Guided Kayak Tour of Beautiful Shell Key

Tierra Verde, United States

Experience hosted by Nick

3 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

Our guided kayak tour of beautiful Shell Key Preserve (incl beach walk :) ) begins at the public launch area just north of the bridge to Fort De Soto Park.
My team and I will meet everyone here, do introductions, hand out waterproof bags, and then get everyone prepped for kayaking (lifejackets are provided, but not required for guests over 16). No experience needed as we'll give everyone a little paddling overview/refresher! We use primarily tandem kayaks for ease and comfort. (Your booking time is the planned arrival time).

After that we'll head out onto the water & into the Preserve! The Preserve is a beautiful shallow environment with plenty of wildlife & a very interesting ecosystem! We'll discuss both the ecosystem and history of the Preserve.

From the shallow seagrass flats to the large mangrove islands to the pristine beaches of Shell Key itself we'll try and cover it all! Including traveling through some mangrove tunnels (with friendly tides, primarily March-October)
We'll also look for and talk about some of our incredible wildlife in the Preserve including dolphins, manatees, & other various fish & bird life!

From our kayaks we'll be able to see a few different St. Pete landmarks & we'll discuss their history as well as some recommendations for places to eat & things to do while you're here! If you enjoy your tour please consider tipping your guide thank you!
Our guided kayak tour of beautiful Shell Key Preserve (incl beach walk :) ) begins at the public launch area just north of the bridge to Fort De Soto Park.
My team and I will meet everyone here, do introductions, hand out waterproof bags, and then get everyone prepped for kayaking (lifejackets are provided, but not required for guests over 16). No experience needed as we'll give everyone a little paddling overview/refresher! We use primarily…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Kayak and all necessary equipment including seat, paddle, and life jacket.<...

Meet your host, Nick

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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Hi I'm Nick! I love the water and being outdoors and that lead me to start the company Liberty Outdoors Kayaks (check us out on Instagram and Facebook!). We're the most popular kayak tour on Airbnb in St. Petersburg and our reviews speak for themselves!
My team and I will do everything we can to ensure a safe, fun, and incredible experience!
I've been kayaking the Shell Key Preserve area in St. Petersburg for several years. I've explored the various mangrove islands and tunnels in the preserve and fished the area extensively. I also have done research on and have lots of experience with the wildlife in the preserve and caught most of the species of fish that live here. I'm excited to show you our beautiful environment!
Hi I'm Nick! I love the water and being outdoors and that lead me to start the company Liberty Outdoors Kayaks (check us out on Instagram and Facebook!). We're the most popular kayak tour on Airbnb in St. Petersburg and our reviews speak for themselves!
My team and I will do everything we can to ensure a safe, fun, and incredible experience!
I've been kayaking the Shell Key Preserve area in St. Petersburg for several years. I've explored the various mangrove islands and tunnels in the…
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From £29
/ person
Tue, 3 Aug
£29 per person
10:00 - 13:00
This time is popular
£29 per person
Wed, 4 Aug
£29 per person
10:00 - 13:00
This time is popular
£29 per person
Wed, 4 Aug
£29 per person
10:30 - 13:30
£29 per person

Where you'll be

We'll be in beautiful Shell Key Preserve kayaking amongst the mangrove islands and across the shallow seagrass flats with a stop to spend some time exploring the beach and main island. During the summer months we also may be able to travel through several mangrove tunnels on the islands! The Preserve is just north of Fort de Soto State Park in southern St. Petersburg near St. Pete Beach.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 860 reviews.

Holly
August 2021
Nick was great. Responded immediately even though we were last minute . My daughter (15) and her boyfriend did the trip and they had a blast. Would recommend this service to anyone. We are native Floridians (East coast) but very impressed. Take this tour! It’s a good time. And well priced. Don’t forget to tip too.. these people work for a living providing a great time while on vacation.
Nick was great. Responded immediately even though we were last minute . My daughter (15) and her boyfriend did the trip and they had a blast. Would recommend this service to anyone…
Lucas
August 2021
This trip was incredible! For sure the highlight of my trip to Tampa Bay. Nick and his team were awesome, great guiders looking to give the best experience to guests, showing all kinds of wild life to us and explaining everything. This is a must experience if you plan to go to Tampa Bay.
This trip was incredible! For sure the highlight of my trip to Tampa Bay. Nick and his team were awesome, great guiders looking to give the best experience to guests, showing all k…
Jordan
July 2021
There is a reason this experience has hundreds of positive reviews. It’s affordable, it’s easy to find, it’s thoroughly enjoyable, and it augmented our visit to the area. The cost would be reasonable to simply rent a kayak, let alone be guided through the area by local experts. Don’t pass up this opportunity!
There is a reason this experience has hundreds of positive reviews. It’s affordable, it’s easy to find, it’s thoroughly enjoyable, and it augmented our visit to the area. The cost…
Izela
July 2021
Amazing and fun adventures! I really enjoyed my experience with the guides. They were very knowledgeable in the surrounding areas as well as the animals that are native in the area. I’m definitely returning next time I visit Florida
Summer
July 2021
Absolutely wonderful experience. I highly recommend it. Worth every penny. We’ll definitely be coming to do it again when we’re back in town.
Catrell
July 2021
Great family experience with 3 teens. Loved Shell Key. Some red tide fish noted but not much. We still enjoyed the beach. Definitely need to be in good shape to kayak there and back. Water was mostly waist deep and clear. No fear of sea creatures. Loved the mangrove tunnel. Stay calm and you will do fine. Kyle was a patient guide.
Great family experience with 3 teens. Loved Shell Key. Some red tide fish noted but not much. We still enjoyed the beach. Definitely need to be in good shape to kayak there and bac…

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    10:30 - 13:30
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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Clothing that can get wet

SUNSCREEN!