Florida Keys Watersports

Florida Keys Watersports with AquaVentures!

The West Marine 200-230cm Adjustable Fiberglass Kayak Paddle features a special handle system that lets you know the paddle angle at all times to ensure you’re getting the best paddling efficiency. A fiberglass shaft is stronger and lighter than an aluminum shaft. An adjustable length makes it perfect for families. Drip rings are included to prevent water from running off …

Florida Keys coral reef- updates

Florida Keys coral reef update- post Hurricane Irma

I attended and spoke at the latest Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council meeting. The FKMSAC is in charge of managing the Florida Keys coral reef protected areas and other critical ecology issues. The video below is almost 4 hours long. If you would like to hear what I had to say you can skip to 3:46:30 or so. Everything …

Hurricane Irma Florida Keys

Hurricane Irma- The Florida Keys

Hurricane Irma – Marathon, Florida Marathon Florida is a small town, in the heart of the Florida Keys. This island community all began in the early 1900’s with a crazy idea to build a railway through a complete tropical wilderness to connect Key West to the rest of Florida. Workers were shipped in from all over the country and world …

dangerous wildlife florida keys

Dangerous Wildlife Florida

A demystification of potential marine hazards in the Florida Keys. Without distinct seasonal changes down south, Halloween in the Florida Keys can come and pass without much notice! To get in the spirit of the season I wanted to address a topic that I get MANY questions about on my tours- “Dangerous wildlife Florida” There is not one tour that …

Florida wildlife in the mangrove habitat

Find me where the wild things are- Florida Keys wildlife

February Highlights: February was another great month for Florida Keys wildlife sightings with AquaVentures!  Of course, we saw all the usual highlights; manatees, turtles, dolphins, sharks, rays, etc. We also started using our awesome aquarium observatory globe shown in the pictures above. The observatory globe allows you to get up close and personal with the critters we find, creating a …

Pet Friendly Marathon Florida

Pet Friendly Vacations: Marathon Florida

We love taking our dogs Cosmo and Maui on adventures around town! Here are Cosmo and Maui’s “Pet Friendly Favorites” in Marathon Florida!     Pet Friendly Activities- Crane Point Museum and Nature Center Crane Point is one of our favorite Pet Friendly Activities in Marathon Florida! Hike trails through the Tropical Hardwood Hammock Forest and mangrove jungle. Walk through …

florida keys christmas

Winter Welcome!

AquaVentures would like to welcome all of The Florida Keys winter visitors or “snowbirds”. After what seemed like an extremely hot summer, I am enjoying the cooling temperatures and everything that comes along with the “winter” season in The Florida Keys! There are many reasons to spend your winter in the Florida Keys, one of our favorite reasons is the …