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Kayak adventure in Shell Key Preserve

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Kayak adventure in Shell Key Preserve

8 reviews
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
kayaking

Kayak adventure in Shell Key Preserve

kayaking

Kayak adventure in Shell Key Preserve

8 reviews
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We are Shell Key's #1 kayak tour. We provide 2 guides on every tour to ensure your safety and enjoyment. Upon arrival, guests will be offered a paddle instruction, making this experience perfect for both experts and first-timers. We use comfortable sit-inside kayaks and paddle at a leisurely pace through the preserve while I tell about the local history, and wildlife & nature we find along the way. Depending on tidal conditions, we will explore one or more of the hidden mangrove tunnels tucked away in the preserve. Approximately half-way through the tour, we will stop at one of several possible landing sites at the island of Shell Key to stretch our legs, swim, snorkel, or collect shells. After enjoying the island, we will make our way back through the preserve, possibly visiting areas or tunnels we did not see before, always keeping a watchful eye out for dolphins, manatees, and the many species of birds that live in the area. We will arrive back at the launch site approximately 3 hours after launch time.

Your host

Learn more about Scott

Scott

Hi, We're Scott & Karissa, owners & guides at Island Kayak Adventures. We're a local, family-owned and operated kayaking company. We specialize in guided eco kayak adventures in Shell Key Preserve. Airbnb has so graciously invited us to be a part of their website as an alternative to the more expensive kayaking tours. We believe in paying it forward! I grew up in Pinellas County, and have been boating, fishing, and kayaking at Shell Key Preserve since I was a kid. Growing up here in St. Pete has allowed me the opportunity to accumulate the knowledge and experience at Shell Key Preserve that no other kayak company can offer. Our goal is to share the natural beauty of the preserve with you in a safe & environmentally friendly way while giving you the best experience possible. Check out our reviews on Trip Advisor, Facebook, and Google.

What's included

Equipment
single or tandem kayak paddle PFD with whistle

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Where you'll be

Tours take place in Shell Key Preserve. As a native Floridian, I will guide you through the backcountry of the preserve. Through shallow grassy meadows we go, watching fish jump and birds hunt; all the while, ducking through the mangrove tunnels (tide permitting) and allowing time for pictures and explanations of the surrounding habitat. Most of the area we paddle in is typically only frequented by locals and is off-limits to motorized vessels.

Availability

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Children under 12 must be in a tandem with an adult. Please contact me before booking to ensure a tandem is available.

More tips

Contact me before booking if you need a tandem kayak. Anyone under the age of 12 must be in a tandem with an adult. Children 5 and older are welcome on the tour. If you have any questions or are interested in larger groups or other dates, please call, text or Facebook message us before reserving.

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Scott
Kayak adventure in Shell Key Preserve
8 reviews
From £28/person
8 reviews
From £28/person