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Key West Living Coral Reef Snorkel Adventure

Naval Air Station Key West, United States

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  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Explore the only living coral reef in North America during this snorkeling adventure from Key West. Sail aboard a state-of-the-art catamaran as you voyage toward the reef. Receive snorkeling guidance from your knowledgeable crew, making this experience perfect for first-time snorkelers. Use of sanitized snorkel gear and beer, water, and champagne on the morning trip or margaritas on the afternoon trip provided.
  • Explore North America's only coral reef
  • Sail aboard a state-of-the-art catamaran
  • Beer, water, and margaritas (afternoon trip only) on the way back
  • Morning or afternoon tours available
  • Water and soda are provided during the entire trip and beer, wine and champagne (morning trip only) after the snorkeling portion.

What's Included

  • Top-of-the-Line Snorkel Gear
  • Professional Instruction
  • Complimentary soda and water
  • Complimentary beer, wine and margaritas after snorkeling (margaritas on afternoon trip)
  • Gratuities
  • Snacks
  • Lunch

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • 241 Front St
    241 Front St, Naval Air Station Key West, FL 33040, USA

    Please proceed to the Fury booth on the Pier behind Opal Key Resort (formerly Margaritaville Marina).

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

Show up at the Margaritaville Marina, located at 241 Front St, Key West, 30 minutes before your booked departure time.

Step aboard a modern catamaran, equipped with both sun decks and shaded areas. Set sail for North America's only living coral reef, enjoying the tropical island scenery on the way. Sip provided soda and water as you sail. 

Once you arrive at the reef, descend easily into the water using the 'stairway to the sea'. Don the freshly sanitized mask, flippers, and snorkel and begin exploring, accompanied by the helpful staff. Swim around to see coral varieties and tropical fish found only in these waters. 

Back on the boat, use the freshwater rinse and sip an ice-cold beer or margarita (afternoon trip only) on the way back to the marina.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Guests must arrive 30 minutes prior to departure
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Guests 17 and younger must have a parent or guardian present at check in to sign waivers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Alcohol will not be served until the snorkeling portion of the trip has ended
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:Where is the meeting location for the Key West Living Coral Reef Snorkel Adventure?

A:The meeting location is at 241 Front St - located just behind the Opal Key Resort on the corner of Front St. and Greene St. in the Opal Key Marina. The check-in booth is located on the pier.

Jun 2021

Q:Is there parking near the departure point for the Key West Living Coral Reef Snorkel Adventure?

A:Yes - you can use street parking, pay-to-park lots, or parking garages located nearby.

Jun 2021

Q:How early should I arrive for the Key West Living Coral Reef Snorkel Adventure?

A:Please arrive and be ready 30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time.

Jun 2021

Q:Where will we be snorkeling during the Key West Living Coral Reef Snorkel Adventure?

A:The Captain will choose the best reef destination for snorkeling based on the marine conditions of the day. There are several possible reef locations you may visit: Sand Key, Rock Key, Eastern Dry Rocks, and Western Sambo, just to name a few.

Jun 2021

Q:Can I participate in the Key West Living Coral Reef Snorkel Adventure if I've never snorkeled before?

A:Absolutely! The experienced and CPR-certified crew will give you detailed instructions as you sail out to the Living Coral Reef. They will go over the best practices and safe snorkel procedures for your day at the reef.

Jun 2021

Q:Can I participate in the Key West Living Coral Reef Snorkel Adventure if I do not know how to swim?

A:All participants must know how to swim. The tour takes you about 7 miles offshore and there will not be a place for you to touch or stand while snorkeling. All guests will receive flotation devices for their safety.

Jun 2021

Q:What equipment is provided during the Key West Living Coral Reef Snorkel Adventure?

A:Mask, snorkel, buoyancy compensator, and fins for snorkeling are provided. You are more than welcome to bring your own gear if you wish. Wetsuits can be rented seasonally for $12 per person payable on the date of travel.

Jun 2021

Q:How long do we spend actually snorkeling during the Key West Living Coral Reef Snorkel Adventure?

A:The total snorkel trip time is 3 hours. Guests will enjoy about an hour to sun and relax as you sail out to the reef, approximately an hour of reef snorkeling, and about another hour sail back to Key West.

Jun 2021

Q:Are there shaded seating areas on the boat during the Key West Living Coral Reef Snorkel Adventure?

A:Yes, but the space is limited in the shaded areas.

Jun 2021

Q:Are there restrooms and showers onboard during the Key West Living Coral Reef Snorkel Adventure?

A:Yes - All vessels are equipped with restrooms and a fresh-water rinse for guest use.

Jun 2021

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Traveler Tips

Everyone was helpful, will pick again with the same company any time Highly recommended, no questions asked!
Very busy time of year so the boat had a full load.
The reef is quite nice, and the drinks after the snorkeling are very welcome.
338 reviews
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pretty awful!
Diane_W, Aug 2022
We did a snorkeling outing in key largo that was really fantastic and thought key west must be spectacular as well so decided to book it but there was only a handfull of different fish species to see, and the area we were brought to swim in was way above the coral so hard to see the reef and any interesting formations so far below as well as the bit of sea life that was there and many people including myself got stung by jellyfish. I believe the people who arrange these outings have to be aware of this kind of situation and not put people in harms way unnecessarily. The only highlight was the margaritas and I could of had that at my hotel for way less money!
Alfredo_L, Aug 2022
It was so nice and fun , my son is ten year old, he enjoyed all , he was in the water all the time. The margarita was awesome after all aventura
Carolyn_G, Jul 2022
It was just alright. A lot of the reasons for the mediocrity were completely out of the company’s control. The weather and sea conditions made us go to an alternate location where there was low visibility and not a lot to look at. Most of the crew members were amazing. Jack had major condescending energy. After telling all 90 people on board to approach him with any issues and when I did I was talked down to and over. I tried addressing it again and then got called “sweetheart”. Not a vibe. BUT the rest of the crew was wonderful.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Do it!!!
Jana_R, Jul 2022
The captain and crew were amazing!!! They treated us like old friends and can’t wait to come back next year!
It was great until we had...
Vivian_A, Jun 2022
It was great until we had to get equipment. The young guy handing them out was not nice or patient and than made a comment to make people laugh at me. Way to go to embarrass a single mom and her kids. I told my son how staff treat people determines a tip. His treatment made that tip go from $100 to $10.
Over all great...
Lucien_B, Jun 2022
Over all great experience. Was traveling with my family (kids between 15-7) Did not appreciate the jokes. We’re not family friendly. Again, other than that great experience.
Fun snorkeling trip
Angelica_C, Jun 2022
Great location viewing the coral reef. The staff is very friendly and the drinks after snorkeling is a nice bonus.
A Beautiful Afternoon Snorkeling
Steve_P, May 2022
A beautiful afternoon. Everything is so nicely managed and organized, you can totally relax and let them drive. Plenty of staff, very friendly and a super safe experience. My daughter was a nit scared to go in the ocean but captain steve was so nice answering her questions, she came in and had a great time. Thank you!
Pisces Paradise
Patricia_R, May 2022
I snorkeled with several schools of fish… it was magical . They were on their way to Cuba… fortunately for me the staff was alert and corrected my course!
Tanyell_D, May 2022
I was expecting to see what the picture showed, but it was nothing like that. I saw about 3 different types of fish and 1 pretty purple coral at the bottom. The rest was brown and dead. Having the opportunity to say I've snorkelsd and getting to swim in the atlantic is why I rate it at a 2. That part was enjoyable. The boat ride was beautiful but if you are expecting what's shown in the ad you will be greatly disappointed like me.
Expected more.....
Cynthia_N, Apr 2022
They did change the location due to ocean conditions. The weather was beautiful and the boat ride was amazing. The crew was fantastic. Very attentive. But, the reef we saw was nothing near what they portray it to be. Saw a few fish here and there. Nothing amazing. We did see some dolphins next to the boat as we were heading back to shore. A small group. They stopped for that. Best part of the day. I'm glad it was reasonably priced. I would have been upset if it would have cost me more.
Hrsha_R, Mar 2022
Amazing staff, wonderful experience. Totally worth it, solo or in a group! Best to park at Opal Key public lot and take the back staircase down which will lead you directly to the dock!
Great snorkeling in he keys
Scott_A, Mar 2022
The captain Mike and Katy made a good trip great. They were very informative and helpful the complete trip. The snoring experience was great with many fish and other sea animals along the coral refer. It was great for groups or by yourself. Not to many people to get into the way but enough to not feel alone in the big sea.
Fun experience
Sunny_M, Mar 2022
Beautiful day, wonderful friendly crew. Little to crowded when you got in the water. Perhaps stagger people getting in!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Not a safe trip
Donald_N, Mar 2022
Captain on boat was careless. Three people on trip had to be rescued from the water. Three foot swells. In my opinion no one should have been allowed in the water. I’m sure they allowed it putting people at risk so that they would not have to give refunds.
1 traveler found this review helpful
This place is a Waste of time and money
Brandon_R, Jan 2022
Crew was nice and ride out and back was good. Snorkeling was horrible. Google Equipment was horrible no anti fog was applied or offered could barely see your hand infront of your face and not enough flippers for everyone on boat. This place is a scam.
1 traveler found this review helpful
My trip to key west .
ngel_S, Jan 2022
Went with my family to this amazing experience . We all had so much fun . All the staff member were so nice with everyone. I highly recommend to try this snorkeling experience to everyone.
Nice, clean and safe trip into the snorkeling
Sadish_B, Jan 2022
This whole trip is professionally handled. All the crew were nice. Free Drinks was a nice add-on. Kudos to the captain and the crew.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Keep your expectations low
Michael_R, Dec 2021
During Covid I would have thought there would be some social distancing. Boat was full with 100 people no mask. The area we were taken to the water was cloudy. You could some fish and coral but no turtles. A few people were stung by jellyfish which looked painful.
Amazing snorkeling experience
Luba_M, Dec 2021
Very friendly, professional, and experienced, staff. Had a great time with family, will definitely do it again when we come back to the area. Thank you.


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