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Key West Florida Reef Half-Day Snorkeling Excursion

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Enjoy an afternoon of swimming and snorkeling on this cruise off the coast of Key West. Spend a relaxing afternoon on a 69-foot catamaran headed to North America's only living coral barrier reef for the adventure of a lifetime. Pass some of Key West’s top attractions on the way, then dive right in to see more than 600 species of colorful fish, coral, and other sea life. This cruise includes professional snorkeling gear and instruction plus beer, wine, and soft drinks.
  • Snorkel tour in Key West's Great Florida Reef
  • Sail the cerulean waters of the Keys aboard a 69-foot catamaran
  • Explore the eye-popping underwater world of fish, coral, and other sea life
  • Quench your thirst with provided beer, wine, and soft drinks
  • Snorkeling gear and tips provided by the professional crew
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Professional crew
Use of Snorkeling equipment
Complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks
Cash bar
Cocktails (available for purchase at cash bar)
Gratuities

Departure Point

205 Elizabeth St, Key West, FL 33040, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Climb onboard the catamaran Marquesa, a spacious 69-foot vessel with plenty of deck space, on the water at Key West’s historic seaport. Enjoy the sun and sea breezes on this journey into the crystal blue waters off the coast for an exciting adventure.

Upon arrival at the Great Florida Reef, the only living coral barrier reef in the United States and the third-largest in the world, assemble the snorkeling gear and listen to a quick safety briefing with some basic instruction from the experts. Then it’s into the tropical water for swimming and snorkeling. The shallow reef waters are perfect for easy snorkeling. See more than 600 species of colorful fish, vivid corals, and other sea life. Watch for a wide variety of fish—parrotfish, angelfish, porcupine fish—plus turtles, lobsters, and plenty more.

Back on board, take a seat and kick back with a refreshing beverage—beer, wine, or soft drinks are included on this cruise. And keep an eye out for a pod of dolphins, which could appear next to the boat at any time.

The cruise concludes with a return trip to the Key West Seaport.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age to drink alcohol is 21 years
  • We recommend you bring the following personal items: swimsuit, beach towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat and camera
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sebago Watersports

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Key West Florida Reef Half-Day Snorkeling Excursion?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Key West Florida Reef Half-Day Snorkeling Excursion.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Key West Florida Reef Half-Day Snorkeling Excursion?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Key West Florida Reef Half-Day Snorkeling Excursion.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Key West Florida Reef Half-Day Snorkeling Excursion?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Key West Florida Reef Half-Day Snorkeling Excursion.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Key West Florida Reef Half-Day Snorkeling Excursion?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Key West Florida Reef Half-Day Snorkeling Excursion.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Key West Florida Reef Half-Day Snorkeling Excursion?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 80 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Key West Florida Reef Half-Day Snorkeling Excursion.
Q:
Is there a restroom onboard for the Key West Florida Reef Half-Day Snorkeling Excursion?
A:
Yes, each of our ships is equipped with a restroom to maximize your comfort. In addition, each of the catamarans has a freshwater rinse.
Feb 2021
Q:
What do I need to bring with me for the Key West Florida Reef Half-Day Snorkeling Excursion?
A:
Bring along your towel, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, bathing suit, and camera. If you want to drink alcoholic beverages on your tour, remember your photo I.D. to show you are at least 21 years old.
Feb 2021
Q:
Should I wear my swimsuit or change on the boat for the Key West Florida Reef Half-Day Snorkeling Excursion?
A:
It is easier to wear your suit to the tour. There aren’t any changing facilities at our office. However, if you do need to change after boarding, there is a very small changing area in the restroom on board.
Feb 2021
Q:
Is there parking at the terminal for the Key West Florida Reef Half-Day Snorkeling Excursion?
A:
There is no parking at our office but you may unload passengers in front of our office. The most convenient city parking lot is at Margaret and Caroline Street with pay machines in the center of the lot.
Mar 2021
Q:
Will I see wildlife during the Key West Florida Reef Half-Day Snorkeling Excursion?
A:
The Florida Keys and the living reef are full of wildlife and it is common to see birds, fish, and marine animals, however, that can’t be guaranteed.
Mar 2021
Q:
Is there a place to store my belongings during the Key West Florida Reef Half-Day Snorkeling Excursion?
A:
We do not have lockers or storage facilities in our office. Parties are welcome to bring a beach bag or backpack with personal belongings on our boats. However, if you have luggage or suitcases these would be best stored at your hotel or vehicle.
Mar 2021

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Traveler Tips


  • "You'd be crazy not to take this tour the boat ride along out to the Reef is worth it!" See review
  • "The wind was up but it was easy to relax and go with the waves while exploring the reef." See review
  • "hour of sailing, 1 hour of snorkeling in the protected coral reef, and a hour sail back!" See review

Reviews

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star-5
Perfect addition to the keys
Kasey_C
, May 2021
Loved it a great little snorkeling tour for a great price! The waters were beautiful and it was a nice spot to explore! All staff members were pleasant
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star-5
A must do in Key West!
Julie_B
, May 2021
Great entertainment, great music and relaxing trip. Crew was fun and very attentive. Highly recommend!
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star-5
Love these guys!
jenny_n
, May 2021
The reff was lovely, but overall we just thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience due to the fun and professional Captain Brett and crew!
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star-2
Awesome. Not many fish
Erica_J
, May 2021
Great blue water, saw a sea turtle, not many fish, lots of fun. The reef was amazing to look at, some fish got close to you
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star-5
Great time!!!
Jeremy_N
, May 2021
Awesome staff!!! They made the trip so much fun! We say so many colorful fish and 2 stingrays swim by as we were on the reef. My 2 kids came, they are 13 and 19, it was their first snorkeling experience and they had a blast!
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star-5
Good time
Thomas_C
, May 2021
An excellent, friendly crew wanting to make sure that each person has a great time. We have snorkeled many places, but the inflation vest that helps keeps you on top, along with the noodle have never been offered. It makes snorkeling much less tiring. One hr. In the reef-needed more time!
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star-4
Nice trip, great crew, poor snorkeling (murky, poor visibility)
Joe_R
, May 2021
Great crew, nice boat, beautiful day, poor snorkeling Not much else to say, just poor timing on our part
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star-5
Great time!
Kelly_F
, May 2021
The crew was great!!! Can't remember their names, I think one was Zach. We were on the Marquess for the morning tour on May 11yh.
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star-5
Half-day snorkeling
Philip_L
, May 2021
Seeing the fish on the reef and drinking the complimentary wine on the trip back. It was a little chopper and challenging to move around, but it was OK.
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star-5
Excellent 10 star! Crew was phenomenal and Snorkeling was awesome
Excellent
, May 2021
Every part of this was excellent! Crew, cruise and snorkeling! We will be back! 10 stars. Larry Leppert
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