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Review of Key West Eco Tours

Key West Eco Tours
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Java Cat Sail, Kayak and Snorkel Charter
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: We offer a variety of options to explore and experience the natural wonders of the Florida Keys. World class birdwatching, lush mangroves, coral & sponge gardens teeming with marine life. We offer guided eco tours, downwind kayak trails(easy paddling),paddleboard and kayak rentals, an all inclusive sail, kayak, snorkel charter, and evening sails. Key West's Best Eco-Experience Only in Key West can you experience a unique tropical ecosystem where marine life thrives in clear, calm, shallow waters. Key West Eco Tour’s experienced, friendly captains and nature guides introduce you to the pristine protected areas of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and Key West’s National Wildlife Refuge. Go on a journey into the Florida Key’s nursery for colorful fish, coral and sponge gardens, dense mangrove islands, and abundant birds.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Naples, Florida
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

We pick this tour, for good reasons and had a tough group on the tour. But the guide understood and tried to make it up....
After we wrote the owners......and WOW
Their guide told them the story in full.....
They insisted to fix it and offered multiple ways to do so...our choice
We choose another tour....and it was over the top
Again a great guide and a unique kayak tour....

I called after and thanked them for " getting it"

True professionals

I highly recommend them and will use their services again!


Visited February 2013
Thank mtd3206
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Marathon, Florida
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Peaceful experience”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

My husband and I booked the afternoon Eco tour on the Java Cat. Our Capt. Was Bethany .We had a wonderful experience. Bethany proved to be a very skilled captain and has many jobs todo. We sailed out to mule island and go onto kayaks and have a guided tour of the mangrove island and are educated on the bird life. Then we sail over to the sponge reef and snorkel away. Beautiful!!! As we sail back to the city we are provided with a light meal and catch our own sunset celebration at sea!!! Truely a unique experience and with only six passengers,a peaceful as well. We rec this trip highly!!!

Visited January 2013
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Mamaroneck, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“day trip”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

We booked Eco Tours for a four hour snorkeling/kayaking/ sailing trip (family of 5). Captain Bethany was lovely- it was all about what we wanted to do. We saw birds, fish,etc. She provided food and we watched the sun go down. We all agreed it was the highpoint of our trip.

Visited January 2013
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Madison, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best Experience In The Keys!”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

A low key sailing, kayaking and snorkeling excursion may not float the boat of the typical Key West tourist, but it turned out to be one of the best vacation experiences I've ever had. Soaking in the sun and sea breezes, kayaking around Mule Island, and floating undisturbed in the Gulf was a real treat. Captain George was simultaneously laid-back, professional, extremely knowledgeable and just an overall cool dude. If you want a chill, small group focused experience in Key West, KWET has to be tops on your list. Thanks for a great experience! We hope to be back someday soon.

Visited December 2012
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El Paso, Texas
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“First Class Experience”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

My daughter, son-in-law and I booked this trip for Christmas Eve in the afternoon. We were on the Java Cat with captain Yajaira. This excursion is limited to 6 passengers. Luckily, another mother and her two adult children booked for the same trip. We were first surprised that Yajaira was the only crew, but she soon demonstrated competency and knowledge that put any concerns to rest, and on top of that she was really friendly. The boat was clean and well-maintained. Considering it's a small boat, there was a place for everything: life jackets, kayaks, snorkeling equipment, drinks, and food for the return trip. She even had fleeces available for the rather cool return trip after snorkeling.

We kayaked around a small key and saw many birds, all of which Yajaira could identify. She was quite knowledgeable about the keys and the wildlife. The snorkeiing was fun, but not a lot to see, where we were. For both activities, she explained very thoroughly about how to use the equipment and safe practices.

The boat returned to it's slip as the sun set for a really nice view on the water. It was a funafternoon, well worth the cost.

Visited December 2012
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