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Snorkel & Paddle Eco-Adventure

All Day Trip With Amazing Paddle In Jones Lagoon

Quick Details

Due to low temperature on January 14 and 15, changes will be made to snorkeling trips in order to make your experience more enjoyable. If you choose to book a snorkeling trip on these dates, please note that the amount of time snorkeling may be reduced to about 20 minutes. Please bring warm dry clothes. with you on the boat. We also have shorty wetsuits for rental. When booking, please keep in mind our current cancellation policy is still in effect.

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.
  • For the safety of all our guests, 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.
  • See Keeping You Safe from COVID-19 Important information regarding new guidelines and procedures for our trips.
Passenger Ages 12+
Private Trip Up to 6 passengers
Private Trip Up to 12 passengers

An intimate exploration of Biscayne National Park!

Join us for an intimate exploration of the waters of Biscayne National Park on our 23′ powerboat Biscayne Explorer. On a full-day guided trip, with only six people, you might paddle Jones Lagoon looking for the rare roseate spoonbill, snorkel a shipwreck on the Maritime Heritage Trail, or watch the amazing diversity of life on the coral 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 history of the area.

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

We use stand up paddle boards while paddling the 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.

Trips start and end at the park headquarters behind the Dante Fascell Visitor Center. Arrive and check in at the Park store at 10 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 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 4:30 p.m. Please note: we do not provide lunch, we highly recommend to pack a lunch for this full-day adventure.