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Snorkeling in Key Largo | Florida Keys

Key Largo Snorkeling Trips | Florida Keys
Key Largo, Florida

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3 Hours

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Overview

Key Largo snorkeling is an incredible way to experience the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. The reefs off of Key Largo are known for their excellent underwater visibility year-round. Swim with local marine life while exploring the only living coral barrier reef in the continental United States. All gear is included!

Highlights

  • Experience the third largest reef in the world

  • Clean High Quality Rental Gear Included

  • 2 Hours of snorkeling on all trips

  • The Best Boat Crew In The Keys

  • Large Boats With Plenty Of Space!

Every snorkeling trip with Key Largo Scuba Diving includes up to 2 hours of snorkeling, along with your mask, snorkel, and fins. We offer 3 snorkeling trips every day.  Departure times are 8:30am, 11:30am, and 2:30pm, as well as a weekly sunset snorkel cruises (Saturdays 6:00pm). Private charters are available 7 days a week, with boat capacities of 15 or 35 passengers.

When snorkeling in the Florida Keys, you can expect to see a vast array of sea life and coral. We often encounter sea turtles, rays, sharks, and large schools of tropical fish while snorkeling the reefs in the Keys. The Key Largo water temperature varies throughout the year:  December – April averages 75°F – 79°F, and May – November 80°F – 87°F.  The average depth for Key Largo snorkeling sites is between 20-25ft. With visibility always in excess of 30ft, you can expect a clear bird’s eye view of the reef and the ocean floor.

8:15am – Morning Check-In. Arrive at the shop for check-in and gear fitting. (All participants must complete a boat waiver and liability release).

8:40am – Morning Departure Once the boat pushes off the dock you will have approximately 45 min boat ride out to the reef. Get your cameras ready! As your moving through the beautiful waters of the Florida Keys look for turtles, dolphins, and spotted eagles ray on the surface.  If you look really close you can see sting rays in the sand too!

11:30pm (Approx) – Back On Dock. Thanks for joining us!  Leave all your rental gear on the boat and have a great day!

11:15am – Mid Day Boat Check-in. Arrive at the shop for check-in and gear fitting. (All participants must complete a boat waiver and liability release.

11:40am – Mid Day Departure. Once the boat pushes off the dock you will have approximately 30 min boat ride out to the reef. Get your cameras ready! As your moving through the beautiful waters of the Florida Keys look for turtles, dolphins, and spotted eagles ray on the surface.  If you look really close you can see sting rays in the sand too!

2:30pm (Approx) – Back On Dock. Thanks for joining us!  Leave all your rental gear on the boat and have a great day!

2:15pm – Mid Day Boat Check-in. Arrive at the shop for check-in and gear fitting. (All participants must complete a boat waiver and liability release.

2:40pm – Mid Day Departure. Once the boat pushes off the dock you will have approximately 30 min boat ride out to the reef. Get your cameras ready! As your moving through the beautiful waters of the Florida Keys look for turtles, dolphins, and spotted eagles ray on the surface.  If you look really close you can see sting rays in the sand too!

5:15pm (Approx) – Back On Dock. Thanks for joining us!  Leave all your rental gear on the boat and have a great day!

Do I need to know how to swim?

Yes. All participants are required to have sufficient swimming skills to swim in an offshore environment.  All snorkeling trips stop at locations that are approx 4-6 miles offshore. Water depths could exceed 20-40 feet.

Do I need any prior experience to go snorkeling on the reef?

No. First time snorkelers are more than welcome to join our trips so long as you can swim.

How old do you have to be to sign up?

The minimum age to go on any of the boats is 3. Parents and guardians need to use responsible discretion with all children. All participants must know how to swim. The snorkeling locations are 4-6 miles offshore.

How long are the snorkeling trips?

Approximately 4 hours. We have a 45 minute boat ride in and out to the reef. We stop at 2 different locations on the reef. We stay at each location for at least 1 hour.

How deep will the water be?

The depth will vary depending on the exact location. Generally the boat will sit in about 25 feet of water on the majority of site. However in some cases there is water deeper than 100 feet within 500 yards.

All participants must be aware of and understand all risks pertaining to this Snorkeling Trip before booking. It is the participants responsibility (or guardian if applicable) to ensure that you are medically capable and within all limits listed below in order to particpate. No refunds to be provided to participants that purchase a ticket and are not able to participate due to the restrictions listed below. Additional information is available in our Cancellation & Refund Policy or by contacting us and speaking with one of our training dive professionals.

  • *NOTICE*: All participants are required to complete a Liability Release Waiver. Participants are responsible for obtaining their own medical clearance. No refund of deposit (24% of order total) will be provided if participant is not medically cleared at time of check-in. Contact us anytime if you have any questions.
  • THE ABILITY TO SWIM AND TREAD WATER IS MANDATORY.  All participants are required to swim in water that is too deep to stand in.  To ensure the safety of all participants and our boat crew(s) please be responsible and do not participate if you cannot swim. Furthermore if you are concerned about your swimming abilities please notify our crew so we can assist in any way we are able.

We are conveniently located at the Holiday Inn Marina in Key Largo, Florida.

Free Parking is available directly behind the Holiday Inn.

Boat is located at the marina entrance.

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  • Up to 2 Hours In Water!

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  • Experience the third largest reef in the world

  • Clean High Quality Rental Gear Included

  • Up to 2 hours of snorkeling on all trips

  • The Best Boat Crew In The Keys

  • Large Boats With Plenty Of Space!

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Price Per Person

$65

Includes:

  • Mask, Snorkel, Fins
  • Experienced Marine Crew On Board
  • Up to 75 minutes in the water!
  • Beautiful Boat Ride To The Reef

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3 Hours

Everything Included

Overview

Key Largo snorkeling is an incredible way to experience the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. The reefs off of Key Largo are known for their excellent underwater visibility year-round. Swim with local marine life while exploring the only living coral barrier reef in the continental United States. All gear is included!

Snorkel Trip Price  $65

Includes:

  • Mask, Snorkel, Fins
  • Up to 75 Minutes Snorkeling time
  • Beautiful 4+ mile boat ride
  • Unforgettable Reef Life!

Trip Schedules

830 AM TRIP

  • Check-in: 7:45am
  • Departure: 8:30am
  • Return: 11:00am

11:30 AM TRIP

  • Check-in: 10:45am
  • Departure: 11:30am
  • Return: 2:00pm

2:30 PM TRIP

  • Check-in: 1:45pm
  • Departure: 2:30pm
  • Return: 5:00pm

Highlights

  • Experience the third largest reef in the world

  • Clean High Quality Rental Gear Included

  • 2 Hours of snorkeling on all trips

  • The Best Boat Crew In The Keys

  • Large Boats With Plenty Of Space!

Departure Times

830 AM TRIP

  • Check-in: 8:15am
  • Departure: 8:30am
  • Return: 11:30am

11:30 AM TRIP

  • Check-in: 11:15am
  • Departure: 11:30am
  • Return: 2:30pm

2:30 PM TRIP

  • Check-in: 2:15pm
  • Departure: 2:30pm
  • Return: 5:30pm

Every snorkeling trip with Key Largo Scuba Diving includes up to 2 hours of snorkeling, along with your mask, snorkel, and fins. We offer snorkeling trips daily with departure times at 8:30am, 11:30am, and 2:30pm, as well as a weekly sunset snorkel (Saturdays 6:00pm). Private charters are available 7 days a week, with boat capacities of 15 or 35 passengers. 

When snorkeling in the Florida Keys, you can expect to see a vast array of sea life and coral. We often encounter sea turtles, rays, sharks, and large schools of tropical fish while snorkeling the reefs in the Keys. The Key Largo water temperature varies throughout the year:  December – April averages 75°F – 79°F, and May – November 80°F – 87°F.  The average depth for Key Largo snorkeling sites is between 20-25ft. With visibility always in excess of 30ft, you can expect a clear bird’s eye view of the reef and the ocean floor.

8:15am – Morning Check-In. Arrive at the shop for check-in and gear fitting. (All participants must complete a boat waiver and liability release).

8:40am – Morning Departure Once the boat pushes off the dock you will have approximately 45 min boat ride out to the reef. Get your cameras ready! As your moving through the beautiful waters of the Florida Keys look for turtles, dolphins, and spotted eagles ray on the surface.  If you look really close you can see sting rays in the sand too!

11:30pm (Approx) – Back On Dock. Thanks for joining us!  Leave all your rental gear on the boat and have a great day!

11:15am – Mid Day Boat Check-in. Arrive at the shop for check-in and gear fitting. (All participants must complete a boat waiver and liability release.

11:40am – Mid Day Departure. Once the boat pushes off the dock you will have approximately 30 min boat ride out to the reef. Get your cameras ready! As your moving through the beautiful waters of the Florida Keys look for turtles, dolphins, and spotted eagles ray on the surface.  If you look really close you can see sting rays in the sand too!

2:30pm (Approx) – Back On Dock. Thanks for joining us!  Leave all your rental gear on the boat and have a great day!

2:15pm – Mid Day Boat Check-in. Arrive at the shop for check-in and gear fitting. (All participants must complete a boat waiver and liability release.

2:40pm – Mid Day Departure. Once the boat pushes off the dock you will have approximately 30 min boat ride out to the reef. Get your cameras ready! As your moving through the beautiful waters of the Florida Keys look for turtles, dolphins, and spotted eagles ray on the surface.  If you look really close you can see sting rays in the sand too!

5:15pm (Approx) – Back On Dock. Thanks for joining us!  Leave all your rental gear on the boat and have a great day!

830 AM TRIP

  • Check-in: 7:45am
  • Departure: 8:30am
  • Return: 11:00am

11:30 AM TRIP

  • Check-in: 10:45am
  • Departure: 11:30am
  • Return: 2:00pm

2:30 PM TRIP

  • Check-in: 1:45pm
  • Departure: 2:30pm
  • Return: 5:00pm

Do I need to know how to swim?

Yes. All participants are required to have sufficient swimming skills to swim in an offshore environment.  All snorkeling trips stop at locations that are approx 4-6 miles offshore. Water depths could exceed 20-40 feet.

Do I need any prior experience to go snorkeling on the reef?

No. First time snorkelers are more than welcome to join our trips so long as you can swim.

How old do you have to be to sign up?

The minimum age to go on any of the boats is 3. Parents and guardians need to use responsible discretion with all children. All participants must know how to swim. The snorkeling locations are 4-6 miles offshore.

How long are the snorkeling trips?

Approximately 4 hours. We have a 45 minute boat ride in and out to the reef. We stop at 2 different locations on the reef. We stay at each location for at least 1 hour.

How deep will the water be?

The depth will vary depending on the exact location. Generally the boat will sit in about 25 feet of water on the majority of site. However in some cases there is water deeper than 100 feet within 500 yards.

All participants must be aware of and understand all risks pertaining to this Snorkeling Trip before booking. It is the participants responsibility (or guardian if applicable) to ensure that you are medically capable and within all limits listed below in order to particpate. No refunds to be provided to participants that purchase a ticket and are not able to participate due to the restrictions listed below. Additional information is available in our Cancellation & Refund Policy or by contacting us and speaking with one of our training dive professionals.

  • *NOTICE*: All participants are required to complete a Liability Release Waiver. Participants are responsible for obtaining their own medical clearance. No refund of deposit (24% of order total) will be provided if participant is not medically cleared at time of check-in. Contact us anytime if you have any questions.
  • THE ABILITY TO SWIM AND TREAD WATER IS MANDATORY.  All participants are required to swim in water that is too deep to stand in.  To ensure the safety of all participants and our boat crew(s) please be responsible and do not participate if you cannot swim. Furthermore if you are concerned about your swimming abilities please notify our crew so we can assist in any way we are able.

We are conveniently located at the Holiday Inn Marina in Key Largo, Florida.

Free Parking is available directly behind the Holiday Inn.

Boat is located at the marina entrance.

Key Largo Snorkeling

Key Largo Snorkeling runs daily snorkel trips in the Florida Keys. The reefs of Key Largo are some of the most popular reefs in the world. Upper Keys reefs vary in depth, sea life, and attractions. Key Largo Scuba Diving snorkel trips stay within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary boundary, and we often make trips to reefs within John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Some notable spots we love include: Molasses Reef (healthiest reef in the keys!), Dry Rocks (home to Christ of the Abyss statue), and Grecian Rocks (be on the lookout for rays!). Key Largo Snorkeling offers incredible panoramic views of Key Largo’s coral reef and sea life, and is an unforgettable experience for swimmers of all ages! 

After snorkeling these spots in Key Largo, many visitors return eager to dive them. Key Largo Scuba Diving offers dive instruction and try scuba courses when you’re ready to explore the living reef at eye-level!

Snorkeling in Key Largo | Florida Keys
Snorkeling in Key Largo | Florida Keys

Key Largo Snorkeling

Key Largo Snorkeling runs daily snorkel trips in the Florida Keys. The reefs of Key Largo are some of the most popular reefs in the world. Upper Keys reefs vary in depth, sea life, and attractions. Key Largo Scuba Diving snorkel trips stay within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary boundary, and we often make trips to reefs within John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Some notable spots we love include: Molasses Reef (healthiest reef in the keys!), Dry Rocks (home to Christ of the Abyss statue), and Grecian Rocks (be on the lookout for rays!). Key Largo Snorkeling offers incredible panoramic views of Key Largo’s coral reef and sea life, and is an unforgettable experience for swimmers of all ages! 

After snorkeling these spots in Key Largo, many visitors return eager to dive them. Key Largo Scuba Diving offers dive instruction and try scuba courses when you’re ready to explore the living reef at eye-level!

Kids snorkeling on Molasses Reef | Key Largo Florida

Molasses Reef Snorkeling | Key Largo, Florida

The Flagship Reef Of The Florida Keys

Molasses Reef is a frequented destination for Key Largo Snorkeling excursions. Within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Molasses Reef is one of the most visited coral reefs in the world for snorkeling and scuba diving. The reef is named after the Vitric Shipwreck (also called the Molasses Wreck), a wooden schooner barge once carrying large barrels of molasses, which currently sits in 300ft of water off of Molasses Reef in the Florida Keys. Sitting 6 miles off the Key Largo coast, just at the edge of the barrier reef, Molasses is known for its great visibility as the Atlantic Ocean current frequently flushes the reef. Molasses Reef’s proximity to the edge of the barrier often brings in larger species of fish and marine life. There is an abundance of elkhorn and large brain corals, and many spur and groove reef formations. Molasses Reef depths range from 10-70+ft, with snorkel location averages between 15-25 feet. Notable areas of Molasses Reef for snorkeling include: Hole in the Wall, Permit Ledge, Fire Coral Cave, and Eagle Ray Alley.  If you are in Snorkeling in Key Largo this is the place you want to go. Call us today to learn more about our Key Largo Snorkeling trips.

Kids snorkeling on Molasses Reef | Key Largo Florida

Molasses Reef Snorkeling | Key Largo, Florida

The Flagship Reef Of The Florida Keys

Molasses Reef is a frequented destination for Key Largo Snorkeling excursions. Within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Molasses Reef is one of the most visited coral reefs in the world for snorkeling and scuba diving. The reef is named after the Vitric Shipwreck (also called the Molasses Wreck), a wooden schooner barge once carrying large barrels of molasses, which currently sits in 300ft of water off of Molasses Reef in the Florida Keys. Sitting 6 miles off the Key Largo coast, just at the edge of the barrier reef, Molasses is known for its great visibility as the Atlantic Ocean current frequently flushes the reef. Molasses Reef’s proximity to the edge of the barrier often brings in larger species of fish and marine life. There is an abundance of elkhorn and large brain corals, and many spur and groove reef formations. Molasses Reef depths range from 10-70+ft, with snorkel location averages between 15-25 feet. Notable areas of Molasses Reef for snorkeling include: Hole in the Wall, Permit Ledge, Fire Coral Cave, and Eagle Ray Alley.  If you are in Snorkeling in Key Largo this is the place you want to go. Call us today to learn more about our Key Largo Snorkeling trips.

Grecian Rocks

Grecian Rocks is a popular Key Largo snorkeling destination. Grecian Rocks sits just off the coast of Key Largo, within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and the Key Largo Existing Management Area. Grecian Rocks is often favored on windier days as the natural shallow reef structure creates a snorkeling environment more protected from waves and wind than other nearby Key Largo reefs. Reef depth at Grecian Rocks ranges from 4ft – 25ft, exposing the shallow-growing coral at low tide. Snorkelers can expect to see Elkhorn coral, soft corals, sponges. Parrotfish, sea turtles, and grouper are seen throughout Grecian Rocks as well. Rays can be found on the eastern, predominantly white sand, portion of Grecian Rocks.  Grecian rocks is always a great option for Key Largo Snorkeling.

Grecian Rocks Snorkeling Florida Keys | Key Largo, FL
Grecian Rocks Snorkeling Florida Keys | Key Largo, FL

Grecian Rocks

Grecian Rocks is a popular Key Largo snorkeling destination. Grecian Rocks sits just off the coast of Key Largo, within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and the Key Largo Existing Management Area. Grecian Rocks is often favored on windier days as the natural shallow reef structure creates a snorkeling environment more protected from waves and wind than other nearby Key Largo reefs. Reef depth at Grecian Rocks ranges from 4ft – 25ft, exposing the shallow-growing coral at low tide. Snorkelers can expect to see Elkhorn coral, soft corals, sponges. Parrotfish, sea turtles, and grouper are seen throughout Grecian Rocks as well. Rays can be found on the eastern, predominantly white sand, portion of Grecian Rocks.  Grecian rocks is always a great option for Key Largo Snorkeling.

Christ Statue Snorkeling | Jesus Statue | Florida Keys

Dry Rocks

Dry Rocks is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Florida Keys.  This is Key Largo Snorkeling at its finest. Home to the Christ of the Deep statue, Dry Rocks is found within John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, just off the coast of Key Largo. Dry Rocks depth reaches about 30 feet, with averages between 10ft-20ft. This Florida Keys reef is heavily protected because of coral degradation from tourist damage. Tourists flock to Dry Rocks for snorkeling and scuba diving the famous bronze Christ of the Deep statue. The Christ of the Deep statue stands 8.5ft tall, in 21ft of water, and weighs about 4,000 pounds. The Florida Keys statue is a replica of “Christ of the Abyss” found in the Italian Bay of San Fruttosa, originally created by artist Guido Galletti. The Christ of the Deep statue went on an Eastern US display tour before finally resting in Key Largo in 1966, with the help of Egidio Cressi and John Pennekamp. Commonly seen corals at Dry Rocks include elkhorn, boulder, and various soft corals. Frequently seen marine life  at Dry Rocks include a variety of small tropical fish, lobsters, eels, and barracuda.  If you are snorkeling in Key Largo check this out.

Christ Statue Snorkeling | Jesus Statue | Florida Keys

Dry Rocks

Dry Rocks is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Florida Keys.  This is Key Largo Snorkeling at its finest. Home to the Christ of the Deep statue, Dry Rocks is found within John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, just off the coast of Key Largo. Dry Rocks depth reaches about 30 feet, with averages between 10ft-20ft. This Florida Keys reef is heavily protected because of coral degradation from tourist damage. Tourists flock to Dry Rocks for snorkeling and scuba diving the famous bronze Christ of the Deep statue. The Christ of the Deep statue stands 8.5ft tall, in 21ft of water, and weighs about 4,000 pounds. The Florida Keys statue is a replica of “Christ of the Abyss” found in the Italian Bay of San Fruttosa, originally created by artist Guido Galletti. The Christ of the Deep statue went on an Eastern US display tour before finally resting in Key Largo in 1966, with the help of Egidio Cressi and John Pennekamp. Commonly seen corals at Dry Rocks include elkhorn, boulder, and various soft corals. Frequently seen marine life  at Dry Rocks include a variety of small tropical fish, lobsters, eels, and barracuda.  If you are snorkeling in Key Largo check this out.

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, established in 1963, is the United States first underwater National Park. The park was named in honor of John D Pennekamp, a Miami Herald editor and passionate advocate for the preservation of the Florida Everglades and Florida Keys reefs. John Pennekamp directly contributed to the establishment of the Everglades National Park. As the First chairman of the Florida Board of Parks, and a US Fish & Wildlife Service adviser, John Pennekamp contributed indirectly to the protection of the Florida Keys reefs. John Pennekamp State Park is located 3.5 miles off the coast of Key Largo, within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The underwater park is 25 miles long, covering 70 nautical square mile of the Atlantic Ocean off the Upper Florida Keys. The 5,000 year old limestone foundation of the reef is a diverse ecosystem that hosts a mix of 80 species of stony and soft coral, and is home to over 260 species of fish. Commonly spotted marine wildlife at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park includes: parrotfish, barracuda, spiny lobster, rays, and sea turtles.

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Snorkeling | Key Largo, FL | Florida Keys
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Snorkeling | Key Largo, FL | Florida Keys

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, established in 1963, is the United States first underwater National Park. The park was named in honor of John D Pennekamp, a Miami Herald editor and passionate advocate for the preservation of the Florida Everglades and Florida Keys reefs. John Pennekamp directly contributed to the establishment of the Everglades National Park. As the First chairman of the Florida Board of Parks, and a US Fish & Wildlife Service adviser, John Pennekamp contributed indirectly to the protection of the Florida Keys reefs. John Pennekamp State Park is located 3.5 miles off the coast of Key Largo, within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The underwater park is 25 miles long, covering 70 nautical square mile of the Atlantic Ocean off the Upper Florida Keys. The 5,000 year old limestone foundation of the reef is a diverse ecosystem that hosts a mix of 80 species of stony and soft coral, and is home to over 260 species of fish. Commonly spotted marine wildlife at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park includes: parrotfish, barracuda, spiny lobster, rays, and sea turtles.