Key West Safari Eco Sandbar Tour Adventure with Snorkeling

4.2 (168)
Key West, US
4.2 (168)
Key West, US
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Experience the thrill of exploring Key West like a local on the Key West Safari Eco Tour Adventure with Snorkeling! Captain your own speedboat through the beautiful and untouched waters of Florida's backcountry. Follow your experienced guide as you navigate through mangrove islands and discover hidden sandbars that can only be reached by boat. Keep your eyes peeled for amazing marine life such as sea turtles, dolphins, and a variety of sea birds along the way. Once you reach one of these secluded sandbars, grab your snorkel and dive into the pristine waters to explore the vibrant marine life in the mangroves. This 2.5-hour adventure is the best way to truly experience the natural beauty of Key West and create unforgettable memories. Don't miss out on this unique watersport experience with Sunset Watersports!

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Suitable for 1-2 Participants
  • Small Group Tour, Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Captain your own boat through the mangrove islands
  • Explore the local marine life on the way
  • Visit secluded sandbars only accessible by boat
  • Snorkel and swim among-st the aquatic life
  • Experience Key West's best kept secret
  • Use of all snorkel equipment
  • Local guide
  • 2.5-hour snorkel safari tour
  • 7.5% florida state sales tax
  • Gratuities

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Experience Key West like a local with the thrilling Key West Safari Eco Tour Adventure with Snorkeling. This unique activity offers a fun and exciting way to explore the hidden waters and pristine marine sanctuaries of Key West. Hop aboard your very own 2-person speedboat and embark on a 2.5-hour backcountry journey through the stunning mangrove islands. This tour is a must for those seeking an off-the-beaten-path adventure and an unforgettable experience in Key West.

What to Expect?

Get ready for an exhilarating ride as you captain your own speedboat through 28 miles of Florida backcountry. Follow your expert local guide as they lead you to a national marine sanctuary, where you'll have the opportunity to snorkel and swim in crystal-clear waters. Explore the mangrove islands and discover Key West's hidden sandbars that are only accessible by boat. Keep your eyes peeled for a variety of marine life such as sea turtles, dolphins, and colorful sea birds along the way. Immerse yourself in the tropical beauty and experience the thrill of navigating the waters firsthand.

Who is this for?

This adventure is perfect for anyone looking to escape the crowds and experience Key West in a unique and exciting way. Whether you're a solo traveler, a couple, or a group of friends, this tour is designed to cater to all. No prior boating experience is necessary, as you'll receive all the guidance and safety instructions you need. If you're a nature enthusiast or simply want to explore the hidden gems of Key West, this tour is a must-do.

Why book this?

The Key West Safari Eco Tour Adventure stands out from other tours with its intimate and personalized experience. Captain your own boat and be in control of your adventure as you navigate through the picturesque mangrove islands. Discover secluded sandbars that can only be reached by boat, providing a tranquil and exclusive setting for snorkeling and swimming among the vibrant marine life. This tour offers an unparalleled opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of Key West while enjoying the freedom and excitement of piloting your own vessel.

Good to Know

Before embarking on this adventure, it's important to note that Florida law requires everyone born after January 1, 1988, to take a boater's safety test in order to drive a boat. Make sure to arrive one hour early to take the test if you were born after this date. Additionally, a credit card for deposit and identification are required. This tour is for 2 people, making it an ideal experience for couples or friends seeking a memorable and intimate adventure in Key West.


Customers who have had the pleasure of experiencing the Key West Safari Eco Tour Adventure have raved about the unique and exciting nature of the trip. They praised the knowledgeable and friendly guides who made the experience even more enjoyable. Guests were particularly impressed by the opportunity to captain their own speedboat and explore the hidden gems of Key West, such as the secluded sandbars and vibrant marine life. Overall, customers found this tour to be a thrilling and unforgettable adventure that allowed them to see a different side of Key West.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

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Sunset Watersports



4.2 (168)


This was not at all what I expected. It was hardly a “safari tour” because our guide drove so far out in front of us we couldn’t even see him if he were to signal us or anything. We cruised through the mangroves trying not to be left behind, wondering when we would stop to explore or enjoy the scenery. You make one stop at the Mud Keys, and that’s it. Then our guide basically said “okay you’re free to explore” for over an hour while he hung out on his phone until it was time to leave. We didn’t know where we were, what to look for, or where to go. Plus there were at least two other larger boats of locals drinking and playing loud music. I would have liked if the guide would have taken us to a more secluded spot, especially if the point was to see wildlife. The snorkeling is not reef snorkeling but sandbar snorkeling. And the water is too murky/sandy to see much. We tried though, and enjoyed being in the water. The boats are small and you sit low, so you cannot really see the water unless you sit up on the boat while driving slowly.


We had a great trip out to the mud key and through the mangroves. We had done this years earlier and decided to try it again! It was a good time! It does give some adrenaline as you are driving the smaller boats! Good time for all ages! Advice: Wear a lot of sunscreen and bring some water to drink!!!


This is a really fun excursion. Cody our tour guide was really nice and knowledgeable. You have your own little two person speed boat. He guides you out to the mangroves where you make stops along the way. Super fun. Highly recommend.


What a great morning on the water. Sunny, calm. Each couple had their own boat. Fun ride out to the spot. Snorkeling was great. Not much to see but floating around in the sun is as good as it gets. Our first spot was empty when we arrived but filled up. Quickly moved to another secluded spot. Great trip and company. Would absolutely do it again. Shout out to our guide Tyler. Chill and competent.


The tour guide brought us to a cool little uninhabited island that had the perfect hammock for a couple to relax on. The boats ran at a good speed and were fun to drive.


Yes, I would recommend this. We have been in several excursions and this was a bit different. Being able to drive your own little boat was fun. Guide was great and very clear in safety.


It was a cloudy, breezy day, but warm so we still enjoyed the afternoon. Mother Nature didn’t let us see too much in the water or air, but it was fun to explore the various islands. Our guide was quite helpful. Any visitor to Key West should do this.


Nathan was our guide and he was very informative. The day was overcast, but the wildlife was abundant.


I was so pleased with this excursion. It seriously could not have been any better! We got very lucky in terms of weather, and the water was as calm as glass. Due to the water being shallow, we went to a different island than the tour typically goes to. This was perfect because it had better snorkeling. Based on the reviews I was not expecting to see a lot of fish but we saw puffer fish, lobster, parrot fish, etc! It was so much fun to ride in the boat too. I would do it again for sure, I wished we could have stayed on the island longer! My only advice would be to specifically ask to try another location if you are not having a good time snorkeling. It looks like in the reviews some people did not have great experience with this. The guides cannot control the weather and water conditions but they were all very kind. I’m sure they’d try to help make the day better if you asked! If you’re in Key West for multiple days it could also be beneficial to book last minute if you know there is going to be a better day in terms of weather. Also, before you book via this website, check out their company website specifically! They have a lot of information and other ways to book the trip… if you get what I’m putting down. They even texted with me before our trip about places to go in Key West. Highly recommend!


Loved the boating. The weather was perfect and our guide John (?) made it a great and truly memorable experience.
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