Join us for an intimate exploration of the waters of Biscayne National Park!
Sail, Paddle, Snorkel & Island Visit
All day taste of the park with 6 people max, suitable for all ages
Duration: 6 hours
Start Time: 10 a.m.
Available Days: Every day
Snorkel equipment rental available. Fins are required to be worn by all participants while snorkeling as a safety precaution.
See Keeping You Safe from COVID-19 Important information regarding new guidelines and procedures for our trips.
- Private Tour maximum of 6 people
Sail, paddle, snorkel, and visit an island on a full-day adventure in Biscayne National Park!
Join us as we explore Biscayne National Park under sail. Full-day trips sail east across the bay for several hours before stopping ashore at Boca Chita or Adams Key. Kayak or paddleboard from the boat dock on the island to swim, explore using paddle craft, or snorkel. We use stand up paddleboards while paddling the island mangroves because their low profile allows you to see more beneath the water surface. Stand up paddle boards are very stable and can be knelt on or sat on like a kayak.
Bring your own lunch to eat at a shady picnic table on the island.
Please note: We do not go to the reefs on the Atlantic side for snorkeling, instead we snorkel in the calm waters within the bay and alongside the fringes of the mangroves.
A library of relevant books are on board including fish, birds, and invertebrate identification books. Our boats are rigged with shade, but there are also additional areas where you can relax in the sun. We have drinking water on board along with full marine bathrooms and a freshwater hose.
Fins are required to be worn by all participants while snorkeling as a safety precaution.
Kayaks and paddleboards are included. Snorkel gear is available to rent for an additional price, or you are welcome to bring your own gear. Fins are $4 per person, snorkels are $3 per person, and masks are $3. Rent the complete set for $10. Life jackets are required and supplied for optional paddling or snorkeling. Please do not bring Scuba diving or fishing equipment.
This sail and snorkel program in Biscayne National Park is designed for ages 8 and older. All ages are welcomed for private sailing trips. If the participant is under eight, life jackets are required and supplied when underway.
To best accommodate you and make your trip safe and enjoyable, please make a note in your reservation or privately notify our captain or mate if:
- You have any medical conditions
- You have any back problems
- You are prone to motion/sea sickness
- You are pregnant
- You have any other concerns regarding your safety and health
Please note: If it is determined the trip may not be suitable for you based on the days conditions a full refund will be offered.
NOTE: Lunch is not included! Please bring your own lunch and snacks so you don’t go hungry on our full-day adventure!
- This trip begins and ends at Biscayne National Park headquarters at Convoy Point and is located at 9700 SW 328th Street, Sir Lancelot Jones Way, Homestead, FL 33033.
- Upon arrival, please check-in at our store next to the Dante Fascell Visitor Center.
Important Medical and Liability Release Information and Waivers for Snorkeling:
Online waivers will be sent with the booking confirmation. No printing necessary. You can even complete the waivers on your phone! Adults over the age of 18 must complete and submit their own waiver. Minors ages 17 and younger must have a parent or legal guardian complete and submit a waiver on behalf of the minor. For snorkeling activities there are separate waivers for adults and minors, please be sure you are completing the appropriate waiver. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. To complete the waiver process, you will need to confirm your email address through and email that will be sent by Smartwaiver.
Snorkeling is an exciting and demanding activity. When performed correctly, applying correct techniques, it is relatively safe. However, there are certain medical conditions that increase risk. If you have a medical condition described on the Medical Statement or any other condition that would be contrary to safe participation in any in-water activities, you must provide documentation that you sought the advice of a physician prior to engaging in snorkeling activities.