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GuidedKayak & PaddleboardBackcountry Tour

Key West’s Favorite
Eco Tour
2 Hr | Backcountry Kayak & Paddleboard Tour
2 Hr | Backcountry Kayak & Paddleboard Tour
2 Hr | Backcountry Kayak & Paddleboard Tour
2 Hr | Backcountry Kayak & Paddleboard Tour
2 Hr | Backcountry Kayak & Paddleboard Tour
Choose a single of tandem kayak or paddle board and enjoy downwind trails for easy paddling, even on windy days. See the wonders of Key West’s mangrove ecosystem in small groups led by an experienced nature guide. For all ages and skill levels.
Tours Leave:

Daily 9AM, 11AM, 1PM & 3PM

Single and tandem kayaks or stand up paddleboards available for all tours.


2 Hours


Bottled water, all equipment, instruction, camera dry-bags.>



12 & Under




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Paddleboards are only for riders age 13 or older. Children under 2 years of age are not permitted on tours. Private tour price includes up to 10 guests. Prices do not include sales tax.

Escape the ordinary - only 15 minutes from busy downtown Key West, Geiger Key is a pristine paradise. For easy paddling, we select the best route depending on weather, wind and tide conditions. Your expert nature guide takes you through sheltered winding mangrove trails, pointing out native marine life, plants and birds of the Florida Keys. Each tour is different as you explore nature’s touch tank and your guide looks for unusual sea creatures to pass around and touch. Learn about this tropical ecosystem and how the mangrove islands and sea grass beds serve as a marine nursery for Key West’s fish, animals and birds. See dolphins, turtles, rays and bright fish in the water, iguanas sunning in the trees and birds soaring overhead. Feel the tropical air kiss your skin, hear tropical bird calls around you.

No experience is necessary. Our expert guide provides you with paddling tips for both kayaks and paddle boards. We use high quality sea kayaks with comfortable back rests. Both single and tandem kayaks are available. On our 11AM and 3PM tours you may choose a paddle board instead of a kayak. We provide stable, easy-to-paddle, high tech touring boards. These boards are designed for riders up to 250 pounds with a contoured nose section to cut through chop with more forward speed and a comfortable paddling position. Children are welcome on kayaks. Guests must be 13 years of age or older for paddle boards.

Each tour is limited to a small group, making it easy to follow your guide as they point out the various marine life, plants and birds during the tour. We pride ourselves on having the most knowledgeable and friendly guides in Key West so you can ask lots of questions along the way. Or if you prefer, just glide along, enjoy the sounds of nature, and soak in the natural beauty surrounding you.

A photographer’s dream, opportunities abound for nature photos throughout this Key West backcountry tour. Whether you prefer pictures of birds, animals, tropical fauna or unusual sea life this is the top Key West attraction for you. We provide dry bags for cameras.

Where to Check-In

Key West Eco Tours is located in the Geiger Key Marina at the Geiger Key Paddle Hut, 5 Geiger Road (MM 10.5), Key West FL 33040.

For guests taking the tour, 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 kayak and paddleboard slippery and the chemicals harm our beautiful marine ecosystem. You will probably get wet on this tour - please dress appropriately. If you burn easily, consider sun protective clothing.

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For a truly unique and memorable experience, reserve your own private Geiger Key Backcountry Tour. Perfect for creating memories to last a lifetime, whether it’s a family Key West vacation, a remarkable birthday party, or locals wanting to try something different. Reserve a trip devoted to finding your favorite bird or marine life. Great also for corporate team-building events. Contact us for more information.