Coastal Photo Safari

2.5 Guided Kayak & Paddleboard Tour

Grab your camera. Grab your sunscreen. Grab a cooler and let's go!  Discover Miami’s coastal habitat. There is life of all shapes and sizes living in the sand, rocks, and sea grass beds of Virginia Key Beach North Point Park. Experience this spectacular habitat first hand from your kayak or stand-up paddleboard. We may stop at a beach or sandbar along the ask (subject to tide levels) This is a lighthearted, relaxing, fun paddle for all ages and skill levels.  


Participants can expect to see things such as:

  • Sea urchin
  • Starfish
  • Variety of fish
  • Sea birds and coastal birds
  • Manatees
  • Eagle rays
  • Giant iguanas
  • Dolphins

Locals have always known about Virginia Key. One of few remaining natural areas in South Florida, Virginia Key has always been a local favorite for those in the know. Wrap up your morning on Lamar Lake with a tour of our lagoon. A nursery for numerous ocean species this salt water lagoon is home manatees, fish, birds, and event the occasional dolphin visit.


  • Paddleboards: $45

  • Single Kayaks: $45

  • Double Kayaks: $85

What's Included

  • FREE parking for registered participants in the VKOC lot ($8 at the master meter)
  • Guided Tour
  • Souvenir photos (shared electronically)
  • Private bathrooms and outdoor showers
  • Parking in the VKOC lot
  • Fun is FREE if you let it happen

Customary gratuity of 15%-20% is not included.

Beverages, telephone cases, and snacks are available for purchase from our shop.

What Should I Wear?

Wear water shoes, or closed toe shoes you don’t mind getting wet. Be ready to get wet as we may wade as far as waist deep to view the creatures. Bring a change of clothes for after and towel