Climb on board the spacious schooner Appledore, a historic two-masted tall ship on the water at Key West’s historic seaport. Help raise the sails, then embark on a journey into the crystal blue waters off the coast for this exciting 5-hour adventure. Along the way into the Atlantic Ocean, take the captain’s wheel and steer past Key West landmarks including the popular Mallory Square, where everyone in Key West comes to hang out, eat and shop.
Upon arrival at the Florida Reef, the third-largest coral barrier reef system 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. 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 many more.
A buffet lunch including fried chicken, steamed shrimp and ready-to-make sandwiches with various salads is included. Beer, wine, soft drinks and homemade sangria are also included.
The cruise concludes with a return trip to the Key West Seaport.