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PADDLE! The Florida Keys, Inc.

Kayak and Paddleboard Rentals and Eco-Tours in Key Largo and Islamorada

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What Makes Us the Best?

Passion: Born from a lifetime love affair with nature and experience on the water, Paddle the Florida Keys owners, Scott and Betsy Baste, have extensive knowledge and experience on and in the water. Scott is a world-renowned, epic distance standup paddleboard racer who regularly logs over 3,000 miles on the water each year. Betsy is a former environmental science teacher and scuba instructor whose favorite place is on or under the water. Together they have raced sailboats, mountain bikes, and now enjoy the island lifestyle of the Florida Keys.

 

Our shop and launch areas are uniquely situated on the protected, clear waters of Tavernier Creek. Located between Key Largo and Islamorada, a little more than an hour from Miami and on the way to Key West, we are the perfect place to explore the tropical blue waters of the Florida Keys. We invite you to come see us and paddle yourself to a better place today!

Everything Paddle/Skate/Sun Proof

Paddle the Florida Keys has everything you need to start your adventure today! From inflatable to hard boards, we have a  variety of paddleboards and paddles to fit every desire, from casual cruiser to yoga/fitness enthusiast to epic racer. 

Need gear? We have all the equipment you need including lifejackets, leashes, waterproof bags, and professionals to customize your board for your needs. Florida is the sunshine state, so don’t leave the dock without your sun protective shirts, hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, gloves and gaiters. 

More into land-based fun? We are south Florida’s largest skateboard shop featuring top brands. Looking to design your own unique board? We have decks, wheels, trucks and the pros who can help you create your own custom ride. 

Looking for the perfect memento to remind you of your fabulous Keys vacation? Find it at Paddle the Florida Keys! Looking for the perfect gift and can’t decide? We have gift cards for any amount.

Paddle Yourself to a Better Place Today

Enjoy the BEST kayak and paddleboard rentals and eco-tours in Key Largo and Islamorada. We are on the clear protected waters of the Florida Keys National Marine Santuary, rich with wildlife and beauty. 365 days a year, our local guides share insider knowledge of the best spots to paddle in the Upper Keys. Let us take you out on the water for a day you’ll never forget!

Making Your Vacations Memorable with PADDLE! The Florida Keys


Small group, relaxed and very informative

The location was easy to find and plenty of parking, the cost was adequate and having a small group meant more time for questions and customized experience. The trip started with a small safety briefing, then we moved on to tips for better and more efficient kayaking. Throughout the entire trip the guide looked out and pointed out wild life, while providing lots of information about the area, culture and environment. I highly recommend "Paddle the Florida Keys"

– Ozzy | TripAdvisor
Such a Wonderful Place and People!

This is the only place to properly PADDLE! the Florida Keys! Don't be fooled by impostors. Scott and his crew are the best. I've been out with them on the weekly locals night when their generosity benefits our local food bank. You just know when you walk in that this is much more than a business. These folks are there to make sure you have a great time and they are very good at it.

– John B. | TripAdvisor
Great place, friendly helpful staff and a on-the-water nature adventure

We went to the Paddle! the Florida Keys and rented paddleboards. Based upon the advice of the staff, we went down a long narrow channel in the ocean that eventually opened into a large lagoon. Very peaceful and getting through the mangroves was tricky at times, but made it all the more enjoyable tackling the challenge. Afterwards we went to a small island about 400 yards offshore that had a swing and hammock. Overall a very enjoyable experience.

– Theron S. | TripAdvisor
A Most Excellent Adventure!

Joe guided us on the 2 hour eco tour and we had a fantastic time. Joe is knowledgeable about the various local ecology, including the numerous fish and crabs we encountered on our mangrove trip. It was one of the highlights of our vacation and is a must for anyone looking to get outside and unplugged. All the folks at Paddle the Florida Keys were awesome, and Joe absolutely ROCKS! Thanks for a great time.

– Greg E. | TripAdvisor
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