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Eco-adventure tours with Captain Steve

Key West, United States

Experience hosted by Capt. Steve

4 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 2 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

For those with a sense of adventure, single passengers and couples alike, Capt. Steve offers a day trip to Boca Grande, an outlying island 17 miles West of Key West traveling through the back country of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Boca Grande, a nesting bird habitat, has one of the largest natural sandy beach in the Florida Keys and last year hosted over 20 turtle nests. We pull the boat up on the shore and spend the day reef snorkeling, dolphin watching, picnicking, and taking a casual stroll along the beach observing wildlife. The Keys are a migratory path for eagles and falcons and butterflies. And some months the shore dances with an array of butterfly heading South. Our reefs host over 300 species of colorful tropical fish. Pods of bottle nose dolphins live year round in the Florida Keys and often are seen just offshore teaching their young to catch food. We stop along the way at the shipwreck of U.S.S. Coral that was owned by Henry Ford and was the largest private yacht in the world at 200 ft in 1900. NBC.Com Travel recently featured Captain Steve's Eco-Tours as the best of the FL Keys and Key West!

My goal is to have a magical day on the water, tailoring to your interests and sharing my passion of the Florida Keys and Key West.
Captain Steve
For those with a sense of adventure, single passengers and couples alike, Capt. Steve offers a day trip to Boca Grande, an outlying island 17 miles West of Key West traveling through the back country of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Boca Grande, a nesting bird habitat, has one of the largest natural sandy beach in the Florida Keys and last year hosted over 20 turtle nests. We pull the boat up on the shore and spend the day reef snor…

What's included

  • Drinks
    water is provided and you are welcome to bring any other beverage you prefe...
  • Equipment
    Snorkel gear and towels are provided as well as life jackets and noodles fo...

Meet your host, Capt. Steve

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 19 Reviews
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Captain Steve's Eco-adventure trips were recognized as the best in the FL Keys by NBC.Com Travel. Capt. Steve, a licensed USCG Captain with over 18,000 hours on the water and an extensive marine biology background from birds to fish, sea turtles and dolphins, and coral and ecology, charters his 25 ft. open-console Contender. Capt. Steve has lived in Key West for 26 years and is the owner/operator of the Atlantis House, a small boutique guesthouse that has been rated in the top 10 in the USA by BedandBreakfast.com and in the top 25 in the USA by Tripadvisor. Capt. Steve has been offering eco and snorkel trips for 20 years and knows the local waters and best snorkel spots and hidden islands. He is also knowledgeable and passionate on the local history of the Florida Keys and Key West. Capt. Steve tailors each trip depending upon interests.
Captain Steve's Eco-adventure trips were recognized as the best in the FL Keys by NBC.Com Travel. Capt. Steve, a licensed USCG Captain with over 18,000 hours on the water and an extensive marine biology background from birds to fish, sea turtles and dolphins, and coral and ecology, charters his 25 ft. open-console Contender. Capt. Steve has lived in Key West for 26 years and is the owner/operator of the Atlantis House, a small boutique guesthouse that has been rated in the top 10 in the USA by B…
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Where you'll be

We start from the Stock Island Yacht Club and Marina heading West into the back country of the FL Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Our destination Boca Grande is an outlying island 17 miles West. We pull the boat up on the beach walking along the shore observing wildlife. We stop at a 120 yr old shipwreck seeing sting rays on the sandy bottom & snorkel on a patch reef just off the island where we often see bottlenose dolphin with their you
Brady
April 2021
Steve was great and the boat trip was lots of fun. He is very knowledgeable about the island and surrounding waters. We enjoyed the ride, the views, marine life, and snorkeling. Would definitely recommend!
Heather
April 2021
This was such an amazing experience. Captain Steve has thirty years of experience to share. He customized our outing and made the day magical. It is something different to see the keys from the eyes of a nature lover in such a personal setting (it was just three of us on the boat!). We learned so much about the area.m, eco systems, the people, and the areas rich history. We will book with him again.
This was such an amazing experience. Captain Steve has thirty years of experience to share. He customized our outing and made the day magical. It is something different to see the…
Yasser
March 2021
Capt Steve was amazing. Such a knowledgeable person and passionate about the sea. He was a perfect host upon his boat. We had such an amazing time. We are planning to come back to do a fishing charter with him during the summer.
Becky
March 2021
Captain Steve was very personable and great at explaining the history and had extensive knowledge on plants, animals, and various other subjects. We saw Dolphins, we stopped at a beautiful secluded island with a beach, and went snorkeling. It was so great!
Captain Steve was very personable and great at explaining the history and had extensive knowledge on plants, animals, and various other subjects. We saw Dolphins, we stopped at a b…
Kevin
March 2021
Steve is incredibly knowledgeable about the history of the area, the wildlife and environment. He can tailor the tour to focus on specific areas or provide a little bit of everything. He’s entertaining and makes sure to tailor the experience to make sure that you have a great time. My wife and I recommend him to anyone coming to key west!
Steve is incredibly knowledgeable about the history of the area, the wildlife and environment. He can tailor the tour to focus on specific areas or provide a little bit of everythi…
Jina
February 2021
Despite the choppy seas we had a great day with Captain Steve. We visited a nice island and saw lots of dolphins. We learned a lot about the island’s history also.

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Please note 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).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

camera or cell phone is recommended to record memories.

Sunglasses (polaroid is preferred), hat, cover up and reef safe sunscreen.