About Us

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Bring you into the escape of the backcountry

Stay a while

The best way to really understand what the backcountry can offer you is to slow down, and spend a few days and nights without returning to land. And if you need to make a trip, take a water taxi!

Get up close

We’re here to show you what the backcountry is all about, and show you things most visitors will not get to see without some help from our guides.

At your own pace

While you’re with us why not rent some of our equipment so that you can go out into the backcountry on your own time.

The Man Behind Mellow Ventures

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Rob Oliverio


Rob has been in the Florida Keys for over twenty years now. His love and appreciation for this ecosystem has grown steadily since the day he moved here. Inspired by the lush backcountry and its wild inhabitants, Rob founded Mellow Ventures to bring eco tourism and open-minds to the keys.

Rob shares his love for the keys with his daughter, and when it’s not all hands on deck at Mellow Ventures – that’s where you’ll find him.


Come Find Us

Mellow Ventures – Garrison Bight Marina

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