Reef and Ritas

Great Florida Reef and Margaritas in Key West (Florida Keys Reef Tract)
Excursion Highlights:
  • Dive into an unforgettable snorkeling adventure in the Atlantic Ocean, exploring North America's only living reef
  • Be onboard a swift, stable 65-foot power catamaran that gets you quickly to the stunning Florida Reef
  • Discover over 1,400 species of marine plants and animals in the crystal-clear, warm waters of the Florida Keys
  • Learn and snorkel comfortably with the assistance and instruction of a friendly and professional crew
  • Celebrate your underwater exploration with complimentary margaritas, ice-cold beer, and wine on your scenic cruise back to port
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Price: $92.00
Infants 0-3 years old are free, but must be accounted for below.
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Active, Water/Beach, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 3 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 5 to 10 minute walk and/or an approximately 20-minute shuttle (complimentary) is required to reach your departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided Complimentary Margaritas, ice cold beer, wine and sodas are included.
Recommended Dress We recommend a bathing suit, comfortable clothing, sensible walking shoes and a towel .
Restrictions Guests must be 21 years of age with photo ID to consume alcohol. Guests must have moderate swimming ability to participate in snorkeling. All guests must be able to pull themselves from the water via the boat's ladder.

Reef and Ritas

A few miles seaward of the Florida Keys, in the warm, clear and shallow waters of the Atlantic Ocean, is the world's third-largest barrier reef (after the Great Barrier Reef and Belize Barrier Reef), and the only living reef in North America. And you'll get to snorkel it!

The Florida Reef (also known as the Great Florida Reef and Florida Keys Reef Tract) is about 4 miles wide and extends 170 miles from Fowey Rocks. Almost 1,400 species of marine plants and animals, including more than 40 species of stony corals and 500 species of fish, live on the Florida Reef.

On this Key West cruise excursion, you'll be aboard a 65-foot power catamaran, which offers speed and stability to get you to the snorkeling quickly so you can get in the water sooner.

Before entering the water, the friendly and professional crew will be on hand to assist and instruct you. Once you descend "the stairway to the sea," you will discover the wonders of the undersea with pristine coral reefs and an abundance of marine life, including tropical species found no place else on earth.

Upon completion of your snorkeling adventure, complimentary margaritas, ice cold beer, and wine will be served as you make your way back to port. Don't miss out on this amazing Key West Snorkeling experience.

4.5 Stars4.5 / 5  |  6 ReviewsReview This Tour
Great Trip
November 26, 2022
The boat was filled to capacity, but the drinks were strong. It was great weather and wonderful snorkeling. The kids (12, 7, 6) had a blast!
Reviewer: Nicole Mize
5 Stars
Surprised by the size
September 07, 2017
We booked this as a small group tour (which should mean 2-20 people) and were shocked to see almost 200 people loading onto 2 catamarans. We were in the "smaller" group of 82. I mentioned that we were supposed to be on a small tour and they said there was no way. The staff were great, and the tour was fine, but not at all what we booked.
Reviewer: Mary Anne Turnbull
4 Stars
Great Excursion
June 19, 2015
The guides were very knowledgable and took time to explain safety and how to protect the reef, while still having fun. The ride was nice and relaxing. We got to see a lot of the reef. The staff and crew were very nice and helpful. We would go on this excursion again.
Reviewer: Love to cruise
5 Stars
we saw a shark!
March 29, 2015
We loved this trip. We are experienced snorkelers but out of shape. Our 11 year old daughter loved every moment. I think it would be tough if this is your first time snorkeling. You can walk down steps but the water was deep. That was fine for us and easy. We were almost the last ones to get back in the boat and that is when we saw a bull shark. Husband and daughter thought that was the best thing EVER. Drinks on the return trip to the dock were free flowing. Good times!
Reviewer: Sea and Sun Mama
4 Stars
October 13, 2014
The snorkeling was amazing. The crew was fantastic. I would do this again
Reviewer: ryan
5 Stars
This is the second time I did this!
January 07, 2014
I snorkeled these reefs about 8 years ago and at that time, we were told they were dying and the kids that were with us would not be able to see this when they were our age (45)because the reefs would be dead. These are the 3rd largest in the world and they are trying to preserve them. Everone on this trip was amazed at how awesome this was to swim with the fish. The only negative thing was that I stayed out too long and was exhausted. I just knew I would never be back and I wanted it to last just a little bit longer.
Reviewer: Denise
4 Stars