If you’re weighing your options for what to do in Key West, make sure to include snorkeling on your list. It’s relatively inexpensive, relaxing, and you can snorkel for as long or short of a time as you’d like.
Here, we’ve highlighted the best snorkel packages available in Key West based on what you’re looking for.
Best for Nature Lovers: HonestEco
The HonestEco Key West Dolphin Watch & Snorkel Eco Tour provides ample time –4.5 hours– to observe dolphins and snorkel. The tour travels through the quiet mangroves with small groups aboard an electric boat – perfect if you’re seeking an intimate excursion that’s more relaxing than other larger charters.
Want a more hands-on experience? HonestEco also offers kayak and snorkel tours for those who want to paddle around the mangroves. Read more on the HonestEco website.
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Best Value: Fury Water Adventures
For an affordable outing that covers all the bases, the morning snorkel trip with Fury Water Adventures is your best bet. Take a three-hour trip out on a catamaran to the coral reef and explore under the sea. This package takes out larger groups, and amenities like a restroom, beverages and a sun-deck leave more options for different needs. Book online to save.
Best Adventure: Yankee Freedom to Dry Tortugas
Snorkel the clear waters away from it all as part of your day trip to Dry Tortugas National Park. In case you didn’t know, the national park made up of small islands is located some 70 miles west of Key West, accessible only by sea or air. The protected sanctuary makes for a lot of underwater activity and marine life to see, such as queen conchs, starfish, and tropical fish. You might even come across historic artifacts!
This is a popular day trip, so it’s crucial to book your place on the Dry Tortugas ferry ahead of time! Snorkeling gear and lunch is provided with the fare and it runs year-round (except for Christmas day). For more info on your day trip to Dry Tortugas and Fort Jefferson, check excursion details of the Dry Tortugas ferry.
The best way to see Key West is on the water. Check out your water activities guide to see what’s best for you, from jet-ski outings to dolphin watch excursions.
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