This tour is ideal for advanced kayakers and physically-fit adventurers. You’ll paddle through the strong currents where Tampa Bay flows by Egmont Key and into the vast waters of the Gulf of Mexico. This 380-acre island is a wildlife refuge and is home to numerous Gopher Tortoises. An operational lighthouse, built in 1858 and remnants of historic Fort Dade still remain today. Enjoy sightseeing, swimming, fishing and nature trails. Egmont Key is a barrier island state park.
There is a minimum total group size of 6 people for this tour to launch.
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Skill Level: Advanced+
Duration: 8 hours
Do you have to be an experienced kayaker for the Egmont Key Tour?
Yes, most definitely. This tour is one of our most difficult and is only available for advanced kayakers due to the extremely swift currents.
What is there to do on the Egmont Key Tour?
Once on Egmont Key, you can enjoy swimming, shelling, hiking trails, or just relaxing on the white sand beaches. You can also explore Fort Dade and the operational lighthouse.
Where do we meet?
The Egmont Key Tour launches from a variety of locations on Anna Maria Island depending on the current. The location will be determined the day you book your tour.
What should I bring on the Egmont Key Tour?
We highly recommend bringing a few bottles of water and items that you would normally have while you are out in the sun (sunscreen, hat, sunglasses). Cameras are okay, but we suggest putting them in a zipped plastic bag. You may also want to bring a bagged lunch or some snacks to enjoy on Egmont Key.
Is the Egmont Key Tour for me?
This tour is great for advanced kayakers who are looking for a strenuous paddle to the picturesque wildlife refuge of Egmont Key.
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Egmont Key is a barrier island located west of Tampa, Florida and north of Anna Maria Island.