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Snorkel And Island Visit From Coconut Grove

Snorkel and visit an Island at Biscayne National Park from Coconut Grove's Dinner Marina

Quick Details

Departure Location: Dinner Key Marina in Coconut Grove, FL

Duration: 6 hours

Start Time: 10:15 a.m.

Age Limit: 8+ 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 is available.
Passenger Ages 8+
$179
Private Trip Up to 6 people
$995

Snorkel a Patch Reef, a Shipwreck, or the Mangroves; Cruise by the Stiltsville Houses; Visit an Island; Learn about the Birds of Biscayne

Visit Biscayne National Park with this full day guided eco-adventure departing from Miami’s Historic Coconut Grove.  You will board your vessel at Dinner Key Marina at the dock right next to Miami City Hall with no more than 6 people.

You will cross Biscayne Bay and enter Biscayne National Park to snorkel a historic shipwreck, a reef, or the mangroves of a Florida Key. Each trip will visit two snorkel locations. Your Captain will choose the snorkeling site daily based on weather and sea conditions to ensure safety and optimal snorkeling experience.

Shipwreck:
Sites can vary from a small collection of coral encrusted ballast stones, to historic ships that crashed into screw pile lighthouses, to the mangled metal structures of modern ships.

Reef:
In the open ocean, you will snorkel around patch coral reefs which is full of color and diversity. There are hundreds of species of fish and many interesting sea creatures to discover.

Mangroves:
Along the protected mangrove fringes of the norther most Florida Keys, snorkel the habitat which is home to many species of juvenile sea life and fish. See all there is to discover in the unique snorkeling location, including soft corals and sea sponges.

On the way to your snorkeling location, you’ll have a chance to view the historic Stiltsville Houses that are located on the northern side of the park.

You’ll also stop at one of Biscayne National Park’s islands where you’ll be able to walk around and eat lunch. This island could either be Boca Chita or Elliott Key.

During your trip, you’ll also get a chance to pass some of the keys that are known for their Blue Heron nesting area.

Your Captain will explain why coral reefs, mangroves, and seagrasses are all vital to the health of the local ecosystems.

Drinking water is available, please bring a refillable container to minimize trash. In an open boat, we recommend bringing a light jacket and towels as temperatures on the water can be cooler especially after being in the water. Please don’t bring anything on the boat that can’t get wet!

Location

– This trip begins and ends in Coconut Grove at Dinner Key Marina and is located at 3500 Pan American Dr., Miami, FL 33133.

– Upon arrival, please check-in with your Captain. The Boat is located at the dock directly next to Miami City Hall on the north side of the building before Pier 1.

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Please be aware that this program DOES NOT depart from the Dante Fascell Visitor Center located in Homestead, FL. This program will depart from Dinner Key Marina in Coconut Grove, FL.