Key West Shark and Wildlife Catamaran Tour
Delight in close-up views of sharks and a variety of other marine life on this 2-hour boat tour from Key West. In an eco-friendly catamaran, travel through shallow waters past mangrove islands to a location a few miles from shore, observing dolphins, stingrays, barracudas and native birds along the way. Then have your camera ready as your Captain uses bait to attract lemon, nurse and other types of sharks to the side of the boat. Learn all about Key West wildlife and enjoy complimentary soda, juice and chips throughout this family-friendly tour.
In order to adhere to recommended guidelines we are limited to 8 passengers per trip during these difficult times. In order for us to control the number of passengers, you must call KWEA in advance for bookings.
We do have rates for private tours for families.
We're taking every precaution and the boat is sanitized after every tour.
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Key West Extreme Adventures Shark Tours, 245 Front St Located behind the Margaritaville Resort, Key West, FL 33040-8313
After check-in, board your catamaran, Tiger Cat, which uses a Power-Pole system instead of traditional anchors to secure the boat and protect the sea grass and coral bottom.
Duration: 5 minutes
Stop At: Key West, Key West, Florida Keys, Florida
Travel through shallow water close to mangrove islands as you make your way about 4 miles (6.4 km) away from shore to the shark viewing site. Along the way, keep your eyes open for dolphin, sea turtles, stingrays, barracudas, tarpon and an array of native birds. Listen to your experienced pilot discuss the delicate ecosystem of this area and its abundance of wildlife. Enjoy complimentary water, soda, juice and chips — as well as the use of polarized sunglasses — during your trip.
When you arrive at the shark destination, get ready for an unforgettable experience! Your pilot will use bait to draw a host of sharks that swim right up to the boat so you and your family can observe them in safety and comfort. See numerous lemon and nurse sharks, and watch out for bull, black tip and hammerhead sharks during nearly one hour of shark viewing. Capture dramatic photos you can't wait to share with family and friends.
Duration: 1 hour 55 minutes
- Reservations are REQUIRED for all bookings
- Book Your Package On-Line and Receive Your Confirmation
- Departure point: Detailed check-in instructions - including address, Google map, and parking information - will be included in your final confirmation email.
- Duration: 2 hours
- Professional guide
- Use of polarized sunglasses
- Soda and juice
- Bottled water
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
What To Bring
- Confirmation Voucher (printed or mobile)
- Any required or suggested items listed on your confirmation email.
- A Smile!
Likely To Sell Out
Spaces are extremely limited this time of year so book early to ensure the date you want.
Voucher Confirmation Info
This tour accepts both printed and electronic vouchers (e-vouchers). You can either print the voucher and present a paper copy on the day of travel. Or, if you travel with a mobile device, simply show your Photo ID and present your voucher on your Smartphone or tablet on the day of travel.
Local Operator Information
Complete operator information, including local telephone number, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
Frequently Asked QuestionsFAQ
Average 4.79 out of 5 stars based on 39 verified reviews from Tours of Key West.
It was really really good!! Sharks and dolphins. And very close. Lot of explanations by the captain. Free drinks and snacks. And absolut family friendly.
We booked this tour while on a cruise stop. The captain was very entertaining and his son who did the feeding was also very personable. Watching the sharks feeding was interesting. The boat was not crowded so could see well.
My wife and I had a great time. Watching the sharks feed off the bonita bait was awesome. Great trip, great crew, and, reasonably priced. I highly recommend.
Amazing, exciting and very educational. Capt. Ken and his son Clay take you right up close and personal with the sharks. Then experience a feeding frenzy! Also we got to see Dolphins right in close. The education we got from Ken, who has about forty years of experience in these waters, was fascinating. A great two hours and one of the best deals in Key West.
Be prepared. Parking in this area is hard to find and expensive, so either walk or ride your bike there. They are located on Pier B behind the Margaritaville Hotel, formerly the Westin.
This tour is incredible. Highly recommend. You get to see Lemon Sharks up close in thier own environment along with other wildlife including dolphins, jumping fish and an array of birds. Being out on the water seeing the keys is incredible too.
We loved our shark tour. We are from Washington state and were on our way to Havana. I really enjoyed the dolphins. The Uncle even loaned me a sweatshirt to wear when it got cool.
This tour was amazing ! Best money ever spent on a tour ! I would recommend! Very professional and truly nice Dad and Son team -
Don't miss this one!
Fantastic Tour! Saw lemon sharks and dolphins - amazing. The captain and his son were super knowledgable about the marine life and also made you feel very much at home. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone.
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