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Manatee Photo Safari and Miami Kayak with Paddle Board Tour provided by Virginia Key Outdoor Center

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Manatee Photo Safari and Miami Kayak with Paddle Board Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 21/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Manatee Photo Safari and Miami Kayak with Paddle Board Tour
Masks and distancing are required while visiting the parks, VKOC and the Paddle House. Please be sure to wear your mask while in the retail area, all indoor spaces including bathroom, and while engaging in passive activities such as walking.
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Updated 21/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Blimey! It’s Manatee Season! Ready your cameras and paddles, it’s the best time of the year for wild manatee viewing! Multiple Manatee families have made a home out of our lagoon and absolutely love to pose for the cameras. Come join us in the early mornings or winter afternoons for an exclusive Manatee Photo Safari with an occasional dolphin or two! Please keep in mind that these wild and protected animals. It is illegal to molest, harass, disturb, and even to hug a manatee. We will view these beautiful, yet funny looking animals as close as reasonably possible. Photo opportunities are plenty on this close-up and personal eco-adventure.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    3801 Arthur Lamb Jr Rd
    3801 Arthur Lamb Jr Rd, Miami, FL 33149, USA
    Unfortunately some Map Applications lead to an incorrect location. For specific directions please visit our website: https://www.vkoc.net/directions/ Please arrive 30 minutes before the start time in order to complete sign in.
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    Virginia Key Outdoor Center - Kayak Paddleboard and Bike Center
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    Join us on a kayak or paddleboard as we paddle in a sheltered secluded lagoon where we search for Manatees and other wildlife. Each winter herds of wild manatees migrate to our warm South Florida waters. Here calves are born and manatee families care for their young before migrating north for the summer. Adults may weigh over a ton, an impressive size. Nothing to worry about unless you are a salad, manatees are herbivores. They are graceful swimmers and gentle despite their size. This eco-adventure is sure please with close encounters of local wildlife. We may venture out to the Virginia Key Cove where multiple manatee and dolphin sightings have been documented! Virginia Key is filled with life. You will likely encounter coastal birds such as great herons, egrets, crested night herons and more. Guests always enjoy the large iguanas that now live in the area. If time and weather permits it, we may beach at North Point where you are able to see the gorgeous Miami Skyline. Discover the other side of Miami, like a native, at Virginia Key Outdoor Center.
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    Pass by
    Fisher Island
    Port of Miami
  • You'll end at
    3801 Arthur Lamb Jr Rd
    3801 Arthur Lamb Jr Rd, Miami, FL 33149, USA
    Unfortunately some Map Applications lead to an incorrect location. For specific directions please visit our website: https://www.vkoc.net/directions/ Please arrive 30 minutes before the start time in order to complete sign in.
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Important Information
Departure Point
3801 Arthur Lamb Jr Rd, Miami, FL 33149, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Kayak/Paddle Board
  • Paddle
  • Life Jacket
  • Parking Fees
  • State & Local Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Virginia Key Outdoor Center - Kayak Paddleboard and Bike Center
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
22Reviews
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Kristina wrote a review Mar 2020
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It was fantastic, from beginning to end, one of the best memories I'll carry with me from my time in Florida; from our guides, to the kayaking, to the manatees, I cherish every moment of the experience
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from vkocfl, Owner at Manatee Photo Safari and Miami Kayak with Paddle Board Tour
Responded 26 Mar 2020
Thank you so much for heart felt feedback. It is especially welcomed during these difficult times.
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Beth wrote a review Mar 2020
Minnesota4 contributions
This was just a wonderful day! The guides were great, and we spent lots of time with manatees as well as viewing beautiful scenery and other wildlife.
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Response from vkocfl, Owner at Manatee Photo Safari and Miami Kayak with Paddle Board Tour
Responded 23 Mar 2020
Glad to see we hit the mark! Thank you for sharing your experience and for spending time with us. Come back soon :)
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Alaina F wrote a review Mar 2020
11 contributions
Our tour guides were so helpful, nice, and knew lots of Miami history. They knew a lot about the wildlife in the key. The manatees were very cool and curious of the kayaks and boards. Would recommend and would go again!
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Col K wrote a review Mar 2020
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My friends and I had a blast on the kayak tour! Even though we came late in the season we still saw a few manatees, not to mention iguanas, fish, and all kinds of birds! Gino was a phenomenal tour guide, super knowledgeable and also laid back, personable, and funny. My partner
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Jamie H wrote a review Mar 2020
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We highly recommend this tour! Our tour guide, Gino was very knowledgeable and patient with us. All the staff were very friendly. And we saw the cutest manatees. We really enjoyed our tour and kayaking for the first time.
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By: Virginia Key Outdoor Center
Curious13518700406
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Beautiful paddle
We wanted a family activity for the day after Thanksgiving. This was the perfect tour for us. Two adults with two y
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Laloush218
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Must do in Florida!!
I can't believe how many manatees and baby manatees we saw!! :) Such an amazing experience, would definitely go aga
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mannye305
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Love the friendly staff
only reason I gave 4 instead of 5, is because the first bike we received was not rideable. However, they immediatel
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cortizemail
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Great Day at Virginia Key
My bike worked perfectly and the staff was super friendly! There were more things for me to check out, I'll defini
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Mary73856
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It was fine. Nothing outstanding or terrible.
I went in 30 min, before my scheduled time as it says on the directions to set up but there was no one there so i w
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brianm7516
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Sunset Kayak trip
Nice little paddle to watch the sunset, saw some manatees and bioluminescence. Clouds put a damper on the sunset b
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XeniaMarcinko
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Awesome experience!
I had a blast doing Sunset Kayaking. We had to change from Saturday to Sunday because of the weather and they gave
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Paul C
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Great location for first timers or experienced kayakers / paddle boarders.
Spent my birthday morning paddling a two person kayak with my 9 year old daughter. We visit the VKOC often and thi
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Constancea413
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VKOC has it all, so get out and RELAX.
The Virginia Key Outdoor Center is great. The activities are all about you and having fun. The staff is the best; t
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irma r
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Superb kayaking
The area has a beautiful lagoon with a small private Cove Beach that gives you access to the ocean. Also beautiful
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Travel324669
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Kayak
Great morning on the kayak with my dragon boat team. We had a very nice time kayaking together and it was nice to
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leahjo2020
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Virginia Key Outdoor Center
Fantastic touch with nature...a lagoon, kayaking, bicyclists everywhere, on a busy Saturday. Outstanding support f
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766milliem
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Nature adventure
It is always a wonderful experience. Everyone is courteous, friendly and helpful. I look forward to outings to VKOC
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artesano1960
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Excellent service!
I was impressed by the attention to cleanliness with the equipment & the great customer service. Great area for beg
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kmhobbes
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Amazing staff and beautiful kayaking
Super helpful staff, great variety in different things to do when kayaking -- see Miami skyline and nature, paddle
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