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Key West Eco Tours

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231 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040-6639
+1 305-294-7245
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Geiger Key Backcountry Kayak Eco-Tour
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We offer a variety of options to explore and experience the natural wonders of the Florida Keys. World class birdwatching, lush mangroves, coral & sponge gardens teeming with marine life. We offer guided eco tours, downwind kayak trails(easy paddling),paddleboard and kayak rentals, an all inclusive sail, kayak, snorkel charter, and evening sails. Key West's Best Eco-Experience Only in Key West can you experience a unique tropical ecosystem where marine life thrives in clear, calm, shallow waters. Key West Eco Tour’s experienced, friendly captains and nature guides introduce you to the pristine protected areas of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and Key West’s National Wildlife Refuge. Go on a journey into the Florida Key’s nursery for colorful fish, coral and sponge gardens, dense mangrove islands, and abundant birds.
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“java cat” (160 reviews)
“captain john” (61 reviews)
“geiger key” (41 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
231 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040-6639
+1 305-294-7245
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Like to kayak and explore? This is something you should do. The tour is long enough to leisurely explore several areas and the guides are very knowledgeable about the water and what you'll see below and above the surface. We went in October 2017, after...More

Thank bmac1260
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! We had a great time! Fantastic! CAPT Carla and her staff bend over backwards to make sure you have a great time! So much fun! CAPT Lisa was our Skipper and we had so much fun! Definitely a must if you visit Key West!

Thank hughiewalsh1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited honest eco last week and were the first post-Irma customers. We absolutely loved the trip with Ange and Mel who were very friendly and passionate guides. We went kayaking first and had a tour around and through the mangroves which was so peaceful...More

Thank lewisp17
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Learning experience for old and young tour guide was very nice friendly Gail was her name she made you feel like family.knew what she was doing she had a stepping stool to help my sister get on and off.The sunset at key West was awesome

Thank Sheila T
Reviewed 19 August 2017

This was a wonderful experience! Only six people and Capt. John go out on the Java Cat . The weather was amazing. Capt. John is very knowledgeable about the mangroves and wildlife. We kayaked around and into the mangrove island then snorkeled in the sponge...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We did the Kayak Tour through the mangroves with Captain Jack. Captain Jack was an amazing tour guide! So knowledgeable both about the area and the marine biology. We saw and held starfish, and saw jellyfish, birds, a shark, and many different kinds of fish....More

Thank pittsburghwit
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This was the perfect trip for our family of four. From the minute they picked us up at the condo all the way to dropping us off at a great restaurant when the tour was over; George & Margot ensured we made some great family...More

Thank jreasey
Reviewed 12 August 2017

I went on the half day tour on the java cat and loved it. The captain was friendly, skilled and enthusiastic and expert at spotting wildlife - a shark, birds, rays, and more! The boat was very comfortable. We kayaked through peaceful mangrove trees, and...More

Thank Amy G
Carla B, Owner at Key West Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Thank you for you review and for going out on Java Cat. This time of year you can definitely get too much sun if you hang out on the trampoline. Java Cat does have a plenty of shade under the bimini. It sounds like you...More

Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Bethany was amazing, she catered to everyone's individual needs and knew everything from the history of the keys to the best place to grab a bite. You can tell she loves being a boat captain and it's so nice being around people who love what...More

Thank mandipoo09
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Jeffery at the Geiger Key location does an awesome job. Total knowledge of the surrounding wetlands and the wildlife associated with the area. He approaches everything from a safety standpoint. Very,very polite and Jeffery assumes nothing when it comes to customer service and safety.

Thank RetiredBobJax
Carla B, Owner at Key West Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Thank you for your kind review of Jeff Stotts. His is a wealth of knowledge and we are happy he is part of the team. Thank you for choosing our Backcountry Kayak & Paddleboard Tour.

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Scott P
4 April 2017|
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Response from Carla B | Property representative |
I am so sorry I did not respond to this question at the time you asked, I somehow overlooked it. For future guest, yes you are more than welcome to bring your own snorkel gear. Capt Carla
17 January 2017|
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Response from Carla B | Property representative |
We are flexible, which is one of the advantages of taking only 6 guest out at a time. We have fun noodles and kids vest, also kids mask and snorkel and give instruction. Java Cat is perfect for your four year old. Thanks for... More
Leanne J
19 July 2016|
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Response from Capt Carla B | Property representative |
I am sorry I overlooked your question. Yes, our charter is perfect for 6 and 8 year olds! :)