• 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
  • 5 star ratingKayak more worry less! This is the best $25 you’ll spend! You could tell how much Scott loves this area and showing it to people. The shells and mangroves are amazing. My family can’t wait to come back and do it again. Thanks again!

    The Sunailitus Family

    csun64 Avatar csun64
    8/06/2018

    5 star ratingHighly Recommend! From start to finish, my family's experience with Island Kayak Tours was fantastic! They got back to me right away to schedule our tour and answered all my questions promptly. The tour itself was awesome! Scott was super knowledgeable about the area and wildlife, which really added to the experience.... read more

    Mikayla B Avatar Mikayla B
    7/30/2018

    5 star ratingGreat time, nature, views, and fun We took the 50/50 tour. Man, was that great!!!! Scott was very friendly and great with local knowledge of nature, and the island was awesone. Mangrove trees and dolphin watching were really cool. When we visit again we will take a different tour with Scott. Thanks again for the great experience.

    fvg77 Avatar fvg77
    7/28/2018
  • 5 star ratingBEST OF THE BEST! This was an amazing experience! Our guide, Scott, has a stealth of knowledge of the area having been born and raised here. He has a noticeable love for the area.The Mangrove tunnels were really cool! If you want a genuine nature experience, this is it!

    ToneandLiss Avatar ToneandLiss
    7/27/2018

    5 star ratingAWESOME KAYAK TOUR We took a 50/50 tour with Scott on 6/27/18. We had the best time. Scott was so knowledgeable about the area, the scenery was fabulous, the mangroves were really cool to go through, the birds that swam beside and under our kayaks were great, the beach at Shell Key Preserve... read more

    sharontrim27 Avatar sharontrim27
    7/20/2018

    5 star ratingFantastic! We had a great experience with Scott! He was very knowledgeable and friendly. Explained everything and pointed out things as we went along. Loved going through the Mangroves and spending time swimming and hanging out on the beach.

    Patti R Avatar Patti R
    7/16/2018
  • 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

    Was the perfect trip! My family and I had a blast. Always wanted to do a trip like this! Our guide was fun and informative!

    Christopher Minnick Avatar Christopher Minnick
    6/04/2018

    Super Fun and would recommend anyone and everyone to go! It’s beautiful 😍 and amazingly fun! 🛶🏖 Would definitely go again if I ever make it back down here! 😁

    Amber Dawn Croney Avatar Amber Dawn Croney
    6/03/2018
  • Robert Sewell Avatar Robert Sewell
    5/14/2018

    We had a great time and Scott really took care of us and answered all our questions about the area. Would definitely recommend!

    Glenn Ricci Avatar Glenn Ricci
    5/09/2018

    Had a fantastic time! Mangroves were surreal. Excellent conversation, with tons of information on everything. Loved meeting Lucy, Ethel, Ricky, Fred and Gary! Would definitely go again!

    Mario Cartolano Avatar Mario Cartolano
    5/08/2018

    What an incredible experience, I have never kayaked before, so I was a little nervous. Scott his wife and daughter were amazing, such a great experience, beautiful scenery and very knowledgeable. We all had a great time, they were so genuine and gave us ride back, because our Uber... read more

    Kim Pesce Berendt Avatar Kim Pesce Berendt
    4/28/2018

    Had a wonderful day with Island Kayak tours while visiting a friend! Stopping at Shell Key was such a beautiful surprise! Make sure you come prepared with swimming gear if you want to take a swim at that amazing beach. We started the day kayaking with dolphins and saw many... read more

    Shannon Hatton Avatar Shannon Hatton
    4/25/2018

    I came to Clearwater to visit a childhood friend and was determined to spend some time in nature. Came across Island Kayak Tours and they made it so easy to jump onto a tour the next day, and I am so glad! They day was beautiful and we loved... read more

    Jessica Amanda Avatar Jessica Amanda
    4/24/2018
  • 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