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Top Key West Eco Tours Are
"Must Do In Key West" Activities

Key West eco tours are a big part of the many fun Key West things to do when you're on your Florida Keys vacation.

Famous for a variety of Key West activities, this region offers the perfect opportunity for eco tourists to explore the natural side of the Conch Republic.

Key West excursions that include kayak tours out to the Key West flats, give adventure seekers an opportunity to view and learn about the Florida wildlife they encounter.

Egrets, herons, roseate spoonbills, terns, pelicans, osprey, anhingas and bald eagles are just some of the birds you'll likely spot on your kayak trip.

You'll also find that the surprisingly clear and shallow waters of the Key West flats make it possible to view a multitude of Florida fish. Commonly seen are tarpon, permit, bonefish, barracuda, spiny lobster, and different species of shark. With luck, a sharp eye will also spot the gentle manatee, and you'll often notice dolphins frolicking in the water.

Equally important on these Key West eco tours, is learning about the native flora such as the different species of mangroves that line the islands. Mangroves are vital to the protection of the land, and are a sustaining, life giving force to the animals, birds, fish and insects that inhabit the region.

Key West Dolphin Adventure Tours

Key West Dolphin Encounters Are Perfect Family Adventure Vacations
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One of the more popular Key West eco tours is a boat tour out to the "dolphin playground", an area where hundreds of dolphins live, play, hunt and mate.

Key West dolphin tours are popular eco adventure trips that are fun for the whole family. The dolphin encounters out to the "dolphin playground" are a "Must Do In Key West" activity you simply won't regret.

A Key West sightseeing trip out to the Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge and the Key West National Wildlife Refuge are ideal for bird watching. Completely surrounded by water, these 2 sanctuaries protect a vast assortment of endangered, and threatened species of birds. Birds who are now experiencing a population regrowth, due to the fact that humans and other wildlife are not interfering with their reproduction and life cycle process.

Full day boat tours out to the Dry Tortugas National Park gives eco tourists an opportunity to glimpse sea turtles and other marine life. You can also catch up on Florida history by exploring historic Fort Jefferson, before going Florida Keys snorkeling and diving in the clear waters surrounding Garden Key.

Other Key West eco tours include day trips out to the Marquesas Keys. This is the perfect setting for kayaking inside the pristine lagoon, or on the outer perimeter of the Marquesas, watching for various wildlife, birds, and marine life.

Snorkeling is also a favorite eco vacation activity at the Marquesas Atoll the whole family can enjoy.

Marquesas Keys Are Perfect Adventure Vacation Destinations

Eco Trips To Pristine Marquesas Keys Are Ideal For Holiday Tours
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A Key West glass bottom boat ride is a fun, family adventure. Gliding over the water, you're able to clearly view the amazing assortment of colorful tropical fish and coral, and other marine life swimming beneath you.

Key West snorkeling trips are also an excellent eco tour option as you're able to experience one of the most important parts of the Florida Keys up close without touching them.

The coral reefs are an integral part of the health of the Florida Keys ecosystem. Good adventure tour companies teach the value of the reefs, while instilling the importance of looking and not disturbing these delicate living structures.

A Key West vacation wouldn't be complete without experiencing at least a few of the many adventure trips available, including shark eco tours. These eco tours teach the important role these apex predators play, and help to create a greater awareness of the problems facing sharks due to over fishing.

At the end of every day is the famous Key West sunset. No Key West vacation would be complete without enjoying a Key West sunset cruise. Not necessarily a true eco tour, a Key West sunset cruise is still a way for you to experience the natural beauty the island is famous for.

Not only can you enjoy the famous Key West sunset, you'll also be able to spot dolphins swimming, and enjoy watching the terns, pelicans and other water birds that bob and float or dive through the air around you.

Use the following list of eco tour companies as your Key West visitors guide to ecotourism attractions to make planning your Key West activities easier.

Key West Eco Tours

Blue Planet Kayak - Eco Tours & Rentals

305-294-8087 2933 Seidenberg Ave
Key West, FL 33040
Key West kayaking eco tours

Catamaran Echo

611 Grinnell St
Key West, FL 33040
2 hour - full day eco tours.

Clearly Unique Charters

631 Greene St
Key West, FL 33040
3 hour glass bottom kayak eco tours

Danger Charters

245 Front Street
Key West, FL 33040
Sail snorkel and kayak charters, plus sunset cruises

Dry Tortugas National Park & Fort Jefferson Ferry

Key West Seaport
240 Margaret St
Key West, FL 33040
Self guided tours of the Dry Tortugas National Park and Fort Jefferson. Boat is fully handicap accessible and Dry Tortugas and Fort are partially wheelchair accessible

Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center

33 E Quay Rd
Key West, FL 33040
Self guided and free admission at this wheelchair accessible centerbr>

Key West Extreme Adventures Shark Tour

245 Front St
Key West, FL 33040
"Green business" featuring wildlife and shark eco tours

Key West Wildlife Center & Aviary

1801 White St
Key West, FL 33040
Self guided nature walk at rehabilitation center that helps educate the public. Handicap accessible

Lazy Dog Kayak

Hurricane Hole Marina
Mile Marker 4.2
5114 Overseas Hwy
Key West, FL 33040
Stand up paddleboard 2 hour eco tours

Mellow Ventures

305 745 3874
201 Williams St Dock D Slip 8 Key West Historic Bight
Key West, FL 33040
Eco tours

Ocean Vue Adventures (Part of the Fury Water Adventures)

201 William St. Slip# 6 E
Key West, FL 33040
Glass bottom boat ride, Key West snorkeling trips, and dolphin encounters at dolphin playground

Sea-Clusive Charters

1107 Key Plaza, #315
Key West, FL 33040
Dry Tortugas tours for birdwatching, diving and other activities. Not exclusively eco tours

These Key West eco tours when added to other Key West attractions will may your Florida Keys vacation not just enjoyable, but educational and even more memorable.

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