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Key West Backcountry Safari

6.5 Hours (approx.)
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Spend an unforgettable day sailing emerald waters, kayaking mangrove-shaded channels and snorkeling coral gardens in an unspoiled marine wilderness.


  • Voyage into the Backcountry under sail on a traditional 65ft Skipjack schooner.
  • Listen to a historical chart talk and learn about Key West maritime history.
  • Paddle a kayak on a guided tour through the mangrove island ecosystem.
  • Snorkel unspoiled waters to encounter tropical fish and exotic marine life.
  • Enjoy beverages, snacks and a delicious picnic lunch afloat.
  • Relax on a deserted island beach or remote sandbar.
  • Celebrate happy hour in paradise with cold beer, wine and sodas.



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Average 4.71 out of 5 stars based on 17 verified reviews from Attractions Key West.

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Fantastic time
Blair Young, Dec 2019
This was a last minute trip and it was best one on key west. We had a fantastic time. Captain was friendly, fun, and professional, crew was first rate. We had a fantastic time.
Best thing to do in key west
Stanley Simpson, Nov 2019
Awesome customer service. Best thing to do in key west.
Must do in Key West!
Sarah Smith, Oct 2019
This is a must do if you are in key west. We will definitely do it again when we come back.
Really worth it
Jo Anderson, Aug 2019
The tour is really nice, I recommend everyone to use one day to take it. The driver and all the other people were really nice. Parasailing was AWESOME.
I’d say this is the best part of my Key West vacation.
scotgirl, Aug 2019
It doesn’t get any better than the backcountry safari. Everything you need to enjoy the trip has been thought of. From the food, drinks, to activities – it’s all you can ask for and more! I really like that they included coral and shipwreck exploration on this tour because I’ve been meaning to do that for a long time! Overall, I’d say this is the best part of my Key West vacation.
This mangrove tour is incredibly amazing!
Russell B, Aug 2019
The backcountry was a bit rough but exciting. So if you are looking for a tour that is beyond those “touristy” spots, this trip would be perfect for you. Get ready to kayak, snorkel, and sail around. You’ll see a lot of great scenery and have a good time. Highly recommended by me!
The kayaking and snorkeling trip was such a beautiful experience.
Michaela W, Aug 2019
My partner and I had such a good time. The mangrove islands were fascinating and the water here at Key West was so blue and clear. Sailing has always been something I wanted to do and this trip gave me a chance to do just that. So I would definitely recommend this package to anyone who want a day full of fun-filled activities. It’s an experience you won’t forget.
This is probably one of the best packages you can find here.
Happy Tourist, Aug 2019
I’d recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in having a day full of fun and exploration at Key West. This is probably one of the best packages you can find here. Everything was organized so you won’t have any hassles at all. The food was tasty, and drinks were available for the guests.But what is a “backcountry safari” without some adventure? You’ll get heaps of that on this tour as well. Some activities you should expect include sailing, snorkeling, and kayaking. If you decide to book this tour, take your friends or partner with you – they will have a good time as well.
It offered excellent value for money
Brendan B, Aug 2019
You won’t regret going on this trip, it offered excellent value for money! The day starts off with sailing then you get a guided to go kayaking and snorkeling. I really thank the crew for bearing with me, they are very nice and patient.Then afterwards, you get to explore patches of reefs, wrecks, and other interesting things underwater. There is much to see and explore. The day is capped off with sailing back. You’ll have a power-packed day when you go on this tour.
This is the absolute best thing you should try out in Key West.
Tucker, Aug 2019
This is the absolute best thing you should try out in Key West. I’ve never imagined finding such a gem here. The backcountry safari is an exciting trip as you get to explore wrecks and patch reefs. I feel like an explorer discovering new things. The 6.5 hours allocated for this tour feels like it’s over too early. Time just flies when you’re having fun. I’d give this a 10-stars if I can.. Yes, it was that good!

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