What you'll do
You will meet me at my electric catamaran, Squid, under our HONEST ECO sign, 20 minutes before we depart. Our 4.5 hour trip by boat departs from The Historic Seaport in Old Town Key West. We will head to a mangrove island that we can only reach in a shallow draft boat. You will learn about our Key West ecosystem as you Kayak through Mangrove Islands. We will explore the distinct habitats of the Key West National Wildlife Refuge and learn about our diverse animals and plants Next, we'll load back on the boat and head to another one of my favorite spots to snorkel with sponges and corals. I'll be your guide, leading you around a calm snorkeling spot. I will point out animals that make our ecosystem unique and answer any questions that you have.
I founded and own HONEST ECO. With Kentucky bluegrass roots and a B.S. in Biology, I found a world with a blue sea too alluring to ignore. I hopped on a Greyhound bus in 2005, with a backpack and a tent. Thirty Eight hours later I was on the side of a road in Key West. Not knowing where to pitch my tent or what to do next, but knowing that somehow I needed to be on the water. With a passion for science- especially when related to the outdoors, a love of education, I discovered that being a guide and a captain was one of the few things that could meet my requirements. I've been sharing my knowledge and learning all about the back country for 10+
Fresh fruit, hummus and local bread
We use Klean Kanteen bottles so we do not use single use plastic
Cressi Snorkel masks, snorkels, and fins. Tandem kayaks and paddles
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Where you'll be
One of the oldest Wildlife Refuges in the country, KWNWR was established by Teddy Roosevelt in 1908, to protect a crucial habitat and breeding ground for birds, turtles and other wildlife. The refuge’s size is 300 square miles and only 1% of that is comprised of the mangrove islands, yet their canopies provide shelter for 250 species of birds, their trunks house the mangrove crabs and their roots exhibit a microcosm of life as juvenile species.
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Up to 6 guests ages 2 and up can attend.
Kayak a mangrove island and snorkel