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Snorkel And Paddle Eco-Adventure

All Day Exploration Of Biscayne National Park

Quick Details

Departure Location: Dante Fascell Visitor Center in Homestead, FL

Duration: 6 hours

Start Time: 10:15 a.m.

Age Limit: Ages 12+ on shared trips. All ages welcomed on private trips.

Important Information:

    • Fins are required to be worn by all participants while snorkeling as a safety precaution. Snorkel Equipment rental available.
    • For the safety of all our guests, there is a maximum weight limit of 275 for all in-water-activities. This includes the following activities: kayaking, paddle boarding (SUPs), snorkeling, and SCUBA diving. There is not a weight limit for guests who are not engaging in an in-water-activity.
    • Guests must be able to climb a four-step vertical ladder without assistance. This ladder will be used to get on and off the boat when participating in an in-water-activity.
    • The vessel used on this trip has a maximum capacity of 6 passengers. This is applicable to both our shared and private trips. Due to Coast Guard regulations, we cannot exceed more than 6 passengers on our vessel. Infants and children are also included in the passenger count.
    • Before completing your booking, make sure to read our Cancellation Policy.
    • Please read all information below including the drop down menus to learn more about this trip.

School groups and organizations can contact us to request private bookings. Please note paddling is not available for large groups.

Passenger Ages 12+
Private Trip Up to 6 passengers

An intimate exploration of Biscayne National Park!

Join us for an intimate exploration of the waters of Biscayne National Park. On a full-day guided trip, with only six people, you can look for the rare roseate spoonbill while padding on a stand-up paddle board and witness the amazing diversity of aquatic life in the park while snorkeling in the mangrove forests or a coral patch reef. Keep a lookout for the dolphins, rays, and sea turtles that live here. Where you go each day is based on the day’s weather and your group’s special interests. Your guide is a Captain on the Biscayne National Park Institute staff who teaches you about the different habitats in the park and how they interact with each other along with the history of the area.

Your Captain will pick the best snorkel spot for the day depending on the day’s weather.

We use stand-up paddle boards while paddling the mangroves because their low profile allows you to see more beneath the water’s surface. Stand-up paddle boards are very stable and can be knelt on or sat on like a kayak.

Trips start and end at the park headquarters behind the Dante Fascell Visitor Center. Arrive and check-in at the Park store at 9:45 a.m. Board your boat at 10:15 a.m. to cross Biscayne Bay and get in the water on your morning adventure paddling and/or snorkeling. Stop for lunch either on anchor or ashore on a barrier island, and then start your afternoon adventure paddling and/or snorkeling. Return across the bay to the visitor center arriving at about 4:15 p.m. Please note: we do not provide lunch, we highly recommend packing a lunch for this full-day adventure.