• 5 star ratingAwesome and a great value Scott led a fantastic kayak tour where we saw multiple amazing wildlife scenes. The mangrove tunnels were really cool as well. Cant believe it was only $25!

    Road518772 Avatar Road518772
    11/23/2018

    5 star ratinghighlight of our vacation - great kayaking trip with family Boris, thank you very much for the awesome review! We enjoyed having you and your family out kayaking with us and are so pleased that we were able to be the highlight of your vacation! It is especially nice when we are able to have the area all to ourselves.... read more

    borkd Avatar borkd
    11/12/2018

    5 star ratinghighlight of our vacation - great kayaking trip with family Scott 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... read more

    borkd Avatar borkd
    11/12/2018
  • 5 star ratingAmazing! Thank you very much! We enjoyed having you both out kayaking with us! We look forward to meeting your husband's next time you're in town. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a wonderful review! See you next time! Safe travels

    lilmo Avatar lilmo
    11/07/2018

    5 star ratingAmazing! My friend and I took the tour Sat October 13. What a wonderful experience! I can’t really add anything else new to the other great reviews posted here but I can say the day exceeded my expectations! Scott and Carissa are amazing people who you can tell this is more... read more

    lilmo Avatar lilmo
    11/07/2018

    5 star ratingBest Kayaking Trip Ever! Bette, we want to thank you very much for you and your sister choosing us to go out kayaking with. We had a great time! The manatee was really cool, the way she came right up to you both was really something special. I'm sure she could sense the good... read more

    Bette-WI Avatar Bette-WI
    10/26/2018
  • 5 star ratingBEST DAY EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Scott and his wife are the most AMAZING people!!!!! So knowledgeable, nice, accommodating and informative! We kayaked to Caladesi Island and it was hands down the best kayaking trip I've ever been on. We kayaked through beautiful mangrove tunnels, got to kayak next to dolphins, and went to a VERY... read more

    JBW883 Avatar JBW883
    10/08/2018

    5 star ratingKayak tour through mangrove canals This was an amazing tour! Scott was super friendly & so informative on the area & the wild life! We got to see several different kinds of birds (including an American bald eagle!), fish, & a sting ray! Everyone in my party enjoyed themselves immensely! Would definitely recommend this!!

    Dolly H Avatar Dolly H
    10/06/2018

    5 star ratingMangrove kayak Scott was a great tour guide! Very informative about all the wildlife and great stories! We loved the tour and would gladly return if we are back in the area!

    Safari539666 Avatar Safari539666
    10/04/2018
  • 5 star ratingOur second time, still fantastic! I first did this tour last December on a work trip. I enjoyed it so much that I brought my family this time!

    The team at Island Kayak Tours are great. They are patient with their guests and the tour isn't too fast, so you can really enjoy the wildlife. The... read more

    97133620 Avatar 97133620
    9/12/2018

    5 star ratingBeautiful morning tour My 12 year old son wanted to go kayaking during our Florida vacation and we had a great time in the 50/50 tour. We had tandem kayaks so my husband was with one son and I was with the other. This was my first time kayaking. It was a beautiful... read more

    beachgoermom2018 Avatar beachgoermom2018
    9/03/2018

    5 star ratingGreat morning Kayaking Myself and my 8 year old daughter had a great time kayaking.

    Scott was a brilliant guide. He obviously loves sharing the beauty of his local area. Non stop stories and information about plant life and the wildlife we encountered. When we went out there were about 10 boats with a... read more

    mickmcg1969 Avatar mickmcg1969
    8/28/2018
  • 5 star ratingKayak Awesomeness!!! Scott is an amazing guide, he is an expert on the Gulf ecosystem and local wildlife. We saw dolphins, osprey, mangrove tunnels, and who can forget our friendly fish birds who accompanied us along our trip. If you want a safe, family friendly, and affordable outdoor adventure, this trip is... read more

    Ethan J Avatar Ethan J
    8/17/2018

    5 star ratingWonderful Experience We booked this adventure back during the winter months in the cold north of New York State. Honestly Island Kayak Tours was the first to show up in my Google search, so we rolled with it. And I'm glad we did!

    Scott took us on a wonderful tour of the Shell... read more

    Joe G Avatar Joe G
    8/10/2018

    5 star ratingYou need not look further for kayaking We went kayaking today with Scott and (for the second time) had a blast! We tried this outfitter last year and enjoyed it so much that we went again today. Scott and Karissa run a great operation , know the area (and the weather) , and will show you a... read more

    jonas345 Avatar jonas345
    8/10/2018
  • We had such an amazing experience with Scott and Karissa! They were incredibly knowledgeable about the area and animals! We were pretty lucky and able to see several dolphins and Karissa was awesome and got it all on video! Not a bad thing to say, and worth every penny! If... read more

    Krystal Davidson Avatar Krystal Davidson
    12/06/2018

    It's an experience that you can only feel on the water with Scott and his Wife's Kayack touring company. Friendly knowledgeable and family run and always a great time out with them, when friends want to go an experience the Florida waters.

    Anthony Rodriguez Avatar Anthony Rodriguez
    12/01/2018

    Great experience! I brought my 3 year old and even she loved it and we were so excited to see dolphins swimming so close to us while we were on the kayaks. Would definitely recommend.

    Courtney Tallyen Avatar Courtney Tallyen
    11/25/2018

    We had such a wonderful experience on the 50/50 nature tour! I can’t wait to go back for the sunset tour. Highly recommend to anyone visiting the area or locals looking for a fun outing with friends or date day. The tour was super relaxed and great for experienced or... read more

    Ashlyn Cooper Avatar Ashlyn Cooper
    11/24/2018

    Scott 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... read more

    Boris Dank Avatar Boris Dank
    11/13/2018

    Scott 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... read more

    Boris Dank Avatar Boris Dank
    11/12/2018
  • I cannot recommend Island Kayak Tours enough! I made a reservation for my group as part of a work event and IKT took care of everything and made sure everyone had a great time. Most of my group was new to paddling and this was their first time in a... read more

    Rebecca Summer Avatar Rebecca Summer
    10/29/2018

    We were a group of 9 taking this tour and we all had a great time. Scott and Carissa were great guides with so much information to share about the area. Most of us are not experienced kayakers, but he makes sure you're comfortable and informed before you set out.... read more

    Cindy Lojacono Avatar Cindy Lojacono
    10/27/2018

    Where to start! First, you cannot beat the price for the amazing experience you get. Second, Scott and Carissa are wonderful! They made me feel like an old friend. Both are very knowledgeable about the area and super enthusiastic about giving us a great experience. They... read more

    Aimee Stuyvesant Avatar Aimee Stuyvesant
    10/21/2018

    Awesome! We are local to the area, and these two impressed us. This is such a good day adventure. Highly recommend.

    Kim G Avatar Kim G
    10/20/2018

    Great area to kayak. Nature all around. I loved all our bird friends that followed us the whole entire time..the cormorants!!

    Denise Peters Avatar Denise Peters
    9/01/2018

    Highly recommend Island Kayak Tours. Scott guided us through mangroves which was cool and then to Shell Key Preserve where we walked around and looked for shells. Excellent experience. Thank you Scott and Karissa!!

    Denise D'Agostino Peters Avatar Denise D'Agostino Peters
    9/01/2018
  • I have taken this tour several times with Scott. Each time we visit a different site & I learn something new about the environment & the wildlife

    The tour is very affordable & family friendly. Scott includes everyone in the group & accommodates each skill level. I bring out of... read more

    Theresa Wade Avatar Theresa Wade
    8/26/2018

    This tour is more than worth the money, do not pass up on the opportunity! Scott was born and raised in the area, and is a complete wealth of knowledge regarding the ecosystem and its inhabitants. He's also very friendly, and makes an effort to speak individually with everyone in... read more

    Charlie Elliott Avatar Charlie Elliott
    8/23/2018

    This trip has been the highlight of our vacation! I would HIGHLY recommend. What an amazing time.

    Chris Ricci Avatar Chris Ricci
    8/17/2018

    Great experience with my family! Thanks Scott for the adventure!

    Jason Michael Avatar Jason Michael
    8/09/2018

    Amazing adventure kayaking Shell Key Preserve to Shell island. Went from mangrove tunnels to the clearest white sand beach. Saw dolphins up close, jumping schools of fish, funny fishing birds, crabs, stingray, and lots of sand dollars:) Couldn’t have found a better tour guide than Scott, so friendly, knowledgeable, patient... read more

    Tracy Cattoni Kennedy Avatar Tracy Cattoni Kennedy
    8/08/2018

    Amazing experience Scott knows the answer to everything you ask him. He is very good at teaching how to maneuver the kayaks. We will definitely be back

    Camryn Sunailitus Avatar Camryn Sunailitus
    8/06/2018
  • Great paddle! My wife and I went out on a tour with Scott, and we highly recommend him. He is friendly and informative, and obviously knows the area very well. Very well run tour.

    Stephen Peeples Avatar Stephen Peeples
    8/04/2018

    We went out with Scott this morning on the 50-50 paddle. It was a lot of fun. Scott is skillful and informed. He told us a lot about sea birds, dolphins, fish, and the ecosystem. The equipment was in good condition and the paddle conditions were easy.

    Helen Peeples Avatar Helen Peeples
    8/04/2018

    Scott leads a great tour and is very knowledgeable of the area. Fun kayak trips and far more courteous to his guests than some competing companies. I would highly recommend for everyone from beginner to advanced.

    Chris Pohlman Avatar Chris Pohlman
    7/30/2018

    I can't recommend Scott highly enough! This is his business, he or his wife respond to you directly. Scott grew up in the area, he has funny stories, insights to share about wildlife and the area. You will be hard pressed to find anyone who loves this place more and... read more

    Elise Hebert Avatar Elise Hebert
    7/28/2018

    We had a great time! Scott was very knowledgeable and a great tour guide. We loved spending time on the water going through the Mangroves and spending time on the beach!

    Patti Lueke Rizzo Avatar Patti Lueke Rizzo
    7/16/2018

    Scott must have been born in the Mangroves. He was extremely knowledgable about shell key as he has been hanging out there all his life. He took us through the mangrove tunnels and took. He made our group of 11 feel at ease and told us many stories. I highly recommend

    Matt Grebe Avatar Matt Grebe
    7/08/2018
  • Scott was a great instructor. He was patient, informative and knowledgeable about what he does. I am from Wisconsin and when I come back to Florida I will definitely look them up again and take another tour.

    Lenette Cox Avatar Lenette Cox
    7/05/2018

    Had an amazing experience! Scott was extremely knowledgeable and was super patient with me being new to kayaking. Will definitely be back!

    Heather Leigh Avatar Heather Leigh
    7/05/2018

    Great day! Scott is an excellent guide. Knowledgeable and fun.

    Lynnette Meister Werning Avatar Lynnette Meister Werning
    7/03/2018

    This was the last thing we did on our vacation and loved it. It was amazing to see the dolphins and learn so much about the area. Highly recommend to take this tour.

    Paige Raelynn Robeson Avatar Paige Raelynn Robeson
    6/08/2018

    Amazing offered alot more than was told it was great

    Logan Nafziger Avatar Logan Nafziger
    6/08/2018

    This is the best kayak tour money can buy! Scott is absolutely amazing for sharing this piece of heaven. We came to Florida from Houston, found him online and gave him a shot and he did not disappoint. I would do this tour again and again. The beach stop is... read more

    James N Shea Robertson Avatar James N Shea Robertson
    6/07/2018
  • 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.

    Craig D. Avatar Craig D.
    12/04/2018

    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

    Thomas P. Avatar Thomas P.
    11/24/2018

    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

    Boris D. Avatar Boris D.
    11/12/2018
  • 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

    Woody W. Avatar Woody W.
    8/29/2018

    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:

    1. You'll see... read more

    Rebecca G. Avatar Rebecca G.
    8/19/2018

    5 star ratingWe had a wonderful time on our tour!!

    Pros:

    -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.

    Cons:

    -none. It was... read more

    Amber H. Avatar Amber H.
    4/11/2018
  • 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.

    Doug H. Avatar Doug H.
    3/07/2018

    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.

    Doug H. Avatar Doug H.
    3/07/2018

    5 star ratingFound Island Kayak Tours on Yelp around 830 on a Monday morning. Saw one excellent review then noticed seven more reviews that weren't recommended. Clicked and all those were excellent too. Not sure why they aren't all recommended because they were all spot on and inspired me to call to... read more

    Clinton H. Avatar Clinton H.
    10/17/2017
  • 5 star ratingFound Island Kayak Tours on Yelp around 830 on a Monday morning. Saw one excellent review then noticed seven more reviews that weren't recommended. Clicked and all those were excellent too. Not sure why they aren't all recommended because they were all spot on and inspired me to call to... read more

    Clinton H. Avatar Clinton H.
    10/17/2017

    5 star ratingScott and karissa are amazing in their services they provide.scotts vast knowledge of the wildlife and natural fauna added an educational component to the already wonderful trip.they are genuine people with a genuine love for the backbays of tampabay.

    Charles C. Avatar Charles C.
    10/01/2017

    5 star ratingScott and karissa are amazing in their services they provide.scotts vast knowledge of the wildlife and natural fauna added an educational component to the already wonderful trip.they are genuine people with a genuine love for the backbays of tampabay.

    Charles C. Avatar Charles C.
    10/01/2017