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Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve | Tampa Bay Area

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US$ 64.00
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Stop At: Saint Pete Beach, Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL

We'll get you checked in right when you arrive to allow for the most possible time on the water! Once you're all checked in, we'll give some basic paddle instructions and information about the tour ahead. We'll get you loaded up into your clear kayak and off we go! The paddle will last about 2 to 2.5 hours depending on the speed of our group and any wildlife we may see along the way. We will be sure to take plenty of pictures and give some awesome unique facts about the area on our several picturesque stopping points!

There will even be a couple chances for you to get out and explore Florida's unique marine habitats! The first half of the paddle will be along side of the beautiful mangroves with our first stop being a mangrove tunnel (tide permitting), the second half will be a paddle across the blue waters to Shell Key where we will take time to enjoy the pristine sandbars and beach, finally we will paddle along the wildlife sanctuary to catch a glimpse of some native coastal birds! Be ready for lots of great local nature and wildlife along the way!

Duration: 2 hours
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Departure Point
Billy’s Stone Crab, 1 Collany Rd, Tierra Verde, FL 33715, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Kayaks, paddles, seats, life jackets, whistles , Dry Bags: We'll allow you to use our dry bags to keep any of your personal belongings dry along the tour!
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • For your safety, we have a weight limit of 250 lbs per guest, and a combined limit of 425 lbs for two people in a tandem kayak
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful tour! Birds-sharks, and dolphins! Our guide, Christian was awesome! #clearkayakrocks💫💥🦋🧜🏼‍♀️🌈🌞🙏🏼

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our tour guide Christian was very helpful and made us feel very comfortable since we had not been kayaking in over a decade.We booked at the last minute. Touring the area he was very knowledgeable and shared a lot of information about our environmental surroundings....More

Date of experience: September 2019
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getupandgotampabay, Owner at Get Up And Go Kayaking - Tampa Bay, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so glad you both had such a wonderful time and had the opportunity to come kayaking again! Hope to have you back out with us again soon!

Reviewed 3 days ago

Had such a good time with the little ones (3 & 9) . It was our 1st kayaking, they made us feel so comfortable. Showed us cool nature spots, I would recommend to anyone . We’ll be back !

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ericae859
getupandgotampabay, Owner at Get Up And Go Kayaking - Tampa Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We absolutely love having families out! Thanks for choosing us for your fist time Kayaking - what an honor! Thank you for coming out with us and we would love to have you back anytime!

Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a great time with Beverly as our guide. The kayaks were very cool. It was fun to look at the fish under you. The kayaks were not super easy to paddle and the seats were not really comfortable but you don’t paddle really...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank River332015
getupandgotampabay, Owner at Get Up And Go Kayaking - Tampa Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for coming out with us! We really appreciate your feedback and are looking at different seat options to make it as comfortable as possible! We like to stop and take breaks to make sure that everyone can get out, stretch their legs, and take...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went out as a group of 4 yesterday. It started off really well and the guide was lovely and the area is really pretty. Unfortunately, half way through we got caught out in a huge, unexpected thunder storm and got soaked. They offered us...More

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getupandgotampabay, Owner at Get Up And Go Kayaking - Tampa Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for coming out with us! We are so glad that you were able to come out again on a day with better weather and are thrilled to hear that you had a dolphin encounter! Hope to have you paddle with us...More

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Sandy B
5 August 2019|
Response from getupandgotampabay | Property representative |
We launch out of a private restaurant that is not setup to launch your own kayaks. However, we know you’d love our 100% clear kayaks - they offer a beautiful window into the water & marine life below!
28 July 2019|
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Response from getupandgotampabay | Property representative |
Yes! All of our kayaks are tandem kayaks. If your group has an odd number of people, one person can paddle solo or join our guide in a tandem kayak. To ensure that you're safe out on the water, the weight limit is 250 per... More
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