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Manatee Photo Safari and Miami Kayak with Paddle Board Tour

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Miami, United States

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Overview

Kayak/Paddle Board
Paddle
Life Jacket
Parking Fees
State & Local Taxes
Gratuities

Departure Point

3801 Arthur Lamb Jr Rd, Miami, FL 33149, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Virginia Key Outdoor Center VKOC

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Manatee Photo Safari and Miami Kayak with Paddle Board Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Manatee Photo Safari and Miami Kayak with Paddle Board Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Manatee Photo Safari and Miami Kayak with Paddle Board Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Manatee Photo Safari and Miami Kayak with Paddle Board Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Manatee Photo Safari and Miami Kayak with Paddle Board Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Manatee Photo Safari and Miami Kayak with Paddle Board Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Manatee Photo Safari and Miami Kayak with Paddle Board Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Manatee Photo Safari and Miami Kayak with Paddle Board Tour.

Reviews

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Guided tour vs rent your own
Tour
, Mar 2020
I was a bit disappointed that the guided tour was offered even though the season was over. I would have preferred to rent a kayak on my own hoping to see a manatee at my own chance rather than paying for the guided tour which didn’t really see much or go very far that said I’m sure a guided tour in session would have been good.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
season were the manatees failed to show themselves to all tour participants. There were a few and they were shy. Your tour mates did see them and had a very different experience than yours. Sadly, your disappointment shares inaccurate information. First, the season is not over. Second, we offer rentals seven days a week. That option is always available. No one is forced to book a tour to see manatees. We have manatees in April and through the summer but with less frequency as temperatures rise. As stated above, we had one tour in early March with just a couple of shy manatees and a couple of customers who were very upset they didn’t see them. That is disappointing for us as well. We try very hard to provide our guests with the best possible experience. However, these are wild herds of manatees, not an aquarium show in a tank with baited animals coaxed to perform behaviors. If you wanted to kayak on your own that is available every day. We even provide best viewing tips to our rental customers, at no cost. We even have flexible cancellation policies, something nearly extinct in Miami. If you are planning a visit, here or anywhere, and have any uncertainties call your local outfitter. Knowledge helps you make the best tour choices for your desired experience.
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Beware when it’s cool or windy
David_B
, Mar 2020
If the weather is cooler or breezier than usual, don’t go! We did not see any manatees, the whole point of this kayak tour. It was about 70 degrees with wind about 10mph.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
I am sorry you didn't see the manatees. Your tour mates did and wrote a very different review. It always alarms me when people write things like Beware. You weren't cheated or misled in any way. Just what warning are you giving folks? A truly experienced kayaker would know that 70 isn't cool (not even by Miami standards) and 10 mph is not windy, it is quite calm. The photos we took of your tour show this to be true. There was one tour, yours, where there were only a couple of manatees and they were shy. This can happen. It is nature. These are wild manatees not an aquarium show. The tour is an interpretive tour. Were you treated poorly, denied information, was the equipment faulty or the service less than polite or helpful? Again, I am sorry you didn't see them. They were in fact there.
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star-5
Great experience seeing manatees and other wildlife
Eric_J
, Feb 2020
Very well done and informative tour. My kids 15 and 12 yo loved the experience. Diana and Brad were excellent guides. Thank you!
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Manatee Heaven
DRShamah
, Dec 2019
Both guides were knowledgeable and friendly! They catered to what we wanted to see and do. I highly recommend!
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