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“Kayaking with Dave is a must”
Review of Marathon Kayak

Marathon Kayak
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an awesome day we had with Kayak Dave. We spend a little over 2.5 hours on a tour through the mangroves. It was so peaceful. Depending on your experience this time could be slightly longer. You can definitely go at your own pace though. Dave is knowledgeable about the area and was a top notch guide. Would definitely recommend this trip and Dave as your guide.

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Reviewed 2 May 2017

This was something new for us old timers (late 60s) and I would best describe it as "gentle adventure." Kayaking turned out to be easier than canoeing, and with Kayak Dave leading the way into the mangroves, all we had to do was paddle (pulling our way through the low-hanging branches once in a while), and keep our heads down to enjoy the ride. Dave makes it a joy, so you can forgive him his lousy jokes! Pretty area. Solid boats. Good tour leader. Great job!

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Reviewed 1 April 2017

We got lucky and stumbled upon Kayak Dave as he was unloading for a morning tour, and he allowed us to join his group last minute. It was an incredibly peaceful tour of the mangroves, full of information about the environment and local history. Above this, Kayak Dave was full of extra tourist tidbits and pointed us to two or three great local treats - best snorkling tours and best fish sandwich in Marathon, Robert is Here fruit stand in Florida City, and the best trail to see alligators in the Everglades National Park. Thanks again for a wonderful morning, and adding to the experiences we added to our itineraries based on your recommendations! Renee and Katherine

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Reviewed 21 March 2017

Our family of 3 went on a mangrove tour with Dave last week. We had an excellent time. Dave gave us a brief overview, and we were off. The mangrove canopy in Marathon was out of the strong winds and our family had a fantastic time. definitely recommend.

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Reviewed 20 March 2017

We booked with Kayak Dave about a week before we were to be in Marathon. Right from the start we knew we picked the right tour. Dave let us know everything we needed to know. We arrived about 30 minutes early and Dave was already there so we started asking some good places to eat in Marathon ( we actually went to his recommendation for lunch and it was great!) Dave provided instruction before we entered the water made us feel ready. Throughout the tour Dave made sure he provided instruction to each person in our tour; 3 in our group and 3 from another group. Dave slowed the tour down to tell us about the mangroves we were kayaking through as well as the eco system. Dave's knowledge was quite extensive. After paddling through a mangrove trail we entered a lagoon and Dave took a picture of each group and later text it to us. Our next adventure Kayaking will definitely be with Dave. Thanks Dave!

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