Back Country Safari
Back Country Safari
Back Country Safari
Back Country Safari
Back Country Safari
Back Country Safari
Back Country Safari
Back Country Safari
Limited Spaces Available! For reservations call (866) 945-7917. Spaces are extremely limited this time of year so book early to ensure the date you want.
Back Country Safari


  • Family Friendly Atmosphere - Great for Guests of All Ages
  • Snorkeling at a Shallow-Water Coral Reef Ecosystem
  • Dedicated Crew Made up of Local Eco Tour Guides
  • Sailing Through the Pristine Waters of the Key West National Wildlife Refuge
  • Amazing Kayaking Excursion Through the Mangrove Islands

Tour Summary

Glide through the gorgeous turquoise waters aboard the Dangers Prize, a Nineteenth Century skipjack that originally harvested oysters from the bountiful beds in the Chesapeake Bay It was later repurposed as a fishing vessel in the Florida Keys. The shallow draft of skipjacks is ideal for sailing into the waters of the Keys back country saltwater flats. There is not a better way to witness the panoramic seascape of Key West than from the deck of our beautifully restored luxury sailing vessel.

On this exciting combination adventure, youll snorkel at some of the finest spots in the region. Our savvy local guides will convey you to some of the remote local sites away from the crowded throngs of tourists. Youve travelled to Key West to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life on your vacation so why would you want to feel smothered at an overcrowded snorkeling site? Our knowledgeable Keys guides will select the best places to snorkel according to the wind, weather, and current conditions for that day. Well choose the calmest spots for the easiest swimming and best clarity. Our accommodating staff will supply all the necessary snorkeling gear for all participants, including wetsuits and prescription-quality masks in the winter.

This fantastic combination tour also includes a kayaking safari into the Mangrove Islands guided by our charming and knowledgeable guides, who are available to answer any of your questions. This area contains a thriving eco-system that provides habitat for sharks, game fish, exotic birds, and tropical fish, among others.

If you do not have any experience snorkeling or kayaking, do not worry; our patient eco-tour guides will provide you with all the necessary instruction and guidance on this excursion. Our stable, top-of-the-line sea kayaks are extremely stable; almost anyone can handle these craft, no matter what their age or physical prowess.

What is the weather cancellation policy?
If the activity must is cancelled due to bad weather, and you cannot reschedule, you will be issued a full refund.

Where is the departure point for this tour?
Check-in instructions will be included in your activity confirmation email.

Where can I park?
Parking is available on the 400 block of Caroline Street, you must pay a fee in order to park there.

What is included with lunch?

Lunch includes curried chicken, tuna, and pasta salads. A selection of deli meats, cheeses, artisan breads, and a little something sweet!

How many passengers can this boat hold?

22 Maximum

It is your responsibility to make sure you are aware of and understand all restrictions pertaining to this tour before booking online or over the phone. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are medically qualified and within any limits listed below in order to participate in this activity. No refunds will be given to those who reserve a spot and can not participate due to the restrictions listed below. For more information please read our cancellation policy and terms and conditions page or call our staff with any questions regarding your ability to participate.

  • Key West Vacation is always interested in your tour experience with us. We hope you enjoyed your tour and love to hear comments.

    Bob Smith

    I have been to the Bahamas many times, but Back Country Safari is one of my favorite trips! It includes everything that everyone should do here. As a Bahamas veteran, I can say only the best about this experience!

    Jim Peters

    Thanks to the professional guides! I was a bit worried about kayaking because I had never done it before, but the instructions were great and I had such a good time!

    Richard Dixon

    The best way to discover nature! ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)