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From Miami: Key West Tour with Choice of Water Activities

1. From Miami: Key West Tour with Choice of Water Activities

Join this exciting excursion to the southernmost point of Florida. Travel to amazing landmarks like the Overseas Highway 1 and unwind on the warm shores of Key West. After pickup at your hotel in Miami, head across Key Largo and the magnificent Overseas Highway 1 Key West. Cross famous bridges, including the Seven Mile Bridge Arrive at Key West before noon and enjoy ca. 6 hours on the island. Choose from various activities such as a dolphin spotting snorkel tour by boat, a snorkel tour with drinks, a glass bottom boat tour or simply enjoy the six hours of free time at your own pace.

Marathon: Mangroves & Manatees Guided Kayak Eco Tour

2. Marathon: Mangroves & Manatees Guided Kayak Eco Tour

Marathon, a captivating destination located in the heart of the Florida Keys. Prepare to embark on an unforgettable guided kayak eco tour that will take you through the enchanting mangroves and offer you the chance to encounter the majestic manatees. Your eco tour begins with a warm welcome from your knowledgeable and experienced guide. After a brief introduction to kayaking and safety instructions, you'll set off on your adventure, ready to explore the natural wonders of Marathon. As you paddle through the pristine waterways, you'll find yourself immersed in the beauty of the mangrove forests. These intricate ecosystems are home to a diverse array of plant and animal life. Your guide will share fascinating insights about the unique characteristics of mangroves, explaining how their interwoven roots provide shelter, nurseries, and feeding grounds for numerous species. Keep a keen eye out for the gentle giants of the sea, the manatees. Known for their peaceful nature and slow movements, manatees frequent the warm waters of Marathon. Your guide will help you spot these magnificent creatures as they gracefully glide through the water or surface for a breath of air. Witnessing these gentle giants in their natural habitat is an awe-inspiring experience that will leave you with a deeper appreciation for their conservation. As you navigate the waterways, you'll also have the opportunity to observe a variety of bird species that call the mangroves home. From colorful herons and egrets to majestic ospreys and pelicans, the skies above are alive with the sights and sounds of avian life. Your guide will provide interesting facts about these feathered inhabitants, their unique behaviors, and their significance within the ecosystem. Throughout the tour, your guide will share their knowledge about the local history, ecology, and conservation efforts in Marathon. You'll gain a deeper understanding of the importance of preserving these fragile ecosystems and the steps being taken to protect them for future generations. As you paddle through the serene mangroves, you'll be surrounded by a sense of tranquility and natural beauty. The calm waters and lush vegetation create a peaceful atmosphere, allowing you to disconnect from the outside world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature. This guided kayak eco tour in Marathon is not only a chance to explore the mangroves and encounter manatees but also an opportunity to reconnect with the environment and rejuvenate your spirit. The tour offers a blend of adventure, education, and relaxation that will leave you with lasting memories and a renewed appreciation for the delicate balance of the natural world. So, grab your paddle, join the guided kayak eco tour in Marathon, and get ready to be captivated by the mangroves, enchanted by the manatees, and inspired by the beauty of this remarkable coastal paradise.

Florida Keys: Dockside Dolphin Experience

3. Florida Keys: Dockside Dolphin Experience

Feed, play and interact with real-life dolphins. This program is perfect for families with young children that don’t mind getting splashed but aren’t ready to be in the water with these friendly faces. The dolphins will be ready to greet you dockside. Prior to meeting the beloved mammals, you’ll get a brief educational session on the world of dolphins, conservation, and a mini demonstration on proper hand placements for each kind of dolphin behavior. Next, feed and play with dolphins from the dry training docks. Guests will also get the opportunity to have some fun playtime interaction, which can be semi-customized to better enhance each guest or group. You’ll even have your own talented photographers capturing your experience throughout the program.

Florida: Key West Overseas Highway Self-Driving Tour

4. Florida: Key West Overseas Highway Self-Driving Tour

Begin your sunshine-filled journey just an hour outside Miami, Florida: on Key Largo. Start the scenic 100-mile drive bypassing the ‘African Queen’, the iconic Hollywood riverboat. Follow in the historical footsteps of the Overseas Railroad to Plantation Key, the smuggler's haven. While there, check out Big Betsy, the giant lobster, and Theatre of the Sea, home of the original dolphin shows. Continue through Isla Morada while learning about the hurricanes, ecosystems, and wildlife of the tropical Florida Keys. Explore Anne’s Beach, Long Key, and Marathon, each of which contains unique attractions. Cross over the iconic Seven Mile Bridge and make sure to check out Fred the Tree, the famous spirit of the Keys. Journey past Pigeon Key and Geiger Beach until you reach the most famous Key of all: Key West. In popular Key West, discover Mallory Square, Truman’s White House, the Hemingway Home, Tennessee Williams’ House, and the historic lighthouse. Wrap up your tour at the Southernmost Point of the Continental US.

Marathon: Paddle Board Rental with Pre-Rental Instruction

5. Marathon: Paddle Board Rental with Pre-Rental Instruction

Paddle board through the intercostal water of the Keys. See the biodiversity of the area while watching out for its various animal and plant species. Receive instructions from the guide if needed on how to paddle and be safe during the activity. Choose a stand-up paddle Board and paddle your way through the intercostal and see the best clear water with the incredible sea-life. Wind your way through the narrow canals and be on the lookout for all different types of wildlife including manatees, iguanas, birds, crabs, fish, raccoons, and possibly dolphins. Experience the natural wonders of the area for a couple of hours before heading over to a small island where you can relax, swim. Head back to shore at the end of the tour.

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4.2 / 5

based on 246 reviews

Incredibilmente favoloso! Una giornata all’insegna del divertimento, scoperta e relax! Il viaggio purtroppo è lungo, ma ne vale la pena! All’andata anche una sosta per la colazione al McDonald. Dopo il giro il centro tra negozi, ci si imbarca per l’avvistamento dei delfini che si sono avvicinati alla barca, come per salutarci: FAVOLOSO. Poi siamo scesi dalla barca per un po’ di snorkeling e ci siamo divertiti anche lì a guardare il fondale della barriera corallina. Dopo essere risaliti in barca, un ottimo aperitivo offerto dai responsabili della barca che sono stati veramente eccezionali in tutto! Esperienza da fare assolutamente. Enjoy

Der Bus hat uns leider erst nicht gefunden, doch als wir angerufen haben waren alle sehr nett und hilfsbereit. Uns wurde ein Uber geschickt, das uns zum Treffpunkt des Buses fuhr. Der Busfahrer war super nett, wir konnten noch die Schnorcheltour buchen, die absolut empfehlenswert ist! Insgesamt war es ein sehr schöner Tag mit holprigem Start.

The app was very easy to use and very helpful. I would recommend using this app to learn about the area and the sites to see.

Loved the experience will definitely do it again with our kids … Thank you Tony & Raum

We had so much fun. Would definitely recommend this tour to everyone