Key West Half-Day Cruise: Mangrove Kayaking and Snorkeling
1,467 Ratings
Key West
Embark on a thrilling half-day cruise in Key West, featuring mangrove kayaking and snorkeling. Explore the vibrant ecosystem, spot diverse bird species, and dive into the crystal-clear sea. Snacks, drinks, and equipment provided. Book now!
Duration: 4 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Key West - Explore the wondrous and enigmatic mangrove islands with one of our very knowledgeable nature guides. Learn all about the mangrove eco-system, while paddling through a maze of mangrove-canopied canals and streams, that are home to an incredible tropical array of birds, rays, sharks, sport fish, and more.

And, no worries if you’ve never kayaked before; our kayaks are very stable sea kayaks that novices from ages 6 to 90 and beyond can easily paddle with a few simple instructions from your guide.

  • Key West - Your half-day cruise from Key West starts at the Opal Key Resort

Head out into the waters of the Key West National Wildlife Refuge, where you’ll enjoy a guided kayaking tour through the mangrove habitat and go snorkeling in the clear waters of this protected environment. Your guide provides instruction for kayaking and snorkeling, plus tells you a little about the history of the area.

Use of all gear is included, as well as snacks and beverages on board.

What's Included
  • Complimentary light refreshments, fresh fruit, and healthy snacks
  • Unlimited beer, wine, and soft drinks available
  • Professional guide to lead the tour
  • Snorkeling equipment provided
  • Comfortable wetsuits for winter snorkeling
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Towels
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information

Don’t overlook one of Key West’s premier activities—a half-day sailing adventure in the Florida Keys’ waters. Embark on a trip to a mangrove ecosystem where you can paddle through shallow waters inhabited by a diverse range of birds, and then seize the chance to snorkel in the crystal-clear ocean. Snacks, beer, wine, and gear usage are included. Choose a morning or afternoon expedition when making your reservation. Please ensure you check-in 30 minutes before your departure time.

  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Please bring your own towel and sun protection
255 Front St
Front Street
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your departure to check in. We are located at the base of the Opal Key Resort. Please walk up the brick walkway between the resort and the Art Museum. Once at the top of the ramp, we are the second shop on the left.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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Jun 23, 2024
Chillin in KW - Captain Matt and first-mate Cloud were fantastic. They were very knowledgeable, professional and fun! We thoroughly enjoyed the snorkeling and checking out the plentiful marine life, as well as kayaking to the mangrove island (first-time kayakers). After all that exercise, we had light refreshments, relaxed and soaked in the beauty of a sunset sail back to the marina. It was a terrific afternoon spent in beautiful Key West!
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Jun 22, 2024
Local tour guides make it even better! - Logan, Christian, Rocky and Bannon were all amazing tour guides! They were hilarious, quick witted, and so friendly! A tour run by locals, who know a lot about the area! We had an amazing time!
Review provided by Viator
Jun 22, 2024
Great Excursion - The crew was amazing. We got to learn the history of the area and loved the kayaking through the mangroves. The snorkeling is not over a reef, but we got to see a lot of creatures from lobsters to stingrays.
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Jun 21, 2024
10 out of 10 - 10 out of 10. Excursion was awesome and the staff even better!! The fruit platters, chips and dips, drinks and service were on pointe.
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Jun 18, 2024
Best Day in Key West!! - We loved going snorkeling and kayaking!! The crew was amazing & very helpful & knowledgeable!! It’s a one in a life time experience. We knocked 3 things off our backer list in one day..riding on a sailboat, snorkeling, and kayaking!!
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Jun 16, 2024
great fun in liquid sunshine - wonderful relaxing way to get away from the hustle of key west and get back to nature. Captain Logan, Brooke and Danny were excellent attentive and friendly. well worth it!
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Jun 9, 2024
Great experience - Great day with captain logan and hostess Claudia. They provided a very exclusive VIP service and we loved it !! Best time in the keys. Snorkeling and kayak was super fun. Drinks and snacks too.
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Jun 8, 2024
Sage, Rose, and Conner: tour dream team - What a great trip with Sage, Rose, and Conner. The crew was knowledgeable and fun and attended to all of our needs. They were also highly considerate with any passengers on the trip who needed special attention or special considerations (or who didn’t want to participate in a given activity). Excellent crew, beautiful trip, loved the kayaking in the mangroves! Plenty of water, beer, and light snacks for anyone in need :)
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Jun 6, 2024
Sunset cruise. - The snorkeling, kayaking and sunset were all perfect. The crew were very friendly and helpful. I definitely recommend doing this if you are in key west.
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Jun 5, 2024
Sunset cruise. - Excellent cruise. This was a fun way to spend the evening. The crew were very friendly. Definitely worth it if you have a chance.
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up to 15 guests
1 Adult
July 2024