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PADDLE! the Florida Keys

594 reviews
Tavernier, FL, USA
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About PADDLE! the Florida Keys
Close to Miami but a million miles away. Bring home a lifetime of memories. Voted #1 Eco attraction in the Upper Keys 5 years in a row. Kayak & stand up paddleboard rental, sales, and lessons - easy to book ahead on our website or over the phone. Our classes are all about fun. Learn to stand up paddle board or go for an eco tour. Our scenic tours are based on your needs. Short or long, easy or strenuous. We are Key Largo's highest ranking paddleboard and water sports attraction for a good reason. Our guides are very knowledgeable and we have two racers on staff who can help you dial in your stroke. We are committed to making your vacation memorable. We also sell skateboards.
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10 reviews
Explore the Florida Keys independently by paddleboard. Choose to take a lesson before heading out through a mangrove estuary. Spot local wildlife and pass by a deserted island. Set out on a route that suits beginners and paddle boarders of all ages, or choose a more advanced route if you have experience.  
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$45.00 per adult
68 reviews
Paddle through the mangrove ecosystem of Tavernier Creek on a kayak or paddleboard on this guided tour. Ideal for first time or new paddlers, glide in shallow, clear water over sponges, grass beds, and sandy patches. Marine life like turtles, stingrays, dolphins, and manatees can sometimes be spotted nearby. Sunset and night tours with lighted boards are also available.
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$55.00 per adult
16 reviews
Spend your day kayaking across the beautiful blue waters of the Florida Keys. Grab your friends and family and rent a single or two seat kayak to paddle to nearby mangroves, deserted islands, or a hidden lagoon. Lessons are available to beginner paddlers to make sure that everyone is up to speed for a fun day out on the water.
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$40.00 per adult
Night Tour With Lighted Paddles and Boards
1 review
If you've done all the typical tours in the Florida Keys, embark on a completely different adventure on this nighttime stand up paddle boarding (SUP) experience. As you glide through the waters of Islamorada, your light may reveal a small nurse shark, turtle, stingray, manatee, or school of fish.
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$65.00 per adult
90 Minute SUP Yoga Class
Take a break from your hectic travel schedule with this stand up paddle boarding (SUP) experience in the Florida Keys. Choose the day that suits you and take to the calm waters of Islamorada to enjoy the view while getting some exercise. Your guide provides instruction and all necessary equipment.
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$35.00 per adult
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to find a new kayak rental place as the one I usually go to was closed. I found PTFK, which is conveniently located 2 miles from where I stay. The staff is friendly, courteous and knowledgeable. The location, amazing! so many options to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanted to kayak through the mangroves in the Keys but was afraid to do it by ourselves for fear of getting lost. This was the perfect tour to do. We chose the morning tour because, being native Floridians, we know it gets hot as Haites...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Kelly R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While eating next door at What the Fish we walked over to check out the shopping at Paddle! We love this little store. What a great selection of surf/board clothing and gear. Also a great selection of stickers and small souvenirs. The clerics (maybe the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank KCDawsey
ScottBaste, Owner at PADDLE! the Florida Keys, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

thanks for coming to visit us. and thanks for the review. I'm glad we were able to help you out with your stings. see you again sometime.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our 2nd time renting from PTFK. As with the first time (June 2015) they are a great experience from top to bottom. Nice folks, very helpful and great gear. Last trip, we were without our kids, this trip we took both (7&9) and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank JHaley82
ScottBaste, Owner at PADDLE! the Florida Keys, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

thanks for coming to visit us and I'm really glad you had a chance to get your kids out. paddling is a sport that they can enjoy their whole lives and it's a great thing to share as a family. that's how i got my...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife, kids and I recently rented tandem kayaks for the day and had a blast! We paddled around Travenier creek and up into the mangroves and saw lots of cool wildlife like, egrets, tarpon, snook, and even a dolphin! We also fished a little...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Scott-paddle, Owner at PADDLE! the Florida Keys, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

thanks for coming to visit us. glad we could help make your vacation memorable. see you again some day.

Reviewed May 11, 2019 via mobile

This was such a great way to spend a couple of hours in the keys. Our group took out a few paddle boards and a couple of kayaks and did the 2 hour mangrove eco-tour. Our guide Steve had tons to teach and show us...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Emma J
ScottBaste, Owner at PADDLE! the Florida Keys, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

thanks for coming to visit us and I'm glad you had a great trip. Hopefully the manatees will show up next time you get a chance to join us.

Reviewed May 8, 2019

This was a highlight of our trip to the Keys! The staff was exceptionally helpful and really went above and beyond. This was my first time on a paddle board and David paddled with me from the creek in front of the shop all the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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ScottBaste, Owner at PADDLE! the Florida Keys, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2019

thanks for taking the time out to write a review. I'm glad that david was able to help you get going. that is what we really specialize in here is assisting beyond just the regular here is the gear and see you later that people...More

Reviewed May 7, 2019

Our tour guide was great! We go to see a manatee family, jelly fish and taking a trip through the mangroves. Coming back was a little hard against the current, but if you're in reasonable shape, you can do it!More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Babner76
ScottBaste, Owner at PADDLE! the Florida Keys, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2019

thanks for coming to visit us. yes the current can be a challenge but since it's tidal, it might be harder going out next time. our guides are experts at showing you just where to go to take advantage of the eddy currents which enable...More

Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

A must when you visit the Keys. Lovely time paddling over the sea grass and into the mangroves. Plentiful wildlife sightings. Great few hours much appreciated.

Date of experience: May 2019
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ScottBaste, Owner at PADDLE! the Florida Keys, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

thanks for coming to visit us and glad your Keys trip was memorable. See you again next time.

Reviewed April 24, 2019 via mobile

If you’re looking for a good time, you have to come check this place out! Awesome tours, friendly people & such a fun experience. Sunsets are so beautiful! Go on Wednesday & go with a group with some of the locals 🌅

Date of experience: April 2019
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ScottBaste, Owner at PADDLE! the Florida Keys, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2019

thanks for the awesome review! you're the first person to put a heart on the review title and I didn't even know that could be done. see you again soon.

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Samantha S
February 23, 2018|
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Response from Vengel | Reviewed this property |
Yes but they aren’t responsible if it goes in
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nmckeeman
January 21, 2017|
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Response from ScottBaste | Property representative |
we are 50 miles from marathon. not sure who to refer you to but you might try the guy in big pine bill kegoh is his name. also check out Bahia Honda state Park
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barbniller99
December 27, 2016|
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we do rent fishing kayaks. we do not rent motor boats a fishing kayak cost $35 for the day. It includes an anchor and fishing rod holders. hope to see you soon
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