• 5 star ratingLoved it- Scott was a great guide Had a great morning out on the kayaks, Scott was very knowledgeable & we enjoyed the stop at shell key, found lots of sand dollars.

    Thanks, we loved it & the 3 man kayak was helpful with our youngest son, being able to go in with dad & bro! Xx

    Lauren W

    5 star ratingGreat kayak tour at a fantastic price Great tour that won’t disappoint. Within minutes we were lucky enough to see a dolphin that come close to the kayaks. Scott was a knowledgeable and entertaining guide. We were accompanied for most of the trip by a bunch of cormorants fishing under the kayaks. The stop at the beach... read more

    Caron R

    5 star ratingBest Kayak Tour Scott and Karissa are the best tour guides. It was our first time kayaking and we decided to take the 50/50 tour which was not just kayaking but exploring the preserve and mangroves which were spectacular to see. We also stopped at shell key a small beach area for about... read more

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  • 5 star ratingFun family kayaking adventure Our family (children ages 8 and 3) had a fantastic time on the kayaking tour with Scott and Karissa. It was a peace yet exciting time for all. We enjoyed all the mangrove tunnels and sea life. I would definitely recommend for families as a fun, friendly outing at a... read more


    5 star ratingTurpening family vacation Recently my family and I spent the morning kayaking with Scott and his wife Chris on the 50/50 tour. I’ll tell you not only was the scenery spectacular these are two great, down to earth, family oriented people. Our boys had been wanting to do a kayak trip and while... read more


    5 star ratingFun itinerary! I liked the itinerary better than most kayak tours...short paddles, multiple tunnels and swimming or exploring Shell Key. The tour hosts are congenial and knowledgeable, and the kayaks were easier on my back than other rentals...they were a bit deeper. More

  • 5 star ratingFlorida Must Do Tour If you are ever in the area south of Tampa and St. Petes or Treasure Island, you've got to book a kayak tour with this company that is run by a great tour guide and his wife. Scott and his wife are super knowledgeable about everything in the area... read more


    5 star ratingPriceless Adventure Our family of 4 enjoyed our kayak tour so much. We were first timers and Scott and his wife were so helpful and knowledgable. We got to see birds, dolphin, some saw manatee, we even saw a starfish. It was a great time!! We plan on returning and would only... read more

    Laura M

    5 star ratingAwesome day Me and life went on the 50/50 tour and it was great!!! The owners are great and very knowledgeable about the area. We will definitely do this again. Highly recommend for both locals and visitors.

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    Ajay M
  • 5 star ratingWe loved it! Great for Families or Singles. Good for Any Skill Level. This was a great tour and Scott is an awesome guide. Comfortable kayaks. Half the price of renting your own. Kids picked up quickly on how to paddle in the tandem kayak. Shell Key is beautiful and the mangrove tunnels were really cool. Everyone enjoyed the Cormorants that followed... read more

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    Krista S

    5 star ratingGreat Tour! My husband and I recently did his tour while in town. Definitely worth it! We aren’t tour kind of people with a kayak, since we own one and are familiar with how to get around on our own. But we happened upon this tour and saw it hadn’t amazing reviews... read more

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    5 star ratingOutstanding Bargain I was about to rent a kayak at Fort DeSoto until I saw this highly rated kayak tour. For less money, you get a very interesting guided tour by a local expert. Better equipment too, with clean sit-in single kayaks. Weather was perfect so we paddled through non-obvious mangrove tunnels,... read more

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  • 5 star ratingPerfect first time kayak tour in the mangrove forest Fantastic three hour kayak tour through the prestine mangrove forests of St.Petersburgh area in Florida. Scott the tour leader was great, friendly, helpful and informative. Two thumbs up.

    The tour included a stop on an island with possibility to swim in crystal clear water.

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    5 star ratingA Hidden Gem So much more than we expected and a great deal too! Whether you've kayaked before or never kayaked this trip is perfect! I highly recommend Island Kayak Tours, you won't be disappointed.

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    5 star ratingIsland Kayak tours This was the best kayaking tour I have taken . Scott was very knowledgeable and friendly, as was his wife. Offered lots of information on the area, and also where to eat etc.. The Mangrove tunnels were so much fun! I would highly recommend.

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  • This tour was the best part of my trip! Scott was so knowledgeable about the sea life and environment! The trip he took us on wAs beautiful, fun and informative for my 9 year old and I. So fun!

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    Bianca Turner

    Scott and his wife took our family of six on an incredible tour of the waterways and the Mangroves. Our stop at the sandbar gave us time to find lots of really cool shells and sand dollars. Scott went out of his way to engage with the kids and answer... read more

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    Steve Cobb

    we had a wonderful kayaking adventure today! Scott is very knowledgeable wit regards of the wildlife. We got to see a few dolphins swimming around! Huge bonus to our experience.

    The shell key was beautiful and we will definitely call Carissa and Scott for our next kayaking adventure. ...
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    Ida Grzybowski

    Loved this tour! Scott is very knowledgeable and got to know everyone in my group. Definitely will be coming back!

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    Morgan Podorski

    We kayaked with Scott and Karissa last week, and had a blast! Learned a lot about the mangroves and preserves , and had fun to boot! Thanks Scott and Karissa, for sharing with us. We’ll definitely be back! Please tell Desi, Lucy, Fred and Ethel we miss them!

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    Sherri Anselm

    Scott and his wife are great tour guides! Never felt rushed, and they explained everything thoroughly as this was our first time. Will definitely do it again! 🙂

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    Jeanine Luge Ramirez
  • Great experience and very affordable. Definitely recommend for anyone wanting to spend time in nature and learn quite a bit.

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    Alyssa Fauble

    Went on a 3.3 mile kayak tour today! Fell in twice! 🤷🏼‍♀️ We saw some dolphins and I had a manatee right at the nose of my kayak! 🤗 although they were a little camera shy, it was a great experience and the local couple that took us on the... read more

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    Mercedes Lynn Fauble

    Scott and Karissa were very knowledgeable of the whole area and was able to answer any question we asked. It was a beautiful tour with plenty to see and explore! We were able to see lots of wildlife and find lots of gorgeous shells! Also very affordable. I highly recommend... read more

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    Denna Fauble

    My daughter's and I loved this tour. Scott and Carrisa are very knowledgeable and wounder people!

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    Brandi Fauble

    Wonderful experience for the price! Both of the owners are friendly and knowledgeable. Thanks for a great time!

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    Marissa Kell

    Had a fantastic time with Scott and Karissa kayaking! Our little ones (8 and 3) enjoyed all the sea life and mangrove tunnels. Such a peaceful yet exciting outing. Definitely recommend! Thanks so much for a great family outing!

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    Christine Thompson
  • Fabulous tour! We had a party of six - ranging from 8-46 years old and we all had a great time (even though I was originally worried about whether it would be too difficult for some of us)! The mangroves and wildlife were amazing. Scott and Karissa were great guides.... read more

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    Angie Hatley Garms

    we really loved this tour. Scott is super knowledgeable on everything out there. youll have some great views and see plenty of wildlife. Highly recommended!

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    Benji Feldpouch

    Our family was in the area in early June & had the pleasure of taking a tour with the owners, Scott & his wife Karissa. I could tell immediately that Scott loved his job & was passionate about the sport. Island Kayak Tours came recommended from a local we met.... read more

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    Niccole Cornaghie

    Best deal in Florida! Got to see some amazing wildlife and got to kayak in the mangroves. Scott did a great job at explaining the history of the area and wildlife.

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    Derrek H

    This tour was amazing. These are the nicest people you’ll meet. Scott shared so much knowledge about the wildlife and the area. The cost is very modest for the experience you’ll have! Thank you from my family for being one of the highlights of our vacation!

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    Tim Alger

    We had an awesome for our first kayak experience. Scott was very helpful with instruction and knowledgeable about the area and wildlife. Karissa kept track of us in the back. It was a wonderful and relaxing afternoon. Thanks.

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    Suzanne Woodward Gansen
  • So happy that we chose the tour with Scott and his wife. Very friendly, informative, and a great sense of humor. They took the time to find out a little bit about each person on the tour and made our trip really comfortable. Well, for me. Being as I... read more

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    Cindy Henson

    Great kayaking trip during our stay in Florida. A must do on your bucket list! Family friendly

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    Rachel Williams-Nettleton

    We came to Florida on a family vacation and decided to check out this kayak tour we heard about from someone on the beach. So glad we did!! It was an absolutely amazing experience! There were 8 of us in our group, a few of which small children, and the... read more

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    Steph Chadwell

    Scott and Karissa are wonderful tour guides, very knowledgeable and friendly! My husband and I took the tour yesterday and enjoyed it so much! Thanks you Karissa and Scott for a wonderful experience!

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    Kate Mary Sheehan-Dato

    Scott & Karissa were great. Very knowledgeable about the area & wildlife. The tour was fun & will definitely do this again..

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    Dom Ri

    Scott and Karissa were very friendly, informational and gave a great tour. We would definitely take this tour again. We got to see a Dolphin, birds and the Mangroves. Super cool tour and would highly recommend Island Kayak Tours

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    Justin Schlueter
  • This tour was the highlight of our vacation! Honestly, for the experience we had they should be charging so much more than they do! We will ALWAYS come back for a kayaking adventure anytime we're back in Florida. Don't question it, just sign up and go. It is worth it!

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    Brittany Brown

    We're new to paddling and were nervous at first, but Scott and Karissa made everything perfect. Great equipment, peaceful location, and beautiful weather made for a great trip. Thank you guys for the great morning. Can't wait to go again!

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    Keri Estridge

    Scott and his wife were very friendly and great! Scott was comical and entertaining. The kayaks were of great quality! A lot of these places buy the cheapest kayaks and if you are experienced you know how uncomfortable they can be and how they don’t track right. We did the... read more

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    Kelley Potter

    The guide was very knowledgeable and made the tour fun and friendly. Would definitely recommend and would be happy to do another tour!

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    jacob flanagan

    This was a great tour Scott was very knowledgeable and personable. I would recommend this company to anyone, experienced or not.

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    paulette barreca

    This was a AMAZING EXPERIENCE, highly recommend, Scott and his wife are so sweet , knowledgeable and fun!! My daughter and I had such a great time , we had Dolphins right by us!!! Awesome right?! All around a great time and ONLY 25.00 you cant beat that... read more

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    Shali Bennett
  • 5 star ratingOur first kayaking experience we wanted a tour as opposed to going alone. We picked 50/50 tour with Island Kayaking.  Best choice ever.  Scott and Karissa were so informative and knowledgeable about the preserve they took us through.   I enjoyed the mangroves and open waters we went to in... read more

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    Cheryl D.

    5 star ratingWe just returned from a kayak tour with Scott and his wife. We had an awesome time! There were 10 of us...and we all had a great time! We saw starfish, a hermit crab, horseshoe crabs, and even a glimpse of dolphin while in the water. It was so much... read more

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    Jeanine L.

    5 star ratingGreat tour! Scott and Karissa answer all your questions are funny and keep the pace reasonable.

    Can't wait to bring the whole family on one of their tours! Thanks for a great afternoon!!!

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    Robert D.
  • 5 star ratingWe had a great trip with Scott.  He kept us well informed as the weather was a little suspect.  He told us it would clear and be great and it was.  Very knowledgeable, very friendly, great kayaking trip all the way around.

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    Tim B.

    5 star ratingWe were vacationing in Florida from Indiana. There were 3 couples (ages 62+).  Scott and Carissa gave a brief explanation on how to hold your paddle before we took off.  They both gave great explanations on local wildlife.  First we went through the mangroves and saw several different kinds of... read more

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    Susan M.

    5 star ratingScott and Clarissa were fantastic guides on such a beautiful adventure! They had answers to all our questions and filled the 2.5 hours with countless interesting facts. Paddling through the mangrove tunnels and watching the sunset over the water was the highlight of our trip to Florida. I can't recommend... read more

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    Erin S.
  • 5 star ratingYa'll, Scott and his tour is awesome! It was just the right amount of Kayaking for this inexperienced bunch! We had all age ranges in our party and everyone survived! Also, the Kayaks are very open and roomy! The kids had a blast collecting seashells on shell island. Make sure... read more

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    Kelly J.

    5 star ratingAwesome experience!

    We cannot recommend Scott and his tours enough. We did our second tour with him and both were wonderful.

    Everyone in our party absolutely enjoyed it.

    He and and his wife are great people that know everything about the area.

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    Craig D.

    5 star ratingScott did a great job with the group and it was very very good tour...we absolutely enjoyed it. We had a 3 year old with us and Scott/Clarissa made sure everybody was safe the entire trip and being able to watch dolphins jump 20 feet in the channel was amazing.... read more

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    Thomas P.
  • 5 star ratingScott and Carissa were amazing tour guides.  I was particularly impressed by their love for nature and how much they enjoyed doing the tour.  They grew up in the area and know everything about it.  What was most impressive is the serenity of the area as we were the only... read more

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    Boris D.

    5 star ratingOur family was looking specifically for an "eco kayak tour" after having enjoyed them on other vacations. We called Island Kayak Tours and spoke to Carissa who was very welcoming over the phone.  They had availability for their next tour and it lined up with our day's plans so we... read more

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    Woody W.

    5 star ratingWe were looking for something adventurous to do in the St. Pete Beach area last minute. Instantly came across Island Kayak tours and was amazed by the five star reviews left - and now I know what everyone was raving about! Here's why you should do the tour:

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    Rebecca G.
  • 5 star ratingWe had a wonderful time on our tour!!


    -Scott was a super knowledgeable guide

    -beautiful scenery!! Mangrove tunnels, wildlife and seashell island were beautiful!

    -our 5 year old did a tandem kayak with my husband and loved it! Scott was so kind and patient with the kids.

    -price is super reasonable.


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    Amber H.

    5 star ratingLook no further, this is the place to go kayaking.  Great local knowledge and they answered all of our questions about the area, fish, mangroves etc.  We would do it again.  Also, the price is right.

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    Doug H.

    5 star ratingLook no further, this is the place to go kayaking.  Great local knowledge and they answered all of our questions about the area, fish, mangroves etc.  We would do it again.  Also, the price is right.

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    Doug H.