Imagine swimming along with hundreds of beautifully colored tropical fish, gliding in the water just above coral and sponge gardens, and observing a host of underwater marvels. Our snorkeling tour packages give you all this, plus more.
No worries if this is your first time snorkeling, we provide one-on-one instruction and personal assistance. We find great pleasure in acquainting everyone, including newbies, to a sport and an underwater world they’ve never experienced before. For your convenience and at no additional expense we gladly furnish prescription-strength masks and wetsuits as needed to insure the ultimate in comfort and enjoyment throughout this unique adventure.
Florida Keys Coral Reef Tract
You will witness firsthand a pristine portion of the Florida Keys Coral Reef Tract which is the only living coral barrier reef in North America and is the 3rd largest coral barrier reef in the entire world. This reef lies between 1 and 8 miles offshore, starting near Miami and running parallel to the Florida Keys, extending over 220 miles all the way down to the Dry Tortugas. The Florida Keys Coral Reef Tract ecosystem consists of many living creatures that have been in existence for more than 200 million years.
For the novice and the experienced alike, this is an excellent place for snorkeling and because of the warm, crystal clear water from the Gulf Stream you’ll be able to feel totally immersed in the spectacular richness of life found here, which makes the reefs along the Florida Keys one of the most awesome and accessible wild areas in North America. Due to the excellent visibility and placid waters you’ll be assured of the experience of a lifetime while you snorkel amongst a fascinating and colorful array of nearly 1,400 species of marine plants and animals (which includes over 40 species of stony corals and 500 species of tropical fish) that live on the reef, providing some of the most sensational snorkeling opportunities in the world!
Three great snorkeling tours
Three tour packages are featured to enhance your snorkeling experience further by combining it with other activities that are bound to stimulate and excite your keen sense ofadventure. Three ideal ways for you, friends and family to thoroughly enjoy a few hours (or a day) in sunny Key West, Florida…
1. Sail, Snorkel, Kayak
Join our knowledgeable nature guide while paddling a stable sea kayak through a mangrove eco-system. Sea kayaking is safe and easy to learn with a few simple instructions. This day excursion includes snorkeling on uncharted patch reefs and wrecks, far away from crowds and even a bit of sailing. Read more… Sail, Snorkel, Kayak
2. Dolphin Watch & Snorkel
You’ll take an aquatic journey on our fast powered catamaran to behold the grace and beauty of our resident Key West dolphins (The tour operator is a part of “Dolphin SMART”, a program that protects and promotes the responsible observance of dolphins). After which we’ll head to the Key West wildlife refuge to enjoy snorkeling along the shallow backcountry. Read more… Key West Dolphin Watch and Snorkel Tour
3. Zodiac Boat Tours
Captain your own 11 foot Zodiac and see areas of Key West not available to others. Our local guides will assure a safe and comfortable adventure. Then snorkel in remote locations that offer unique and undisturbed views of an abundance of wildlife living in the crystal clear waters. Read more… Zodiac Boat Tours (W/Snorkeling)
Fantastic weather and clear water combine to make snorkeling the most popular wateractivity in Key West. Vacationers, travelers and even the locals rave about the awesome snorkeling experiences available here. At coolkeywest.com you will be sure to find the right package just for you!