Kayaking in the Shell Key Preserve

Tierra Verde, Florida, SHBA

Përvojë e organizuar nga Ross

  1. 3 orë
  2. Ofruar në Anglisht

Çfarë do të bësh

For this guided eco kayaking adventure we will meet at a public launch site just North of Fort De Soto State Park. In order to provide a great experience for our guests, we focus exclusively on small groups & private tours. We will provide all the necessary equipment, dry bags, and instruction before heading out. We use stable sit-inside kayaks which are more comfortable and easier to paddle than sit-on-top & clear kayaks. This allows us to explore more of the preserve at an easier pace and provides better wildlife viewing opportunities. Once we depart, we'll explore the various ecosystems of the Shell Key Preserve highlighting the beauty of this coastal habitat. We'll kayak through mangrove tunnels (tides permitting), over shallow seagrass meadows, and look for wildlife along the way. Once we reach Shell Island you will have time to swim, explore, look for shells, or just relax and enjoy the beauty of this uninhabited barrier island. The preserve is home to a variety of shorebirds, nesting sea turtles, dolphins, manatees and much more. It is a great way to get out and see the natural side of St Pete.

*Things to note*
We mainly use double kayaks (you won't be paired with a stranger) kids 3 and up are welcome. Kids under 13 must be in a double kayak with an adult or older child. Weight Limit 250lbs pp | 450lbs combined for doubles. *No alcohol is allowed in the preserve.
For this guided eco kayaking adventure we will meet at a public launch site just North of Fort De Soto State Park. In order to provide a great experience for our guests, we focus exclusively on small groups & private tours. We will provide all the necessary equipment, dry bags, and instruction before heading out. We use stable sit-inside kayaks which are more comfortable and easier to paddle than sit-on-top & clear kayaks. This allows us to explo…

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    We will provided stable sit-inside double & single kayaks, fiberglass paddl...

Tako pritësin Ross

Pritës në Airbnb që nga viti 2015
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Hi we're Ross and Doug, owners of Coastal Kayak Charters, St Pete's top rated kayak tour company. Check out our reviews on TripAdvisor! We have been guiding kayak tours in the Shell Key Preserve for over 6 years and bring our passion for the local environment to every trip. As an Owner-Operated outfitter, our goal is to provide outstanding experiences for our guests. We focus exclusively on small groups & private tours. We provide stable sit-inside kayaks which are more comfortable and easier to paddle than sit-on-top & clear kayaks. Our guided tours are fun, safe, informative, and a great way to see the natural beauty of St Pete's coastal habitat. We are avid kayakers with over 20 years of experience ranging from Alaska to the Galapagos Islands and many incredible places in between. Come see our favorite local spot!
Hi we're Ross and Doug, owners of Coastal Kayak Charters, St Pete's top rated kayak tour company. Check out our reviews on TripAdvisor! We have been guiding kayak tours in the Shell Key Preserve for over 6 years and bring our passion for the local environment to every trip. As an Owner-Operated outfitter, our goal is to provide outstanding experiences for our guests. We focus exclusively on small groups & private tours. We provide stable sit-inside kayaks which are more comfortable and easier to…
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The Shell Key Preserve is an 1800 acre nature preserve at the mouth of Tampa Bay. It protects sensitive marine habitats and includes the county's largest undeveloped barrier island. Its' beaches provide important nesting grounds for sea turtles and it is designated as one of Florida's most important nesting and wintering areas for shorebirds.

Vlerësuar 4,99 nga 5 sipas 446 recensioneve.

Lynn
janar 2022
This was a wonderful kayaking experience. Our guide, Spencer, was very knowledgeable about the many birds, plants, and aquatic life that we saw. He even passed around a jellyfish in a small container for each of us to see up close. Our group was small (8 adults) which allowed everyone to hear Spencer and to get all questions answered. We kayaked through and around mangroves and along various shorelines. We stopped on a small island to explore and/or gather shells. Spencer even emailed us photos after the tour!
Charity
dhjetor 2021
We had to cancel due to my friend having medical issues, but the host, Ross, was a dear about it all. Super sweet. Very informative and gave quick responses. We will definitely book this experience with him again when we can.
Maggie
dhjetor 2021
we had a great time on our tour. our guide was very knowledgeable about marine life and able to answer all of our questions. he was patient.
Deb
dhjetor 2021
Spencer was awesome and so knowledgeable about the marine life! I wasn’t sure what to expect for this adventure but it went far beyond expectations. Would highly recommend this tour and this company
Elizabeth
dhjetor 2021
Absolutely amazing! ✨✨ You will get a private encounter with the local wildlife and visit a beautiful beach full of sea shells. The crew is extremely knowledge and professional, they make safety a priority. You might even get to see dolphins and flying fish!
Maddie
dhjetor 2021
We had a great time kayaking. Everything was perfectly timed, so we didn’t feel rushed at all. We found so many cool shells and learned a lot about the local wildlife. At the end of our trip, we caught the sunset over the bay. The whole experience was perfect, and really made our trip amazing.

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    2:30 MD - 5:30 MD
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    2:30 MD - 5:30 MD
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    2:00 MD - 5:00 MD
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    2:30 MD - 5:30 MD
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  • Mër, 26 jan
    2:30 MD - 5:30 MD
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  • Enj, 27 jan
    2:30 MD - 5:30 MD
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Comfortable clothing
Bottled water
Sun protection
A snack if desired

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