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Manatee Photo Safari - Miami Kayak & Paddle board Tour

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3801 Arthur Lamb Jr Rd
3801 Arthur Lamb Jr Rd, Miami, FL 33149, USAUnfortunately 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
    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
    Pass by Port of Miami
You'll return to the starting point
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Departure Point
3801 Arthur Lamb Jr Rd, Miami, FL 33149, USA
Departure Time
10:00 AM
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
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  • Gratuities
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 travelers
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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Great experience, Diana was a great guide, showing us Manatees and showing us how to watch them with out upsetting them. If you have a go pro make sure you take it with you. Great experience.
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My friend and I went yesterday on the Manatee Kayaking Tour and it was so nice! We saw about 8-10 manatees who were all very graceful and unbothered by us kayakers. There was a great mix of photo opportunities, kayaking through the mangrove trees, exploring on the beach, and the
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It's a great experience. We didn't kayaking too far which is great for beginners. The guides first lead us then we got some time to enjoy ourselves. We saw a few manatee right next to our kayak, as well as some Portuguese jellyfish on the beach. Bringing a cellphone pouch bag
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Response from vkocfl, Manager at Manatee Photo Safari - Miami Kayak & Paddle board Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Hi! Thanks for coming! Thank you for your kind words! And yes- you are correct, we do sell waterproof phone cases at the front desk for just $14.99! ;-)))))) Definitely worth it if you're planning on taking pictures, which we highly encourage!
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Diana is an excellent tour guide, and very knowledgeable about the ecology and history of Virginia key and Miami overall. Tour was fun and relaxing and nice to be outside. You do not need to arrive an hour early, check in was quick. Bring shoes that can get wet
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Response from vkocfl, Owner at Manatee Photo Safari - Miami Kayak & Paddle board Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much. We are so glad you had an opportunity to enjoy this amazing place. Hope to see you again. All the best - Esther and the VKOC Team
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Great tour! The guides were friendly and informative. We saw so many manatees and iguanas as well. The area was very pretty and the guides take photos throughout the tour and share them all with you afterwards. Will definitely recommend to friends and family!
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Response from vkocfl, Owner at Manatee Photo Safari - Miami Kayak & Paddle board Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much. It's always great to see our guests enjoy to this great space. Thank you for choosing VKOC. Hope to see you again. All the best, Esther and the VKOC Team
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About the operator
By: Virginia Key Outdoor Center
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T1362CXgeorgeh
Dorset, United Kingdom
11
Wonderful visit
Great experience, Diana was a great guide, showing us Manatees and showing us how to watch them with out upsetting
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Trip71049
10
Wonderful bicycle class!
I was struggling to teach my daughter to ride a bike. They have private classes. I signed up for her and in one
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adamhV9548DC
10
A really great experience!
My friend and I went yesterday on the Manatee Kayaking Tour and it was so nice! We saw about 8-10 manatees who
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robertabN8578QS
10
Excelente kayaking experience with manatees!
We had a great time in the Manatee photo tour. We saw so many manatees (even mom with calf) and our guide was very
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RYANF2978
10
Amazing Kayaking Experience
This was great kayaking trip for myself and my two young sons. Great way to get them out of the house for a few
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Virginia B
20
Beautiful paddle. So many manatees!
Beautiful day, fun and interesting guide, easy viewing of manatees I recommend it to anyone. Easy and only a
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garrettweskamp
Cleveland, Ohio
10
Teeming with Manatees!
We went for just a 2 hour kayak trip and saw at least 10+ manatees from 10am to noon. It was such a fun adventure.
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llinm
Miami, Florida
10
Great experience
It's a great experience. We didn't kayaking too far which is great for beginners. The guides first lead us then we
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kmlowe18
New York City, New York
10
Awesome experience!
We live in Miami and this is our go-to place for kayaking, paddle boarding and mountain biking...and BEST place to
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639grahamp
21
Fantastic morning out - easy reach from Miami Beach
I took my 9 year-old on the Manatee photo Safari. Centre was easy to reach from our hotel in South beach via Uber
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rollonwards
Tampa, Florida
81
Special New Years
We spent an amazing New Years evening kayaking under the stars and fireworks with a fun group of people. A very
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mharding19
10
kayak tour is a great time!
Diana is an excellent tour guide, and very knowledgeable about the ecology and history of Virginia key and Miami
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Tbat08
10
Great experience, so many manatees!
Great tour! The guides were friendly and informative. We saw so many manatees and iguanas as well. The area was
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NelsyC1208
Miami, Florida
30
Beach Clean UP
I was very impressed with the Virginia Key Outdoor Center Staff. I came with a group of teens to volunteer at a
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Claudine B
20
Special Kayak Experience!
This was a fantastic little kayak trip. Loved watching the sunset over Miami too. We really had a great time and
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