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DartBackcountry ParadiseCharters

New Boat!
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Custom Charters Sandbars & Snorkel aboard 21' Dart
Custom Charters Sandbars & Snorkel aboard 21' Dart
Custom Charters Sandbars & Snorkel aboard 21' Dart
Custom Charters Sandbars & Snorkel aboard 21' Dart
Custom Charters Sandbars & Snorkel aboard 21' Dart
Custom Charters Sandbars & Snorkel aboard 21' Dart
Custom Charters Sandbars & Snorkel aboard 21' Dart
Custom Charters Sandbars & Snorkel aboard 21' Dart
Custom Charters Sandbars & Snorkel aboard 21' Dart
Custom Charters Sandbars & Snorkel aboard 21' Dart

"Slip under Flagler's old railroad bridge to enter one of nature's 'cathedrals', the vast backcountry wilderness.  Thousands of acres of seagrass beds dotted with patch reefs and mangrove islands beckon wildlife like a giant a magnet."

4 Guest Maximum

Be the first to take our newest charter on our brand new boat. Introducing Dart, a 2017 Key West Dual Console shallow draft bowrider where you create your own exclusive Key West backcountry adventure. Departing from our Geiger Key Paddle Hut at Geiger Key Marina, your experienced captain cruises through a pristine mangrove ecosystem. On your customized private charter we can explore sandbars, snorkel patch reefs or cruise through mangrove channels looking for marine & bird life. A great value for a private captained Florida Keys backcountry charter. Escape the crowds of Key West and chart your own nature journey. Go where the Locals go!


Daily 9:00AM & 1:30PM


3½ Hours


Shuttle service, mediterranean platter catered by Croissants de France, water, and soft drinks. A cooler with ice is onboard with room for your own beverages.



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Private charter price includes up to 4 guests. Children under 2 years of age are not permitted on tours. All prices do not include sales tax. Price does not include gratuity for captain.

Experience Key West like a Local and head to the mangroves for a tropical paradise. Geiger Key is only 15 minutes from downtown Key West but is a world apart. Here your expert captain will take you on an exploration of remote mangrove tunnels, sandbars, pristine waters, and snorkel patch reefs.

Each day will be a different adventure depending upon weather, wind and tide conditions. A great activity for a windy day, Dart explores calm, undisturbed backcountry areas. Dart is a 2017 Key West Dual Console boat that keeps you dry and comfortable. Take your pick of sun or shaded seats under the bimini top. With its shallow console, Dart can venture into secluded waters that other charters can’t enter and gives you a unique, truly private tour. You let your captain know what your interests are for a fully customizable time on the water - birdwatching, sightseeing, exploring mangrove trails, finding hidden sandbars for an island picnic.

As you cruise the clear backcountry waters, your captain explains the role that mangrove islands and sea grass play as critical nurseries to the ocean’s fish, animals and birds. Have fun sandbar hopping, ideal for exploring shallow water habitat and playing in the warm water. Your captain keeps an eye out to show you native marine life, plants and colorful birds of Key West. See eagle rays, sea turtles, iguanas, herons, egrets, pelicans, belted kingfishers, ibis and other wildlife. Opportunities abound for nature pictures throughout your half-day tour. Let your captain know if you want them to be on the look-out for iconic backcountry photo opportunities.

Snorkel shallow patch reefs with colorful fish, spiny lobster, sponge gardens and coral. Before entering the water, your captain provides you with expert instruction. We use quality split fins and polarized masks for the best experience while snorkeling. Don’t worry if you haven’t snorkeled before - its easy and the shallow, calm waters are ideal for beginners.

After snorkeling, come back aboard and rinse off the salt water with our fresh water rinse. Cool off with a complimentary chilled soft drink or water. Enjoy a delicious mediterranean platter from Key West’s Croissants de France. Feel the tropical sun and gentle breezes caress your skin. This is paradise!

Dart Backcountry Paradise Charters

Charter Dart and create your own Key West experience for 1 to 4 guests. Perfect for a private engagement or wedding, family outing, nature lovers wanting a more in-depth journey or a romantic day of exploration for just the two of you. Charters are tailored to your experience - call us to start planning your exciting day on the water.

Where to Check-In

Dart leaves from our Geiger Key Paddle Hut location at the Geiger Key Marina, 5 Geiger Road (MM 10.5), Key West FL 33040.

Please arrive 30 minutes before departure time. There is plenty of free parking in the Marina parking lot. Limited storage is available for small items at the Paddle Hut.

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What To Bring

Polarized sun glasses, towel, sunscreen, and large brim hats. Don’t forget your camera! We ask that you not use aerosol sunscreen - it makes the boat slippery and the chemicals harm our fragile marine ecosystem. If you want to snorkel and swim on this charter, there are bathrooms next door at the marina where you can change into your swimsuit. There are no changing areas on board the boat. If you burn easily, consider sun protective clothing over your swimsuit.

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