Manatee Photo Safari Kayak & Sup Tour

Miami, Florida, United States

Experience hosted by Diana

  1. 2.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English and Spanish

What you'll do

We will be paddling around Jimbo's lagoon in Virginia Key. From November to March this lagoon becomes a home to several Manatee herds. We will remain a respectable distance and enjoy viewing these wild gentle giants from our Kayaks and Paddleboards. We will then visit several spots around the lagoon and discuss the history and ecologic significance of it.

Depending on the conditions after the paddle around the lagoon, we will then head on over to the beach to relax and take some pictures & catch a glimpse of Fisher Island!

What's included

  • Tickets
    Please inform the gatehouse attendant that you're participating in one of o...
  • Equipment
    Kayak/Paddleboard, Lifejackets, and Paddles are included. The guide will be...

Accessibility

Free admission for people assisting guests with disabilities

Meet your Host, Diana

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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For the past six years I have been kayaking all around Florida! Exploring waterways all down the east coast and in my own backyard of Miami, FL! Since 2016 I have been a regular tour guide at the Virginia Key Outdoor Center, a family owned and operated rental concession on Biscayne Bay. In 2018 I became ACA Level 2 certified. I have a passion for the outdoors and connecting individuals to it through the means kayaking and paddleboarding! I have also taken several courses at the local University in regards to Marine Biology and the South Florida Ecology!
For the past six years I have been kayaking all around Florida! Exploring waterways all down the east coast and in my own backyard of Miami, FL! Since 2016 I have been a regular tour guide at the Virginia Key Outdoor Center, a family owned and operated rental concession on Biscayne Bay. In 2018 I became ACA Level 2 certified. I have a passion for the outdoors and connecting individuals to it through the means kayaking and paddleboarding! I have also taken several courses at the local University…
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Where you'll be

Where we'll meet
Virginia Key Outdoor Center
Miami
We will visit several spots around Jimbo's lagoon and discuss the history and ecologic significance of it. Depending on the conditions after the paddle around the lagoon, we will then paddle to the North Point of the Island and catch a glimpse of the Miami Skyline!

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 129 reviews.

  • Celina
    January 2022
    My friend and I had a lovely experience with Diana and the Virginia Beach Outdoor Center. The kayaks were in surprisingly good condition and the tour guides (Brad and Diana) were very knowledgeable, friendly, and approachable. And the manatees! I got to see a handful, even though the approaching storm had cause some to leave the lagoon early. It was nice not to bring my phone out on the water for photos - Diana did it all! She took photos of us and the experience. The VBOC did really well with health and safety protocols and explanations.
  • Lisa
    January 2022
    Really special getting to see the manatees! Enjoyable tour with a good group. They take photos, which is a really nice differentiator to other similar tours.
  • Britt
    January 2022
    Great way to see manatees - don’t hesitate to book this tour! We were able to kayak near the manatees and saw great birds and iguanas as well. Parking and the kayak rental are included in the price which is a great value.
  • Brandon
    January 2022
    It was a lot of fun and a must do for the area. Great value and experience. The hosts were very insightful. It was also very relaxing
  • Eileen
    January 2022
    Awesome experience!! Definitely worth the price of the trip. Our tour guides were excellent and informative, and there was plenty of group time and individual time to do what you wanted. We also stopped by the beach and looked at other animals. The only big big issue was figuring out how to get home (since we rideshared to the location), there was no wifi and it was incredibly difficult trying to find a ride to get back.
  • Rebekkah
    January 2022
    This outing was amazing! The weather couldn’t have been better. We were thinking we were just going to see 1 or 2 manatees a couple of times but we saw 4-5 consistently during our time in their area. We also saw puffer fish and native birds. The guides were very knowledgeable and excited to be out on the water with the guests. Beginners in kayaking don’t need to be weary, the water is incredibly calm. Overall this experience was well worth the money and I would highly recommend it!

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