go through the mangroves, and coached us on how to do it. Took us to places we never would have gone... More 

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Thank HookedonFishing54321
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely wonderful! The staff was so friendly and efficient and everything was readily available. The water was a little full of weeds which made it difficult to kayak out of, but once in the open ocean it was wonderful! There's quite a few mangrove trails you can go off into which were enjoyable.

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Thank Elizabeth O
Forest Hills, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

my wife and i are not avid outdoors people but we signed up for the three hour afternoon tour with chris. although it was a bit more challenging for us than most of the others we would absolutely encourage people to sign up. our guide chris was a cool young guide who is extremely knowlegeable and a good coach. we... More 

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Thank scott h
Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent the day kayaking the waters in big pine and no name key. Our guide Chris was just amazing! He was very knowledgable pointing out all the different types of sea life , bird life and key deer. He truly loves what he does and made our adventure very enjoyable . We will be back next time we are in... More 

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Thank Trish W
Shelton, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a fabulous way to experience the Keys, Big Pine Kayak Adventures is an awesome place to be. Chris, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable about the wildlife and sea life that we saw on our trip. He pointed out various sponges, corals, shells, jellyfish, anemones, mollusks and crabs. We also spotted various fish, key deer... More 

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Thank Kathy H
Little Rock, AR.
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 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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Thank Janiceleigh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 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 July 1, 2016

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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Thank 262Pat
illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 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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