Eco-tour via sea kayak around Florida’s Key Largo and in Everglades National Park

Florida Bay Outfitters

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Kayaking in the Florida Keys

Florida Bay Outfitters has been providing paddling instruction and eco-tours out of Key Largo, Florida, since 1991. They offer year-round guided sea kayaking Florida Keys sea eco-tours and overnight tours, paddleboard tours, kayak and paddleboard instruction, and kayak and canoe rentals. Three-hour sea kayaking tours include spotting manatee and dolphins in Dusenbury Creek; gliding through a mangrove forest, across tidal flats and to the Atlantic’s edge in Garden Cove; and snorkeling nearby shipwrecks. Full-day tours cover Indian Key, 7 Mile Bridge, Everglades National Park, and Manatee Bay. Multi-day, full moon, kayak sailing, and paddle board tours are also available.

3-Hour Tours Kayaking Florida Keys in Dusenbury Creek

Kayaking Florida Keys you have the opportunity to spot Florida manatee and bottlenose dolphin. Kayak Dusenbury Creek, a boundary for Everglades National Park. Paddle narrow creeks canopied by mangroves. Cross tidal flats. Look for wading birds. Learn about the natural environment of the areas from a knowledgeable guide. Snorkel to area wrecks from a sit-on-top kayak. View tropical fish, hard and soft coral, sponges, sea cucumbers, conchs rays, and eels. Specific 3-Day Tours include…

 

  • Dusenbury Creek
  • Garden Cove
  • Snorkeling from Kayaks or Paddleboards

Full Day Tours to Seven Mile Bridge and Indian Key

Paddle close to the old 7-Mile Bridge in the middle Keys. Explore small tropical islands. Stop at Pigeon Key, with its village restored by the Pigeon Key Foundation. Spread out on the beach. Eat a picnic lunch. Explore a portion of Everglades National Park. Have the opportunity to see alligators, manatees, and dolphins. Bird watch. Link up with an on-site naturalist on Lignumvitae Key. Visit the Matheson House. Snorkel San Pedro wreck. Specific Full Day Tours include…

  • 7-mile Bridge
  • Everglades National Park
  • Indian Key

Full Moon Tours in Key Largo’s Garden Cove

View a Key Largo sunset from the seat of a sea kayak in Garden Cove. Socialize, snack and bask in the glow of a full moon.

Kayak Sail Tours to Long Key State Park

Visit North Nest Key, Little Rabbit Key, Carl Ross Key, Long Key State Park and Indian Key State Park. See mangrove islands that are a part of Everglades National Park. Have the opportunity to see wildlife including the American crocodile, manatees, dolphins, rays, sea turtles, bald eagles, roseate spoonbills and white pelicans. Specific Kayak Sail Tours include…

  • Full Day Hobie Island Sailing
  • 3-Day Hobie Island Sailing

Multi-Day Tours on the Florida Overseas Paddling Trail

Kayak up close to Seven Mile Bridge that extends between Marathon Key and the lower keys. Lunch and camp on Pigeon Key. Watch egrets and ibis fish in the shallows. Paddle a maze of mangrove islands that car-bound travelers who are not kayaking Florida Keys will never see. Paddle from 7-to-10-miles a day depending on your interests and fitness level. Paddle the entire Florida Keys Overseas Paddling Trail from Key Largo to the southernmost point in the U.S. Visit historic sites, camp on deserted islands. Specific Multi-Day Tours include…

  • 2-Day Seven Mile Bridge Crossing (This tour is a good introduction to kayak camping. It’s enough so that you find out what it’s all about, but not so much that you are intimidated or discouraged by your first experience.)
  • 2-to-5-Day Lower Keys and Backcountry
  • 9-Day Paddle from Key Largo to Key West

Kayak and Paddleboard Instruction

Learn kayak and paddleboard techniques and safety from professional instructors.

Kayak Rentals in Key Largo, Florida

The outfitter has kayak and paddleboard rentals available at its Key Largo headquarters for Key Largo kayaking and kayaking Florida Keys.

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