1,828 acres of preserve located in the mouth of Tampa Bay, near Ft Desoto Park, which includes a 195-acre barrier island known as Shell Key, the area is off limits to motorboats so the only way to explore the area is to paddle!
We launch from here. 2800 Pinellas Bayway S. Tierra Verde FL 33706
These guys follow us out!
Glide alongside the abundant marine wildlife on the flat water as you paddle by the mangroves. We often have cormorants (small aquatic birds which hunt for fish) swimming under our kayaks. They follow us all the way out to the island.
Paddle at your own pace. The water is very shallow! You can see the seafloor the entire way out. Take advantage of the opportunity to see dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, and a variety of fish and birds, while paddling to a private island where we can relax, look for some great seashells, swim, and snorkel. If the tides are right, we can take you though the secret mangrove tunnel.
No motor boats allowed!
Located at Treasure Bay Resort & Marina. On the dock. Outside. Look for the standing paddleboard.