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Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area provided by Get Up And Go Kayaking - Tampa Bay

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Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area

Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
10
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    10
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2022
Available languages
English
What to expect
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2022
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 173028P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Equipment including tandem kayaks, paddles, seats, and dry bags
  • Safety equipment including lifejackets and whistles
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • While we have bottles available, we HIGHLY encourage guests to bring REUSABLE water bottles!
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Billy's Stone Crab, 1 Collany Rd, Tierra Verde, FL 33715, USA Please park in the dirt lot to the left of Billy’s Stone Crab Restaurant. You will see Kayak Tour signs. Once you arrive - follow the wooden restaurant entrance ramp the front of Billy’s Stone Crab back to the docks where you'll see the clear kayaks + your guide!
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • For your safety, we have a weight limit of 250 lbs per guest, and a combined limit of 425 lbs for two people in a tandem kayak
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • Equipment including tandem kayaks, paddles, seats, and dry bags
  • Safety equipment including lifejackets and whistles
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • While we have bottles available, we HIGHLY encourage guests to bring REUSABLE water bottles!
Departure details
  • Billy's Stone Crab, 1 Collany Rd, Tierra Verde, FL 33715, USA Please park in the dirt lot to the left of Billy’s Stone Crab Restaurant. You will see Kayak Tour signs. Once you arrive - follow the wooden restaurant entrance ramp the front of Billy’s Stone Crab back to the docks where you'll see the clear kayaks + your guide!
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • For your safety, we have a weight limit of 250 lbs per guest, and a combined limit of 425 lbs for two people in a tandem kayak
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Billy's Stone Crab
    1 Collany Rd, Tierra Verde, FL 33715, USA
    Please park in the dirt lot to the left of Billy’s Stone Crab Restaurant. You will see Kayak Tour signs. Once you arrive - follow the wooden restaurant entrance ramp the front of Billy’s Stone Crab back to the docks where you'll see the clear kayaks + your guide!
    See address & details
  • 1
    Shell Key
    Stop: 2 hours
    We'll get you checked in right when you arrive to allow for the most possible time on the water! Once you're all checked in, we'll give some basic paddle instructions and information about the tour ahead. We'll get you loaded up into your clear kayak and off we go! The paddle will last about 2 to 2.5 hours depending on the speed of our group and any wildlife we may see along the way. We will be sure to take plenty of pictures and give some awesome unique facts about the area on our several picturesque stopping points! There will even be a couple chances for you to get out and explore Florida's unique marine habitats! The first half of the paddle will be along side of the beautiful mangroves with our first stop being a mangrove tunnel (tide permitting), the second half will be a paddle across the blue waters to Shell Key where we will take time to enjoy the pristine sandbars and beach, finally we will paddle along the wildlife sanctuary to catch a glimpse of some native coastal birds! Be ready for lots of great local nature and wildlife along the way!
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Popular mentions

5.0
2,222 reviews
Excellent
2,190
Very good
24
Average
3
Poor
1
Terrible
4

Anthony B
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Couples
My wife and I had an absolutely amazing experience following Chris around and exploring the beautiful views and wildlife of Shell Key. We learned so much from from Chris who was very knowledgeable about the history of the key and especially the wildlife that inhabits it. He kept a great pace that allowed everyone to keep up with minimal effort and we never felt rushed. He definitely encouraged us to take our time and enjoy the views as well as ask any questions we had. We wholeheartedly recommend this trip for anyone looking to spend a few hours together getting a little exercise and enjoying some pretty awesome views and wildlife. We will be back to try some of the other experiences that this company has to offer.
Written 6 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Getupandgokayakingtb
Thank you for your great review!! We are thrilled to know you and your wife had such a fun time on the water with Chris. We really appreciate your recommendation. We can't wait to have you back!
Written 13 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jye Foreman
2 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Highly recommend this tour! I booked the 7:30am time slot, and it was absolutely worth waking up before sunrise on a Sunday. Chris was knowledgeable about the wildlife; consistently affirmed us as newbie kayakers; took amazing photos of us; and had a cool, easygoing personality. 10/10 recommend.
Written 7 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for your recommendation! We love starting the day off with our guests bright and early at the Preserve! Thank you again for paddling with us, and we hope to have you join is again one day soon! We also have nighttime tours if you want to sleep in next time!
Written 7 September 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Melissa S
1 contribution
Oct 2021
We had a wonderful time on our tour. We had a variety of ages our youngest being 4 and the oldest being recently retired. Our tour-guide Jenna kept everyone involved, including having squirt guns for our littlest to "cool off" the other family members who were paddling. It was one of the most memorable parts of our family trip and highly recommend checking them out if you are in the area.
Written 2 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Getupandgokayakingtb
Thank you for your great review!! We’re so thrilled to hear Jenna helped make you and your family’s kayak experience so wonderful. We hope you’ll join us on another adventure soon!
Written 7 November 2021
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Karla
Miami Lakes, FL1 contribution
Jun 2021
Everything was breathtaking! Jenna our guide was always checking in on everyone and always offered tips to improve paddling. There were also many birds hunting for food nearby and they were "playful" by swimming underneath the both and besides us. It was a fun experience, make sure to do it in the morning or sunset time where the sun isn't at it's strength if in the summer. Hope you have a wonderful time and a guide as amazing as Jenna! :)
Written 6 June 2021
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Getupandgokayakingtb
Thank you for your kind words about Jenna!! We're so happy you enjoyed your clear kayak adventure and we hope you'll join us again soon!
Written 7 June 2021
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Karina
1 contribution
Nov 2021
Our experience on the clear kayak tour was amazing! We saw dolphins, shorebirds, jellies and more. The experience of kayaking in a clear bottom kayak around the mangroves made the price 100% worth it. it was so cool to see all the critters and life right through the bottom of the boat. Grace was a fantastic guide, very knowledgeable and friendly! Best to go with a friend or a partner so you can share the work of paddling the kayak :)
Written 15 November 2021
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Getupandgokayakingtb
Thank you for your great review!! We're so glad you enjoyed your clear kayak adventure with Grace. It sounds like you got to see lots of wildlife on the water!! We hope to see you again soon!
Written 21 November 2021
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Shawna H
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Family
We had a great sunset tour even though Mother Nature did not deliver the sunset! Our guide, Raven, was very informative and personable. She interacted with the adults and children in our group, knew all of our names, explained in advance what we were most likely to see or not see, and took the extra effort to show us where to look for sand dollars (something we had missed earlier in our vacation). It was a great way to end our spring break trip!
Written 3 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
getupandgotampabay
Thank you for joining us for a clear kayaking adventure of Shell Key Preserve! We're thrilled to see you had a great experience paddling with Raven and found sand dollars along the way! Hope to have you join us again in the future!
Written 4 April 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Julia Szatmari
4 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
The only available time left for the day when I tried to book was 6pm and I was thinking it's kind of late, but I'm glad we went that time. The sun was still up and hot, but still better than during daytime, don't forget sunscreen.
Our guide was Matt, who was very friendly, funny and professional. He was also very knowledgeable, we learned a lot on this trip and had a great time. My husband was skeptical at first going, but he really enjoyed the trip so glad we went. We also met some very nice and friendly people who came in our group, I would very much recommend this activity to everyone.
Written 6 June 2021
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Getupandgokayakingtb
We're so glad you ended up enjoying the evening kayak trip!! Thank you for your recommendation, we hope you'll be back soon!
Written 7 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Karla and Mike W
Saint Paul, MN4 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
What a lovely experience! Our family of 4 (kids 9 and 6) had such a wonderful afternoon of kayaking with Alessia. We knew from the reviews that we were in for a promising experience. And yes the experience delivered all what the previous reviews advertised. Alessia our tour guide was just cool, encouraging, chill, shared her skills and knowledge. It was the little details that elevated the trip even more. The locking up stuff we didn't take on the kayak, but providing dry bags for the stuff we did take in the kayak, to the simple and concise kayak instructions, to the offering of water bottles, to Alessia taking photos and video of our group and then sharing those with us, promptly. As parents of two young kids, to have a few photos of us documented on the trip is priceless. Each trip out will produce different animals and sights to see but it's evident that the service level and commitment to a stellar customer experience remains constant. Book your trip.
Written 9 November 2021
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Getupandgokayakingtb
Thank you for your kind review!! Okay e are so happy to hear you and your family had such an amazing experience kayaking with Alessia. We’re grateful for your recommendation and thoughtful words about our staff!
Written 14 November 2021
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Carla B
1 contribution
Aug 2021
Had a wonderful time kayaking to Shell Key. Our guide, Chris, was beyond fantastic. He asked if anyone was new to kayaking, and placed everyone’s mind at ease right away. He took time to explain what to do, pointed out all of the wildlife we encountered, and was very engaging. He stopped for breaks, offered water at just the right times, and answered all questions we may have had. He took pictures for us and sent them to us via text. I would do this again solely because of him.
Written 1 August 2021
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getupandgotampabay
Thank you for joining us for a clear kayaking adventure! We're so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed paddling with Chris through Shell Key Preserve and captured some photos along the way! We appreciate your review and hope to have you join us again in the future!
Written 3 August 2021
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Joshua W
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Couples
We booked a morning tour which departed around 9:15am. Conditions were outstanding as it was sunny and the water was smooth as glass at the dock. Jenna was an incredible guide! She has a wealth of knowledge with regard to the preserve and the natural history. While we were exploring the key, Jenna stopped my girlfriend and I to give us commentary of a nearby bird that was picking up crabs from the shore, and elevating to about 15-20 feet before dropping it to break the shell. We even got to witness a couple of osprey dive for fish within about 30 feet of the kayak! Well worth the trip, and one of the best kayaking tours we have ever done. On par with La Jolla and Every Day California.
Written 2 May 2022
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Grace K
Thank you for joining us for a clear kayaking adventure! We’re thrilled to hear you had a great time paddling with Jenna through Shell Key Preserve and that you got to witness all of the activity that goes on at Shell Key! We appreciate your review and hope you can join us again in the future!!
Written 6 May 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Get Up And Go Kayaking - Tampa Bay
michellezJ7027LF
michellezJ7027LF
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amazing tour amongst the mangroves
absolutely dope!! jenna was an incredible guide - so knowledgeable about the mangroves, ecosystem and wildlife. she
thomas0664
thomas0664
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Must do kayaking adventure.
Jenna was very knowledgeable. We had so much fun learning about all the wildlife. Saw dolphins up close
amandatR8120JE
amandatR8120JE
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Fantastic!
We had Jenna as our guide for our second trip…she was knowledgeable and amazing! Thank you so much for a fantastic
janet k
janet k
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Brilliant!!
Just beautiful. Only 5 kayaks-seems this is max- guide ( Richie) knew a lot about the area and wildlife. Highly rec
donnadQ3804RE
donnadQ3804RE
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Awesome evening kayak
We went on a sunset kayak in clear/see through kayaks. We used a duo kayak. It was clear and had lights. We could s
richardhZ6141NU
richardhZ6141NU
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Shell key kayak trip
We had a great time kayaking out to shell key. Richard was our guide and he was very accommodating and informative
Global03983435493
Global03983435493
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The most amazing 2 hours you will ever experience. Blue waters, white sand, and sealife.
This was an amazing experience for my family. Our guide Jenna was so kind, and patient. Her knowledge of the area,
TimmiR3
TimmiR3
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Best kayak tour in St Petersburg
My tour guide Alicia was excellent. She kept the group at the same pace and very engaged. The View was spectacular
E1813ZXbeatrizm
E1813ZXbeatrizm
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Fun and informative adventure
What an adventure..Jenna, our guide, was great..explained the ecosystem and an incredible tour guide. HIghly recomm
379cc
379cc
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Wonderful!
What are you waiting for? Glide on clear waters. Watch creatures under your boat. Swim in the fabulous waters. Lear
nathaliecaumartin
nathaliecaumartin
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Very nice eco tour! But I would recommend single kayak to this tour.
Very wonderful eco tour! But recommend single kayak. Shell key beautiful a lot of shells sand dollars to pick up. D
strommie
strommie
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Fun
This is a very fun and relaxing experience. We had Richard as our guide. I know he was training someone, but I fo
37saget
37saget
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Beautiful & unique adventure!
Wonderful adventure! Really fun and unique opportunity to see the estuary & mangrove habitats at night! Sunset was
613katarinad
613katarinad
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Breathtaking experience!
Nothing short of amazing, this tour was such a fun experience even as a local! Our guide, Alessia, is exceptionally
G7450OMab
G7450OMab
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Excellent experience
The day was perfect from the beginning to the end. The weather was perfect, the kayaks were comfortable, the water
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