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Small Group Snorkel Experience

Snorkel Reefs, Shipwrecks Or Mangroves!

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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: 3.5 hours

Start Time: 9:15 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Age Limit: Ages 8+ on shared trips. All ages are welcomed on private trips. All minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Important Information:

  • Fins are required to be worn by all participants while snorkeling as a safety precaution. Snorkel equipment rental is 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.
  • If you would like to add more than the maximum amount of passengers on a private boat then please call our Information Center at (786) 465-4058.
Passenger Ages 8+
Private Trip Up to 6 passengers
Private Trip Up to 14 passengers

Snorkel the reef, wreck, or mangroves!

This half-day guided trip ventures out across Biscayne Bay on a 28′ to 31′ powerboat. Group size is small with plenty of room for social distancing on the boat, private trips are available.

Your captain chooses the Biscayne snorkeling sites or snorkel site based on the day’s weather and sea conditions to ensure safety and an optimal snorkeling experience.

Each trip visit two locations of one of the following site types: In the open ocean, we snorkel around patch coral reef which is full of color and diversity. There are hundreds of species of fish and many interesting sea features to discover. Shipwreck sites can vary from a small collection of coral-encrusted ballast stones to the mangled metal structures of modern ships. On a bayside snorkel near the mangroves, which are home to many species of juvenile sea life and fish, you see soft corals and sea sponges.

For a more enjoyable experience during the winter and spring months, an island visit may be substituted for the second snorkel site depending on the weather and water conditions.

The Institute and park staff explain why coral reefs, mangroves, grasses, and hardbottom habitats are all vital to the health of the local ecosystems.

Our boats are rigged with shade, but there are also additional areas where you can relax in the sun. We have drinking water 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!