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Biologist Guided, Kayak & Snorkel

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Biologist Guided, Kayak & Snorkel

25 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
kayaking

Biologist Guided, Kayak & Snorkel

kayaking

Biologist Guided, Kayak & Snorkel

25 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

You will meet me at my electric catamaran, Squid, under our HONEST ECO sign, 20 minutes before we depart. Our 4.5 hour trip by boat departs from The Historic Seaport in Old Town Key West. We will head to a mangrove island that we can only reach in a shallow draft boat. You will learn about our Key West ecosystem as you Kayak through Mangrove Islands. We will explore the distinct habitats of the Key West National Wildlife Refuge and learn about our diverse animals and plants Next, we'll load back on the boat and head to another one of my favorite spots to snorkel with sponges and corals. I'll be your guide, leading you around a calm snorkeling spot. I will point out animals that make our ecosystem unique and answer any questions that you have.

Your host

Learn more about Billy

Billy

I founded and own HONEST ECO. With Kentucky bluegrass roots and a B.S. in Biology, I found a world with a blue sea too alluring to ignore. I hopped on a Greyhound bus in 2005, with a backpack and a tent. Thirty Eight hours later I was on the side of a road in Key West. Not knowing where to pitch my tent or what to do next, but knowing that somehow I needed to be on the water. With a passion for science- especially when related to the outdoors, a love of education, I discovered that being a guide and a captain was one of the few things that could meet my requirements. I've been sharing my knowledge and learning all about the back country for 10+

What's included

Food
Fresh fruit, hummus and local bread
Drinks
We use Klean Kanteen bottles so we do not use single use plastic
Equipment
Cressi Snorkel masks, snorkels, and fins. Tandem kayaks and paddles

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Where you'll be

One of the oldest Wildlife Refuges in the country, KWNWR was established by Teddy Roosevelt in 1908, to protect a crucial habitat and breeding ground for birds, turtles and other wildlife. The refuge’s size is 300 square miles and only 1% of that is comprised of the mangrove islands, yet their canopies provide shelter for 250 species of birds, their trunks house the mangrove crabs and their roots exhibit a microcosm of life as juvenile species.

This experience is available starting May 02, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused until 30 April 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend. The boat is located at The Key West Bight Marina Historic Seaport. The address to the marina is 231 Margaret Street Key West, FL 33040. Check in at the boat. Once you reach this address you need to head to the…

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Biologist Guided, Kayak & Snorkel
25 reviews
From $198/person
25 reviews
From $198/person