Paddle at a relaxing pace and explore the shallow, blue-green waters of the Key West backcountry from the comfort of your kayak!
- Adult This tour requires a minimum of 2 guests to run. If minimum is not met, you’ll be cancelled and fully refunded
- Local / Military Must show valid ID. This tour requires a minimum of 2 guests to run. If minimum is not met, you’ll be cancelled and refunded
- For parties of 9 or more please contact us
Explore the more remote regions of the backcountry
Established in 1988, our Mosquito Coast tour is for serious nature lovers. This tour explores some of the more remote regions of the backcountry.
Join your guide on a winding journey through the mangroves and learn about the ecological history of the Keys.
This in-depth look at the Florida Keys marine ecosystem includes an opportunity for backcountry snorkeling. Here you will swim over sponge beds and coral heads, and among fish, rays, and sharks.
Tour meets Monday, Thursday and Friday at Lazy Dog, Hurricane Hole Marina (MM4) at 9:15. We then transport you to our launch site at MM17.
This trip was featured on the Discovery Network!
This often asked question is best answered by explaining that the wind, tides, and seasons are always changing. Thus the animals change and our boating conditions change. The backcountry of the Lower Keys encompasses hundreds of square miles. The area that we access each day is based upon existing conditions to provide you with a most memorable experience.
The backcountry is hundreds of mangrove islands separated by shallow water. The shallow water zone is, for descriptive purposes, divided into hard bottom and soft bottom biological communities. Channels, shoals, and human development further delimit the areas of plant and animal activity.
Sea kayaking is a mild physical exercise that is not age restrictive. Normal health is sufficient and many persons with physical handicaps have enjoyed our trips. It is not necessary to be able to swim as life vests are supplied to everyone regardless of ability. The water we travel is for the most part quite shallow. Children, 9 years or older, who are accompanied by a parent or guardian, and who are interested in natural history are welcome. Dogs welcome on any kayak or paddleboard rental or tour EXCEPT the 4-hour tour.