Kayaking John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo
This is not just the land based park you can enter by auto along US#1. There is a massive Mangrove Jungle spanning miles and miles along the coastline of Key Largo, and our Professional PADI Divemaster guides know all the best kayaking and snorkeling routes to explore with you!
Kayaking and Snorkeling Trip Description
We start each tour at one of a variety of drop off locations, depending on the Wind Speed and Direction of the day. From there your guide will lead the group ( of no more than 4 guests per each tour ) on a journey into the magical dense jungle of the mangroves. Along the tour we will have a shallow snorkeling spot for you to slip off kayak and into the water ( which is known as the nursery for the living coral reef ) and you will get to do around 20 minutes of relaxing snorkeling fun.
As to not turn up the bottom while snorkeling, we do not wear fins on this tour.
No experience necessary in kayaking or snorkeling.
Children under 50 pounds who will only be center seat rider with 2 full pay adults go free!
Things to See
All along the way during the tour, you may get to see any variety of South Florida tropical birds such as: Anhinga, Black Vulture, Osprey, Double-crested Cormorant, Red-tailed Hawk, Laughing Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Magnificent Frigatebird, Great Blue Heron, Cattle Egret, White Ibis, Snowy Egret, Green Heron, Red-winged Blackbird, Brown Pelican, Yellow-crowned night heron, Spoonbill, and many others! Also along the way we may get to see in the water Manatees, Southern Stingrays, Snook, Tarpon, Bonefish, Lemon Shark, Nurse Shark, South Florida Bonnethead shark, Great Barracuda, Spotted Eagle Rays, Mangrove Tree Crabs, Blue Crabs, Hermit Crabs, Horseshoe Crabs, Upsidedown Jellyfish, Longsnout seahorse, and some of the following fish: Mojarra, Sergeant Major, Schoolmaster Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Bluestriped Grunts, Spotted Trunkfish, Gray Angelfish, Rainbow Parrotfish, and even a French or Queen Angelfish!
NOTE: We have never seen any water snakes or American Crocodiles in the past 5 years of running daily tours, but keep in mind this is an ECO-Exotic wild and untamed jungle and they most likely live there. If we see these we will be prudent and respect it is their home and leave them alone.
We do have a nice fresh water garden shower at our shop fully stocked with shampoo/conditioner/body soap, so bring a towel & change of clothes so you can freshen up post tour and then go visit any one of our amazing local Key Largo restaurants or pubs.