Key West Eco Tours – Explore Backcountry With Expert Guides

Key West Eco Tours – Explore Backcountry With Expert Guides

Key West Eco Tours - Boat Trips

Have you ever wanted to book your very own private boat and spend hours exploring the beautiful Florida Keys with a knowledgeable tour guide? With our eco tours, you can enjoy the backcountry adventure of your dreams while helping to preserve the unique habitat that Key West is famous for.

Whether you’re planning a solo trip or are looking for fun family tours to book this season, you’ll find something for everyone to appreciate in Key West, FL. Escape from the hustle of daily life and watch the sunset on a secluded beach or grab your snorkel gear and gaze at the colorful fish as they swim by during a snorkeling expedition.

If you’re looking for a great tour to enhance your Florida Keys itinerary, our eco tours offer something for everyone. Keep reading to find out why you should book a tour with us at Key West Boat Trips and what to expect on your fantastic adventure.

Key West Has An Incredibly Unique Eco System

Visitors to the Florida Keys are always stunned by the unique beauty of this region. The reason for such vast biodiversity here is that Key West is uniquely situated between two large bodies of water along the western edge of the Florida Keys archipelago.

Just to the west of the Keys lie the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, while the Gulf Stream current and the Atlantic Ocean lie to the south.

While Key West is home to scenic tropical mangrove islands, the stunning marine life that lives within the coral reefs are the real showstoppers. Not only is Key West the location of the only coral barrier reef in North America, but it is also home to over 6,000 species of diverse marine life.

This area is the perfect location to enjoy snorkeling excursions and tours along the coastline as you explore the more shallow waters.

Key West Eco Tours - Snorkeling Excursions

What Exactly Is An Eco Tour?

Ecotourism is one of the most environmentally friendly ways to explore a natural area. The primary thing to remember about eco tours is that they promote sustainable travel, allowing you to venture out and experience the abundant wildlife and beautiful sandbars while leaving behind a minimal carbon footprint.

Key West features some of the most stunning ocean views and ecosystems in America. This is why booking a boat tour is the perfect way to venture out into the crystal clear waters and discover everything this area has to offer.

Key West Eco Tours - Mangrove Kayak Tour

Destinations To Explore During Your Backcountry Tours Of Key West

The natural beauty of Key West offers you ample opportunities to discover what lies within this amazing habitat. The primary destinations of our backcountry eco tours include:

  • Mud Keys
  • Boca Grande
  • Snipe Point

Each of these locations offers something for everyone in your traveling group to love. While the Mud Keys is ideal for those who like to explore off the beaten path, Boca Grande is an excellent choice for families with young children.

For the perfect opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of the mainland, Snipe Point offers more secluded spots to bask in the sun.

Snipe Point Swing

Explore The Beautiful Mangrove Islands Near Mud Keys

Have you always wanted to get closer to the Key West mangroves to explore the diversity that lives among their shores? With our Mud Key Mangrove Safari, you can get up close and see the mangrove trails that lie throughout Mud Keys.

This tour option takes you on a thirty-minute boat ride off the coast of the marina, where you can explore a maze of mangroves once you’ve reached your destination. Here, you can wade in the shallow water, swim and snorkel until it’s time to depart.

Mud Key Mangrove Safari - Tropical Mangrove Island Near Key West

Swim In The Beautiful Crystal Clear Waters And Sponge Gardens At Boca Grande

While all of our eco-tours are family-friendly, perhaps you’re looking for an option that allows kids to spend some time in shallower waters. Our tours to Boca Grande can treat your family to a relaxing afternoon as you set sail toward the Key West National Wildlife Refuge.

While on our way, you may choose to spend some time exploring the sponge gardens on this remote island, swimming and strolling near the beach, or even snorkeling. This particular destination is a family favorite since the water is only five feet deep and a short fifteen-mile boat ride from Key West.

If spending a fun-filled afternoon in Boca Grande sounds like the perfect way to create memories with your family, grab your snorkeling gear and book a tour today!

Key West Eco Tours - Boat Tours To Boca Grande

Eco Tour Routes Covered In Key West

Our tours take you to a variety of beautiful destinations and less inhabited spots that are spread throughout the backcountry. While the beaches along the mainland are perfect for those who prefer spending time lounging on the sand and catching some waves, our tours offer you the opportunity to explore the paths less traveled throughout Key West. Some of our tour options include:

  • Hopping Sandbars in Key West
  • Key West E-Foil Rides
  • Sandbar Trips for Large Groups
  • Key West Sunset Cruise
  • Key West Dinner Cruise
  • Key West Lunch Cruise
  • Mud Key Mangrove Safari
  • Boca Grande Island Time & Snorkeling

Whatever you and your group are in the mood for, you’re sure to find the perfect option to fit your needs.

Enjoy A Backcountry Adventure With Our Guided Kayaking Tours

If you’re looking for something a bit more adventurous, why not consider a guided kayaking tour of the Mangrove Islands at night? In addition to spectacular guided boat trips, Key West also offers fantastic opportunities for solo travelers and those who are looking for something a little different than the standard tours.

Explore the ocean under the stars and experience a trip of a lifetime with a guided kayaking trip in your choice of a single or double glass bottom kayak. These kayaks are illuminated with lights, allowing you to see breathtaking views of the stunning coral underneath your feet.

You’ll set your course along the narrow trails as you travel through the mangrove islands while your tour guide leads the way and describes the interesting sights within your path. Evening kayak tours are a great way to explore the nocturnal activity that springs to life after sunset on Key West.

Key West Eco Tours - Night Kayaking Tour

What To Expect On Key West Eco Tours

The tour that you book is for your party only. There will not be any other people on the boat other than your group and your professional tour guide. In Florida boater safety is paramount.

Boat operators in the state of Florida must have proof that they have passed boaters safety test. In addition, Florida law requires a maximum occupancy of six passengers per boat.

Why You Should Take A Key West Eco Tour

Eco tours in Key West are an ideal way to see the vast natural habitat of Florida’s coastal waters while maintaining the integrity of the land. You will be able to have the vacation you’ve always dreamed of without the added stress of navigation or steering your own boat.

With our tours, you can sit back and enjoy the experience while making lifelong memories with your travel buddies.

No matter the time of the year you plan on visiting, you’re sure to experience the trip of a lifetime when you visit the Florida Keys. Eco tours in Key West are the best way to enhance your visit and discover the tranquility of some of the most secluded beaches in the area.

If you’re ready to enjoy a memorable vacation this season while exploring Key West’s backcountry, make sure to call and book your Key West Eco Tour today.

Key West Eco Tours

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