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Island Kayak Tours, LLC

Tierra Verde, FL, USA
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About Island Kayak Tours, LLC
Come explore Shell Key Preserve with us. We offer a 3 hour guided kayak adventure for just $39 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.
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Hi, I'm Scott. Karissa and I are the owners and only guides at Island Kayak Tours. We will guide you through the mangrove tunnels (tide permitting) and time your adventure just right to give you the best chance at seeing dolphins & manatees. There is also free time for you to explore Shell Key Island, whether that means shelling, swimming, snorkeling, or simply enjoying the view. Our tours take place in a shallow saltwater preserve. There are no alligators, and most of the water is knee to waist-deep; perfect for both beginners and experts. All the experience I have from growing up here in St. Petersburg has given me the opportunity to put together a kayak tour like no other. Kayaking has always been one of my favorite things to do around the area. This has allowed me the opportunity to find all the best kayaking spots and to accumulate the local knowledge to give you a true Florida experience. I started this kayaking company to share the natural beauty of my home with you.
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cbedics wrote a review Sep 2022
Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania2 contributions1 helpful vote
Great tour led my two friendly, knowledgeable local guides. It was very peaceful and educational. Got to see dolphins and other wildlife. Bring water, sunscreen and your bathing suit. Beach time on shell island was great to swim and collect cool shells. Mangrove tunnels were neat to kayak under and see the crabs. They also gave you a quick lesson and helped you on the way if your a beginner to kayaking. I would highly recommend this tour.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Response from islandkayakt, Owner at Island Kayak Tours, LLC
Responded 3 weeks ago
We had had alot of fun kayaking with you and your husband. Thank you for coming out and taking the time to write us a great review. We look forward to seeing you again next time. Safe travels. Scott &Karissa
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Graeme wrote a review Aug 2022
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We had an amazing time with Scott and Karissa. We started with a peaceful paddle accompanied by cormorants fishing around and under our kayaks and an osprey overhead. Then into the mysterious mangroves, where the "spider" crabs adorned. Arriving at shell beach for a swin with a manatee! And to cap it off, dolphins flagging our return to the launch site Scott is well informed regarding the wildlife, history of the reserve and local area, sharing his knowledge enthusiastically with personal experience.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Response from islandkayakt, Owner at Island Kayak Tours, LLC
Responded 3 weeks ago
We had so much fun out kayaking with your family! It makes us happy to hear you all had fun a great time. Thank you so much for all the kind words and taking the time to leave us a wonderful review. We look forward to seeing you all again next time. Safe travels. Scott &Karissa
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Steve S wrote a review Aug 2022
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Scott is a very friendly and knowledgable local who gave great insight on the tour. Kayaking with the Cormorant birds made it a unique experience. Also, saw a dolphin and manatees. Shell Key Preserve was a great place to stop and relax before finishing the tour. Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Response from islandkayakt, Owner at Island Kayak Tours, LLC
Responded Aug 21, 2022
We enjoyed having you all out kayaking with us. Thank you for coming out and taking the time to write us a great review. We look forward to seeing you again next time. Safe travels. Scott &Karissa
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Jen S wrote a review Aug 2022
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Scott and his wife were excellent! My husband and I loved the guided tour. Scott mainly led the tour. He was energetic and knowledgeable about the the area. Though my husband and I have been kayaking before, he taught us some kayaking tips that made the experience even better. I highly recommend booking a tour with them. We had a great time.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Response from islandkayakt, Owner at Island Kayak Tours, LLC
Responded Aug 21, 2022
We enjoyed having you and your husband out kayaking with us. Thank you for coming out and taking the time to write us a great review. We look forward to seeing you again next time. Safe travels. Scott &Karissa
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CelWa61 wrote a review Aug 2022
Bristol, United Kingdom38 contributions32 helpful votes
Amazing experience led by Scott who is a local and who tells you so much about the area. Extremely knowledgeable on the wildlife and the area. The tour was extremely well organised, felt safe and special all the time and had some relaxing time on Shell island. Highly recommend it !
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Response from islandkayakt, Owner at Island Kayak Tours, LLC
Responded Aug 21, 2022
Celine, we enjoyed having you and the kids out kayaking with us. Thank you for coming out and taking the time to write us a great review. We look forward to seeing you again next time. Safe travels. Scott &Karissa
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