Geiger Key Backcountry Kayak Eco-Tour

Geiger Key Backcountry Kayak Eco-Tour
Water Sports > Kayaking & Canoeing > Kayaking
$69.88
Duration: 2 hours
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Description

Escape the ordinary - only 15 minutes from busy downtown Key West, Geiger Key is a pristine paradise. For easy paddling, we select the best route depending on weather, wind and tide conditions. Your expert nature guide takes you through sheltered winding mangrove trails, pointing out native marine life, plants and birds of the Florida Keys. Each tour is different as you explore nature’s touch tank and your guide looks for unusual sea creatures to pass around and touch. Learn about this tropical ecosystem and how the mangrove islands and sea grass beds serve as a marine nursery for Key West’s fish, animals and birds. No experience is necessary.

We will pick you up at your hotel with our complimentary shuttle van and take you 15 minutes away to a remote area known as Geiger Key. Upon arrival, your guide will give you instruction on equipment and provide dry bags for cameras and personal items. We provide cold bottle water and quality equipment. We have an easy access ramp with a hand rail to help easily enter into the kayak. Your guide will ease your kayak into the water.

Follow your guide through the mangrove creeks, trails and flats while looking for a variety of birds and marine life. Along the prop roots you may see sea stars. Once you make your way through the mangrove creek, you will glide across the shallow grass flats looking for rays, sharks, and barracudas. Nothing too big or scary, you are only in 2-3 ft of water. 

Your guide may spot a nurse shark or bonnet head shark. You will move into a hard bottom community where we will find upside down jelly fish, conch shells and sea snails. You may have an opportunity for a touch tank experience but we never take anything back with us to the land.  We do our best to avoid the dreaded turn around and paddle into the wind. We have 6 different routes to choose from ensuring the easiest paddle possible.

Once we return to the shop on land, feel free to use the restrooms and fresh water rinse.  The entire experience from pick up to drop off is 4 hours, with 2 hours on the water.

Escape the ordinary - only 15 minutes from busy downtown Key West, Geiger Key is a pristine paradise. For easy paddling, we select the best route depending on weather, wind and tide conditions. Your expert nature guide takes you through sheltered winding mangrove trails, pointing out native marine life, plants and birds of the Florida Keys. Each tour is different as you explore nature’s touch tank and your guide looks for unusual sea creatures to pass around and touch. Learn about this tropical ecosystem and how the mangrove islands and sea grass beds serve as a marine nursery for Key West’s fish, animals and birds. No experience is necessary.