Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area

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Overview

Adventure through Shell Key Preserve in your 100% clear kayak! See crystal-clear water, diverse marine life, and the underwater world below your clear kayak.

You’ll paddle along mangroves, enjoy white sand beaches and sandbars, and explore a secluded beach. If the tide is high, your guide will lead the way through a hidden mangrove tunnel. Shell Key Preserve is located in Tierra Verde, FL near St. Pete Beach in the Tampa Bay area.

Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, manatees, pelicans, crabs, and more while enjoying the preserve’s picturesque mangroves, beaches, and sandbars. Be on the lookout for a manatee or the beautiful pink Roseate Spoonbills in the summer months. White Pelicans call the sandbars of Shell Key Preserve their home during the winter months! Throughout the year, dolphins frolic in the crystal-clear waters and cormorants love to swim alongside your kayak. Chances are that you’ll see a variety of wildlife, but sightings are random and not guaranteed.

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Average 4.96 out of 5 stars based on 1082 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Awesome clear kayak tour of Shell Key Preserve
Jane L, Jan 2023 Verified
My daughter and I had a fabulous experience. This was my first time kayaking and the tour led by Chris made it very fun, enjoyable, and memorable!
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Todd G, Nov 2022 Verified
Alessia was great with all the info about anything along the route.
Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area
teachnj341, Nov 2022 Verified
Fun for entire family. New kayakers and pros alike. Great way to enjoy the water and sun. Educational as well as adventurous.
Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area
JackieRau32, Nov 2022 Verified
Our kayak tour was great! Our guide Chris was so friendly and knowledable - we had an amazing time and it was one of our favorite activities in Florida. We saw so much wildlife and Chris was able to answer all of our questions.
Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area
Rieubp, Nov 2022 Verified
Jenna was our guide and she was really knowledgeable about the ecosystems as well as all the birds and fish. The mangroves were beautiful. We ended up having dolphins swimming along side of us, less than 5 feet away. Jenna saw the storm coming in and got us back to the docks right before the sky let loose. The rainbow as we were coming in was the cap of a really great excursion.
Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area
Meander232180, Nov 2022 Verified
Allesia was a wonderful tour guide. She always tried (and succeeded) to find wild life and we all felt like we learned something new. Great time!!!
Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area
E805ZZrickl, Nov 2022 Verified
Alessia gave a terrific tour. Very enjoyable and interesting. She was lots of fun and I learned a lot from her. Highly recommend this tour with her.
Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area
599vickil, Nov 2022 Verified
Chris was amazing with our VERY inquisitive children. He made sure (to the best nature allowed) that everyone got to see the wild life they hoped to see. He even spoke directly to the local dolphins to bring the closer to our kayaks. He took all the time he could to explain which animals we were seeing & explain the habitat, behaviors & attributes of each. He thoroughly described the importance of the mangroves to the animals, people & general environment of the coastal region. It was a trip of a lifetime. We will definitely go again.
Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area
Carol A, Nov 2022 Verified
Alessia was an awesome guide with a lot of information to share about wildlife and ecology of mangroves.She went out of her way to make everyone comfortable.
Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area
slparent, Nov 2022 Verified
Ben was knowledgable about the area and the birds. He was very personable. My favorite parts of the trip were the stop at the beach and kayaking through the mangroves.

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