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Snorkel Experience

Quick Details

Departure Location: Dante Fascell Visitor Center in Homestead, FL

Duration: 3.5 hours

Start Time: 9:15 AM & 1:30 PM

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

Important Information:

    • All snorkeling participants are required to know how to swim.
    • 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 no 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.
    • 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.
Passenger Ages 8+
Private Trip Up to 6 passengers
Private Trip Up to 16 passengers

Snorkel the reef, wreck, or mangroves!

This half-day guided trip ventures out across Biscayne Bay on a 28′ to 31′ powerboat. Let us show you the beauty of the park underwater, private trips are available.

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

While we can’t promise a specific snorkel location, rest assured that your journey will lead you to one of these breathtaking sites:

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

For a more enjoyable experience during the winter and spring months, an island visit may be included 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!