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Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area provided by Get Up And Go Kayaking - Tampa Bay

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Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Our tours are done in CRYSTAL CLEAR KAYAKS! Clear kayaking allows you to have an immersive perspective on the unique wildlife and nature we have here in Florida - its the best window seat to the waters of Tampa Bay!
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You'll start at
Billy’s Stone Crab
1 Collany Rd, Tierra Verde, FL 33715, USAPlease park in the Billy’s Stone Crab Restaurant Parking lot, in the eastern most spots (furthest from the restaurant). Once you arrive - walk through the middle of the buildings towards the docks, where you'll see the clear kayaks + your guide!
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    Shell Key
    Stop: 2 hours -
    We'll get you checked in right when you arrive to allow for the most possible time on the water! Once you're all checked in, we'll give some basic paddle instructions and information about the tour ahead. We'll get you loaded up into your clear kayak and off we go! The paddle will last about 2 to 2.5 hours depending on the speed of our group and any wildlife we may see along the way. We will be sure to take plenty of pictures and give some awesome unique facts about the area on our several picturesque stopping points! There will even be a couple chances for you to get out and explore Florida's unique marine habitats! The first half of the paddle will be along side of the beautiful mangroves with our first stop being a mangrove tunnel (tide permitting), the second half will be a paddle across the blue waters to Shell Key where we will take time to enjoy the pristine sandbars and beach, finally we will paddle along the wildlife sanctuary to catch a glimpse of some native coastal birds! Be ready for lots of great local nature and wildlife along the way!
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You'll end at
Billy’s Stone Crab
1 Collany Rd, Tierra Verde, FL 33715, USAPlease park in the Billy’s Stone Crab Restaurant Parking lot, in the eastern most spots (furthest from the restaurant). Once you arrive - walk through the middle of the buildings towards the docks, where you'll see the clear kayaks + your guide!
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Important Information
Departure Point
Billy’s Stone Crab, 1 Collany Rd, Tierra Verde, FL 33715, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Equipment including tandem kayaks, paddles, seats, and dry bags
  • Safety equipment including lifejackets and whistles
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • While we have bottles available, we HIGHLY encourage guests to bring REUSABLE water bottles!
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Nicole S wrote a review Yesterday
Boston, Massachusetts1 contribution
This was an amazing experience! Right as we got out into the bay we saw two dolphins and they came really close! We had really cool birds around us all the time! Our tour guide Jenna made it super fun and she told us all about the wildlife and was a very social person! Highly
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Sara H wrote a review 23 Sep
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My husband and I loved the clear kayak tour!! This was truely an amazing adventure! There was lots of different species of birds and fish that inhabit in and around the beautiful mangroves. Shell key island was gorgeous and had some of the clearest water we have ever seen! A big
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Ashley R wrote a review 23 Sep
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The wind was a little strong that day, but otherwise it was an enjoyable and relaxing time. Jenna (our guide) made it a fun time; I love how she told us about the wild life and history of the area. Fair warning you will be required to use a tandem kayak, they do not have
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Morgan R wrote a review 21 Sep
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Such an amazing trip! Charlie and Chris were really great tour guides and we had a wonderful time, thank you!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from getupandgotampabay, Owner at Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for joining us for a paddling adventure! We're so thrilled to hear that you had an amazing time kayaking with Charlie and Chris through Shell Key Preserve! We hope to have you join us again in the future!
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Mayra F wrote a review 20 Sep
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Our guide Matt was the best. He’s awesome and friendly. Matt introduced us to Fred and another types of birds.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from getupandgotampabay, Owner at Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for joining us for a paddling adventure! We're so thrilled to hear that you had an amazing time kayaking with Matt through Shell Key Preserve! And we're so glad you got to meet Fred! We hope to have you join us again in the future!
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About the operator

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By: Get Up And Go Kayaking - Tampa Bay
MellyMiller
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Low key the BEST way to see Shell Key!
My wife and I enjoy being tourists in our own city/state. She surprised me with a morning kayaking trip this past S
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Mayleesa
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Clear Kayaking
They were very professional and very knowledgeable! The clear kayaks were in excellent shape! Our tour guide Raven
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L8817MPannah
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Chris was great!
Chris was an amazing tour guide! This was our first time clear kayaking with the family and he did such a great job
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FairlyUntraveled
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Awesome!
Jonathan and Charlie were awesome guides on our glow in the dark tour. It was a fantastic experience being out in t
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anelysn
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AWESOME!!!!
We had such a great time! Beautiful view of the sunset! Jonathan and Raven where great tour guides they made the ex
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mariabB3330YH
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amazing
Chris was amazing and we had one of the best days in 2020. It was so beautiful and perfect thank you can not wait t
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Behlyn_Knowles
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Best kayaking experience
My husband and I did the sunset/glow tour. Our guides were Charlie & Johnathan. They were awesome! I think it was J
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Excursion715030
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Jonathan and Matt Glow Tour
Amazing trip at night! Jonathan and Matt took us down into a mangrove canopy then out to the sand bar to explore! W
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jarrodautospa
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YOU NEED TO DO THIS ---- AMAZING!!
Very Cool!! Such an amazing feeling to be out on the water with it being dark and just the light of the kayak's an
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aprilw360
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Thanks Charlie and Jenna for an awesome tour!
Our tour was awesome. The sunset on the beach was spectacular and hanging shells on the trees for luck was so cool
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C6207EJrebeccar
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Birthday excursion!
Great tour today! Matt has a great eye for pointing out sea creatures ! Patient and helpful! Thanks!
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alexcrengifo
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Trip
Matt was a excelente instructor and very funny overall trip 10/10 would recommend good for all ages.
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179leih
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Excellent kayak tour
Had a great time on the kayak tour and our guide Matt was excellent! Will definitely plan again when in Tampa! Beau
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chuck906150
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Awesome time on the water with Matt
Awesome outing for our twins birthday- really fun mini adventure in Tampa Bay - our guide Matt was the greatest and
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katiehS6488BQ
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Yay birthday
Had an amazing time! Matt was a great guide. So fun and educational. A great birthday treat for me and my friends.
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  • Duration: 2h
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