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Java Cat Sail, Kayak and Snorkel Charter

  • 4.5-hour Key West Tour, including sailing, kayaking, snorkeling, and lunch
  • Sail through the waters of Key West aboard a chartered catamaran
  • Paddle your way past the mangrove islands and seagrass beds of the Key West Wildlife Refuge
Java Cat Sail, Kayak and Snorkel Charter
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A half day of sailing, guided kayaking and snorkeling in the Key West Wildlife Refuge.
2pm - Sail, Kayak, Snorkel
A half day of sailing, guided kayaking and snorkeling in the Key West Wildlife Refuge.

Snorkel, kayak, and cruise on this 4.5-hour tour of Florida's Key West National Wildlife Refuge. Set sail on a chartered catamaran from the city’s historic seaport, and take a relaxing 1-hour ride before you drop anchor. Spend some time kayaking around the mangrove islands, and spot sea life native to the area as your group stops in clearer waters to snorkel. Cruise back to the seaport while enjoying a relaxing catered lunch. 

What to Expect

Your group will sail off from the Key West Historical Seaport. Depending on which departure time you chose, your tour will either start at 9am or 2pm.

Relax once aboard the 6-passenger chartered catamaran, Java Cat, and take a seat or spread out for the 1-hour journey that awaits. Listen to interesting facts about Key West and its wildlife from your guide as you travel down the water.

Then, it’s time to go kayaking. Jump into your assigned kayak, and paddle your way through seagrass beds and around mangrove islands. Discover why so many people love this area.

Next, get back on your boat for a short ride to another location known for its coral and crystal-clear waters. Spend time snorkeling the shallow waters with short split fins and dry snorkels that keep the salt water out.

On your adventure, you’ll have the chance to see species such as sea cucumbers, jellyfish, hermit crabs, starfish, and sea slugs. You might also spot dolphins, sea turtles, rays, sharks, and crabs.

After all the aquatic fun, get back on the catamaran and enjoy a catered lunch as you sail back to the seaport.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Third Trip with Java Cat

We took our third trip out with Java Cat last week and it was great. Every time we go out on an eco-tour we see something new and fun. The kayaking is fun, we saw nurse sharks, barracudas, birds, crabs, and lots of fish. Then...More

Thank Tracy D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Unique, beautiful, fun tour of the "backcountry" mangroves and shallows

This was such a unique experience kayaking and snorkeling and I'm so glad we did it! We had a great morning out on the Java Cat with Bethany. There are only six passengers or less, so it feels very personalized at an affordable rate. We...More

Thank dreamtree
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile
Such an awesome day trip!

Just went for 4th of July and Bethany was our guide. She was super friendly and very knowledgeable of key west and the different sea life & wildlife we saw during our kayaking & snorkeling trip. The catamarans size keeps things wonderfully private with small...More

Thank Valeria C
Reviewed 6 July 2018
Awesome and Laid-Back Trip!!

My wife and I had a fantastic time on this tour and we can't recommend it enough. Unlike most other boat tours we encountered on the Keys (some of which consisted of groups of 80 or more) this tour felt very personal, as our tour...More

Thank Przemyslaw J
Reviewed 28 June 2018
Kids loved it

Really great trip Away from the crowds on a boat with max 6, so very private. The cayak Tour around the mangrove Island was very interesting and fun. The snorkling was ok, but very kid freindly. Skipper was super freindly. Overall nice and relaxing, very...More

Thank Christel T
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