The Best Places to Kayak in the Florida Keys

There are so many great places to kayak in the Florida Keys and Florida Bay.

Outfitters often have a variety of different locations to choose from, including mangroves and other spots that offer a good chance of viewing wildlife.

Certain spots are better or worse depending on the season, tide and wind conditions.

During high winds guests should be especially cautious! Winds can be strong in Key Largo, the Florida Keys and Florida Bay. Outfitters can offer advice on protected areas and places that are sheltered from high winds and waves, when appropriate.

Visitors should remember that in high winds and in currents, it’s always best to paddle up-wind or up-current, and then to return downwind or down-current. This tactic helps conserve energy and makes it more likely that you can safely return to your intended destination.