Keys Boat Tours

reef snorkel school of blue tang

Patch Reef Snorkel

2 Hours


Let Capt Brian show you lots of tropical fish and maybe even a moray eel. Snorkel gear is provided. Feel free to pack a lunch. Need a wetsuit? Add $10. Add a paddleboard $10 each. Having fun? Add an hour +$75. The patch reef is a great back-up snorkel spot when the barrier reef is too choppy. It’s a great place for beginners too.

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Backcountry Tour

3 Hours


Head to uninhabited islands of the backcountry and the Great White Heron National Marine Refuge. Spy some birds and marine life. Enjoy some sandy stretches that low tide reveals. Pack a lunch, bring binoculars, take a dip and relax in the great wide open like no other. This is a birders, fishing, eco tour, and then some – paradise!

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Motor | Paddleboard Combo

A Day On The Water

4 Hours


Choose your ideal day on the water and we will make it happen; backcountry or ocean side, mangrove cave and patch reef snorkel, maybe snorkel and fish, perhaps Marvin Keys – whatever you wish. Or, let us decide for you and be your guide. This 4+ hour tour can include an activity or two, paddle board, snorkel, etc. Nothing beats a day on the water!

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boating safety father and son on the water keys getaway

Motor Boating 101

3 Hours


This 3 hour 100% hands-on boating lesson is a follow-up to the excellent USCG Aux classroom lesson (should you take it). You drive, dock, anchor, learn basic navigation, chart basics, and gps. We include booklet material, and we even offer a one night overnight stay in a private travel trailer / bath, AC, wifi (when available) at no additional charge.

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sailing lesson and tour

Sailing Lesson 101

3 Hours


This is the only sailing lesson outside of Key West. You leave with a booklet, so to better understand wind direction and points of sail. The rest is hands on; you raise sails, take the helm, switch the lee boards, tack, jibe, and …learn to sail. I often hear people say “I always wanted to learn how to sail”. Now is your chance! Three lessons, just $750.

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Fishing 101 Lesson | Outing

3 Hours

$300 +

Fishing in the Keys is for the seasoned angler and novice alike. The beauty is just getting out on the water. We will go where the fish are biting – lesson one. Learn what to buy, how to rig your set-up, throw cast net, and more! Great for the novice, kids, women, and anyone who wants to learn fishing basics. License not required.

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goliath grouper under our boat on the water

Looe Key with Capt B

3 Hours

Special Offer $250 +

When the conditions are right; light breeze and good visibility, the reef is the place to be. And, there is no better place on the reef than Looe Key Marine Sanctuary. Whether yours is a Snorkel session or Fishing trip, it’s always beautiful to get out to Looe. And, you know it’s going to be nice because we will not take your money unless it is fair weather conditions. Looe Key with Captain B – can include lunch too. A recommended fall back plan (if the seas at the reef are choppy) is our motor / paddle / patch reef / and beach lunch tour.

Looe Key Snorkel: $250 (3 hrs / 2)
Fish the reef: $300 (3 hrs / 2)
Add an hour: $75
Add a person: $50
Add a paddleboard: $10 per
Add a nights stay 1/2: $125 (inquire)
Add a wetsuit: $10

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Paddleboard & Kayak Tours

2 + Hours

Special Offer $25 +

We actually have 8 paddle options. See which of these interests you most: single kayak, double kayak, paddleboard, self guided, or we can guide. We also offer motor / paddle combo tours and paddle / snorkel combo tours. Our rental operation is at the MM 33.5 boat ramp on Scout Key (bay side). We also rent by the day and week, and we deliver in the Lower Keys. Call 305-699-7166.

Special: Paddle Surf and Turf. If you book $250 in tours: a 2+ hour motor/paddle tour, or any of our $250+ tours you, individual or couple, can spend one night in our private travel trailer (if available) at no extra charge, just an honest (hopefully 5 star) TripAdvisor review. That is our goal. Additional nights stay including 1/2 hour boat tour is $125.

You can also purchase the 2017 edition of our book, The Road To Key West, written by Capt. Brian, and get 10% off any guided tour – and much more!

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keys getaway

Multi-Day Getaway

2 + Days

Special Offer $250 +

The perfect four day Keys getaway. Stay with Keys Boat Tours as our house guest = 2 nights (if available) once you book a $250 tour (1 hour on the water with Capt Brian). If you decide to book $500 of tours (2 hours), Keys Boat Tours will let you (individual or couple) stay in a private bed / bath travel trailer with AC and wifi for four nights – at no additional cost. You only pay for the boat tour. You can choose between kayak / fishing / snorkeling / paddling, or combo, and otherwise be our guest.

Note: All $250+ tours can include, if available, a nights stay in our very cozy and private travel trailer at no extra charge. We also provide you with a guide book, The Road To Key West, written by Capt. Brian. The room includes: double bed, linens, wifi, AC, and private bath. Our ultimate goal is your great Keys experience, both on the water and off. Additional night: $125.

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  • Captain Brian took me for the most spectacular backcountry tour, and he didn’t even know it!

    FRED (the frog) FROM BIG PINE KEY
  • The water was crystal clear, the sea life magnificent, the pelicans close, the Captain gracious, and the sunset backdrop breathtaking!  I cannot recommend this experience any higher!  Bon voyage!

  • I recommend the motor boat / paddleboard combo tour thoroughly. It was our first time on paddle boards and Captain Brian made it so easy.

    sup paddleboard rental keys getaway SARAH FROM TEXAS
  • Thanks so much for customizing our boat trip to serve both our needs!

    kayak florida keys JANINA & CHRIS
  • The protected cove, the rays, the sunset – a perfect outing with Capt Brian. Highly recommended.

  • Thanks to Captain Brian, we had an amazing time on the water. We loved every minute!

  • Thanks again for helping us today Capt Brian. It was fun, informative, confidence building, and a great first trip out to the reef.

    boating safety father and son on the water keys getaway KIERAN & MR. C!
  • Jack and I had wonderful time with you on the water. We see how much you love what you do. You made our trip to the Keys that much more special.

    enjoying an eco tour on the water keys getaway MAGGIE & JACK
  • My daughter and I had a wonderful day out on the water with Brian. He was very accommodating to what we wanted to do, kayaking, snorkeling and a tour of the mangroves.

    reef snorkel sylvia vicki SYLVIA & VICKI
  • Thanks to Captain Brian – I learned how throw a cast net in no time!


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