Join Us as We Explore the Mangroves at Night
Welcome to Night Kayaking Key West. We are glad you are here! We are the only night kayaking company offering a one-of-a-kind experience into the amazing mangrove tunnels of the Florida Keys. Our clear bottom kayaks are outfitted with bright LED lights that illuminate the abundant marine life under you. We are happy to call Key West home, and we've been leading people on tours here since 2012.
Our fun, knowledgeable guides will lead you through the calm water, pointing out the nocturnal species along the way. To see the glowing lights as you paddle through crystal clear water is a unique experience you will never forget, and we want to share that with you. Let us show you the brilliant underwater life of the Florida Keys in a way you have never seen before.
Night Kayak Tour
Get a single or double glass-bottom kayak illuminated with lights and follow our tour guide on this one of a kind, unforgettable and simply magical adventure.
This slow paced, immersive, and very relaxing experience will allow you to see some cool, active at night marine life as you're gliding through crystal clear waters of Key West.
Guests will experience going through narrow mangrove tunnels at night, floating around shallow and calm waters as the tour guide will look for interesting critters for everyone to see.
Key West Sandbar Trip
Key West sandbars are our local well kept secret. This is where we take our families to hang out and relax on our days off. This is the perk of our island lifestyle. Now we want to share this experience with you.
Turquoise shallow waters, epic picture worthy sights all around you that look like a postcard - that is what you're signing up for!
Why choose us?
Come Explore the Nightlife in Key West
Let's explore a different kind of nightlife, as seen on a Night Kayak Key West tour, and leave the details to us! We have planned a magical experience with well-prepared equipment and highly trained guides. Our local guides know this area well, and they will take you on a night kayak tour of those out of the way, hidden spots to experience the nocturnal marine life of the Keys. This will be an unforgettable experience, which is sure to be the highlight of any trip to Key West.
After sunset our bright LED lights will illuminate everything under you, and with the glass bottom, you'll feel like you're kayaking in an aquarium.
We are family-owned and operated and know all of the best places for these tours and experiences. You will be guided by some of the best and most experienced guides around!
From the training of the teachers to the equipment and communication, we've done all the planning and preparation required to ensure that you have a top-notch experience.
Key West Like Never Before
A trip to Florida would not be complete without visiting this southernmost point in the continental United States. While you are here, you are actually closer to Havana, Cuba, than Miami, and Cuban food is featured prominently on many menus. Plan to try foods inspired by the flavors of the Caribbean, including conch fritters, pink shrimp, stone crab, hogfish. Be sure to leave room for dessert, as this is the home of the famous Key lime pie! Underwater enthusiasts come to visit the world's third-largest living coral reef. The reef extends as far as Miami to the north and the Dry Tortugas National Park to the west. Throughout the Keys, there is an abundant variety of sea life, including colorful fish, manatees, bottlenose dolphins, sea sponges, turtles and so much more. Visitors will enjoy the laid-back lifestyle. Activities include water sports, visiting historic sites and lounging on picturesque white-sand beaches. The unique architecture of the conch-style houses was first developed here in Key West.
Frequently asked questions
Please check the product pages for tour start times.
All our tours are guided by trained professional tour guides. They make sure that you are safe and that you get the most out of the experience. For the kayaking adventure, the tour guide will even jump in the water and show you different critters, educate you about them.
We do not offer shuttle service. We do offer complimentary garage parking for the duration of the tour.
There is a restroom facility located beside the pool on the Marriott Beachside that our tour guests are welcome to use.
Our tours are suitable for kids 4 years old and up riding a double kayak with a parent.
Night Kayak is the group activity. Our fully booked tour will have 6 single kayaks and 6 double kayaks on it.
That would mean that all the singles are already booked. Please browse other dates or tour times. Our online booking system shows real-time availability - if it doesn't let you book - it means we don't have it available.
It is possible for a single person to ride a double kayak solo but that person needs to be 190lbs or less because all the weight will be just on one end of the boat (without anything on the other end to counter-weight).
Single kayak 250lbs
Double kayak 350lbs for two people combined weight
In our opinion the perception of the tour is about the same in single or double kayak.
Shorts and t-shirts. Bring a hoodie for colder nights during winter time. You might get a little wet but you shouldn't get soaked. Shoes, water shoes and flip flops stay on the dock as they scratch the plexiglass bottom of the kayaks.
It's not buggy at all despite what most people think. Please DO NOT use bug spray as the chemicals that are in it damage the clear coat of the plexiglass kayak bottoms.
We have a dock-box that we lock for the duration of the tour. You're welcome to leave your things inside and your tour guide will unlock it after the tour.
Alcohol is not allowed on the kayaks, but it is on the boat. For kayaking, you can bring a bottle of water etc but alcohol is not allowed. You have to be 100% sober to do this tour. If you show signs of intoxication we will refuse service and you will not be refunded. Your safety is our priority.
For boat trips, you're welcome to bring your own alcohol, and we have a cooler to keep it cool.
You will see nocturnal marine life that becomes active at night but we can't promise any particular animals as every tour is different and we don't have residential critters that would always be waiting there for us :)
Minimum 24hrs notice before scheduled tour to receive full refund - that gives us a chance to resell your tickets. We reserve the right to cancel the tour for safety reasons, fe. weather etc. If we cancel the tour - everybody receives full refund. Refunds usually take around 10 business days to process and reflect on your credit card.