A man and woman exploring Key West waters on a kayak rental.

Crystal waters surround Key West, and your tropical escape isn’t complete without spending some time exploring them. Take a break from exploring the attractions near NYAH, Not Your Average Hotel, and set off on an aquatic adventure. One of the most relaxing ways to discover the nature and wildlife that call these waters home is kayaking. If you prefer to go on a self-guided tour of Key West waters, there are plenty of kayak rental services for you to choose from.

Where to Get Everything You Need for a Kayak Adventure

The waters around Key West are an excellent spot for kayakers of all skill levels. The backcountry is home to a diverse marine life ecosystem and calm waters, making it an ideal location for kayaking. 

  • Lazy Dog not only offers a range of kayak options, but you’ll be given a map of the area highlighting spots they recommend exploring. They can even give you a lesson if you need it before setting off to explore the mangroves between Stock Island and Key West.
  • Rent your single or tandem kayak from Blue Planet Kayak. Rentals can range from an hour or until sunset, giving you plenty of time to wander as much as you would want. You’ll depart two miles from Key West at their Boca Chica tour spot.
  • Kayak Kings of Key West will only rent their standard ocean kayak rentals from Cow Key Marina to experienced kayakers. This service charges a flat $30 rate per person for all day. This means you can kayak for as long as you want without worrying about going over your time limit.

Let Local Experts Show You Around

While it’s fun to explore independently, no one knows these waters better than local guides. Our on-site tour concierge can help you book your perfect kayak tour with Lazy Dog. Select a two-hour eco-tour or an almost four-hour kayak and backcountry snorkel tour. 

Soak in the Sunshine during Your Tropical Getaway

The continental breakfast setup at a Key West hotel to enjoy before picking up your kayak rental.Whether you’re enjoying an excursion on a kayak rental or cruising around in a Jeep rental, there are plenty of ways to explore all there is to see in Key West. Let our adults-only hotel be your peaceful escape. Just steps away from popular Duval Street, you’ll be close to all that this Florida island has to offer while having a quiet place to relax at the end of the day.

Our hotel is unique. We offer bunk accommodations, making us a great lodging option if you are vacationing with a group of friends. Start your day with our continental breakfast, and be sure to take advantage of our daily happy hour that starts at 4:20 p.m. Start planning your getaway today by checking out our special offers and booking your stay online. Use #IShareatNYAHotels when posting photos of your getaway!