Island Kayak Tours, LLC
Island Kayak Tours, LLC
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6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Come explore Shell Key Preserve with us. We offer a 3 hour guided kayak adventure for just $45 per person. Our 50/50 Shell Key tour provides views of the mangrove keys & local wildlife you can't get from any motorized vessel and time on the island of Shell Key to swim, shell hunt, or relax. Tours are scheduled daily, weather permitting. Visit our website for more information. Call or text us to schedule your tour.
Tierra Verde, Florida

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Tyler K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We looked at a number of available mangrove tour options and I can say this is decidedly one of the best value tours available. It is at least $30 cheaper than the next alternative, I assume largely because it's run and organized by a couple who have been doing it for years, rather than run by a tiring tourist trap. They were very accommodating to our needs and left nothing out. You see plenty of wildlife (breaching fish, dolphins, cormorants, herons, snails, slugs, etc) along the way and you can go at your own pace. Make sure to bring sunscreen!

There is a reason that at the time of this writing they have 113 straight 5 star reviews!
Written March 10, 2020
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Tyler, thank you very much for all the kind words and taking the time to leave us an awesome review! We enjoyed kayaking with you and Kelly and getting to know you both was a real treat. Hope you both enjoy the rest of your vacation and have a safe trip back home. Safe travels. Scott & Karissa
Written March 12, 2020
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shannon m
Tybee Island, GA101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This is the only kayak tour that you need to take! Scott was an amazing guide, very informative and made sure everyone enjoyed themselves. It was wonderful to have a group of only 16 guests and it was incredibly affordable, which we greatly appreciated being a party of 5. We went through mangroves, made friends with some amazing birds and enjoyed the beautiful Bahama blue waters. We had three 14 yr old girls with us on this trip and they loved it as much as we did. We hope to come back again sometime! Thank you Scott!
Written March 22, 2020
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Shannon, we had a lot of fun kayaking with you and your family. It was awesome getting to know you all. Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a wonderful review. We hope to see you again next time. Safe travels. Scott & Karissa
Written March 31, 2020
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Joe C
De Soto, MO9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
We absolutely loved the entire experience, watching the cormorants dive for fish, the mangrove tunnels the ocean it’s self everything. Scott, Karissa, and Ty were completely awesome, Scott had really good story’s about growing up in the area he also was extremely attentive to all the people on the tour, Karissa was wonderful as she stayed next to my mom for the entire trip who had never kayaked before in her life. This is by far the best kayaking tour in Florida we will coming back in the future for another tour.
Written August 21, 2020
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Joe, it was a fun experience kayaking at Shell Key Preserve with your family. We are so happy you all chose us to show you all around. Thank you very much for all of the kind comments and taking the time to write us a wonderful review. We look forward to seeing you all again next time you are in town. Scott, Karissa & Thai.
Written August 24, 2020
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Rob
New York City, NY4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Fantastic tour for a fraction on what everyone else charges. This is not a cheaper watered down tour. It’s an extremely affordable full on adventure through multiple mangroves, waterways, & even a mid trip stop at the beach with ample time to wonder, swim, & search for sand dollars. This is the only kayaking trip to book. Thank you so much for an unforgettable experience.
Written March 13, 2020
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Robert we enjoyed having you and Claudia out kayaking with us. It was great talking with you and getting to know you both. I love the pic! Thank you for posting it! Thank you very much for all the kind words and taking the time to leave us a wonderful review. It truly means a lot to us to know you both had a great time. We hope you both have a wonderful vacation and safe trip back home. We will see you next time. Scott & Karissa
Written March 14, 2020
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Kristi S
Fletcher, NC10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
We went kayaking with Scott and Karissa yesterday. It was an amazing experience. Karissa was so helpful with my 11 yr old and myself...both beginner kayakers. She stayed back with us to help. Shelling on Shell Key was one of the highlights. My daughter loved watching the Cormorants land beside us and eat fish. We will definitely be back and wouldn’t consider going with anyone else!
Written July 24, 2020
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We had a great time out kayaking with you, your sister and family. Having 2 kayak guides on every tour makes it easier to accommodate everyone. We are so happy we could help give you the best kayaking experience possible. Thank you so much for taking time to write us a wonderful review. We look forward to seeing you all again next time. Scott &Karissa
Written July 27, 2020
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ginagrace
Fort Myers, FL39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020 • Family
Wow... we booked this tour at the suggestion of the office staff where we were staying and never even checked Trip Advisor. Upon return, I’m just now seeing their 118 (now 119) straight 5 star ratings!! I echo the reviews below. The entire 3 hours were completely enjoyable- nice Kayaks, beautiful Preserve with lots of wildlife, entertaining and knowledgeable tour guide (thanks Scott). These are great people- book your tour now!!!
Written May 27, 2020
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Gina, we enjoyed having you and your family out kayaking with us. Thank you for taking the time to write us a wonderful review. We look forward to seeing you all again next time. Scott & Karissa
Written May 30, 2020
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David M
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
This is arguably the BEST kayak tour in the area! Why? Scott grew up exploring these mangrove swamps- knows them like the back of his hand. He has a story for everything- the hurricane of ‘81, fishing at Radars house... the names of individual birds, where to hunt shells. Super nice guy, knew everyone’s name on the trip, we arrived as strangers and left as friends. The best trip, the best price- highly recommended.
Written March 4, 2020
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Dave thank you very much for coming out kayaking with us. We enjoyed getting to know you and Dee. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a wonderful review. We hope you both enjoy your vacation and look forward to seeing you again next time. Safe travels. Scott & Karissa
Written March 6, 2020
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cckelly1224
San Antonio, Texas7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
This was one of the best kayaking tours we have ever taken and we travel extensively. Choose island kayak tours and you won't be disappointed. We saw many species of birds and plenty of fish and dolphins. We picked up beautiful shells
Written May 13, 2023
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We had a lot of fun out kayaking with you all. Thank you for all the kind words and taking the time to leave us a great review. We look forward to seeing you all again next time. Safe travels. Scott &Karissa
Written May 15, 2023
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Joyce K
Pittsburgh, PA62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
We greatly enjoyed our 3 hour kayak trip. Scott was patient, humorous and knowledgeable about wildlife and kayaking in the shallow bay that took us to shell island and paddling under tunnels in mangrove trees.
We saw dolphin, an eagle, herons and pelicans. It was a perfect evening watching the sunset. I easily collected 2 dozen sand dollars on Shell Island. None broke on our flight home!
I would highly recommend this smooth relaxing adventure!
Written January 21, 2020
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We are so happy that you all came out kayaking with us. I'm so happy to hear all the sand dollars made it back safe and sound. Thank you very much for all the kind words and taking the time to leave us a wonderful review! We are glad you made it home safe and sound and we look forward to seeing you again next time. Safe travels. Scott & Karissa
Written January 29, 2020
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Mtucker77
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Family
Booked the Nature 50/50 tour to wrap up our family vacation. Scott was an amazing guide, took the time and wasn’t rushing everyone along. He was very knowledgeable regarding the area and the wildlife, sharing the history of the location as we paddled. Very affordable for any family. Great experience- we collected sand dollars, seashells, and even saw a Momma and baby dolphin on the way back!
Written June 18, 2020
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Mindy, we had a great time kayaking with your family! It was fun getting to know you all. Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a wonderful review! We hope you all enjoy the rest of your vacation and we look forward to seeing you again next time. Safe travels. Scott & Karissa
Written June 20, 2020
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