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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.

Reviews (30)
1 - 5 of 28 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great Trip Out

Had a fantastic day out with Sara this morning. Boat was well kept and she really knew the area. When we got to the mangrove she was really knowledgeable about the area and the wide life. Me and my other half would really recommend this...More

Thank ESW83
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic experience sailing on the Java Cat. Our guide Sara was a great captain and shared knowledge and interesting facts about the Key West area with us during the entire trip. This trip normally has a limited number of spaces, making them...More

Thank Mats T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small group makes a great trip. Capt Bethany was fantastic! Options and choices were wonderful. the kayak trip around the mangrove island was both fun and very informative. The sailing and snorkeling was very relaxing. Well, the whole trip was relaxing and worth every bit...More

1  Thank Steven K
Reviewed 11 September 2018
Best ever!

We, all 4, went on Java Cat (6 maximum) with Capt Stevie. An absolute delight!! We kayaked and had a tour of the mango islands, watched as bonnet head sharks, nurse sharks and rays swam by us, and were treated to an ecology lesson. Such...More

Thank NoMarthaS
Reviewed 10 September 2018
Had some technical difficulties

My boyfriend and I went out on Java Cat and ended up having the boat to ourselves with our guide. Overall we had a great day, but we unfortunately experienced a few technical difficulties on the boat during the day. The steering went out, and...More

Thank Kelly E
Capt Carla B, Owner at Key West Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

First, thank you for choosing Key West Eco Tours and please accept our apology for the temporary steering malfunction. Each trip is 100% guaranteed and therefore fully refundable should any guest feel less than 100% satisfied. Your captain was unaware of your displeasure otherwise he...More

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