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Guided Kayak EcoTour of Beautiful Shell Key
Thank you to our lovely customers for making us the most popular kayak tour in Tampa Bay! Our kayaking eco tour explores both the wonderful waters & beautiful beaches of Shell Key Preserve. This is an entirely outdoors experience! We do have to adjust daily tour times to work with the tides+weather so please LET US KNOW if you are only available for the 1 time slot you select. We'll meet everyone at the launch, do introductions, give waterproof bags,& get everyone prepped for kayaking. No experience needed as we'll give everyone a paddling overview! We use primarily double kayaks for ease+comfort. (Your booking time is the planned arrival time. Average water depth 2 feet) After that we'll get launched into Shell Key Preserve! The Preserve is a beautiful shallow environment with tons of wildlife & a very interesting ecosystem which we'll discuss plus the history of the Preserve! From the shallow seagrass flats to the large mangrove islands to the pristine beaches of Shell Key itself we'll try and cover it all! Including traveling through some mangrove tunnels (with friendly tides, primarily Mar-Oct) We'll also look for+talk about some of our incredible wildlife in the Preserve including dolphins, manatees, & other fish & birds! We'll also happily give some places to eat & things to do while you're here! If you enjoy your tour please consider tipping your guide thank you!
Cuban History, Cigars, and Breweries
DISCLAIMER: Due to COVID-19, we may have to do a modified version of the experience. THE TOUR: we will focus on Ybor City, and will include the following: meeting at the local, well-known craft brewery Coppertail Brewing Co.; visiting the Florida Cane Distillery and checking out their tasty spirits (made from sugar cane); watching people hand-roll cigars, while sampling/buying local cigars at a local cigar shop; visiting the José Martí Park and Vicente Martinez Ybor's Cigar Factory to learn about Cuba's historical connection with Ybor City (founded in 1885), as well as cruising 7th Ave (La Séptima), Ybor's "Main Street," before heading back to our meeting place (Coppertail Brewing Co). Participants are encouraged to make a reservation to dine at the Columbia Restaurant (founded in 1905) at the conclusion of the tour. This trip is for the individual who wants to engage in an authentic and historic Tampa experience. If you'd like a more individualized experience, I can tailor a more customized tour based on your specific areas of interest. For this, I would need a minimum of 4 participants. Feel free to contact me with any inquires. Other things to note Dress appropriately for the Tampa, Florida weather by checking the forecast in advance. **Food and drinks at the Columbia Restaurant are not included in the tour**
Clear Kayak Tour to Shell Key
One of our highly knowledgeable ecotour guides will 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 tandem clear kayak and off we go! The paddle will last about 2 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!
Honey Bees Up Close - Bee A Keeper
Your 1.5+ hour interactive experience with a bee colony begins with a multimedia overview of the life of a bee and the different jobs a bee has as they mature. Learn the parts of the hive. You’ll see a hive and learn how to hold a frame (without squishing the bees -they don’t like that). We’ll get suited up. Light a smoker. Do a safety check, and approach the hive. At the hive you’ll see and feel the power of propolis (a supplement for humans as well) -- its the glue bees use to seal up the hive. We’ll lift the lid and go inside. For some, that’s might be as far as they want to go. But, if you want to see more, we will do a complete hive inspection: Pull frames to see how the bees create honey and keep the colony alive. You’ll see open “wet cells” of nectar that are still in the process of transforming into honey. You’ll see capped honey, tiny freshly laid eggs and all the stages of bee development ( larvae, caped brood, and newly emerging “baby bees”). I’ll show you how beekeepers help control pests (other insects and diseases) and keep the bees healthy so they can do their important work. You’ll hold frames of bees and feel the weight of a full frame of honey when compared to a frame of bees. There’s always time for selfies. You’ll sample honey & enjoy a cold beverage
St Petersburg Brunch Tour
We will take you on a delicious Brunch adventure in beautiful St Petersburg. We will meet outside of the Historic Detroit Hotel and make our way toward the first tasting venue. Take in the history and iconic buildings in between a total of 4 delicious food stops. Each food venue will have a unique Brunch tasting and you will get to know the local gems of the city. Two of our venues will also be serving brunch-style drinks. If you would like to eat, drink and explore like a local this is a great start! We are excited to host guests from all over the world! Our experience is meant to be social and we create small groups for this purpose. Our food stops will vary as we partner with many eateries in the St Pete districts Other things to note Let us know if you have a food allergy, we can cater for most if you let us know before the tour. Walking is at an easy pace and around 1 mile on flat paving.

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Clearwater BEACH YOGA
Join us for a 60 min yoga class directly ON Clearwater Beach near the famous Pier 60. The sounds of tranquil waves, crystal blue skies, and perfectly moldable sand as grounding provides a total immersion of the elements beyond any indoor studio. Not only will you be breathing clean fresh air with blue skies and waves as your backdrop, it's highly likely you will see dolphins frolicking in the water just off the shore!! Other things to note Please arrive 10 minutes early to meet the instructor, sign liability waiver and inform us of any health concerns.
Egmont Key Experience, Dolphins and Island Tour
Departing from the St Petersburg Pier, we head south along the waterfront and into the Gulf of Mexico. After a 45 minute boat ride, guests will find themselves on the beaches of Egmont Key, an island that can only be accessed by boat. Egmont has it all, clear water, history and wildlife. Gopher tortoises roam the island, you'll be able to explore ruins from a town from the 1800s and the beaches are perfect for swimming and shelling, you can find sharks teeth too! You'll have a couple hours on the island, afterwards we'll head back towards downtown St Pete looking for dolphin. Often, the dolphin will swim in the wake of the boat just a few feet off the back!
Morning fishing excursion local spot high success rate
We will get out there just before the sun rises when the fish are really biting. The spot that I go is a local gem. We will be enjoying some onshore fishing on my favorite beach. Not many tourists will know about this beach. Especially if it's your first time in the area. Most people come for Clearwater Beach. We will be one of the only people out there. I will provide the bait and drinks and fishing poles. I will also have a small tent setup for taking breaks if necessary with chairs. The bait that I use is guaranteed to catch fish. When I'm out there I'm catching fish back to back almost every time. It's a simple tried & true technique. Catching fish and making memories to last a lifetime. I also have a GoPro camera to take pictures of your catch and send to you. The first Excursion that we did our guests said that they had paid a lot of money to be taken out on a boat for a deep sea fishing Expedition, not only did they not catch any fish but they felt like their hosts were rude. They weren't given any sort of discount or an offer to go back out again since they didn't catch any fish. They went out with us after work and caught fish back to back they were so surprised and happy by the time they left they were all smiles. If for some reason you don't catch a fish we will give you another opportunity free of charge. Make the event shorter or longer if you please!
Slow Flow Beach Yoga Experience in St Pete Beach
Dig your toes into the sand and enjoy the serene ocean ambiance with a rejuvenating SUNSET BEACH YOGA EXPERIENCE in Beautiful ST PETE BEACH, FLORIDA! * ALL YOGA/ FITNESS LEVELS WELCOME. @OceanFitnessYoga offers a non-traditional 75-minute workout combining vinyasa flow yoga and gentle core power exercise focusing on strength, balance, and flexibility. Ground yourself, listen to the healing waves of the ocean, and get ready for some booty-shaping, fat-burning reps! WHAT TO BRING: Please bring your own yoga mat, beach towel and/or blanket, and water. Contact me to customize your class! PROMO VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VAUDzYqINE Sign up today & enjoy the beauty of Mother Ocean! *Just to confirm, this class is located in ST PETE BEACH, FLORIDA (not California) _______________ Check out these additional adventures in St Pete during your stay: PADDLEBOARD YOGA & FITNESS EXPERIENCE: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/180591 SHELL KEY ADVENTURE PADDLE TOUR: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/1083996 CHAKRA SOUND HEALING & BEACH YOGA: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/1833139 _______________ GET FIT. ONE VINYASA AT A TIME. www.OceanFitnessYoga.com www.Facebook.com/OceanFitnessYoga www.Instagram.com/OceanFitnessYoga YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbzmqyXqK-oHNPPq-UPnCjw Contact us: Kerry@OceanFitnessYoga.com, (424) 223-7680
Sunset Cruise on Private Yacht Two Hours
We will meet a party of up to six guests at the Gulfport City Marina near St. Pete Beach. Guests will board our Formula 37 Personal Cruiser. Captain Al will conduct a safety briefing and we will embark upon a 2 hour personal cruise experience including introductions and interactive conversation starters. We have many years of customer service experience in the fashion, advertising, airline travel, and hotel industries. In addition to memorable conversation, we will provide views of local sites and islands. A highlight of the personal luxury cruising experience will be seeing a spectacular St. Pete Beach sunset from onboard while being served light snacks and drinks.

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Čo môžete zažiť blízko lokality Sunset Beach

Glass Bottom Kayak Led Illuminated Night Tours St Pete Beach
We offer the Ultimate Adventure - Our Glass Bottom Kayak LED illuminated Night Tours! In fact no one else offers this experience anywhere in the world with our custom light system & kayaks and how we've trained the fish to follow us! Become a Fish Whisperer for a magical night under the stars! At our St. Pete Beach location we'll first visit a mangrove bird island & learn about several types of seabirds! Afterwards we'll paddle down protected waterways & see amazing underwater views along with feeding fish which is fun for everyone! The fish will follow our kayaks and get so close you can even touch them! You may also see crabs, shrimp & other sea-life as we illuminate the waters around us. With literally nothing to do at night in Water Sports, our Glass Bottom Kayak LED illuminated Night Tours are perfect for families, friends, large groups, or an unforgettable date night under the stars! These are dry kayaks so you can wear full clothing with shoes and even stay warm in the winter!
Guided Kayak EcoTour of Beautiful Shell Key
Thank you to our lovely customers for making us the most popular kayak tour in Tampa Bay! Our kayaking eco tour explores both the wonderful waters & beautiful beaches of Shell Key Preserve. This is an entirely outdoors experience! We do have to adjust daily tour times to work with the tides+weather so please LET US KNOW if you are only available for the 1 time slot you select. We'll meet everyone at the launch, do introductions, give waterproof bags,& get everyone prepped for kayaking. No experience needed as we'll give everyone a paddling overview! We use primarily double kayaks for ease+comfort. (Your booking time is the planned arrival time. Average water depth 2 feet) After that we'll get launched into Shell Key Preserve! The Preserve is a beautiful shallow environment with tons of wildlife & a very interesting ecosystem which we'll discuss plus the history of the Preserve! From the shallow seagrass flats to the large mangrove islands to the pristine beaches of Shell Key itself we'll try and cover it all! Including traveling through some mangrove tunnels (with friendly tides, primarily Mar-Oct) We'll also look for+talk about some of our incredible wildlife in the Preserve including dolphins, manatees, & other fish & birds! We'll also happily give some places to eat & things to do while you're here! If you enjoy your tour please consider tipping your guide thank you!
Clear Kayak Tour to Shell Key
One of our highly knowledgeable ecotour guides will 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 tandem clear kayak and off we go! The paddle will last about 2 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!
Swim in crystaline water at Rainbow Springs
If you like adventure you cannot miss this experience! One of Florida’s largest springs, offers countless ways to enjoy its beautiful natural environment and crystalline springs that remain 72 degrees year-round. Join us and lounge around the small beach at the Headsprings and dive into a cordoned-off swimming area. We'll also take a stroll through the woods and experience lush, mossy hammocks, sloping hills, ornamental gardens and man-made waterfalls. For the kayak enthusiast there are available rentals on site, you will have some free time in case you would like to do this. We'll meet at the meeting location as described in the details, from there we'll depart to the springs. The trip is about 1:40 - 2:00 hrs depending on outside conditions like weather and traffic. Once we reach our destination expect a full day adventure of exploring the park trails, swimming and snorkeling the crystalline springs, relaxing and playing some games. ~Click on my airbnb profile to find more fun experiences hosted by me! Find me on IG: @torvitravel
Kayak Shell Key Preserve With Capt Yak
Capt Yak is a Veteran owned business. We will explore through and around Mangrove Islands, Beds of Sea Grasses and Sand Bars on Comfortable and Easy Paddling Kayaks. Our Sit-On-Top Kayaks are outfitted with adjustable seats with back support that add comfort and paddling ease to your trip. The seat position also allows you to see the abundant sea life below much better than the old style Sit-In Kayaks. Birds, stingrays, horseshoe crabs, shells, manatees and dolphins are some of the wildlife you may see. Greg, "Capt Yak", will immerse you in this vital eco-system and provide you with information on the abundant wildlife and plant life you will encounter on this 3 hour tour. Your route will be based on the tide and wind to make the paddle as easy and enjoyable as possible. Midway through the tour you will stop at Shell Key and have time for a stroll, take a dip in the warm gulf waters, look for that special shell, have a snack or just relax and take it all in. On the return trip you will continue to be mesmerized with your interactions with your guide. With nearly thirty years experience conducting field research and working in the zoo field, Greg has acquired a vast amount of knowledge that crosses over to his passion of kayaking Shell Key Preserve for many years. Looking for another unique experience? Check out the Kayak Sunset Tour at Shell Key Preserve with Capt Yak!

Čo môžete zažiť blízko lokality Isla del Sol

Premier St Pete Dolphin & Island Boat Tour
Join us for a day out on the water exploring Gulf Coast waterways, and the islands that surround St Petersburg. The boat- Luxury 700HP 33ft Everglades Center Console with tower. We ease out past Maximo Park into Boca Ciega Bay, and cruise west towards Pass-A-Grille and Shell Key Nature Preserve. We will then head out of Pass-A-Grille into the Gulf Of Mexico. From the Pass-A-Grille channel we cruise south to “Bunces Pass” on the north end of Ft. Desoto St Park. Ultra clear emerald blue green water and surrounded by islands on either side, it’s a great place to snap some pictures. From here we start the search for Dolphin on our way back to the marina. Driving the boat from the upstairs tower enables me to see which way the dolphin are swimming and put you and your family right alongside them. *Safety is my top priority on the water, daily weather & wind conditions play a factor in where the trip goes *Trips are limited to 6 passengers only per the USCG *Smoking is not permitted *Fishing is not permitted *Water/Gatorade/soda provided, feel free to bring drinks / snacks of your own (please no glass bottles) *Trip departs from Loggerhead Marina in St. Petersburg. Free parking and clean restrooms are on site. I pride myself on providing outstanding customer service, gratuities are appreciated. Please message me with any questions! -Capt Chad
Egmont Key Experience, Dolphins and Island Tour
Departing from the St Petersburg Pier, we head south along the waterfront and into the Gulf of Mexico. After a 45 minute boat ride, guests will find themselves on the beaches of Egmont Key, an island that can only be accessed by boat. Egmont has it all, clear water, history and wildlife. Gopher tortoises roam the island, you'll be able to explore ruins from a town from the 1800s and the beaches are perfect for swimming and shelling, you can find sharks teeth too! You'll have a couple hours on the island, afterwards we'll head back towards downtown St Pete looking for dolphin. Often, the dolphin will swim in the wake of the boat just a few feet off the back!
Wine Tasting at Keel and Curley Winery
Wine lover? Keel and Curley is a local favorite, founded in 1979, the family-owned and operated Keel Farms is located in Plant City and oversees Keel & Curley Winery and Keel Farms Agrarian Ale & Cider. Handcrafting high-quality, locally grown, and self-sustaining food and beverages for our neighbors far and wide. Experience Keel and Curley Winery with a tour and learn about their history, mission, sustainable practices, and how the farm to glass products are made. Roam the farm as you learn more about their core values and principles every step of the way and have a taste of the flavorful beverages created on site. This local attraction is an opportunity to leave you with a flavor of one of the best Florida creations. Recommended by locals.
Sunset Cruise on Private Yacht Two Hours
We will meet a party of up to six guests at the Gulfport City Marina near St. Pete Beach. Guests will board our Formula 37 Personal Cruiser. Captain Al will conduct a safety briefing and we will embark upon a 2 hour personal cruise experience including introductions and interactive conversation starters. We have many years of customer service experience in the fashion, advertising, airline travel, and hotel industries. In addition to memorable conversation, we will provide views of local sites and islands. A highlight of the personal luxury cruising experience will be seeing a spectacular St. Pete Beach sunset from onboard while being served light snacks and drinks.
Honey Bees Up Close - Bee A Keeper
Your 1.5+ hour interactive experience with a bee colony begins with a multimedia overview of the life of a bee and the different jobs a bee has as they mature. Learn the parts of the hive. You’ll see a hive and learn how to hold a frame (without squishing the bees -they don’t like that). We’ll get suited up. Light a smoker. Do a safety check, and approach the hive. At the hive you’ll see and feel the power of propolis (a supplement for humans as well) -- its the glue bees use to seal up the hive. We’ll lift the lid and go inside. For some, that’s might be as far as they want to go. But, if you want to see more, we will do a complete hive inspection: Pull frames to see how the bees create honey and keep the colony alive. You’ll see open “wet cells” of nectar that are still in the process of transforming into honey. You’ll see capped honey, tiny freshly laid eggs and all the stages of bee development ( larvae, caped brood, and newly emerging “baby bees”). I’ll show you how beekeepers help control pests (other insects and diseases) and keep the bees healthy so they can do their important work. You’ll hold frames of bees and feel the weight of a full frame of honey when compared to a frame of bees. There’s always time for selfies. You’ll sample honey & enjoy a cold beverage

Čo môžete zažiť blízko lokality Ponce de Leon

Morning fishing excursion local spot high success rate
We will get out there just before the sun rises when the fish are really biting. The spot that I go is a local gem. We will be enjoying some onshore fishing on my favorite beach. Not many tourists will know about this beach. Especially if it's your first time in the area. Most people come for Clearwater Beach. We will be one of the only people out there. I will provide the bait and drinks and fishing poles. I will also have a small tent setup for taking breaks if necessary with chairs. The bait that I use is guaranteed to catch fish. When I'm out there I'm catching fish back to back almost every time. It's a simple tried & true technique. Catching fish and making memories to last a lifetime. I also have a GoPro camera to take pictures of your catch and send to you. The first Excursion that we did our guests said that they had paid a lot of money to be taken out on a boat for a deep sea fishing Expedition, not only did they not catch any fish but they felt like their hosts were rude. They weren't given any sort of discount or an offer to go back out again since they didn't catch any fish. They went out with us after work and caught fish back to back they were so surprised and happy by the time they left they were all smiles. If for some reason you don't catch a fish we will give you another opportunity free of charge. Make the event shorter or longer if you please!
The Cycleboat Experience
If you’re looking for the ultimate way to enjoy Clearwater, you’re in the right place. This is the party boat everyone is talking about! Head to the water with your friends on one of our pedal-powered party boats. We launch from Right Choice Marine, located in Clearwater. From there we will check you in and head out to the bay for a 2 hour party cruise. While on the water, pop open your favorite beverages, take in the fresh ocean views, and enjoy the party! We adjust the resistance to make pedaling as easy as you want, and we have a gas engine that we can turn on at any time. Pedaling is optional! We include everything but the drinks (bring your own beer, wine, hard seltzer, and liquor!), we will supply the coolers, ice, music, party lights and a bathroom on board! During the cruise, you are welcome to pedal, hang out with your friends, chill on the bench seats and just have a plain old good time! Be sure to select our sunset cruise to get one of the best views of the sunset in Clearwater. This is guaranteed to be a party to remember. We look forward to meeting you and having you aboard!
Good Vibes Mobile Kayak Rental Company In St Pete
Let us help "Recharge your Soul" as you can rent one of our amazing Vibe kayaks and take off on your own adventure. Or join us on one of our beautiful Florida Gulf Coast sunset tours or our magical night bioluminescence tours (seasonal May-September). With Good Vibes Kayak Rentals it's an adventure from the moment you start gliding in your kayak. Once you start to paddle you come to realize how much fun you are going to have and your feelings will be exhilarating! You may encounter curious dolphins, a meandering manatee or two or three, jumping fish and lots of Florida birds and migrating birds depending on the season. Its very relaxing and enjoyable to be out on the water taking in the sun and the surrounding sounds of our beautiful nature . We javr adventures for all levels. Reach out to us about weekly rates. We look forward to meeting you!
Down Town St Petersburg Food Tour
We will take you on a culinary adventure in beautiful St Pete, also known as the "Sunshine City". We will explore the Central Arts District and Historic Shopping Arcades built in the 1920s, taking in the history, iconic buildings, and murals in-between 5 delicious food stops. Each food venue will have a unique tasting and you will get to know the local gems of the city. If you would like to eat and explore like a local this is a great start! We are excited to host guests from all over the world! Our experience is meant to be social and we create small groups for this purpose. We will make stops at 5 different food venues in the Central Arts District. Last: 3 hours The walking tour is 1.5 miles at an easy pace with 5 seated food venues in between the walk.
Forge a Silver Ring in a Private Jewelry Studio- St Pete
Experience the art of jewelry making in a private fully equipped home studio, under the guidance of a jeweler. This is a beginner friendly workshop, where you will create a sterling silver ring band made from start to finish by you. At the start of the workshop you will sign safety procedures and liability waivers. Then we will dive into the concept of jewelry fabrication and ring sizing before lighting our torches and forming your rings. You will have creative freedom to design your bands as you please. All individuals must wear closed toe shoes, short sleeve shirts or sleeves that can roll up and long pants. Due to COVID-19, we are taking extra precautions. Our tools and equipment will be wiped down before and after class. Workshop is limited to two individuals at a time.

Všetky aktivity v blízkosti lokality St Petersburg

Glass Bottom Kayak Led Illuminated Night Tours St Pete Beach
We offer the Ultimate Adventure - Our Glass Bottom Kayak LED illuminated Night Tours! In fact no one else offers this experience anywhere in the world with our custom light system & kayaks and how we've trained the fish to follow us! Become a Fish Whisperer for a magical night under the stars! At our St. Pete Beach location we'll first visit a mangrove bird island & learn about several types of seabirds! Afterwards we'll paddle down protected waterways & see amazing underwater views along with feeding fish which is fun for everyone! The fish will follow our kayaks and get so close you can even touch them! You may also see crabs, shrimp & other sea-life as we illuminate the waters around us. With literally nothing to do at night in Water Sports, our Glass Bottom Kayak LED illuminated Night Tours are perfect for families, friends, large groups, or an unforgettable date night under the stars! These are dry kayaks so you can wear full clothing with shoes and even stay warm in the winter!
Guided Kayak EcoTour of Beautiful Shell Key
Thank you to our lovely customers for making us the most popular kayak tour in Tampa Bay! Our kayaking eco tour explores both the wonderful waters & beautiful beaches of Shell Key Preserve. This is an entirely outdoors experience! We do have to adjust daily tour times to work with the tides+weather so please LET US KNOW if you are only available for the 1 time slot you select. We'll meet everyone at the launch, do introductions, give waterproof bags,& get everyone prepped for kayaking. No experience needed as we'll give everyone a paddling overview! We use primarily double kayaks for ease+comfort. (Your booking time is the planned arrival time. Average water depth 2 feet) After that we'll get launched into Shell Key Preserve! The Preserve is a beautiful shallow environment with tons of wildlife & a very interesting ecosystem which we'll discuss plus the history of the Preserve! From the shallow seagrass flats to the large mangrove islands to the pristine beaches of Shell Key itself we'll try and cover it all! Including traveling through some mangrove tunnels (with friendly tides, primarily Mar-Oct) We'll also look for+talk about some of our incredible wildlife in the Preserve including dolphins, manatees, & other fish & birds! We'll also happily give some places to eat & things to do while you're here! If you enjoy your tour please consider tipping your guide thank you!
Cuban History, Cigars, and Breweries
DISCLAIMER: Due to COVID-19, we may have to do a modified version of the experience. THE TOUR: we will focus on Ybor City, and will include the following: meeting at the local, well-known craft brewery Coppertail Brewing Co.; visiting the Florida Cane Distillery and checking out their tasty spirits (made from sugar cane); watching people hand-roll cigars, while sampling/buying local cigars at a local cigar shop; visiting the José Martí Park and Vicente Martinez Ybor's Cigar Factory to learn about Cuba's historical connection with Ybor City (founded in 1885), as well as cruising 7th Ave (La Séptima), Ybor's "Main Street," before heading back to our meeting place (Coppertail Brewing Co). Participants are encouraged to make a reservation to dine at the Columbia Restaurant (founded in 1905) at the conclusion of the tour. This trip is for the individual who wants to engage in an authentic and historic Tampa experience. If you'd like a more individualized experience, I can tailor a more customized tour based on your specific areas of interest. For this, I would need a minimum of 4 participants. Feel free to contact me with any inquires. Other things to note Dress appropriately for the Tampa, Florida weather by checking the forecast in advance. **Food and drinks at the Columbia Restaurant are not included in the tour**
Clear Kayak Tour to Shell Key
One of our highly knowledgeable ecotour guides will 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 tandem clear kayak and off we go! The paddle will last about 2 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!
Kayak Shell Key Preserve With Capt Yak
Capt Yak is a Veteran owned business. We will explore through and around Mangrove Islands, Beds of Sea Grasses and Sand Bars on Comfortable and Easy Paddling Kayaks. Our Sit-On-Top Kayaks are outfitted with adjustable seats with back support that add comfort and paddling ease to your trip. The seat position also allows you to see the abundant sea life below much better than the old style Sit-In Kayaks. Birds, stingrays, horseshoe crabs, shells, manatees and dolphins are some of the wildlife you may see. Greg, "Capt Yak", will immerse you in this vital eco-system and provide you with information on the abundant wildlife and plant life you will encounter on this 3 hour tour. Your route will be based on the tide and wind to make the paddle as easy and enjoyable as possible. Midway through the tour you will stop at Shell Key and have time for a stroll, take a dip in the warm gulf waters, look for that special shell, have a snack or just relax and take it all in. On the return trip you will continue to be mesmerized with your interactions with your guide. With nearly thirty years experience conducting field research and working in the zoo field, Greg has acquired a vast amount of knowledge that crosses over to his passion of kayaking Shell Key Preserve for many years. Looking for another unique experience? Check out the Kayak Sunset Tour at Shell Key Preserve with Capt Yak!