Florida Keys Expeditions
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A Slice of Key West’s Tropical Life Bike Tour
Backcountry Sailing Expedition
Exploring the Conch Capital
Key West through the Photographer’s Lens
Paddle Key West’s Natural Backyard
The Story of the Indian Key Massacre - A Kayak Tour
A Slice of Key West’s Tropical Life Bike TourThis is a bike tour filled with colorful Conch Republic stories from the past and present, a veritable cornucopia of adventure! Riders get the opportunity to see where some of Key West’s more famous residents and visitors lived and played as well as the chance to sample the unique flavors that the native vegetation has to offer: tamarind, coconut, bananas, papaya, mango - whatever is in season.
The narratives of the southernmost city come to life on a route that meanders through some of the island’s most scenic neighborhoods and hidden gardens, historic hotels and a famous cemetery, right to the water’s edge.
Backcountry Sailing ExpeditionHop on a skipjack and set sail for an exploration of the Lower Key’s wondrous and enigmatic mangrove islands. The features of this ship allow it to sail in shallow waters, where other vessels cannot go. Guests learn all about the Keys’ ecosystem after switching to a sea kayak and paddling through a maze of mangrove-canopied canals and streams that are home to an incredible tropical array of birds, rays, sharks, sport fish and more.
We then snorkel over a variety of private and pristine patch reefs in the calm and protected waters of the Florida Keys backcountry that provide us with an exceptional and personal underwater experience. And, due to the topography of the islands and flats that surround this wildlife refuge, participants can be assured of great visibility and calm seas while snorkeling amidst a beautiful collection of corals, sponge gardens, tropical fish and dramatic marine life.
Exploring the Conch CapitalKey West is one of Florida’s oldest cities; a city with a rich history and unique character that has inspired writers, sheltered smugglers and become home to expatriates, pirates and rogues. It is a city that continues to charm and attract those who find their way to its shores.
Join us on a walking tour for an adventure around this spellbinding island and rediscover the hidden attractions that keep Key West alive with character and history. Visit the home of the city’s legendary inhabitant Ernest Hemingway, climb over the treasures of Mel Fisher’s lifetime quest, the “Nuestra Señora de Atocha,” visit the personal residence of James Audubon, chronicler of the world’s birds, and explore quirky Duval Street. This eclectic, engaging city tour will foster a love for Key West in your heart that will last a lifetime.
Key West through the Photographer’s LensIf you have ever wanted to practice the art of photography while taking a stroll through Old Key West, this trip promises a perfect balance of both worlds and is a true adventure to remember. Discover the city’s inspiring architecture and tropical surroundings as we make secret gardens, ornate Victorian-style bed and breakfasts, and maybe the common but evasive roosters your next photographic subjects.
This tour-workshop is for all travelers looking for the great shots that make a trip to Key West truly memorable. Join our professional photographer as he uncovers the hidden corners of Old Town and learn how to take professional pictures that will truly reflect the magic of this unique locale. All formats are welcome, but travelers should be familiar with their equipment because our goal is the artistic perspective. Those without cameras are welcome to join us simply to garner a better sense of place and enjoy the stroll.
Paddle Key West’s Natural BackyardExplore the shallow waters surrounding the mangrove islands just east of Key West using safe and stable kayaks. Relax while we move slowly and observe the colorful web of life that inhabits the mangrove forests, seagrass flats and the incredible sky of the Lower Florida Keys.
Whether you are seeking sunshine, sand, and clear blue water or a dip into the ecology surrounding the Conch Republic, this paddling trip satisfies your cravings. Discovering this habitat allows us to see first-hand the abundance of life just below the surface. We stretch our legs on an uninhabited island and duck into a hidden mangrove tunnel. Allow our kayaking staff to give you an unparalleled eco-adventure in the alluring wilds of this subtropical realm.
The Story of the Indian Key Massacre - A Kayak TourTraverse the route of the famous Overseas Highway and discover the laid-back qualities of the “Middle Keys.” Our launch site is Robbie’s Marina, a quaint establishment on Lower Matecumbe Key sprinkled with booths selling colorful locally-made treasures.
After boarding our kayaks, we glide across crystal-clear waters to Indian Key and explore the island on foot. Indian Key became the first county seat for all of South Florida in 1836; and, at that time, this tiny island was the site of a lucrative business: salvaging cargo from shipwrecks in the Florida Keys. During the 1830s, Jacob Housman advertised his hotel on Indian Key as a therapeutic retreat for the ailing. During his short tenure, Housman’s vast improvements to this 11-acre island increased the population to over 100 residents. Then, in a daring and bloody raid, the island was sieged by a coalition of Seminole Indians resulting in one of the most retold and tragic stories in Florida history.
The numerous foundation ruins and cultural landscapes of this historic community are still visible today; these remnants provide both guest and locals with a better understanding of South Florida history.
On your way back from the island, keep an eye open to spot a pod of dolphins or even a passing green turtle. Enjoy unforgettable hours of discovery as you learn the Middle Keys’ vital role for both South Florida’s ecology and human history.