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Key West Mangrove Ecosystem Paddleboard Tour

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Stock Island, United States
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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Overview

Satisfy your appetite for adventure on this paddleboarding tour of Key West’s mangrove ecosystem. Paddle downwind across shallow waters of Key West’s backcountry to learn about the geological structure of the Keys, as well as the species who call it home. Spot some tropical fish, jellyfish, sea cucumbers, and aquatic birds along your way through the winding mangrove creeks.
  • Paddleboarding tour of Key West’s mangrove ecosystem
  • Paddle through the water as you see the mangrove environment up close
  • Spot out native species such as tropical fish, jellyfish, sea cucumbers, and aquatic birds
  • Hotel pickup is complimentary upon request
  • Choose between two departure times to suit your schedule
  • Dry bags are available to rent (own expense)
  • No paddleboarding experience is necessary
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Professional guide
Quiet side of Key West
Bottled water available for sale
Dry bags available for rent

Departure Point

5114 Overseas Hwy, Stock Island, FL 33040, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Depending on what time you chose for your tour, meet your guide and group before your departure time. 

There’s no paddleboarding experience necessary to go on this tour, so don’t be nervous if you’ve never been on a board. The waters are super shallow, so you can feel comfortable maneuvering your way as the tour goes downwind through the Key West waters.

Along the journey, your guide tells you all about the geological structure of the Keys as you cruise down the mangrove-lined creeks. See the mangroves up close, and learn about the species that inhabit the area. You might even get a chance to spot some tropical fish, crabs, starfish, jellyfish, sea cucumbers, sponges and aquatic birds.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Lazy Dog Adventures
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.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Key West
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, sea cucumbers, sponges and various aquatic birds. All our tours are available using kayaks or paddleboards.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Bathrooms available on property
  • Dockside restaurant on property
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Lazy Dog Adventures

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Key West Mangrove Ecosystem Paddleboard Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Key West Mangrove Ecosystem Paddleboard Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Key West Mangrove Ecosystem Paddleboard Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Key West Mangrove Ecosystem Paddleboard Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Key West Mangrove Ecosystem Paddleboard Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Key West Mangrove Ecosystem Paddleboard Tour.

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Amazing views and great guides
Rebecca_B
, Sep 2020
Bethany was an excellent guide. She led an amazing tour showing us tons of wildlife and nature. We learned a lot and saw things we wouldn’t see from shore.
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Had a great time on the Paddle board tour
KerryFine
, Nov 2019
Thank you for being a great host and providing a wonderful experience. I highly recommend Lazy Dog!!
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We booked the stand up paddle board...
Ian P
, Aug 2017
We booked the stand up paddle board tour of the Mangrove area. Neither my wife or myself had done Paddle board before so thought this would be fun and would give good views of the area and the wild life. The promo says no experience is necessary. We were given a courtesy pick up from our hotel, along with 5 other people along the way and taken to the marina. There are no changing facilities offered at the dock so just as well we wore our swim suits. We were given about 5 or 6 minutes 'training' on how to paddle the board and that was it. It quickly became clear this wasn't a paddle board tour but infact the paddle board tour was combined with a kayak tour. The guide was also in a Kayak and my wife and myself were quickly left trailing behind as the others moved ahead easily against the tide seated in the kayaks. As beginners its hard to get started paddle boarding and much more difficult to match speed of kayaers. Also the guide was giving information we couldn't hear because we were so far behind. Also the first stretch of water is not a no wake zone for boats so it gets a bit choppy, it would possibly be a good idea to warn paddle boarders about this and what to do drop to your knees before getting on the water. The area itself is lovely, we saw a good bit of wildlife, from star fish to nurse sharks. Once we got the hang of paddling things improved and once we turned home and had the tide with us we could easily keep up with the kayaks, we heard and enjoyed so much more of the commentary rather than paddling hard to keep up. The tour did pass through some areas really just suited to kayaks, so stand up paddle boarding became lie flat on your boarding paddling, so get through the mangrove trees. One other thing was that we both brought wet shoes, but were told not to use them. Although we layered on the SPF50 cream kneeling and standing up removed the cream and we both needed up with slightly sun burnt feet. We still see no reason why we couldn't have worn wet shoes. This was definitely worth doing, but maybe better if you've tried SUP boarding before. I personally don't think the combining of boards and kayaks is good and but a separate tour would have been better, I felt we held back the kayaks and we missed out because we were slower. Another issue the guide and other staff made a very good job of emphasising we needed to take water and they had water available to buy if needed. However, once we hit the water, it wasn't mentioned and there were no 'water break' stops. Fortunately we were used to keeping hydrated, but it was clear the others in the group were not drinking and a number of them said they had headaches, or were sleepy or dizzy all dehydration symptoms. It wouldn't take much to just pause at the turn around point and ensure all guests remember to take a drink. The lack of changing room, the combination of boards and kayaks, and the lack of on water care dehydration, and leaving the slow boarders behind are the reasons for the low score. Value for money was great, the experience of the tour in general was also great.
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Was a great time, place and weather...
Tiffany J
, Jul 2017
Was a great time, place and weather to go out and try paddle boarding for the first time. Lazy Dog is the vendor and the staff was great. We were out longer than anticipated and that was fun. touched some sponges and star jelly fish and had a great time. Would definitely go back. They also offer kayaks for those not ready to go on the paddeleboards.
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A great experience. Exhausting I have...
Carol L
, Jun 2017
A great experience. Exhausting I have to admit but lots of fun and excellent instructor.
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