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Dry Tortugas, Key West & Marquesas Keys Birding & Eco Charters

Dry Tortugas, Key West & Marquesas Keys Birding & Eco ChartersThe Florida Keys offer one of the most unique ecological systems in all of North America and we will take you into the heart of it from the Key West National Wildlife Refuge and Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary to the Marquesas Keys and the Dry Tortugas. There are seven distinct ecosystems to explore, all with their own special flora and fauna and sea life. This complex and interdependent eco-system is also a beautiful nursery and breeding ground for most of the marine life that later migrates to the reef. The pristine, crystal clear waters offer you an escape to a quiet world of uninhabited mangrove islands and aquamarine passages. Truly stunning for the land and seascapes and a feeling of remoteness. The Florida Keys offer the hidden beauty of serene and captivating vistas in every direction. We take you to the best breathtaking spots for viewing marine life, photography, snorkeling or bird watching.

Dry Tortugas, Key West & Marquesas Keys Birding & Eco ChartersECO-TOUR TRIP PRICING

3 Day, 2 Night Adventure: April – October

  • $3600 Mid-Week
  • $3900 Weekends & Holidays
  • $1200 Each Additional Day
  • $150 per person Optional meal plan
  • Up to six paddlers

3 Day, 2 Night Adventure: November – March

  • $3300 Mid-Week
  • $3600 Weekends & Holidays
  • $1200 Each Additional Day
  • $150 per person Optional meal plan
  • Up to six paddlers

2 Day, 1 Night Adventure November – March ONLY:

  • $2400 Mid-Week
  • $2700 Weekends or Holidays
  • $1200 Each Additional Day
  • Up to six paddlers

Departure/Return times:

  • Friday – Sunday: 10 am to 2 pm
  • Monday – Wednesday: noon to 2 pm

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Prices include:

  • Licensed US Coast Guard Captain
  • Overnight sleeping accommodations
  • Kayaks
  • Snorkel Equipment
  • Water and Gatorade
  • General first aid and oxygen tank

Kayaking

Kayaking

You will escape to and explore the seclusion of the mangrove ecosystems surrounding Key West, and journey into the unspoiled, natural habitats of the wildlife native to the Lower Florida Keys, Marquesas Keys and the Dry Tortugas that are only accessible by kayak. Tour around the uninhabited mangrove islands or discover multitudes of tropical fish while snorkeling over a pristine sponge and coral garden that is filled with a myriad of unique creatures awaiting your discovery. We commonly see dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, sting rays, small sharks, star fish, snappers, schools of various bait fish and tropical fish such as wrasses, butterfly fish, parrot fish, hog snappers, and sergeant majors. Other animals include Florida spiny lobsters, soft corals, hard star corals, a variety of conch shells, and a multitude of vibrantly colored sponges; an unbelievable adventure to view it all.

Birding

BirdingW The mangrove islands are home and nursery to the many birds that migrate to the islands each year for their mating season. During the migratory season, you’ll see Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds, Yellow-Billed Cuckoos, Peregrine Falcons, and Frigate Birds from time to time, and it is not uncommon to see Herons, Ibises and Egrets forage the flats, Pelicans dive in formation, and Cormorants disappear under the water while Magnificent Frigates soar above. You will encounter nesting sites for pelagic birds like the northern gannet, magnificent frigate bird, brown booby, black noddy, and sooty tern just to name a few. Hundreds of songbirds, water birds, shorebirds, and raptors still pass through Key West every year. Roseate Spoonbills, Ospreys, bald eagles, hawks, ibis, plovers and snipes and even the spectacular Spotted Eagle soar above or pry the flats for a meal. There are over 300 different species of birds resting or living in the area in and around the islands throughout the year, making almost any day of the year perfect for bird watching.