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Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area
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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Equipment including tandem kayaks, paddles, seats, and dry bags
Safety equipment including lifejackets and whistles
Gratuities
Bottled water

Departure Point

1 Collany Rd, Tierra Verde, FL 33715, USA

Please park in the dirt lot to the left of Billy’s Stone Crab Restaurant. You will see Kayak Tour signs. Once you arrive - follow the wooden restaurant entrance ramp the front of Billy’s Stone Crab back to the docks where you'll see the clear kayaks + your guide!

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • For your safety, we have a weight limit of 250 lbs per guest, and a combined limit of 425 lbs for two people in a tandem kayak
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Get Up And Go Kayaking - Tampa Bay
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Where is the departure location for the Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area?
A:We meet for this tour at Billy’s Stone Crab, 1 Collany Rd, Tierra Verde, FL 33715
Apr 2021
Q:
How many people can participate in the Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area?
A:Our fleet is small (5 kayaks) so expect an exclusive experience (no more than 10 people at a time).
Apr 2021
Q:
What will I see during the Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area?
A:The tour has several stops along the way where you will hear about local wildlife, marine life, and plant life! You will be able to get up close to Florida’s natural mangroves and to hop out on a sandy shoreline or sandbar based on the tide!
Apr 2021
Q:
What should I bring with me on the Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area?
A:We recommend bringing a reusable water bottle and a towel.
Apr 2021
Q:
What should I wear for the Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area?
A:We recommend wearing a swimsuit or clothing that can get wet, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. Wear comfortable shoes that you don't mind getting wet.
Apr 2021
Q:
Can I bring my child with me on the Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area?
A:Children are allowed but required by law to wear life jackets at all times if under 6 years old. The child must sit in a kayak for the duration of our tour. If your child is under 30 lbs, please bring an appropriate life jacket as sizing is specific.
Apr 2021
Q:
Can I participate in the Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area if I am not an experienced kayaker?
A:Our tours are made for any skill level to participate. We will have basic tips and tricks to help you maneuver the waterways. Some paddling may be considered intermediate but we try our best to paddle at a pace that is convenient for every paddler!
Apr 2021
Q:
Will I be sharing a kayak during the Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area?
A:All of our kayaks are tandem (made for 2 paddlers). However, the seats are removable and if you have an odd number of paddlers in your party we are able to accommodate the kayak as a single.
Apr 2021
Q:
Is there a weight limit to participate in the Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area?
A:Our weight limit is no more than 250 lbs per person and no more than 425 lbs per kayak. All of our kayaks are double kayaks. Keep in mind, the same 250 lb per-person weight limit still applies even if taking a kayak as a single.
Apr 2021
Q:
"Is the Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area handicap accessible?"
A:Due to the nature of kayaking, all guests must have upper-body mobility and the capacity to walk up and down steps to enter/exit kayaks.
Apr 2021
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area.

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star-5
Fun and beautiful tour!
Anna_A
, Jan 2022
I loved when we stopped at the little island and picked up some beautiful sea shells. Tour guide was very knowledgeable about the surrounding wild life and we learned many new things about Florida animals and plants.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you for joining us on a kayak tour to Shell Key!! We’re so glad you got to see so many great shells while out on the island. We hope you’ll be back in the future!!
star-5
Great tour!
Hannah_B
, Jan 2022
Raven was our tour guide and she was wonderful! Very knowledgeable and fun. The boats were clear which made the whole experience!!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you for your 5-star review!! We’re so glad you enjoyed the clear kayaks and got to learn more about Shell Key with Raven!
star-5
Great Tour!
Jessica_L
, Jan 2022
Awesome tour! Chris was the best guide. He was so friendly and knowledgeable about local wildlife and Shell Key Preserve. I had a great time and would definitely book this tour again.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
We are so happy to know you had such a wonderful time on the water with Chris!! We're thrilled you were able to learn about the wildlife and history of Shell Key along the way. Can't wait to have you back!!
star-5
We had the best time! ...
Shawn_D
, Jan 2022
We had the best time! Thank you Raven for being so informative and sweet! Definitely going to be back next year,we are from Indiana and will be telling all out friends about this experience.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you for your review!! We're so glad you were able to join us while on your vacation and had a wonderful time with Raven. We hope to see you again the next time you're in Florida!!
star-5
I'll be back!
Claire_S
, Dec 2021
Worth every penny! My fiancé and I had a short trip down to St. Petersburg so we jumped at the opportunity to enjoy the area. Our guide, Chris, was top notch! Friendly, helpful, and SO knowledgable about the wildlife. I learned so much about different species of birds, jellyfish, mangroves, dolphins...and we got to see that all on the 2 hour tour! It also involved paddling through a mangrove tunnel and enjoying a white-sand beach overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. We went earlier in the morning so it was fairly foggy for the first bit, but it was beautiful to watch it slowly lift up then enjoy the sunshine and blue skies! There were people of all levels of kayaking experience in our group; there were even some who were first time kayakers! Again, Chris was so helpful and I know every single person had a great time. Don't let lack of experience stop you from enjoying this tour!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thank you for your amazing review!! We are thrilled you and your group had such a wonderful time on your kayak adventure with Chris. We hope you had a great rest of your vacation!
star-5
Great experience
Debra_G
, Dec 2021
The upside down jellyfish were so neat to see and the clear kayaks made it so much easier to explore and view the sea bottom. Our guide, Jenna, was great. Thank you
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
We are so glad you got to experience the jellyfish Up close on your tour with Jenna!! We appreciate your kind review and hope you’ll join us again in the future!
star-5
Shell Key Kayak tour
Kristi_K
, Nov 2021
What an amazing day! Sunny skies, Crystal clear water, no and wind. Our amazing guide Alessia stopped along the way to show us all the beautiful creatures above and below the water. Would definitely recommend!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thank you for sharing your experience with us!! We’re so glad you had such a beautiful time touring Shell Key preserve with Alessia. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to see you again soon!
star-5
5 bucket hats from Maine
Susan_S
, Nov 2021
Elissa was a wonderful tour guide. She had some much knowledge and you can tell she truly enjoys her work. (Sorry if I spelled her name wrong) we went on this tour 11/19/21 at 3:00 pm.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thank you for your 5-star review!! We're so glad you had such a fun time on Alessia's tour!! We really appreciate your kind words about our guide!
star-5
Great tour!
Lisa_L
, Nov 2021
Grace the tour guide was great! Seen dolphins and various kinds of birds! mangrove tunnel was very cool.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thank you for joining us on a clear kayak adventure!! We're so happy to know you enjoyed your kayak to Shell Key and through the mangroves. We appreciate your kind words about our guide!
star-5
Highly recommened kayak tour
Cheryle_K
, Nov 2021
Grace led us on a beautiful two-hour paddle. I didn't want the tour to end. I will be doing this tour again when I return to St. Pete.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thank you for your 5-star review!! We are thrilled to know you had such an amazing time paddling through the preserve with Grace. We can't wait to have you back!!

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