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Address: Marathon, FL 33050
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Dave is a great guide, and can help you create a memorable kayaking experience. Paddling through the mangroves is amazing! We splurged on an all-day tour, and had a great time... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 December 2016
Rachel P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Dave is a great guide, and can help you create a memorable kayaking experience. Paddling through the mangroves is amazing! We splurged on an all-day tour, and had a great time. Saw the Keys from different perspective, with great narrative from Dave. So fun!

Thank Rachel P
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

My family of 6 had a fun time with "Kayak Dave" on a mangrove tour off Sombrero Beach. Dave was very accommodating and easy going. I liked that we got to choose between single and double kayaks and I enjoyed the fact that we were allowed to tour at our own pace and were not rushed. I was disappointed that... More 

Thank Jennifer V
Carrboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Our family went on the Red Mangrove Kayak tour with Kayak Dave during our visit to the Keys. Dave did a spectacular job in giving us an awesome tour of Boot Key. We found a new kayaking term during our trip - "Tarzan kayaking". This is navigating your kayak by pulling your self through the mangrove canopy by reaching up... More 

Thank S C
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We had an excellent family tour led by Dave! Dave was professional, attentive and knowledgeable. We met Dave at the Sombrero Beach traffic circle and launched nearby. We were grouped with 2-3 other families and a few single folks for our journey. Dave gave us excellent safety and kayak instruction prior to our start. We saw tons of wildlife including... More 

Thank GaRedClay
Ocean View, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

We loved our kayak adventure with Dave, he was awesome! Fit us in last minute. We were all be ourselves and had a blast. Dave was very informative about the ecosystems we saw. The ride through the mangroves was amazing. We highly recommend this adventure!

Thank emwm25
Richmond, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

We had six people in our group and had a great time with Dave kayaking through the mangroves. He gave us some information about the area and what we were seeing and then we followed along with the group through the umbrellas of trees (be sure and watch your head-you have to duck a lot from branches!). This was an... More 

1 Thank LovetheSnow31
Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

Dave saved my life! Although we were not kayaking with his group he stopped and helped me get back into my kayak. My paddle had caught in the mangroves and I fell into the water. As a plus size senior citizen this was quite a struggle for me. Dave handle the situation quickly and politely. Many thanks to Dave for... More 

2 Thank 120jen13
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

Kayak Dave was a great guide with a comfortable and engaging demeanor, and 15 (?) years of experience and knowledge of the area. We'd never explored mangroves before and really enjoyed it. The scheduled duration of this trip seems to assume slow paddlers. We enjoyed a somewhat quick pace and skipped the invitation to swim, and we were done 30... More 

Thank Jim F
pelham, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2015

A fantastic tour of the mangrove "tunnels"... very peaceful, almost zen-like experience! Left from Sombrero beach, two older teens in tow. All enjoyed the adventure. Dave knows a good deal about the natural surroundings, knowledge that added to the enjoyment of the tour. All was as advertised. I only wish we could have done it another time later in our... More 

1 Thank Lauradw
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2014

We had a great time paddling with Dave, in and around Boot Key. We enjoyed his knowledge of the area, as well as his entertaining conversational style. We only wish we had found him earlier in the week, as I would have loved to go Island Hopping. Also, make sure you take his recommendations for lunch. We ate at Lazy... More 

Thank Michelle K

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