waters surrounding the mangrove islands of the Great White Heron and Key
Deer National Wildlife Refuges, using safe and stable sit-on-top kayaks.
we move slowly and observe closely the colorful web of life that inhabits
the mangrove forests, sponge flats, grass flats and incredibly blue sky
of the backcountry.
one of our morning, afternoon or sunset tours for a unique nature experience.
3 Hour Tour @$50
Rent a kayak for
a 1/2 day, full day or multiple days. We will deliver and pick up our boats
at any one of the many local boat ramps between Sunshine Key and Cudjoe
Key. If you prefer to have the boats delivered to where you are staying
we can do that too. All rentals include kayak(s), paddles(s) and PFD’s.
We also have
a complete line of kayaks available at the Old Wooden Bridge Fishing Camp
which is near some of the best paddling in the lower keys.
kayak charts are available and the hours are from 8-5 daily.
Rent & Ride
is becoming a popular service for locals, returning guests, and the independent
adventurists. We will ferry you and our Kayak(s), aboard our shallow water
power boat, into the Backcountry. From there we will leave you with explicit
instructions on how to navigate yourself back to port. This service allows
you to paddle the shallow waters along the mangrove islands at your own
Call for Competitive
The Ultimate Experience…
for exploring the true heart of the Backcountry of the Lower Keys is our
Custom Backcountry Tour. We ferry Kayaks, via our powerboat into the Backcountry
where few venture. As we motor to our paddling destination you will see
wonderful vistas of the true heart of the National Wildlife Refuges. We
then embark on a 3-hour paddle to explore a superb environment. Commonly
we see sharks, rays, dolphin, turtle, and an abundance of amazing birdlife.
4 Hour Tour @
(Group rates applies to families or parties of 3 or more)
*** If you do
not wish to paddle, but would like to learn about the natural history of
the Keys Backcountry, we offer birding, wildlife Eco-tours and photographic
safaris via power boat exclusively. ***
Fishing…from a kayak
allows Angler’s to silently navigate into extremely shallow waters. Stalking
permit, tarpon, bonefish, sharks, barracuda and many other species is only a
cast away. Trips include all fishing tackle. Florida fishing license
4 Hour Tour @
$150pp (2 person min/4 person max)
Captain Bill Keogh
will guide you into the Backcountry for fishing fun or serious flats stalking.
His 19′ Carolina Skiff is a perfect shallow water vessel to stalk permit
and bonefish, or gunkhole for snapper and grouper. We can also chase redfish,
cuda, and shark on light tackle. During tarpon season you can usually find
us at one of the lower keys bridges. Price includes all tackle and license.
Half Day Charters
Full Day Charters @ $650
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sea! Wonderful nature! Nice lobster spot & the perfect guide!”
saw shark, egrets, stingrays and herons…..and the highlight was a pod
surfing dolphin. Thanks for a memorable experience”
super nature education with practical and interesting knowledge.” ~
had a ball and rescued a Brown Pelican!“ ~ Louise & PJ, Famous