$99 Island Jet Ski Tour

Key West Backcountry Safari

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6.5 or 4.5 hours (approx.)
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Social distancing enforced throughout the experience
All boats regularly sanitized

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 4.89 out of 5 stars based on 256 verified reviews from Jet Skis Key West and TripAdvisor

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Key West Backcountry Safari
Raymond M, Jan 2022 Verified
Xmas week our family of 4 spent a half day sail, snorkel and kayak with the boat, captain and crew. Let me keep it simple, this was awesome and a must do for all. The CPT and crew were so nice and informative, they made you feel super comfortable which made the trip that much better. They provided as much as you wanted to drink and snack on for the entire trip. You start with a nice sail out to the snorkeling area, plenty of time to swim around and explore underwater. We then sailed over to a mangrove and kayaked in and around. From there we took a slow sail back to stop and catch the sunset, wow amazing. Tons of laughs and good memories. We will definitely be back, thank you!
Key West Backcountry Safari
Shelly_C, Jan 2022 Verified
We had a great day on the boat with Captain Brian & crew. They treated us like royalty from water upon greeting, custom made sandwiches & a good selection of wines. Thank you for a memorable day!
Key West Backcountry Safari
jobria3, Jan 2022 Verified
Captain Meg and her crew - Ellen and Nicole were awesome. The kayak trip into the mangrove was very interesting. We saw many things to include tiny baby man-o-wars. They were very helpful in pointing out things while snorkeling too. Lunch was great and it was a fantastic day for all 10 of us from 2 - 62.
Awesome Sunset Sail!
Caylene B, Jan 2022 Verified
We had a great time on the Snorkel, Kayak and Sunset Sail with Capt Gronzo, Dan and Rose. The crew was amazing and had us laughing, but also showed their knowledge of the area, wildlife and history. We felt comfortable and safe the entire time and got to experience the natural beauty of Key West in a super fun way! We’ll be back and highly recommend!
Key West Backcountry Safari
Ted_J, Jan 2022 Verified
Loved that it’s a sailboat (with engine power too of course); ecologically oriented; a smart and cool 3-member crew. Niko was particularly good-humored and fun as a guide. Other guests were nice people.
Key West Backcountry Safari
Annette_C, Jan 2022 Verified
Captain Mary, Allie and Gannon were AMAZING! Best part of our trip here in Key West. Kayak tour of the mangroves was wonderful. Ally was very knowledgeable and we learned lots. We enjoyed Gannons history on the sale out to snorkel!
Key West Backcountry Safari
D4201OVjosephr, Jan 2022 Verified
Great outing with an awesome staff (Mary, Rose and Gannon). Loved the cruise, kayaking and snorkeling - a must do if you’re in the area. Nice break while here from Cincinnati.
Key West Backcountry Safari
SunSandSeafood, Jan 2022 Verified
Bronsa, Anna and Rose work like a well oiled machine to make the day look effortless.A very low key sail made possible by crew that never let refreshment grow warm and never stopped circulating amongst guests to prep and make ready for snorkel, lunch, kayak or just laying around.Active participants and patient caretakers, the crew went out of the way to make sure we saw a remarkable number of sea log and birds, learned a bit of history and understood the ecosystem.A great first snorkel experience for my 20 and 18 year old kids.Definitely a do over!
Key West Backcountry Safari
Daydream22470994902, Dec 2021 Verified
My wife and I had a great time! Tons of fun, good balance of adventure and some education. The boat was plenty big so the waves didn’t bother us. They staff was super attentive and professional.
Key West Backcountry Safari
AJZumba, Dec 2021 Verified
This was such an awesome day!! Our crew- Meg, Nicole, and Ellen were very nice and helpful. The kayaking was great and we were able to take our 2 kids (ages 6 & 2) on the kayaks with adults so we all got to enjoy the ride and wildlife sightings. The boat is smaller so it’s a smaller group which made it even better. We had a group of 11 and it was a great experience for all. 10/10 recommend.

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