“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever” Jacques Yves Cousteau
Citizen Science is a new trend in ecology based coral reef and mangrove forest excursions. These experiences are perfect for the novice eco-enthusiast with a need for more than the typical “Bob and Bake” cattle boat trip. Our citizen science trips include a 30 minute hands-on and “edutaining” reef and/or mangrove presentation, a full hour exploring coral reefs or mangrove forests, and two passionate IN WATER ecology guides to show you the wonder and joy of nature that you may have otherwise overlooked. Participants need to be decent swimmers (not gold medal athletes just comfortable in the water ;).
Best of all, all participants are given instruction and follow up on some really engaging science activities such as fish identification, coral assessment, and fish surveys. All data collected is uploaded (via social media) where science organizations such as Mote Marine and Coral Restoration Foundation use it for helping our coral reefs and mangrove forests. Its fun, rewarding, and most of all a way to give back to our beautiful planet!
These excursions are recommended for guests with good swimming skills and reef excursions are only available on days when offshore conditions are favorable for snorkeling
We offer three excursions:
Citizen Science AM Reef Excursions (features snorkeling)
9:00 till 1:00 at $799 (up to 6 guests)
Citizen Science PM Reef Excursions Excursions (features snorkeling)
1:00 till 5:00 at $799 (up t0 6 guests)
Citizen Science Full Day Sandbar Excursions
9:00 till 5:00 $1199/up to 6 guests!
*all online bookings require full payment. To book call us direct at 850-525-9624
More Key West Snorkeling Tours:
Afternoon Citizen Science Tour
1:00 to 4:oo starting at $129/guest
Private Citizen Science Tour
9:00 to 1:00 1:00 to 5:00 $899/up to 6 guests