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Address: 231 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040-6639
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+1 305-294-7245
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08:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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We offer a variety of options to explore and experience the natural wonders...

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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US$ 123.63*
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Catamaran Eco-Adventure with Kayaking Tour and Snorkeling
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US$ 69.88*
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Geiger Key Backcountry Kayak Eco Tour

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Great morning with perfect conditions! The first good thing about this tour is that there only six people plus the guide on the catamaran which makes for a very personal... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Kilgore, Texas
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I had a wonderful experience. John our guide was awesome, the boat was in great shape, small and fun to be on with only 7 people verses the giant Fury tours. Saw lots of wild life, good food and a beautiful day.

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Kilgore, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great morning with perfect conditions! The first good thing about this tour is that there only six people plus the guide on the catamaran which makes for a very personal experience. We "sailed"(no wind) out to a small key and kayaked around seeing rays, small sharks and many birds and paddled up into the mangrove trees. Returned to boat and... More 

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Carla B, Owner at Key West Eco Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time out of your day to give us a 5 star review. Java Cat is the perfect sailboat to take into the Key West National Wildlife Refuge. We keep our groups small to insure our guest a very personalized tour. Thanks for visiting Key West! More 

Laurel, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I did the kayak tour. Margo was our guide and was fantastic! From the pickup at our hotel to drop off, she told us a lot about the area and wildlife. Kayaking was easy and we saw a fair amount of bird and aquatic life. Loved going through the mangroves. The water was crystal clear. Highly recommend... More 

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Carla B, Owner at Key West Eco Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to go out with us on our Backcountry Kayak & Paddleboard Tour. We are very fortunate to have Margot with her wealth of knowledge on our team. I really appreciate you taking the time to write us a review. More 

Waretown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You cannot beat the knowledge, friendliness, and enthusiasm from any of the guides working with Key West Eco Tours. My husband and I were repeat customers taking the kayaking and snorkeling tour. Book an afternoon tour and get the bonus of viewing the gorgeous Key West sunset on your way back. This tour is well worth the price (and then... More 

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Carla B, Owner at Key West Eco Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and many thanks for coming back out with us on Java Cat for a second trip. This time of year with the sun setting early in the day we are able to catch that famous Key West Sunset. We love Java Cat & are glad you do too! More 

Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Captain Kelsey on the Java Cat. She is a seasoned sailor and very knowledgeable about the waters, flora and fauna around KW. We had a lovely sail to the mangrove islands where we kayaked around and through the swamps and then back to the catamaran for a short sail to a... More 

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Carla B, Owner at Key West Eco Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time out of your day to write a review. We agree Captain Kelsey is great and she loves to sail! Java Cat is the perfect platform to relax and view natures wonders! More 

Minneapolis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed the kayaking trip with Guide Margo in the beautiful Geiger Key. We drove from KW and marina was easy to find. Boarding and de boarding the kayak was great as both done on land, no standing in the water and trying awkwardly to get in and out of wobbly kayak! Paddling the waters were... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on this kayaking and snorkeling tour and had a great time. The kayaking is around a island with a lot of birds. Our guide was Lisa and she was very informative and helpful. The snorkeling was not good at all. Unfortunately the coral has been devastated. Ont he way back we found a group of dolphins and had... More 

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the half day sail, snorkel and kayak tour aboard the Java Cat with Captain John and it was the best part by far of our Key West vacation, which was all really excellent... so that's actually saying quite a lot! Our guide, sail master, instructor and personal chef Captain John was the most interesting and coolest person... More 

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Cambridge, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

4 of us signed up the day before our Friday 2:00 tour and they were able to get us in! Captain Johnnie was very knowledgeable about all the marine life on our kayak tour. We saw a few nurse sharks, lots of marine birds, barracuda, starfish and other things. My brother in law in our group is a veterinarian and... More 

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Manhasset, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Captain John, a wealth of information about the Keys in general and the flora/fauna of Key West in particular, took us on an afternoon adventure that will long be remembered. Our party of four boarded the Java Cat at 2:00 p.m. By 2:10, we were treated to an extemporaneous show starring a pod of dolphins--about 20 in all--leaping and cavorting... More 

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