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Key West Shark and Wildlife Catamaran Tour

Highlights
  • Shark and wildlife boat tour from Key West
  • View lemon, nurse and other shark species from the safety of your catamaran
  • Spy dolphins, stingrays and sea turtles on your way to the shark viewing location
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Key West Shark and Wildlife Catamaran Tour
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10am Departure
10am departure; Key West Shark and Wildlife Catamaran Tour
USD 79.00
Overview
Get up close with sharks and other marine wildlife on this 2-hour boat tour from Key West. Travel on board an eco-friendly, 34-foot catamaran just a few miles off the coast of Key West. See dolphins, stingrays, turtles and birds and learn about Key West’s waters, and then watch as the pilot drops bait to draw a variety of sharks right to the edge of the boat. Bring a camera to capture the excitement as these super predators swarm. Cold drinks, snacks and polarized sunglasses are included on this Key West shark cruise.
What to Expect
Check in at the dock, located on Pier B behind the Westin Resort in Key West, and then climb on board the Tiger Cat. This 34-foot (10-meter), custom-built, eco-friendly catamaran is captained by local wildlife experts with more than 30 years of experience on the Florida Keys’ backcountry waters. The boat utilizes a power-pole system rather than an anchor(s) to keep it in place while viewing sharks, thus preventing any possible damage to the seagrass and coral bottom below.

Travel through the shallow waters close to natural mangrove islands and look for a variety of wildlife — like dolphins, turtles, stingrays and birds, to name a few. Then proceed about four miles (six km) offshore to prime shark territory. A scented bait is dropped into the water to attract these super predators right to the edge of the boat, sharks of all kinds: lemon, nurse, bull, blacktip and hammerhead sharks. Make sure to have a camera ready to capture the scene.

Cold beverages, snacks and polarized sunglasses are included on this Key West shark tour.
Reviews (188)
1 - 5 of 154 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Awesome experience made even better by (skippers) Clay and Dave

Just returned from a morning KW Shark experience with skippers Clay and Dave. Just an awesome experience out on the water providing all with a very up-close experience with sharks! They provided a wealth of information about sealife, the Keys, and conservation. They made my...More

Thank Ed W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
We loved this tour!

This was a great experience! Enjoyed seeing the lemon sharks. Captain Ken was a wealth of knowledge. If we ever make it back to Key West, we will definitely do it again!

3  Thank malindacs88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Passionate Conservationists

The guides were very passionate about conservation and righting misconceptions about these unfairly vilified creatures. They answered all questions about the sharks and encouraged everyone to learn more about sharks. Migration habits play a role in the viewing, but they enticed lemon sharks and black...More

2  Thank bholley10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Best part of our trip!

This was the by far the coolest thing we did on our trip to Key West this year. The captain and first mate really know their stuff. I had no idea what we were in for, and we were totally blown away at how many...More

1  Thank Christine L
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile
Exciting Shark Feeding Tour

The most awesome experience of our whole trip! Very knowledgeable Captain and First Mate. Very friendly. GREAT experience. Highly recommend!

1  Thank 270leannaa
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etorrentez
26 July 2018|
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Response from Jaden B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you'd be fine so long as you hold onto them, you're on a boat that has a gate/ fence around the edge.
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ClarkSch
19 July 2018|
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Response from Jaden B | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is, but it's tiny and down below the deck. Try to get everyone to go before you go on the boat so you can avoid it if possible.
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jpelbling
6 July 2018|
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Response from jlee621 | Reviewed this property |
There is a gap of about 6-12 inch you have to cross to get on the boat. If you are in a wheelchair, it can still be done, but could be a struggle for you and/or those helping you, to get down the dock ramp and around the... More
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