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Key West Backcountry Kayak and Paddleboard Eco Tours
"You Paddle. We Drive. We will pick you up at your hotel with our complimentary shuttle van and take you 15 mins away to a remote area known as Geiger Key. We will arrive at our Geiger Key Paddle Hut your guide will give you instruction on equipment and provide dry bags for camera's and personal items. We provide cold bottle water and quality equipment. We have an easy access ramp with a hand rail to help easily enter into the kayak. Your guide will trails and flats. Looking for a variety of birds and marine life. Along the prop roots you may see sea stars. Once you make your way through the mangrove creek you will glide across the shallow grass flats looking for our Eco Slam - Rays Sharks and Barracudas. (Nothing too big or scary you are only in 2-3 ft of water.)  Your guide may spot a nurse shark or bonnet head shark. You will move into a hard bottom community
From $70.00
 
Key West Java Cat Charter Eco Tour
"Board the 6-passenger Java Cat at the Key West Historic Seaport and set sail with your small group for the Key West Wildlife Refuge. Take a seat in the shade or stretch out on the expansive trampoline. During the 1-hour journey your captain shares information about Key West’s mangroves and birdlife. After dropping anchor your captain assists you into a high-quality sea kayak with a comfortable backrest and provides instruction. It’s easy paddling in the tranquil waters of The Lakes region passing through mangrove islands and seagrass beds. You’ll discover abundant marine life amid the tropical fauna and have a chance to touch sea cucumbers jellyfish hermit crabs sea stars
From $124.00
 
2 Hour Kayak Eco Tour
"You will glide through the winding mangrove creeks and paddle through inches of water where you can easily view and learn about the geological structure of the Keys along with its inhabitants all from the comfort of your kayak. Your adventure will give you a chance to view the mangrove environment up close along with its marine life including tropical fish crabs sea stars jellyfish
From $40.00

More Local Customs in Florida Keys

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Fat Albert

If you see a big zeplin type balloon as you go down the keys - that's Fat Albert. Fat Albert flies about 10,000 feet up over Cudjoe Key. It does low level surveillance as part of the continental US...
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A drinking town with a fishing problem.

The more time you spend fishing the less you'll drink. So we did our best to keep ourselves occupied. Captain Bryan was there for us as always. Thanks BryanCheck out his new web feature, Iowa Fortune...
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Conch Republic

In 1982, the United States Border Patrol had established a roadblock and inspection points on US Highway 1, stopping all northbound traffic returning to the mainland at Florida City, to search...
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Will work for food 2: fresh lobster in season

Florida lobsters, otherwise known as spiny lobster, differ from others in that they're smaller. These lobsters are a delicacy in the southeast and, for that reason, have been captured to endangerment....
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Will work for food

Well, not exactly, but if you plan to go fishing for the day or half day, bring your own catch of the day to nearly any restaurant and they will prepare it for you. I think you have to fillet it...
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Sunset Celebration

One of the best places to catch a sunset in the Keys, is Mallory Square Pier, Key West. SEEMS LIKE EVERY ONE on the island comes here at sunset. They have what's called The Sunset Celebration, this is...
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The rumrunner

A rumrunner is a granite made with rum and 3 other alcohols.Delicious but to drink when you do not drive.
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Top Hotels in Florida Keys

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68500 Overseas Highway, Long Key, Florida, 33001, United States
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99701 Overseas Hwy, Mile Marker #100, , Florida, 33037, United States
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P.O. Box 487, , Florida, United States
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1557 Long Beach Road, Big Pine Key, Florida, 33043, United States
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Top Things to Do in Florida Keys

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Dolphins

Since inception in 1946, family owned and operated Theater of the Sea has always been a pioneer in animal interaction programs and is one of the oldest marine facilities in the world. Theater of the...
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Parks

Another park in the upper Keys which I had NOT heard about is Harry Harris Park in Tavernier at M.M. 93.5 which has fishing, swimming basin, children's playground, picnic areas with charcoal grills,...
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Key West

Key West National Wildlife Refuge is located off the western shores of Key West in the Florida Keys in Monroe County Florida. The islands of the refuge contain mostly mangrove habitat, although of...
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Road Trip

Had read about the Florida reef so booked a snorkeling tour ... didn't have a underwater camera then .. this was 2006 .. but anyway the water was lovely shades of blue. Took longer to get out there...
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Fishing

You can imagine, the sea here is teaming with huge fish. You can see them clearly in the water, everywhere. You can eve feed them. We went out on a fishing trip for half a day, and it all looked calm...
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Top 5 Florida Keys Writers

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grandmaR

"Flagler's Legacy"
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goingsolo

"Margaritaville"
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tpangelinan

"Welcome to Paradise!"
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MikeAtSea

"The Keys - Caribbean Paradise"
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TheTravelSlut

"The Travel Slut does the Upper Florida Keys"
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