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Manatee Photo Safari - Miami Kayak & Paddle board Tour provided by Virginia Key Outdoor Center

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Manatee Photo Safari - Miami Kayak & Paddle board Tour

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Overview
Blimey! It’s Manatee Season! Ready your cameras and paddles, it’s the best time of the year for wild manatee viewing! Multiple Manatee families have made a home out of our lagoon and absolutely love to pose for the cameras. Come join us in the early mornings or winter afternoons for an exclusive Manatee Photo Safari with an occasional dolphin or two! Please keep in mind that these wild and protected animals. It is illegal to molest, harass, disturb, and even to hug a manatee. We will view these beautiful, yet funny looking animals as close as reasonably possible. Photo opportunities are plenty on this close-up and personal eco-adventure.
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3801 Arthur Lamb Jr Rd
3801 Arthur Lamb Jr Rd, Miami, FL 33149, USAUnfortunately some Map Applications lead to an incorrect location. For specific directions please visit our website: https://www.vkoc.net/directions/ Please arrive 30 minutes before the start time in order to complete sign in.
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    Virginia Key Outdoor Center
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    Join us on a kayak or paddleboard as we paddle in a sheltered secluded lagoon where we search for Manatees and other wildlife. Each winter herds of wild manatees migrate to our warm South Florida waters. Here calves are born and manatee families care for their young before migrating north for the summer. Adults may weigh over a ton, an impressive size. Nothing to worry about unless you are a salad, manatees are herbivores. They are graceful swimmers and gentle despite their size. This eco-adventure is sure please with close encounters of local wildlife. We may venture out to the Virginia Key Cove where multiple manatee and dolphin sightings have been documented! Virginia Key is filled with life. You will likely encounter coastal birds such as great herons, egrets, crested night herons and more. Guests always enjoy the large iguanas that now live in the area. If time and weather permits it, we may beach at North Point where you are able to see the gorgeous Miami Skyline. Discover the other side of Miami, like a native, at Virginia Key Outdoor Center.
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    Pass by Fisher Island
    Pass by Port of Miami
You'll end at
3801 Arthur Lamb Jr Rd
3801 Arthur Lamb Jr Rd, Miami, FL 33149, USAUnfortunately some Map Applications lead to an incorrect location. For specific directions please visit our website: https://www.vkoc.net/directions/ Please arrive 30 minutes before the start time in order to complete sign in.
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Important Information
Departure Point
3801 Arthur Lamb Jr Rd, Miami, FL 33149, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Kayak/Paddle Board
  • Paddle
  • Life Jacket
  • Parking Fees
  • State & Local Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Virginia Key Outdoor Center
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kristina wrote a review Mar 2020
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It was fantastic, from beginning to end, one of the best memories I'll carry with me from my time in Florida; from our guides, to the kayaking, to the manatees, I cherish every moment of the experience
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from vkocfl, Owner at Manatee Photo Safari - Miami Kayak & Paddle board Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for heart felt feedback. It is especially welcomed during these difficult times.
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Beth wrote a review Mar 2020
Minnesota4 contributions
This was just a wonderful day! The guides were great, and we spent lots of time with manatees as well as viewing beautiful scenery and other wildlife.
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Response from vkocfl, Owner at Manatee Photo Safari - Miami Kayak & Paddle board Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Glad to see we hit the mark! Thank you for sharing your experience and for spending time with us. Come back soon :)
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Alaina F wrote a review Mar 2020
11 contributions
Our tour guides were so helpful, nice, and knew lots of Miami history. They knew a lot about the wildlife in the key. The manatees were very cool and curious of the kayaks and boards. Would recommend and would go again!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Col K wrote a review Mar 2020
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My friends and I had a blast on the kayak tour! Even though we came late in the season we still saw a few manatees, not to mention iguanas, fish, and all kinds of birds! Gino was a phenomenal tour guide, super knowledgeable and also laid back, personable, and funny. My partner
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Jamie H wrote a review Mar 2020
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We highly recommend this tour! Our tour guide, Gino was very knowledgeable and patient with us. All the staff were very friendly. And we saw the cutest manatees. We really enjoyed our tour and kayaking for the first time.
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By: Virginia Key Outdoor Center
981leahk
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Relaxing and safe sporting venue on the edge of a metropoliz
The lagoon is the best place ever to Kayak. The support of the staff at the Outdoor Center is unparalleled.
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Andrew L
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On the trail of manatees in a kayak
I came here sole off a cruise ship that was in Miami for the day. Ubered to and from the ship to the location on V
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Kerry T
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A trip to remember !!
These guys are amazing, friendly and laid back. They know there stuff about the wildlife and run absolutely amazing
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mmmcgovern22
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see the manatees!
Our guide, Brad, was very thorough and full of information about the trees, the manatees and birds and history of t
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SMR0308
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Such a fun adventure!
We had so much fun on this adventure. The equipment was great. The guide was fun and easy going. We got to see mana
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tlww16
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Amazing!!
The was was awesome!! There were manatees that came up close, even the momma and baby. This is an experience that I
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nytransplant7
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Terrific experience
I must admit I am hooked. This is my third Manatee Safari and each time it is wonderful. My niece and her husband a
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13cat99
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Great Experience
My boyfriend, friend and I did the manatee experience. Though we only saw 4 manatees, it was amazing! Our tour guid
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ktalmary1
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No Refund?
The website clearly says mountain bikes and cruisers but they do not have cruisers. I have contacted them 3 times
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11Sweet92
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Fantastic
Very welcoming 2 hours is plenty of time Fantastic views of Miami and we even saw some manatees. Highly recommend v
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BarbaraB9971
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Great Time Kayaking with Manatees
Had a great time kayaking with the manatees. It took a bit to learn how to spot them. Also saw night herons and igu
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ToddL163
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Great kayaking experience with manatees
Awesome experience. Super guide. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Beautiful kayaking with lots of manatees and othe
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ripie2014
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Manatees
The manatee kayaking trip was great. We saw everything that we were hoping for and the guides were great!
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V2821VBlindag
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Kayaking with Manatees
I took the photo safari with Virginia Key Outdoor center. Overall, the opportunity of getting up close to these ge
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Linda F
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Guided Manatee Kayak Tour
The tour was great!! Dianna the tour guide provided lots of great information and time for us to explore. We were
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