Snorkel North America’s only living reef from a spacious catamaran while enjoying the rhythmic sounds of reggae music and sipping rum punch.
REEF & RITAS SNORKEL
- Guest Ages 11+
- Guest Ages 4 - 10
- Infant Ages 3 & Under
Key West Afternoon Snorkeling Tour
You don’t have to get up early to enjoy North America’s only living coral reef on our famous afternoon snorkeling trip. Experience the warm afternoon sun as our spacious catamaran takes you on a journey to North America’s only living coral reef. With the help of our crew, you will embark on an undersea snorkeling adventure that includes coral reefs and tropical fish.
- Sail on a State-of-the-Art Catamaran
- Snorkel North America’s Only Living Coral Reef
- Cold, Refreshing Margaritas
📍Departure Location: Key West, FL. Advance reservations are REQUIRED.
⏰ Departure Times:9:00 AM, 12:30 PM, and 5:30 PM
- Top-of-the-Line Snorkel Gear
- Professional Instruction
- Complimentary Beverages
* Wetsuit rentals available – $12 each (cash or credit)
- Lunch or Snacks
- Gratuity (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
- Check-in is 30 minutes before the departure time.
- A valid Government issued photo I.D. is required to check-in.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
DO YOU PROVIDE PARKING?
No, we do not provide parking at any of our check in locations, but you can use street parking, pay to park lots or parking garages.
IF I HAVE PAID FOR MY TICKETS, WHY DO I STILL NEED TO CHECK IN?
It is necessary for us to collect your paid in full voucher and give you a boarding pass. This helps us maintain an accurate count for the coast guard. You will also be required to fill out various liability waiver forms for the activities.
IF SOMEONE WANTS TO COME ON THE TRIP BUT NOT SNORKEL, DOES IT COST LESS?
No, the ticket price is the same for everyone.
CAN MY CHILD WHO IS UNDER 18 YEARS OLD GO ON A TRIP BY THEMSELVES?
Children 15 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Children 16-18 may go on a our snorkel trip unaccompanied, but only if they have a valid photo ID.
DO YOU PROVIDE WETSUITS?
Wetsuits are available for a fee of $12 per suit (cash or credit).
IS THE SNORKELING GEAR PROVIDED?
Yes, mask, snorkel, fins and buoyancy compensator vests are provided.
CAN I BRING MY OWN SNORKELING GEAR, IS THERE A DISCOUNT IF I DO?
Yes, you are more than welcome to do so, but there is no discount.
DO YOU OFFER PRESCRIPTION MAKS?
No, but they may be rented from local dive shops.
DO YOU HAVE UNDERWATER CAMERAS AVAILABLE FOR US?
Yes, we sell disposable underwater cameras at our check in locations.
DO YOU HAVE LIFE JACKETS FOR CHILDREN?
All guests are provided with Buoyancy Compensators for snorkeling. Life jackets are onboard for everyone in case of emergency.
WHERE WILL I BE SNORKELING?
The Captain will choose best reef destination for snorkeling based on the marine conditions of the day. There are several possible reef locations you may visit: Sand Key, Rock Key, Eastern Dry Rocks and Western Sambo, just to name a few.
WHEN I AM IN THE WATER SNORKELING, IS THERE ANY PLACE FOR ME TO STAND UP?
No. You will be snorkeling in a protected marine sanctuary, so it is extremely important for you to avoid contact with anything in the water. This includes all corals, marine life, and the sea floor. You must maintain a comfortable distance of 6-8 feet (2-3 meters) from the reef–There is no place for you to stand.
HOW DEEP IS THE WATER WHERE WE SNORKEL?
It ranges from 5-50 feet.
DO YOU HAVE EASY ACCESS IN AND OUT OF THE OCEAN?
Yes, we have a stairway to the sea, which makes it very easy for you to get on and off the catamaran. The Captain may also open a gate on the side of the catamaran for experienced guests to jump in.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET TO THE REEF, AND HOW MUCH SNORKEL TIME DO WE GET?
The total snorkel trip time is 3 hours. Guests will enjoy about an hour to sun and relax as we sail out to reef, about an hour of reef snorkeling and about another hour sail back to Key West.
HOW MUCH TIME DO WE GET AT THE REEF?
You will be there for about 45 minutes to an hour.
WILL THERE BE INSTRUCTIONS FOR SNORKELING?
Our experienced and CPR certified crew will give you detailed instructions as you sail out to the Living Coral Reef. They will go over the best practices and safe snorkel procedures for your day at the reef.
WILL IT BE A GUIDED SNORKELING TOUR?
No, however, there will be someone from the crew in the water with you for hands on assistance.
IS THERE A CREW MEMBER IN THE WATER TO MAKE SURE WE ARE SAFE?
Yes, a crew member will be in the water with you for hands on assistance.
ARE THERE LOCKERS ON THE BOAT, WHERE CAN I KEEP MY BELONGINGS?
No, there are no lockers, but you can bring a small bag and leave it where you are sitting on the boat.
ARE THERE PLACES TO GET OUT OF THE SUN?
Yes, but the space is limited in the shaded areas.
HOW MANY PEOPLE DOES THE BOAT HOLD?
It can take up to 127 guests comfortably.
ARE THE DRINKS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THE TRIP?
Yes! We have water and soda before you snorkel and afterwards if you wish we also have beer and wine.
ARE ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AVAILABLE TO US DURING THE ENTIRE TRIP?
No, alcoholic drinks are available after snorkeling. As soon as all the guests are on board and a head count is done, the bar will be open to you.
IS THERE FOOD PROVIDED ON THIS TRIP?
No, but you are more than welcome to bring food with you, just as long nothing is in a glass container.
DO I NEED TO KNOW HOW TO SWIM?
To truly enjoy your snorkeling experience you should at least feel comfortable being in open water. While we do offer flotation devices to assist our guests, we recommend that you be able to fully support yourself in 8-20 feet of open water. We take you about 7 miles off of Key West and there will not be a place for you to touch or stand while snorkeling the reef. Our crew is present in the water to assist in an emergency, but will not be able to solely attend to one party for the duration of the trip. For those unable to support themselves, we suggest booking a trip aboard our glass bottom boat or joining us for parasailing.
WHAT IS YOUR WEATHER POLICY?
We do not operate in unsafe weather conditions, but a light rain shower is not a deterrent. The Captain will assess the weather and should the Captain determine that the conditions are unsafe to run the tour, the tour may be postponed or it will be canceled. If a trip is canceled by us for any reason, every effort will be made to reschedule the trip during your stay in Key West. If you are unable to reschedule, you will have the option of receiving a voucher for a future trip or receiving a full refund.
Why Wannado Tours Is The Right Choice
Wannado Tours has earned its reputation as a premier choice for travelers when planning a Key West vacation. Wannado Tours not only focuses on offering the best activities in Key West, but we also strive to make each and every traveler experience South Florida in a memorable way ❤️
Need Help Making a Reservation?
Reach out to us at 📱786-785-1700, or email us at ✉️ [email protected]. One of our agents will gladly help you make a reservation, and will answer any questions about our tours and water sports.
Our office is open everyday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST.