1:00 P.M. till 4:00 P.M.
Our afternoon Eco-Excursion is our “do it all” eco-adventure. We start this adventure aboard our new 27 foot back country excursion boat we call Reef Keeper. The Reef Keeper will serve as the mothership as we snorkel the beautiful offshore barrier reefs, or, depending on conditions, travel to remote wilderness areas affectionately known as the “back country” where we’ll explore winding mangrove tunnels loaded with Tarpon, Snapper, Exotic Water Fowl, and maybe, if were lucky, a family of Manatees.
Through out the excursion our eco-guides will explain the intricacy of a nearshore tropical ecosystems with all the enthusiasm and wonder of the Discovery Channel. We may begin with a patch reef snorkel where our guides escort you on a beautiful underwater safari. After at lease an hour in the water we’ll take a vote and either head to another location or simply explore our current reef. Depending on conditions we’ll snorkel barrier reefs, calm patch reefs, paddle through backcountry lakes, perhaps even explore a mangrove tunnel. There will be plenty of time for snorkeling, easy paddling, and nature watching.
Maybe we’ll see a bonnet head shark or perhaps a spotted eagle ray. We’re sure to see several of the local and migratory shore birds and perhaps hear the call of the Osprey. All the while, your guide is there to answer questions and share the incredible story of the nature around us.
Once back at the Reef Keeper, we’ll relax on her large aft deck and share stories of all the exciting wildlife we saw while enjoying fresh fruit, healthy snacks, and ice cold bottled spring water. If you’re up for it, we can even enjoy an afternoon swim off Reef Keeper easy boarding aft deck. The Reef Keeper is equipped with a full bathroom, fresh water shower, and enough privacy to change out of a wet bathing suit. On the way home we’ll travel in style, enjoying the 360 view from the Reef Keeper’s ample deck or, if you’d like a more cozy spot, inside her large and accommodating main pilot house.
12 and under $119/Guest
More Key West Snorkeling Tours:
Departs at 9:00 returns at noon $119/guest (in support of sustainable use of our ecosystem we limit morning excursions to 4 guests
Custom times and destinations $899/up to 6 guests!