Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area

2 hours (Approx.)
Free cancellation
1 - 10
Mobile ticket


You’ll paddle along mangroves, enjoy white sand beaches and sandbars, and search for incredible wildlife. Our eco-guided Shell Key Preserve kayak tour has several picturesque stops along the way where you will hear a bit about local wildlife, marine life, and plant life!

In the summer months, keep your eyes peeled for a manatee or the beautiful pink Roseate Spoonbills. During the winter months, White Pelicans call the sandbars of Shell Key Preserve their home! Throughout the year, dolphins frolic in the crystal-clear waters of the preserve, and cormorants love to paddle alongside our tours. Even though we love showing our guests the wildlife within the preserve, sightings are random and not guaranteed. You will even have the opportunity to get up close to Florida’s natural mangroves and to hop out along a sandy shoreline or sandbar based on the tide!

Our Shell Key Preserve Clear Kayaks Tour takes place in Tierra Verde, FL, right near St Pete Beach. Adventure awaits!


  • Equipment including tandem kayaks, paddles, seats, and dry bags
  • Safety equipment including lifejackets and whistles

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Shell Key, Florida, USA

We'll get you checked in right when you arrive to allow for the most possible time on the water! Once you're all checked in, we'll give some basic paddle instructions and information about the tour ahead. We'll get you loaded up into your clear kayak and off we go! The paddle will last about 2 to 2.5 hours depending on the speed of our group and any wildlife we may see along the way. We will be sure to take plenty of pictures and give some awesome unique facts about the area on our several picturesque stopping points!

There will even be a couple chances for you to get out and explore Florida's unique marine habitats! The first half of the paddle will be along side of the beautiful mangroves with our first stop being a mangrove tunnel (tide permitting), the second half will be a paddle across the blue waters to Shell Key where we will take time to enjoy the pristine sandbars and beach, finally we will paddle along the wildlife sanctuary to catch a glimpse of some native coastal birds! Be ready for lots of great local nature and wildlife along the way!

Duration: 2 hours

Meeting point

Billy's Stone Crab, 1 Collany Rd, Tierra Verde, FL 33715, USA

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • For your safety, we have a weight limit of 250 lbs per guest, and a combined limit of 425 lbs for two people in a tandem kayak
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons


  • Gratuities
  • Bottled water - While we have bottles available, we HIGHLY encourage guests to bring REUSABLE water bottles!

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
June 2022

The beach was pretty cool and we ended up seeing a dolphin and the water was very nice. Raven was very informative and made the experience enjoyable. The only kayaking experience I've actually enjoyed too.

June 2022

Great kayaking trip. Jenna kept a great pace kept us informed along the way about conservation. The importance of sea grass the mangrove trees and how they came together and the little crabs on them. It really cool

June 2022

Jenna was an amazing guide and super knowledgeable! She was helpful with our belongings and did not feel rushed. Enjoyed every part of the trip and she was down to earth!

Paula D
June 2022

We went on the early tour at 7:30am which was GREAT because of the heat and sun. Our guide Chris was GREAT! Super friendly, accommodating, and knowledgeable. We are not experienced kayakers and were able to handle the whole trip with several breaks provided by Chris. The mangroves were amazing...

June 2022

Wanted to take my son on the nighttime glow up tour; arrived for tour and guide was taking boats out of the water. Apparently I'd accidentally booked the morning tour, not the evening glow tour. Since we scheduled time was past, they offered no refunds or discounts for a reschedule. "There's noth...

June 2022

Richard was a great tour guide. He lead us to see about 10 dolphins and a pod of 7 manatees. He knew the answers to our flora and fauna questions.

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