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Key West Double Dip: 2-Stop Reef Snorkeling Trip

1. 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.

Key West: 3-Hour Coral Reef Snorkeling

2. 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.

Key West: Eco Safari Tour with Snorkeling

3. Key West: Eco Safari Tour with Snorkeling

Your experience begins as you arrive to the Cow Key Marina on Stock Island. Start by meeting your guide, who teaches you how to operate your own little pistol boat. Your guide then takes off, leading you through the back country of Key West. As you travel you may see ospreys - the only bird of prey to survive entirely on fish. There's also the opportunity to spot manatees feeding on mangroves, sharks swimming beneath you, and pelicans diving for their meals. You soon arrive to Mud Key, a beautiful little sandbar set in the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Whilst there, wade in the soothing crystal waters, explore the island, or simply relax. Following your time exploring, begin your journey back to the marina through the winding mangrove maze.

Key West: Dolphin Watching & Snorkeling

4. Key West: Dolphin Watching & Snorkeling

Climb aboard the Sunset One dolphin boat, sit back and listen to your tour guide explain where you are and where you are heading. Get ready to watch dolphins frolic in their natural playground.  Marvel as the dolphin swim closer to the boat so you can get a better view. Head out to the small islands within the boundaries of the Key West National Wildlife Refuge. Soak in this beautiful little chain of islands and jump into the gorgeous reef, perfect for snorkeling.  See fish up close and maybe some turtles. Climb back aboard and settle yourself in for the ride back to the dock with an ice cold draft beer. Watch the beautiful panoramic sunset over the crystal clear turquoise waters.

Key West: 3-Hour Afternoon Reef Snorkel with Drinks

5. Key West: 3-Hour Afternoon Reef Snorkel with Drinks

Climb aboard “the Sandy Cat”, Key West’s newest catamaran and settle in for a lovely sailing trip out to the reef. Once the Cat is moored, you can jump out or slide into the water and swim over to the reef.   The coral reefs of Key West lie about 7 meters offshore, and are the third largest barrier reef system of the world. There’s nowhere else in North America where you can view such an abundance of wildlife in just one location.   After about 1 hour of snorkeling and swimming, climb back on board for a lazy, relaxing sail back to the port with a nice cold draft beer in your hand. For those who want something a bit stronger, a complete cash bar will be available on board.

Key West: Full Day Tour of Key West National Wildlife Refuge

6. Key West: Full Day Tour of Key West National Wildlife Refuge

Get the most out of Key West and combine 3 adventures into one full-day adventure tour. Board a schooner sailboat and sail the ocean waves, enjoy a guided kayak tour of the mangrove islands, and snorkel in the backcountry reefs. Drink as you please onboard and partake in an all-you-can-eat buffet. Set sail from Key West's Historic Seaport and sail toward the uninhabited mangrove islands in the Key West National Wildlife Refuge. Keep an eye open for dolphins, sea turtles, manta rays, and many other species that call the refuge home. Once you reach the islands, allow the crew to help you get into a stable sea kayak and provide some tips on paddling. Feel the ease of gliding through the warm, shallow water, sheltered by the mangroves. As you kayak in the calm waters, learn about the mangroves and their important role as nurseries to the sea. Discover how they survive in saltwater and the various marine life that inhabits the mangrove ecosystem. Try to spot the local bird species, such as ospreys, frigates, blue herons, bald eagles, and even roseate spoonbills. Search the waters for tropical fish, stingrays, and sea turtles. If Kayaking isn't for you, opt for the guided snorkeling tour. Don't worry if you've never done it before, the guides are happy to provide instruction and assistance to get the best out of your experience. Swim through the shallow waters and witness the sponge gardens. Admire the colorful fish swimming over the sponges and surround yourself with marine wildlife. If you prefer to float on the surface, grab a noodle, bask in the sun, and watch the clouds drift by. Afterward, climb back aboard and clean up or relax on the deck. Choose from a wide selection of cold drinks such as beer, wine, homemade sangria, and chilled soda. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet feast, including fried chicken, shrimp, deli meats and cheese, and assortments of bread. At last, raise anchor and leave the islands behind. Enjoy an afternoon snack of fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies or chips and dip, and feel the breeze as you sail back to the seaport.

Key West: Dolphin Combo Boat Tour

7. Key West: Dolphin Combo Boat Tour

After meeting at the pier, you will climb aboard "Sunset One", which will be your dolphin-viewing boat for the day. From there you will be able to sit back and listen to your tour guide explain where you are, as well as exactly where you will be heading that day. You can get prepared to watch the dolphins frolic in their playground, and can marvel as the dolphins swim closer to the boat, allowing you to get a better view. You will eventually head out to the back country, which are some small islands within the boundaries of the Key West National Wildlife Refuge.  This is a beautiful little island chain with a small beautiful reef perfect for snorkeling. Out there you will be able to see plenty of fish, as well as possibly some turtles and a shark. You will then climb back aboard and settle yourself in for the ride back to the dock, complete with an ice-cold draft beer.

Florida Keys: Key West Kayak Eco Tour with Nature Guide

8. Florida Keys: Key West Kayak Eco Tour with Nature Guide

Discover the wonders of Key West’s mangrove ecosystem on this kayaking adventure led by a nature guide. Marvel at the beauty of the Floriday Keys’ unique ecosystem while exploring its waterways. Enjoy included kayaking equipment for your trip.  Once out on the water, follow your guide through sheltered winding mangrove trails and watch as they point out native marine life, plants, and birds of the Florida Keys. Each tour is different and offers a unique experience to explore nature’s touch tank. Your guide will be on the lookout for unusual sea creatures to pass around and let you touch.  Spot dolphins, turtles, rays, bright fish, and more in the water. Look up and see iguanas sunning in the trees and birds soaring overhead.  As you explore, learn about the tropical ecosystem and how the mangrove islands and seagrass beds serve as a marine nursery for Key West’s wildlife underwater and on land. Whether you are new to kayaking or an experienced paddler, get the most out of your trip with kayaking tips from your guide. All experience levels can enjoy this interactive trip.

Miami/Fort Lauderdale: Sightseeing Pass for 35+ Attractions

9. Miami/Fort Lauderdale: Sightseeing Pass for 35+ Attractions

Enjoy Miami and Fort Lauderdale with access to over 35 attractions, tours, and wild adventures all over the coastal heart of South Florida, including the best outdoor beach activities, downtown outings, and wildlife experiences in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Key West. With the option to select 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 attractions, take advantage of full admission to attractions, saving you up to 55% of total visitation costs and no fixed start date. Recommended for visitors with limited time for sightseeing who want to visit only a few of the most popular attractions. Visit South Beach for some well-deserved time to recline and tan, then dive into your choice of watersports, like kayaking, paddle-boarding, parasailing, and snorkeling. Travel with ease downtown on a Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus tour to check out Bayfront Park or Morningside Park. Plus, enjoy exclusive access to activities and discounts in luxurious Key West. With centuries of Spanish and Caribbean influences, the tropical delights of Latin America and Cuba are everywhere in Miami. Grab a Café Cubano, Cortadito, or a Mojito at authentic restaurants, then dance the night away at salsa clubs and beachside bars. Plus save with discounts to restaurants, bars, and retail stores. Don't let the NFL’s Miami Dolphins be your only exposure to Miami's vibrant wildlife! See Florida’s natural icons, like the opulent and pink residents of the Flamingo Gardens and meet the diverse marine specimens at the Miami Seaquarium. Step deep into the wild of the Everglades on the hunt for alligators, with one of many Air Boat tours. Attractions: • Miami Seaquarium • Everglades Holiday Park - Airboat Tour • Flamingo Gardens • Wild Florida • Key West Yoga Train • Sunrise PaddleBoards • Sunset Watersports • Federico Empire Boutique Cigar Factory Tour • FunDimension - Family Entertainment Center • Ripley's Believe It or Not! • Coral Springs Museum of Art • Fort Lauderdale Historical Society - Three Museum Tour • Zoo Miami • The Museum of Illusions Bus Tours + Boat Cruises: • Big Bus Classic Hop-on Hop-off Miami Tour Ticket - Beach and City Routes • Big Bus Panoramic Night Tour • Key West Day Trip - Amadeo Travel • Fiesta Cruises • Jungle Queen Sightseeing • Thriller Speedboat Ride Walking and Wheeled Tours: • Florida Revealed - Fort Lauderdale • Fort Lauderdale Historical Society • Little Havana Adventure • Picture Perfect Photo Tour • The Art Experience - Little Haiti Adventure • Wynwood Art Walk Tour • Bike and Roll - Hybrid Bike Rental • Segway Fort Lauderdale • Sobe Rides Art Deco Pedicab Tour • Sunset Watersports Bike Rental • Scavenger Hunts - Miami

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What people are saying about Florida Keys

Very friendly crew, good snorkeling (it is what it is) and spectacular sunset. In general terms very well and to highlight the excellent attitude of a girl from the crew who tried to speak Spanish but was very friendly.

Very great tour! Saw some dolphins and the whole crew was super prepared! Snorkeling in the reef was great too! was fun

Staff was excellent refreshments were appreciated If the water was clearer the snorkeling would have been 5 stars

We had the best crew! Very nice and informative. We loved our time on the boat!

Very nice sailing tour, super qualified staff and good atmosphere