Hi…heading down to Key West in April and was wondering if any members can recommend some good day trips, where to put in etc…thanks in advance…
I am also heading there about the same time and American arilines won’t let me take my kayaks (LOL). I also wondering if anyone knows of any outfitters that might rent kayaks. I might also be interested in a “guided” tour.
We will be in Key west and Marathon.
One site I have found that contains a lot of good links is www.keynoter.com
as well as accomodations are available from Voyagers in Marathon. People I met were very happy with both. Very nice boats, far from key west though. Places to paddle are everywhere in the keys, access is very plentiful. I paddled my boat along the 7 mile bridge and on to Bahia Honda. Very nice. Be careful. Watch the weather and tides. Current can be real strong around the bridges and passes. I wish I was there now instead of here in the frozen North.
Key West Reading
A guide with 50 trips, Kayaking the Keys by Kathleen Patton
Key West Trip
Thanks for the tips…
Big Pine Key- Key Deer Blvd. to the end, look for a footpath on the right to a tidal creek. Real nice paddle out to Cuttoe. Run into Key Deer everytime while putting in.
Dave at Key West Kayak Fishing is a great guy, I would suggest that you first take an eco tour with him, it will put you light years ahead and he will put you onto some good paddling.