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Key West Safari Eco Tour Adventure with Snorkeling

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Key West, United States

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

Escape to the Florida Reef off the coast of Key West on this guided, 2.5-hour safari snorkeling adventure. Captain a mini speedboat through 25 miles of Florida backcountry waters to the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, featuring North America's only living coral barrier reef. Swim and snorkel in crystal clear waters with more than 600 species of colorful fish, coral and other sea life. Maximum of two adults per boat, or two adults and one child less than 70 pounds. Snorkeling and swimming equipment is provided.
  • Safari snorkel trip from Key West
  • Captain your own speedboat and follow your guide to the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
  • Snorkel, swim and sunbathe in crystal-clear waters
  • Choose from several departure times throughout the day
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2.5-hour snorkel safari tour
Local guide
Use of all snorkel equipment
7.5% Florida state sales tax
Gratuities

Departure Point

5001 5th Ave, Key West, FL 33040, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
This 2.5-hour tour departs from Hurricane Hole Marina on Cow Key Channel in Key West.

After some quick boating instruction, head out to Florida’s backcountry waters on a self-captained mini speedboat, following an expert guide over 25 miles through scenic mangroves to the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. This is one of 14 marine-protected areas that make up the National Marine Sanctuary System. The sanctuary protects an impressive 2,900 square nautical miles of water surrounding the Florida Keys.

After docking the boat, assemble the snorkeling gear and listen to a quick safety briefing with some basic instruction from the experts, if desired. Then hop into the warm, tropical water for swimming and snorkeling (the shallow reef waters are perfect for easy snorkeling). 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 plenty more. It’s a veritable cornucopia of marine wildlife.

The cruise concludes with a return trip to Hurricane Hole Marina.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please check in for the trip 30 minutes prior to departure time
  • There is a maximum of 2 adults per boat, or 2 adults and 1 child less than 70 lbs (approx. 32 kg)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sunset Watersports

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Key West Safari Eco Tour Adventure with Snorkeling?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Key West Safari Eco Tour Adventure with Snorkeling.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Key West Safari Eco Tour Adventure with Snorkeling?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Key West Safari Eco Tour Adventure with Snorkeling.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Key West Safari Eco Tour Adventure with Snorkeling?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Key West Safari Eco Tour Adventure with Snorkeling.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Key West Safari Eco Tour Adventure with Snorkeling?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Key West Safari Eco Tour Adventure with Snorkeling.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Key West Safari Eco Tour Adventure with Snorkeling?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Key West Safari Eco Tour Adventure with Snorkeling.

Reviews

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Christine_C
, Nov 2020
Well unfortunately it was very windy which I totally understand mother nature but to call 1hr before and cancel and I still have not received my refund
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star-3
Not as advertised, just okay!
LovingLife2
, Oct 2020
Blake was nice. The guy that drove in the golf cart almost threw me off the back with all our stuff. What a snotty attitude. Could not be bothered with casual conversation. No reef on Mud Key and the current was strong that you got about 500 ft around the corner from the grassy sandbar. If you are going to snorkel and see beautiful fish and a reef forget it! The chop was really tough on the back. The guide takes no mercy running too fast across it rather than a speed that doesn’t knock you around. My spouse liked driving the boat. We had fun but it’s not what it is advertised to be.
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Sold us a trip that was already filled.
Todd_R
, Aug 2020
Literally deserves a zero, but that is not an option. We booked the key west excursion and received a call from the tour operator about an hour before we were to show up that Viator sold us two spots that did not exist. So, we planned our day around going on the trip and then found out right before that we couldn’t go. I would suggest booking directly with the provider and not Viator.
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star-5
Very peaceful moment
Saak D
, Nov 2019
The boat is confortable and very stable. Haven't got wet. The guide took us to very nice places with unbelievable points of view. I recommend this safari for couple and families.
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Our tour guide, Blake, was awesome...
Kira S
, Aug 2017
Our tour guide, Blake, was awesome! However, I booked this online and it wasn't as advertised... not even a little. For starters, it doesn't leave from hurricane hole marina and we had a REALLY hard time finding it. It was advertised as Swim and snorkel in crystal clear waters with more than 600 species of colorful fish, coral and other sea life. The listing talked a lot about reefs, etc. The mini boats were definitely really cool. We went out back country, which was stunning. But we didn't go to a reef, we went to a sand bar in the middle of nowhere and snorkeled mangrove forest, not reef. It was still really cool in it's own right, and definitely worth the trip, but I couldn't help but leave feeling disappointed. The listing had me pretty psyched up about the worlds third largest barrier reef and all the turtles and parrot fish I'd see. Instead it was barracuda and mangrove snapper. Still a cool trip, but tripadvisor/viator false advertised and mislead me.
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We had the first tour of the day and...
lori f
, Oct 2016
We had the first tour of the day and we were the only ones booked . We had Chris as our tour guide and he was awesome! The both were great and we headed straight out to open water and sped around for a little bit . He went into the man groves which were absolutely beautiful and beached the boats on a small beach where we were able to snorkel . Chris pointed out the best places for snorkeling and showed us where there was a shipwreck that we could check out as well . after a bit we headed out to a sandbar where we anchored the boats and walked around and got to see Rays and sea cucumbers. We headed back out to play with the boats for a little bit , visited an area where we got to see some amazing homes including the house from Real world Key West before heading back in . Chris was an awesome guide he made us feel safe and comfortable and we had a blast with him !
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Nate and Blake made this trip soo...
Jeanne C
, Jun 2016
Nate and Blake made this trip soo much fun!!! They are wonderful!!!
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Boat ride was fun and guides were...
Gilbert S
, Aug 2015
Boat ride was fun and guides were professional but the snorkeling site was a sand bank. Hello?
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Trip was fun. Not what I expected...
MICHAEL h
, May 2015
Trip was fun. Not what I expected. Got to drive your own little boat with a passenger. It was about an hr drive out and we got to snorkel for about an hr. Didn't get to see much due to the water levels. Still had fun.
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Safari snorkel tour....ha. Never...
Harold L
, Apr 2013
Safari snorkel tour....ha. Never happened !! Went for a boat ride with provided snorkel gear in hand. Was told the water was a bit low, we could walk a quarter mile to a spot where the current might be too strong and unsafe. The only reason we give 2 stars instead of 1 star, is because the guides were professional and the boat ride was enjoyable
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