Established in 1988, our Mosquito Coast tour is for serious nature lovers and INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED paddlers. This tour explores some of the more remote regions of the backcountry. Join your guide on a winding journey through the mangroves and learn about the ecological history of the Keys. This in depth look at the Florida Keys marine ecosystem includes an opportunity for backcountry snorkeling. Here you will swim over sponge beds and coral heads, and among fish, rays and sharks. Tour meets Monday and Friday at Lazy Dog, Hurricane Hole Marina (MM4) at 9:15. We then transport you to our launch site or you can take your own car to MM17
This tour is approx 4.5 hours. Duration can vary depending on weather and traffic getting to and from launch area. it’s at least 2 hours of kayaking and 30-60 mins of snorkeling depending on weather and interest.
This trip was featured on the Discovery Network!
WHERE DO WE GO?
We navigate the mangrove creeks and the soft bottom of the Great Heron National Wildlife Refuge
WHAT YOU WILL SEE:
We never know what we’re going to see on any given day but generally it’s the fish and wildlife found throughout the mangrove eco system. We’ll see tropical fish, sea stars, lots of birds and more! It’s not unusual to spot a turtle, rays or sharks!
WHO CAN GO:
This trip is not geared toward beginner kayakers and not suitable for children under 12 as it is lots of paddling in sometimes more difficult conditions and a long time in the sun with no shade. If you’re a beginner, please take a look at our 2 hour tour. Paddlers who have kayaked before who are in good physical condition are welcome!
Dogs welcome on any kayak or paddleboard rental or tour EXCEPT this 4.5 hour tour.