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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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Java Cat Sail, Kayak and Snorkel Charter
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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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Hours Today: 08:30 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
231 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040-6639
+1 305-294-7245
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago 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.

Reviewed 27 July 2017

My two teenage boys and I did the 2 hour tour, 2 of us in kayaks and one SUP. It was the only location I found that provided the option for both kayak and SUP. Staff was very friendly, professional and looked after all our...More

Thank Kevin_R_Davies
Carla B, Owner at Key West Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Thank you for coming out with us at our Geiger Key Paddle location. We are fortunate to have passionate and knowledgeable guides. Looks like you hit a homerun being able to see a manatee. I am glad to hear your teenage son's had a great...More

Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

I went kayaking for the first time with my 10 yr old son. We weren't too sure what to expect but it was so much more and better!! Our guide, Kristen , was so friendly and knowledgeable. We learnt so much about the wildlife by...More

Thank Kat C
Carla B, Owner at Key West Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Thank you for choosing our Backcountry Kayak Tour, we are so fortunate to have Kristen as a guide. The swimming hole is favorite of mine and I love cooling off there. I am happy your ten year old had a fun day!

Reviewed 23 July 2017

Liz, you did a great job! Our family consisted of myself, my wife, and our two sons 17 and 21 years old. This was the first Kayak tour we have ever done and what a great first experience. Not only did we learn alot, we...More

Thank JoeZuke
Carla B, Owner at Key West Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Thank you for the kind review! Liz is an awesome guide. When she is not guiding she is a teacher at our local school. Geiger Key offers a little bit of everything! I am thrilled to hear your family had a fabulous time. You are...More

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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! :)