Keys Boat Tours

Patch Reef / Mangrove Snorkel

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Let Capt Brian show you lots of tropical fish. Snorkel gear is provided. Feel free to pack a lunch. Need a wetsuit? Add $10. Having fun? Add an hour +$75. The patch reef is a great back-up snorkel spot when the barrier reef is too choppy. If you prefer, we can go lobstering instead.

Patch Reef Snorkel

Captain Brian will take you to a patch reef to snorkel. This is part of the only living coral reef in the continental US. See: colorful fish, turtles, and sponge to name a few. Snorkel gear is provided, but we recommend you bring your own if you have it.

Mangrove Snorkel

If the conditions are better for the Backcountry, and too rough on the oceanside, Captain Brian will take you to a mangrove island to snorkel around the mangrove roots and the fascinating ecosystem. See lobsters, mangrove snappers, barracuda and rays.

Rates

Price
Base Rate $250 Price for 1-4 people for 2 hours
Extra Person +$50 Per person (6 people max)
Extra Time +$75 Per hour
Wetsuit Rental +$10 Per person

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Itinerary

Snorkeling the Patch Reef
Captain B will take you to the patch reefs off Newfound Harbor. You will see tropical fish: sergeant majors, blue tang, damselfish, angelfish, parrotfish, grunts, snappers and maybe a barracuda or shark. Coral you will see are brain coral, fire coral, fans, sea rods, soft corals and finger Sponge. Snorkel gear is provided, but we recommend you bring your own if you have it.
Snorkeling the Mangroves
Captain B will take you to the mangrove islands in the Backcountry. This is a unique ecosystem. See how the mangroves root and the fish and marine life that lives within them. See lobster, mangrove snappers, barracudas and rays.

Included

  • Snorkel Gear
  • Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Life Jacket

Not Included

  • Lunch or snacks
  • Wetsuit or rashguard

Things you might want to bring along

Bathing suit, snorkel gear, rash guard shirt, sunglasses, towel, hat, sunscreen, water bottle, wet shoes, neck bib, long sleeve shirt, wind breaker, bandana, wet bag, binoculars, camera, snacks and lunch.

Notes

  • A signed release waiver, and cash or credit card payment, is required prior to boarding.
  • If prone to seasickness, we recommend that you take Dramamine (or other) the night before.
  • We want you to drink plenty of water, have something to eat, and use sunscreen liberally.
  • We have a 48-hour cancellation policy, and the Captain reserves the right to cancel any trip due to weather and/or any other circumstances

Blue Star Operator

Blue Star is a program established by Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary recognizing tour operators who are committed to promoting responsible and sustainable diving, snorkeling, and fishing practices to reduce the impact of these activities on ecosystems in the Florida Keys. Blue Star operators take the extra step to educate you to be better environmental stewards and to interact responsibly with natural resources in the Keys.

 

 

 

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Testimonials

  • Captain Brian is the hands down number 1 boat instructor in the Keys. I recently took my 14 year old daughter to a there hour hands on boating safety course with Captain Brian in Bahia Honda Key. He was absolutely fabulous and my daughter learned, in depth, how to navigate a boat in all manner of conditions including high winds, shifting tides, through narrow channel, docking the boat in various wind conditions, and chart reading. My daughter was captivated and it was very empowering for her to master these skills. Captain Brian has perfected a teaching skill which engages the kids so they really retain the information and have a great time learning.

    TOM & ALLY
  • The water was crystal clear, the sea life magnificent, the pelicans close, the Captain gracious, and the sunset backdrop breathtaking!  I cannot recommend this experience any higher!  Bon voyage!

    LISA FROM IOWA
  • I recommend the motor boat / paddleboard combo tour thoroughly. It was our first time on paddle boards and Captain Brian made it so easy.

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  • Thanks so much for customizing our boat trip to serve both our needs!

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  • The protected cove, the rays, the sunset – a perfect outing with Capt Brian. Highly recommended.

    DOUG & FRIENDS