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Florida Bay Snorkel and Paddle Eco-Adventure at Flamingo

Immerse yourself into Florida Bay

Quick Details

Duration: 6 hours (Bring a lunch with you.)

Start Time: 10:00 AM

Available Days: Every day

Age Limit: Ages 12 and older

Activity:c Snorkel a plane wreck or mangrove shoreline, paddle The East Cape Canal in a Double Kayak and visit Cape Sable’s deserted beach

Fins are required to be worn by all participants while snorkeling as a safety precaution. Snorkel Equipment rental available.

Private Boat Up to 6 passengers

Explore Florida Bay with the Everglades National Park. On a full day guided trip guided by an Institute Naturalist , with only 6 people, you will paddle around Cape Sable where you might see Crocodiles in the shoreline, snorkel a plane wreck or seagrass beds and watch the amazing diversity of life that the bay has to offer. Where you go each day will be based on the days weather and your groups special interests. Your guide will be a Captain on the Everglades National Park Institute staff who will teach you about the different habitats in the park and the importance of the Everglades Watershed and how they interact with each other along with history of the area.

When you meet your Captain, you will board your boat at 10:00 AM with up to 6 people and cross Florida Bay. You will get in the water on your morning adventure paddling and/or snorkeling. Then you will stop for lunch ashore the Cape Sable beach and then start your afternoon adventure paddling and/or snorkeling. Many times we see dolphins, manatees and sea turtles and of course the many varieties of birds that live here. You will return across the bay and arrive at Flamingo Visitor Center at about 4:00 PM.

Bring a lunch, we provide a cooler to keep your lunch cool on the boat and we provide a water cooler to refill your water bottles.

– Flamingo Visitor Center is located at 1 Flamingo Lodge Hwy, Homestead, FL 33034

– Upon arrival, please check-in at our store in the Flamingo Visitor Center. If the store is closed, please check in directly with your captain outside of the visitor center.

– The store is open daily from 8:30AM-4:30 PM.

In order to closely explore the mangrove forests, we supply double kayaks and paddles. Snorkel gear is available for rent for an additional cost. For the best fit, please bring your own gear if you have it.

– Fins are required to be worn by all participants while snorkeling as a safety precaution.

– Mask, snorkel, and fins are available for rent. The bundle is $10, fins alone are $4, and shorty wetsuits are $8.

– We recommend you bring your own snorkel gear for a better fit.

– Spear guns and fishing equipment are not allowed on our trips.

Important Medical and Liability Release Information and Waivers for Snorkeling
No printing necessary. You can even complete the waivers on your phone! Adults over the age of 18 must complete and submit their own waiver. Minors ages 17 and younger must have a parent or legal guardian complete and submit a waiver on behalf of the minor. For snorkeling activities there are separate waivers for adults and minors, please be sure you are completing the appropriate waiver. To complete the waiver process, you will need to confirm your email address through and email that will be sent by Smartwaiver.

Snorkeling is an exciting and demanding activity. When performed correctly, applying correct techniques, it is relatively safe. However, there are certain medical conditions that increase risk. If you have a medical condition described on the Medical Statement or any other condition that would be contrary to safe participation in any in-water activities, you must provide documentation that you sought the advice of a physician prior to engaging in snorkeling activities.

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