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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
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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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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Best Kayak Trip to Date

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Jim M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Our family has been paddling with Captain Bill Keogh and Big Pine Kayak Adventures for over ten years and is truly a highlight of every family vacation to the Keys. His knowledge, door to door (campsite to campsite) service, exceptionally reasonable fees, and first rate new equipment, make your kayaking experience as smooth and enjoyable as any we have experienced... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Bill the owner and Scupper, his trusty seadog, provided an amazing day on the water. We learned about sponge flats, the difference between green turtles and loggerheads and the bone structure of comeronts. The kayaking was perfect - challenging enough for our family of different ability levels but not too much. And Bill would take anybody who had had enough... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

The two of us rode a tandem kayak with Chris, the tour guide and 6 other English travel writing folks. Bill ,the owner, tagged along with his fearless sea dog. Chris showed us a a handful of the native species such as the jellyfish and sea cucumbers. Bill was very helpful and coached us through and under the mangroves. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Our group had a wonderful time kayaking with Chris. The vibe was chill and the service was spot on. I would highly recommend choosing this spot.

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Apex, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Chris was great! Laid back, knowledgeable - showing us the horseshoe crabs mating, the blue crab and how to tell its sex, the decorator crab and why it's called that, the stone crab which he and others trap for their tasty claws which do regrow; mangrove snakes, orb spiders, jelly fish, nurse sharks...and a beautiful sunset! Also saw a turtle... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We took a kayak tour through the mangrove tunnels. It truly was a once in a lifetime adventure. Our guide was great and very knowledgeable, and wasn't afraid to get in the water if he had to to take our picture or show us something. This is a must do tour if you are planning a visit to the Florida... More 

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