Join our local naturalist guides for a fantastic eco-excursion into the back country waters near Key West, Florida, to witness scores of the oceans top predators, the sharks. You will be transported to the salt marshes that surround the island aboard our splendid Tiger Catamaran to view a variety of sharks in their natural habitat. You can also view an assortment of aquatic species in the diverse marine ecosystem of the Keys. You will not find a more comfortable ride as you glide across the crystal-clear waters of this coastal paradise.
Our experienced guides entice an array of sharks to approach our Tiger Cat by distributing an attractive scent into the waters surrounding the vessel. This odor will expand its effect through the local currents, across salt flats, and tidal channels to reach the highly sensitive senses of the predators. Once these creatures smell the scent lure, they will swarm to our location. The usual species that can be seen on this tour include bulls, hammerhead sharks, lemons, nurses, and black tip sharks. On rare occasions participants may even see a tiger shark. The remarkable clarity of the waters near Key West will allow you to see these incredible creatures in great detail. You will be amazed by the sleek powerful bodies of these toothy hunters. Our expert marine guides will teach you all about these remarkable fish.
Other marine species that you may see on this excursion include sea turtles, manta rays, dolphins, as well as tropical and sport fish. You may also spy a score of diverse sea birds like cormorants, white pelicans, and herons. The Keys also serves as a stopover for migratory raptors like eagles, hawks, and falcons. If you are a birder, this tour is a great opportunity to see a wide array of indigenous avian species. We donate a portion of the fee for this tour to the Guy Harvey Research Institute and Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, which are committed to the preservation and scientific research of sharks in the region.
What is the weather cancellation policy?
If the activity must is cancelled due to bad weather, and you cannot reschedule, you will be issued a full refund.
Where is the departure point for this tour?
Check-in instructions will be included in your activity confirmation email.
Where can I park?
There is metered parking available near the check-in facility.
It is your responsibility to make sure you are aware of and understand all restrictions pertaining to this tour before booking online or over the phone. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are medically qualified and within any limits listed below in order to participate in this activity. No refunds will be given to those who reserve a spot and can not participate due to the restrictions listed below. For more information please read our cancellation policy and terms and conditions page or call our staff with any questions regarding your ability to participate.
Key West Visitor Guide is always interested in your tour experience with us. We hope you enjoyed your tour and love to hear comments.
I have been to the Bahamas many times, but Shark Adventure is one of my favorite trips! It includes everything that everyone should do here. As a Bahamas veteran, I can say only the best about this experience!
Thanks to the professional guides! I was a bit worried about kayaking because I had never done it before, but the instructions were great and I had such a good time!
The best way to discover nature! ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)