Multi-Day Florida Key Tours
Seven Mile Bridge Crossing
2-days, 1-night, 7 miles/day
Experience this engineering marvel as never before on this easy overnight camping trip. The Seven Mile Bridge spans a Caribbean-blue stretch of open water between Marathon and the Lower Keys. Originally built to carry Henry Flagler's East Coast Railroad, the modern highway bridge now carries cars to and from Key West (and cameos in Hollywood movies, as in the blockbuster "True Lies".) Never too far from civilization, this trip is a great introduction to kayak camping for couples or families.
Explore and lunch on Pigeon Key, an island museum that housed bridge construction workers. Evening finds us watching egrets and ibis fish in the flats off our island campsite. As the sun sets, we'll see the distant lights of the evening commute across the bridge.
Offered every weekend Jan. 30 through March 2010.
Lower Keys Backcountry
2-5 days, customized to skill level
South of the Seven Mile Bridge, a maze of mangrove islands unreachable by road spreads out and away from civilization. This is the Lower Keys Backcountry, a watery wilderness covering more than 200,000 acres. A string of uninhabited islands mark a boundary between the Backcountry and the Gulf of Mexico. Join us as we leave the highway sounds of Route 1 behind and delve into a world where fish school through shallow flats and stingrays lay silent at the bottom of turquoise blue channels.
We offer backcountry trips at three levels. Our family-friendly excursion feature an average of seven miles daily, leaving plenty of time to explore winding creeks and shallow coves. For adventure seekers, we extend the distances (an average of 10 miles daily) and cover more ground in order to reach some truly remote areas. Our third option is a once-in-a-lifetime traverse of the entire Lower Keys Backcountry on a five-night expedition. Contact us to discuss which option fits your group's goals and abilities.
Offered every week, Jan. 26 through March 2010.
Paddle to Paradise: Key Largo to Key West
9-days, 8-nights, up to 17 miles/day
Imagine the sense of accomplishment - and the slide show you'll give the family -- of your paddling trip along the Florida Keys Overseas Paddling Trail to the southernmost point in the US! Each night we'll pull up to an island campsite.
Along the way, we'll have time to stop at historic sites, explore hidden mangrove creeks, or linger on a private island. We'll end in Key West and toast the sunset with some Paddler's Punch!
Valentine's-First Day of Spring trip Feb. 9-17, 2010
5-day option: Begin in Marathon and end in Key West for a 50-mile trip.
Includes boats, camping gear, guides services, instruction, & camp meals.
Optional restaurant dining or hotel stays will be paid by the customer.
2-days/1-night: $295 per person
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