Kayak through emerald water past islands of exotic mangroves enjoying the diversity of marine life and habitats in this area. Meet marine critters and enjoy views of osprey, wading birds and more. ALL AGES.
Wildlife Refuge Private Kayak Tour
Why paddle with strangers? Blue Planet specializes in private excursions into the Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge. Our guides have been exploring these haunts for more than 15 years. This tour is for more adventurous and experienced paddlers looking for unmatched scenery.
The pristine, crystal-clear waters of the backcountry offer you an escape to a quiet world of uninhabited mangrove islands and aquamarine passages. With its truly stunning landscape and feeling of remoteness, this tour will take you to the best spots for photography, snorkeling or tidal walks. (If you wish to snorkel, please provide your own gear.)
Stay out a couple hours or most of the day … it’s all up to you! Pricing is dependent on the duration of the tour and distance paddled. You can bring your own kayak on this tour or we can provide one for you. Tours depart from Cudjoe Key and Lower Sugarloaf Key, approximately 20 miles from Key West.
With more than 18 years of experience, we're more than a kayak tour, we're an Eco adventure
Escape to the seclusion of tropical backcountry locales, accessible only by kayak. Because all of our tours are sheltered from the wind and waves, you will glide across warm, crystal-clear water only inches deep to the shelter of mysterious mangrove islands. Our Key West kayak tour guides are happy to explain this ecosystem’s uniqueness in plants, marine life, birds, and natural history, making this a true eco-tour.
Let us catch marine life only an expert could find for you to handle and photograph. Learn about egrets, herons and other birds roosting only feet away or prying the flats for food. Geared for any level of paddler, on this tour you won’t have to go far to see the hidden beauty that so many have called serene, enchanting, romantic and captivating. We take a maximum of 10 people per guide for a personal experience.