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Big Pine Kayak Adventures

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Address: 1791 Bogie Dr, Big Pine Key, FL 33043-5023
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+1 305-872-7474
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00

Join Capt Bill Keogh and His eco-tour guides on an outdoor adventure of a...

Join Capt Bill Keogh and His eco-tour guides on an outdoor adventure of a life time in the Florida Keys. Bill is the author of "The Florida Keys Paddling Guide" and has been a professional photographer in the Keys for three decades. Using kayaks,paddlecraft and/or motorboats we explore the remote regions of the Key Deer and Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge backcountry waters departing from our dock at the historic Old Wooden Bridge Fishing Camp.

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This was by far our best experience in the Keys. We were in a mixed group including older ladies who had never been kayaking and a young girl who was a bit nervous. Nick, our... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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North Yorkshire
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was by far our best experience in the Keys. We were in a mixed group including older ladies who had never been kayaking and a young girl who was a bit nervous. Nick, our guide really looked after us and was really knowledgeable about the wildlife. Kayak-dog Buddy was super cute and a real bonus for me! The highlight... More 

Thank Nic73
Greenville, South Carolina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family spent an afternoon kayaking the shallow water and mangroves off Big Pine with Chris. He is a great guide and took good care of all of us - including my 80 year old father. He is very knowledgeable and made our trip a lot of fun.

Thank J K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I rented 2 kayaks for my son and I for a trip to fish on our own. For around $100 each we got the kayaks and all of the gear and bait needed. We fished a shoreline near the marina and caught a few fish. It was an enjoyable time and we learned alot. I will probably go back and... More 

Thank buktrvlr
Dyersburg, Tennessee
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an awesome adventure with Chris as our guide. I would recommend requesting him for your tour if at all possible. We booked the backcountry tour and it was worth every penny. Chris was super chill and very knowledgable about Big Pine and the surrounding mangroves, channels, and kayaking spots. We saw so much wildlife- rays, sharks, turtles, birds,... More 

Thank jes_agee
Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

Lovely paddle through the mangroves and across the water and under the bridge. We saw millions of little (non stinging) jellyfish- they were amazing and everywhere, like art glass. Sadly, our trip leader had little or nothing to say the entire trip, although she did know where to enter and exit the mangroves. We had to ask her about what... More 

Thank lilalubean
Ware, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Spent a morning this week on an eco tour with Chris as our guide. Boated out to some mangrove island and then set loose in kayaks with Chris as the leader. Beautiful weather and calm seas allowed for for great viewing of sharks, turtles and jellyfish. Caught a glimpse of a lovely key deer enjoying the waters! Chris was very... More 

Thank Cindy45_12
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

My wife and I did the 3 hour kayak tour with Chris Castro. The guys is a "Wildlife Whisperer". He did a great job of taking us to and pointing out all kinds of wildlife both above and below the water. We even got to watch a ray giving birth. Crazy! He went out of his way to ensure that... More 

Thank Jim M
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

Had a Groupon so it only cost $15 a person for a 4 hour use of a kayak around Big Pine Key and No Name Key

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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We did the four hour back country trip and Chris was our guide. We had a great time and saw so many interesting sights. While we have quite s bit of kayak experience, we were really interested in getting to the back country region. We had lots of questions for Vhris and he was so informative. Even though the trip... More 

Thank IndySig
West Berkshire
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

We took the 3 hour kayak tour with Chris and it was brilliant. We joined another couple, so there four of us in total and we each had our own kayak. Chris was great at getting us out on the water quickly and once we had paddled across the water to No Name Key we spent time exploring the mangroves... More 

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