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Crystal River Small Group Swim with Manatee Tour

1. Crystal River Small Group Swim with Manatee Tour

Swim with manatees in the spring-fed King’s Bay Wildlife Refuge in Crystal River, home to the world’s largest population of the endangered creatures during the winter. Encounter these gentle giants in their natural habitat. Benefit from the services of a Coast Guard certified captain and in-water educator and photographer. Learn about the animals in a classroom-type setting and get tips to make the most of your day. Hear about passive interaction to make sure that the animals enjoy the experience just as much as you do! Then, suit up and board a covered pontoon boat to immerse yourself in the manatees' world. Be treated like royalty aboard the boat and see the wildlife refuge in style. Return to the facility at the end of your adventure and visit the one-of-a-kind gift shop! Hear about other local attractions and restaurants, and get answers to any questions you may have before you depart.

Islamorada: Snorkeling and Sandbar Catamaran Trip w/ Drinks

2. Islamorada: Snorkeling and Sandbar Catamaran Trip w/ Drinks

Head out of the Florida Keys to relax in Islamorada's peaceful landscape on a catamaran cruise. Stop to snorkel, swim, stand up paddleboard, and relax in the crystal-clear waters. Listen to the relaxing music playing onboard as you sip on cool drinks and feel the salty breeze in your hair. Hop aboard and enjoy the comfort of a spacious power catamaran including shaded seating, a small bathroom, and a large, wide ladder that makes getting in and out of the water nice and easy. Perfectly designed for snorkeling and sandbar cruises, this boat is an ideal choice. Swim in some of the clearest waters in the world. Encounter various fish species, bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles, nurse sharks, and more. Take a dip beneath the crystal clear waters and snorkel at one of the bright reefs before sailing to the world-famous sandbar. Stop to enjoy plenty of time snorkeling, swimming, and paddleboarding while discovering the local and diverse ecosystem. Admire brilliant coral reefs and experience the wildlife of the Keys up close. Choose to paddleboard, float on the surface of the water, or relax with floating mats, music, and a glass of rum punch while taking in the scenery. Relax or play, it's your day.

Key West Double Dip: 2-Stop Reef Snorkeling Trip

3. Key West Double Dip: 2-Stop Reef Snorkeling Trip

The only thing better than snorkeling in Key West is doing it twice! Climb aboard the fast Fury catamaran and head out to Key West’s underwater marvels. During this 3-hour trip you’ll have the opportunity to explore the reef at 2 different locations. The Reef Express is a 57-foot power catamaran built for speed and comfort. It’s the quickest way to get to the reef, so you spend less time traveling and more time snorkeling. Once you reach the reef, you’ll be provided top-of-the-line snorkeling gear including a snorkel, mask, fins and a snorkeling vest. You’ll also get some professional tips and guidance on how to snorkel to better enjoy your experience. After meeting some of the most popular residents – the colorful marine species that inhabit the reef – you'll be transported to another ideal location on the reef for more snorkeling. Double Dip provides approximately 1.5-hours of Key West snorkeling during a 3-hour adventure. If you select the Double Dip Sunset Combo trip, after experiencing the finest Key West snorkeling, the Reef Express will head out to sea to find the perfect place to watch a dramatic sunset. Raise your glass of complimentary Champagne as you toast another fun-filled day in the paradise that is Key West.

Panama City Beach: Snorkeling Trip by Boat

4. Panama City Beach: Snorkeling Trip by Boat

Enjoy a snorkeling trip by boat as you look out for dolphins and other sea creatures. Treat yourself to a complimentary drink on board as you cruise through the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Depart into Historic Grand Lagoon for a 15-minute relaxing cruise out to the Shell Island snorkeling area. Along the way, keep your eyes out for sea animals in their natural habitat. Take in the views as the vessel drops anchor. Plunge into the waters to snorkel for seashells and to catch a glimpse of the underwater world. As well as snorkeling, treat yourself to time to relax, float, and take in the sun. Sip on a complimentary drink on board. Wade through the shallow water onto Shell Island to hunt for more shells. Before returning home, the boat will ride out further into the Gulf of Mexico to search for more dolphins and sight-see along the way.

Key West: Reef Snorkel Morning Tour with Breakfast & Mimosas

5. Key West: Reef Snorkel Morning Tour with Breakfast & Mimosas

Hop onboard your catamaran for the morning then set sail onto Key West’s glistening turquoise waters towards the third longest reef in the world. During the cruise, soak up epic views of the coastline and snack on a delicious, light breakfast accompanied by mimosas. Upon arrival at the snorkel site, get kitted out with all the necessary gear and listen to a safety briefing. Afterwards, make a splash as you jump into the refreshing, crystal clear water. Follow your instructor as you navigate this impressive coral reef and snorkel in search of colorful marine life. During the experience, enjoy the opportunity to see some of Key West’s 110 species of coral and 500 species of tropical fish. At the end of an epic adventure, relax on deck, grab a beer, and soak up the last of the coastal views as you sail back to port.

Key West: 3-Hour Coral Reef Snorkeling

6. Key West: 3-Hour Coral Reef Snorkeling

Spend your morning or afternoon snorkeling in warm tropical seas surrounded by colorful fish. Enjoy expert instruction and learn about the reef’s marine wildlife from the professional crew. Your captain will select the exact location based on water and wind conditions, to give you best snorkeling in Key West. Dive into the calm waters, and see how many species of fish and coral you can find. Afterwards, grab a complimentary drink and lay on the sun deck, or cool off in the shade as you sail back to Key West. Feel the breeze in your hair and watch for dolphins playing in the ship’s wake.

Miami: Day Trip to Key West with Optional Activities

7. Miami: Day Trip to Key West with Optional Activities

Start your day on an air-conditioned bus from Miami Beach to Key West with a 4-hour drive. Watch as your tour guide points out the famous 31 Caribbean Islands along the drive known as the Florida Keys. Cross 43 bridges as you travel through the Keys to Key West. See the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico while driving by the coastline. Key West is the most southern point of the USA and only 90 miles from Cuba. Once you arrive in Key West, get 6 hours to explore the island at a leisurely pace, stroll the artistic streets, or relax at outdoor cafes and restaurants. Upgrade your day trip by choosing an option that includes one of the following inclusions: - Hop-on Hop-off Conch Train All-Day Ticket. This 70-minute narrated tour around Key West is one of Florida’s Top attractions, covers over 100 points of interest, and includes 4 Hop-on Hop-off stops around town. - A 3-Hour snorkeling adventure at North America’s only living coral reef. Travel on a state-of-the-art Catamaran, receive professional instruction, use top-of-the-line snorkel gear, and enjoy an open bar on the way back (including sodas beer, wine, champagne, margaritas, well-mixed drinks)  - A 2-Hour cruise on a glass-bottom boat where you can witness the wonders of North America’s only living coral reef, maybe spotting sea turtles and rays. Fun for all the family, you also get great views of Key West from the sea. - A 12-15 minute parasail off the coast of Key West on a 1-Hour parasailing adventure. Enjoy the tropical vibe of the Keys as you are helped into your parasail harness, before being slowly raised in the air, until you are flying high above Key West. Make your way back from Key West to Miami Beach at 5:00 PM.

Key West: Sunset Sailing Trip with Open Bar, Food and Music

8. Key West: Sunset Sailing Trip with Open Bar, Food and Music

Join a sailing experience to get you closer to the sunset than ever before. Set sail from the historic sea port of Key West and head straight out to sea for a cruise with unobstructed views of the sunset on the horizon. During the cruise, enjoy an unlimited open bar, with a wide variety of drinks on offer including rum runners, Champagne, margaritas, and draft beer. Taste a selection of finger foods, ranging from Swedish meatballs, veggie treats, cheese and crackers, pita and hummus, and meat and veggie platters. You will be sailing on one of Key West's newest sailing catamarans, the Sandie Cat. This vessel has capacity for up to 149 passengers across 3 decks, so there will always be plenty of room onboard. Grab a drink, head to the upper deck, and dance to live music as you watch the sun go down. The captain and crew will even let you help raise the sails and you can ask to have a picture taken driving the boat.

West Palm Beach: Snorkel and SeaBob Underwater Reef Tour

9. West Palm Beach: Snorkel and SeaBob Underwater Reef Tour

A combination of Jet Skiing, snorkeling, and scuba diving, the SEABOB is a truly remarkable experience that lets you swim with the fishes quietly and safely. After a short gear fitting and training session on the SEABOB, explore three local reefs where you can dive up to eight feet and see a variety of aquatic sea life. - Reef tour on a SEABOB - Unique combination of scuba, snorkel, and Jet Ski - Small groups—maximum of six people - All equipment and tour guide included Additional Info: Confirmation will be received at time of booking Not wheelchair accessible We recommend you bring your own water with you. For windy days we highly recommend taking over the counter motion sickness pills like Dramamine. We provide you with masks at no charge. Wet suits are available optionally for an upcharge during the winter time. Showers are available on the beach, however there are no changing rooms available. No license is required to operate a seabob, and you will be provided with a short safety briefing and instruction prior to your tour.

Key West: Sunset Snorkel Cruise with Draft Beer & Wine

10. Key West: Sunset Snorkel Cruise with Draft Beer & Wine

Climb aboard a catamaran, and take a 3-hour snorkeling trip out to the coral reef at sunset. Sail across the sparkling waters, moor, and jump into the blue. Snorkel over to the reef and marvel at the abundance of ocean life just below you.   After about 1 hour of snorkeling, climb back into the boat for a leisurely sail back to the port. Sit back and drink some wine or beer while enjoying the magnificent panoramic view of the sun setting over the Gulf of Mexico.

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Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 479 reviews

Take this excursion for an exciting adventure and fun. The reefs were amazing and quite beautiful. I especially want to recognize Hannah, who saved my GoPro from the bottom in 16-20 feet of water when I knocked it off my mask. What a woman!! Beautiful too. Captain Ron pinpointed the spot where my camera went down, how?!? I don’t know! Thanks to the crew for a memorable event!

The captain and crew were all personable and knowledgeable. The water was very rough and they worked hard to keep us safe and get us out of the water. We enjoyed it very much!

Great trip! Kevin and Moseley were both great guides!! Highly recommend the trip! Had a wonderful time!

A nice experience. Good music, drinks and food and the best sunset.

Perfect, sunset, dolphin safari and snorkeling. The top