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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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Patrick W wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Our tour guide Jay was awesome! He is very knowledgeable about the area. We had a really great time kayaking to shell key preserve. We were able to see dolphins and several bird species.
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Response from getupandgotampabay, Owner at Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area
Responded 16 Feb 2020
Thank you for your wonderful review Patrick! Wow! It sounds like you had a great tour - dolphins and all! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed paddling with Jay! We hope to have you back out again in the future, thank you for paddling with us!
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Bonnie M wrote a review Feb 2020
Rutland, Vermont, United States14 contributions3 helpful votes
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I made plans to go on a clear bottom kayak tour. It sounded cool but who knew. We pulled into the parking lot. We immediately met Chase. She was on top of everything. Signed in, got our dry bags. Got our boats and we were off on our trip. We went in the 9:00 am tour.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from getupandgotampabay, Owner at Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area
Responded 13 Feb 2020
WOW! It sounds like you had an incredible tour filled with tons of information and wildlife! We're so thrilled Chase was able to share so much information and knowledge with you! We're even more thrilled that you had such a great time out on the water with us! Thank you so much for joining us and for the fantastic review! Hope to have you back paddling with us again soon!
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Bootako58 wrote a review Feb 2020
Manchester, Vermont2 contributions
We did a morning kayak tour with Chase. She was the perfect guide... very knowledgeable and great personality! She made sure we saw, and learned about, as many birds and ocean life as possible. We saw a bald eagle on a sand bar... very cool! Great shells- Absolutely loved
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from getupandgotampabay, Owner at Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area
Responded 13 Feb 2020
A bald eagle?! What a neat experience! We're thrilled you had such a great tour with Chase! She is very knowledgeable about wildlife and we love having her as a tour guide! Thank you so much for joining us on tour and for giving us a fantastic review! Hope to have you join us again soon!
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Megan F wrote a review Feb 2020
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania2 contributions
The tour was excellent, and our tour guide Christian was so personable and knowledgable. It was a sunset tour so we were able to watch the sunset from the water. We also got to see a pod of dolphins. Would recommend to anyone who is trying to be active and enjoy the view. Would
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Response from getupandgotampabay, Owner at Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area
Responded 13 Feb 2020
WOW! It sounds that you had such an incredible tour with Christian! We're thrilled to hear it was such a great experience and you even got to see dolphins!! Thank you so much for paddling with us and for such a wonderful review! We hope to have you back out with us again!
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Maps594159 wrote a review Feb 2020
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There was a storm that had rolled in a few days before so the water was very cloudy. Couldn’t see much from the Kayak. The guide was very good. Shelling was great. Experienced an out/back kind of tour due to the storm pushing water out of the bay.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from getupandgotampabay, Owner at Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area
Responded 13 Feb 2020
Thank you so much for your feedback! We're attempting to modify our tour times around the tide to provide a better experience - we've messaged you to figure out when you were paddling with us so we can prevent this from happening again! Please let us know if/when you'd like to join us again and we'd be happy to give you a discount and far better experience!
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About the operator

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By: Get Up And Go Kayaking - Tampa Bay
valerirodri
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Amazing
Hannah was so sweet and great tourist guide. We loved it! The sunset was perfect and the whole experience as well.
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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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