A Key West kayak rental is a great way to explore the mangrove creeks and surrounding nature. A map and lesson are included so you can explore on your own!
Key West Kayak Eco-Tour
- Adult 12 or older
- Year Round Lower Keys Resident Must provide valid Lower Keys Resident ID at check in or you will be charged full price
- Child Under 12 years old
- Military Must provide active or veteran military ID at check in
- Police/Fire/EMS Must provide relevant ID at check in or be charged full price
Kayak Through the Key West Mangroves & Backcountry
Along with your experienced guide, paddle at a relaxing pace and explore the shallow, calm, blue-green waters of the backcountry of Key West.
You will glide through the winding mangrove creeks and paddle through inches of water, where you can easily view and learn about the geological structure of the Keys along with its inhabitants, all from the comfort of your kayak.
Your adventure will give you a chance to view the mangrove environment up close, along with its marine life including tropical fish, crabs, sea stars, jellyfish, sea cucumbers, sponges and various aquatic birds. Every trip leads us on a different adventure!
Tours run daily at 10:00 and 2:00 (with check in 30 mins before) Dogs welcome! Doubles or singles available, prices per person. There is free (though limited) parking onsite. Taxi/UBER/Lyft recommended.
Please, do not book if you’re coming in from Miami “for the day” It takes about 3.5 hours with zero traffic and no stops. It can take as much as 6 hours or more during peak season.
CANCELLATION POLICY: 12 HOURS NOTICE FOR FULL REFUND.
Please note this tour goes rain or shine. we only cancel if winds are dangerous or for lightning. If we cancel, full refund is given.
- This tour launches right from Lazy Dog Adventures at Hurricane Hole Marina and returns to same location (there is free parking available tho it’s limited. it’s highly recommended that you take a taxi or ride share.
- We’ll explore the sea grass beds and mangrove creeks and tunnels between Key West and Stock Island
On this kayak tour you can expect to see any number of sponges, tropical fish, birds, sea stars, sea cucumbers and the occasional dolphin, shark, ray and possibly manatees!
- This tour is not recommended for children under 6 years of age due to duration in sun and attention span required
- This tour is great for beginner (we’ll give you a lesson) and experienced paddlers alike
- This activity is not recommended for people with knee, shoulder or back issues
- You must know how to swim to participate in this and any water activity.
- Weight limit is 250 lbs for a single and 500 lbs for a double (we can always turn a double into a single if needed!)
- We have single or double kayaks available (prices are per person not per kayak). We have sit inside “river” single kayaks. We have mostly sit inside “river” double kayaks. We do have a few sit on top double and single kayaks. You’ll let your guide know your preference.
- Well behaved Dogs are welcome! If your dog isn’t used to the water or doesn’t like being around strangers, we recommend a rental on your own instead.
- Wear bathing suit or anything you don’t mind getting wet
- If sensitive to sun, bring a hat and long sleeves
- Sunscreen (we sell reef safe)
- Water. We have filtered water available for free, just bring a bottle! We also sell bottled wate
- There is a bathroom at our marina for use before and after tour
- We do not have lockers. However, you can leave anything you like behind with us at Lazy Dog or lock your stuff in your car and leave us the key. There is plenty of room in your kayak to bring a bag with you though it will get wet.