There's no better way to explore the sea life-rich mangroves around Key West than on a tour with Lazy Dog. My knowledgeable guide taught our group all about non-stinging indigenous jellyfish, colorful sponges, manatee and turtle grass conservation and the unbelievable, hurricane-proof strength of the mangroves. It was exhausting, boiling hot and a total blast.
My tour included 2 other couples in kayaks and I must confess, it was tough at times to keep up with the more streamlined kayakers, especially when we hit open water and the wind was blowing directly at us. On top of being educational, it was absolutely a workout worth doing!
After burning hundreds of calories after two semi-strenuous hours of SUP, conch fritters are a must!