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 and Friday at Lazy Dog, Hurricane Hole Marina (MM4) at 9:15. We then transport you to our launch site at MM17.
Complimentary transportation is available for all of our tours with 24 hours notice. Once you book, confirmation will have details on how to arrange.
This trip was featured on the Discovery Network!
We travel by van (or follow us in your own car) up to Sugarloaf Key. After a pre trip briefing, you’ll launch with your guide and explore the mangrove habitat in the Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge
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. Expect to see sponges, corals, fish, birds, sea stars and the occasional shark, turtle or ray. This tour is a nice companion to a reef snorkel
This tour is more strenuous than our 2 hour tour. It is recommended that you are in good physical condition and ok being in the sun for extended period of time. 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 this tour