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Shell Key Preserve Clear Kayak Tour

#1 Rated Tour In Florida

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Adult Ages 12 +
Youth Ages 11 & Under

Enjoy our peaceful, Clear Kayaking Tour through Shell Key Preserve—just outside of Tampa Bay, Sarasota, Bradenton, and St. Pete Beach!

During your tranquil tour of Shell Key Preserve, you will experience mangroves, and be looking out for dolphin, manatee, sand dollars, pelicans, conch shells, osprey, starfish, and various other wildlife!

This guided clear kayaking eco-tour of Shell Key Preserve has some breathtaking views along the way.  Your LOCAL guide will teach you about the history of the area, the various marine life all around you.  Depending on the tides, you will hop off the kayak on to the sandbar or a white sand beach and experience the “Shell Trees,” where you can hang your own shell before you leave:)

Important Information

  • We require that you arrive 30 minutes prior to your reservation time. Our tours leave exactly on time and if you arrive late, you will not be rescheduled or refunded.
  • THERE IS NOT A RESTROOM AT OUR LAUNCH LOCATION!  There are several restaurants and gas stations in the area.  We strongly encourage you to go before arriving.
  • Reservations are required for all tours.
  • There is a $1.00 toll, payable by Cash, Coins, or SunPass on your way to the launch site.
  • Pets are prohibited throughout Shell Key Preserve by order of Pinellas County.
  • Alcohol is prohibited throughout Shell Key Preserve by order of Pinellas County.
  • Children must be ages 3 and up to participate and able to behave for the duration of the tour.

What Should I Bring For The Clear Kayak Tour?

  • Bottled water (A large refillable water container is preferred for the environment)
  • Shoes that can get wet, like flip flops or sandals
  • We recommend wearing a bathing suit or clothing you don’t mind getting wet
  • Sunscreen applied before arriving.  We do not allow bottles of sunscreen on our clear kayaks
  • A hat
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • A towel
  • Dry clothes to change when finished

What Should I Know About The Clear Kayak Tour?

  • Our clear kayak tours are on our all clear kayaks only
  • We limit our tours to no more than 10 people at a time.  This creates a very intimate experience with your guide
  • We do offer private tours as well, please call to inquiry about pricing
  • Our guides are rock stars and will make sure your have an amazing time on your tour.  They greatly appreciate tips 🙂

Is There A Weight Limit On The Clear Kayak Tour?

  • YES!  Our weight limit is no more than 250 pounds per person, and no more than 425 pounds that are in the same kayak.  Our kayaks are all double kayaks and the kayak manufacturer has a strict limit of 250 pounds per person and we are not allowed to exceed that limit.

Are The Clear Kayaks Single Or Tandem Kayaks?

  • Our clear kayaks are set up as tandem kayaks (made for 2 paddlers). However, the seats can be moved if you have an odd number of paddlers in your party.   We are able to accommodate a single rider but please understand the same 250 pound PER person weight limit still applies.  You can NOT be over 250 pounds even if taking a kayak out as a single kayak.

What Is The Cancellation Policy?

  • Trips that are canceled due to inclement weather by our company, will be rescheduled, issued a gift card, or fully refunded.

Reservations that are cancelled by the customer, 24 hours or more before a scheduled trip will receive a full refund.  Those that are cancelled or need to reschedule within the 24 hour window of departure time will NOT receive a refund or be allowed to reschedule!

No-show participants will be charged full price and no refunds will be given.  This includes showing up with less paddlers than the original amount booked for. You will not receive a credit for the paddlers that did not show up.

Clear Kayaking Tour of Shell Key Preserve will not launch in unsafe weather conditions. Because of this, trips may need to be cancelled or rescheduled due to safety issues. If this is the case, your reservation will be refunded in full. We will not be held responsible for any reservation that you fail to keep due to any unforeseen circumstances. We also reserve the right to change or cancel any tours due to circumstances beyond our control. In this instance, Clear Kayaking Tour of Shell Key Preserve can refund the tour price, not any other expenses that may have been incurred.