The entire destination of The Florida Keys offers a very diverse environment for eco-tourism. Experience the unique and spectacular ecology of the islands with endless Florida Keys attractions. You will view the extraordinary Bird species that inhabit the tropical islands and fish the local waters. Get up close while kayaking through the crystal clear waters that allow up to 60′ of visibility most days. You can see the ocean floor and all of the inhabitants around the only living coral reef in North America. Spend a few hours or the entire day and you will be amazed by the natural beauty of the Florida Keys. Your adventure is about to begin!
For Florida Keys Eco Tours, please select an island location:
Key LargoTavernierIslamoradaMarathonKey West
The waters around Key Largo are an ecologically fascinating place where freshwater from the Everglades mixes with the saltwater of Florida Bay. Everglades National Park abuts the near-shore waters of Key Largo to the west providing a home for an array of wildlife including bottle-nosed dolphin, crocodiles, sea turtles, alligators, and manatees.
Capt. Sterling’s Everglades Tour
Mile Marker 103 Bayside
51 Shoreland Drive, Key Largo, FL 33037
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
Mile Marker 102.5 Oceanside
102601 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037
Pennekamp Park preserves a portion of the only living coral reef in the continental United States. Catch a glimpse of a variety of tropical marine life in or out of the water aboard their glass-bottom boat tours and snorkeling/diving charters. Visitors have access to 50 miles of natural mangrove channels in the surrounding area with kayak and paddle board rentals. You can rent a boat or bring your own and make use of their launch ramp, trailer storage, slip space and pump-out services.
Paradise Island Charters
Mile Marker 100 Oceanside
99751 Overseas Hwy #4373, Key Largo, FL 33037
Cruisin’ Tikis Key Largo
Mile Marker 99.5 Bayside
99470 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, Florida
Paddle the Florida Keys
Mile Marker 91 Oceanside
90773 Old Hwy Unit 1, Tavernier, FL 33070
Daily, weekly or monthly rates on water sport equipment rentals such as kayaks and paddle boards with free delivery from Mile Markers 80 – 100. Enjoy a 2-hour guided tour through the Tavernier Creek and surrounding mangrove ecosystem or try your balance with paddle board yoga.
Near Islamorada at Long Key State Recreation Area await nature trails for wildlife discovery, while Windley Key Quarry Fossil Reef State Geologic Site houses acres of fossilized coral and an environmental center.
Allergic to Land Charters
Mile Marker 84.5 Oceanside
84457 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036
Clearly Unique Charters
Mile Marker 83.5 Oceanside
Whale Harbor, 83413 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036
Mile Marker 77.5 Bayside
77522 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036
While most of the waters around Marathon are open to fishing, some areas have been set aside purely for eco-tourism and fish viewing by divers and snorkelers. Sombrero Reef, one of the most beautiful sections of North America’s only living coral barrier reef, lies several miles offshore and is protected by the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Marathon is also home to the Dolphin Research Center and the Turtle Hospital, operated in an effort to preserve two of Florida’s most famous marine creatures.
In the Lower Keys, the National Key Deer Refuge – a large expanse of mostly undeveloped pinelands – protects the diminutive and sometimes elusive Key Deer.
Mile Marker 57.5 Oceanside
57622 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050
AquaVentures Eco Tours LLC
Mile Marker 56 Oceanside
56200 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050
Keys Kayak LLC
Mile Marker 52 Oceanside
10499 Overseas Highway, Marathon Florida, 33050
Mile Marker 50 Gulfside
5994 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050
Best on Key West
3706 N Roosevelt Blvd #112, Key West, FL 33040
Clearly Unique Charters
631 Greene St, Key West, FL 33040
Key West Extreme Adventures
245 Front St, Key West, FL 33040