Island Adventure Eco Tour

5.0 rating
Reviews 2
Daily : yes 4.5 Hours
Key West, FL US Dollars Tour Guide: Yes

What to Expect

Discover a different side of Key West as you explore a secluded paradise in the Florida Keys backcountry on our Island Adventure. Tucked away between mangrove islands, shallow sandbars and clear, calm turquoise waters, we’ll transport you to a remote sanctuary normally reserved for Key West locals.

  • Backcountry Snorkeling
  • Guided Kayak Tour
  • Local Wildlife
  • Relax on a Remote Sandbar or in Shallow Water
  • Paddleboards Available
March – September, 3:30pm trip includes sunset views on the way back to port

    • Departure:
    • Key West, FL
    • Departure Time:
    • 9:30 AM & 3:30 PM
    • Price:
    • $119.95 Per Adult, $119.95 Per Kids
    • Inclusions:
      • Top-of-the-Line Snorkel Gear
      • Professional Instruction
      • Complimentary Beverages
      • Morning Trip Includes Breakfast & Lunch
      • Sunset Trip Includes Lunch & Champagne
    • Exclusions:
      • Towels
      • Sunscreen
      • Water Shoes
      • Gratuity (optional)

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Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
  • Check-in is 30 minutes before the departure time.
  • A valid Government issued photo I.D. is required to check-in.

Cancellation Policy

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Tour Detail


Looking for an authentic Key West experience? Then, take your seat aboard our Island Adventure. You’ll spend the day like a local, kicking back, enjoying laidback fun in the sun and the amazing eco-wonders of Key West’s backcountry. The adventure begins the moment you step onto our custom-built spacious power catamaran. Designed just for this special trip, its unique construction allows us to cruise to the calm and shallow waters of the Florida Keys backcountry quickly and comfortably. Indulge in a light, complimentary breakfast as the boat leaves the dock on its way to Key West’s backcountry. We’ll travel through Key West’s lake passage, surrounded by lush mangrove islands that create a smooth and scenic ride. We’ll wind between these tropical keys, the ones that only locals know about. Each day and each trip is a different experience—it all depends on which way the tide is rolling …just like the locals; we take it as it comes and always enjoy the ride. As you explore the eco-wonders on the surface, don’t forget that there’s a whole other world beckoning below the waterline. These shallows offer translucent waters and soft sandy bottoms where spiny sea urchins mingle with conch shells and sea sponges. Don’t be surprised if some of the decidedly larger marine life make an appearance like the Goliath grouper, stingrays, and several tropical fish species. Along the way, our onboard naturalists will share their knowledge of the area and its indigenous wildlife with you. Be sure to be on the lookout for our most playful residents, the friendly bottlenose dolphins and curious sea turtles. Image of people kayaking in Key West Enjoy a delicious lunch as we make our way to a remote natural sandbar where you can sink your toes into the warm sand of the shallow waters, sip a frosty beverage or enjoy some exciting water activities! Grab a kayak and explore the clear waters on a guided tour through the Key West mangroves. If you’ve never kayaked before, our crew will provide instruction that will have you enjoying an easy paddle on one of our sea kayaks in no time. Along the way, you’ll be awed by the stunning natural beauty of this secluded part of the Florida Keys. Come join us and unwind, our Island Adventure will transport you to a Key West state of mind. The exact way points of each trip are at the captain’s discretion and subject to change due to tides and weather.

No, we do not provide parking at any of our check in locations, but you can use street parking, pay to park lots or parking garages..

Yes. It is necessary for us to collect your paid in full voucher and give you a boarding pass. This helps us maintain an accurate count for the coast guard..

Yes! .

All guests are provided with Buoyancy Compensators for snorkeling. 
Life jackets are onboard for everyone in case of emergency..

Children 15 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Children 16-18 may go on the Island Adventure unaccompanied, but only if they have a valid photo ID..

Wetsuits are available for a fee of $12 per suit (cash or credit)..

Yes, mask, snorkel, fins and buoyancy compensator vests are provided, but guests may bring their own gear if they would like..

Yes, you are more than welcome to do so, but there is no discount..

No, but they may be rented from local dive shops..

Yes, we sell disposable underwater cameras at our check in locations..

We will take you the Gulf of Mexico on this trip. You will snorkel Shallow Reefs with the possibility of Spotting Stingrays, Juvenile Fish, Sea Fans, Sea Rods, Sponges, and Isolated Coral Formations..

We serve Assorted Croissants & Danishes, Fresh Fruit and Fresh Granola for breakfast and rolls, turkey & ham, sliced cheddar & swiss cheeses, lettuce, tomato & onion, mayo & mustard for sandwiches, fresh Vegetable platter with hummus & ranch and homemade cookies for lunch..

Yes, you are welcome to bring food, just nothing in glass containers..

Certain trips may have catering included. While it is very difficult for us to accommodate all the different dietary needs of our many guests, usually there will be items that aboard that ALL guests can enjoy and if there is anything special you require, we do allow you to bring your own items aboard (no glass or alcoholic beverages please). .

Certain trips may have catering included. While it is very difficult for us to accommodate all the different dietary needs of our many guests, usually there will be items that aboard that ALL guests can enjoy and if there is anything special you require, we do allow you to bring your own items aboard (no glass or alcoholic beverages please)..

As soon as you are finished with snorkeling portion of the trip, you are more than welcome to have beer and wine..

You will get about 45 minutes of snorkeling and about 1.5 hours for the kayak tour and sandbar/shallow water location relaxation time.Is this trip family friendly?This trip is very family friendly and very relaxing for all ages..

You will get to enjoy the beautiful waters at the sandbar/shallow water location for about 1.5 hours. During this time you will also be able to enjoy a guided kayak tour of a nearby mangrove island..

Yes! Our crew will explain to you what you will see while you are in the Florida Keys Sanctuary. They will also guide you on the kayaking tour in and around the mangroves..

We will be taking you to the backcountry which is located in the Gulf of Mexico. Here you will be able to relax in shallow waters and kayak in and around a small island of mangroves..

This trip is very family friendly and very relaxing for all ages..

No, there are no lockers, but you can bring a small bag and leave it where you are sitting on the boat..

The power catamaran has a covered area that can accommodate our guests..

This boat holds 30 people. .

To truly enjoy your snorkeling experience you should at least feel comfortable being in open water. While we do offer flotation devices to assist our guests, we recommend that you be able to fully support yourself in 8-20 feet of open water. We take you about 7 miles off of Key West and there will not be a place for you to touch or stand while snorkeling the reef. Our crew is present in the water to assist in an emergency, but will not be able to solely attend to one party for the duration of the trip. For those unable to support themselves, we suggest booking a trip aboard our glass bottom boat or joining us for parasailing..

We do not operate in unsafe weather conditions, but a light rain shower is not a deterrent. The Captain will assess the weather and should the Captain determine that the conditions are unsafe to run the tour, the tour may be postponed or it will be canceled. If a trip is canceled by us for any reason, every effort will be made to reschedule the trip during your stay in Key West. If you are unable to reschedule, you will have the option of receiving a voucher for a future trip or receiving a full refund..

Our Reviews


5.0 rating
December 13, 2018

This gulf adventure was a blast! Snorkeling was fun, kayaks were easy, and paddle board was the best. Captain Ray and Danielle made the trip into a boat party. We met new friends from everywhere. Thanks for a great time!

Simon G.

Amazing Time!

5.0 rating
December 11, 2018

I had an amazing time on the ECO TOUR. It was beautiful. We also saw dolphins on our way to snorkel. The staff were great and helpful! I have nothing bad to say and I will definetly do it again!

Nicole Minora

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