Somewhere far below sea level, the most fashionable critters in the subsurface world are gracefully strutting their stuff in form-fitting wetsuits with foot-flattering flippers. Grace the coveted underwater runways of exploration with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $17 for a morning snorkeling trip with equipment rentals for one (a $33 value)
- $33 for a morning snorkeling trip with equipment rentals for two (a $66 value)
The snorkeling trip comes with a rental mask or prescription mask, fins, and safety vest (a $7 value). Check-in is at 8:30 a.m., and trips depart at 9 a.m. During the morning snorkeling trip, a 50-foot US Coast Guard–approved catamaran whisks customers away to their snorkeling destination. Once the boat anchors, snorkel-sporting swimmers don provided equipment before diving into an hour of snorkeling and splashing around a living-coral reef.
This trip also includes snorkeling instruction for swimmers of all ages and abilities. Freshwater showers rinse off seafaring visitors on their return to shore, and a shaded deck protects them from the sun and its energy-sapping rays. Reef Roamer and Quicksilver Catamarans recommends toting along sunscreen, a towel, and a bathing suit.
Reef Roamer and Quicksilver Catamarans
The towering sails of the Quicksilver rise like a snowy mountain over the turquoise waters of the Florida Keys, cutting a picturesque figure amid the early morning sky. The tranquility of this postcard-worthy scene is interrupted by the whoop of a lone figure running and jumping off of the catamaran, her body plunging into the waters with an ebullient splash. This bold leap prompts her fellow snorkelers to follow suit with hapless hurdles and controlled submersions into the water. Champions of introducing visitors to Florida's awe-inspiring reefs and the diverse wildlife therein, Reef Roamer Catamaran's guides lead guests through the secrets of the salty depths with daily snorkeling adventures in and around John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
Setting sail on one of two 50-foot, custom-built catamarans equipped with on-board bathrooms, trampolines, and shaded cockpits, Reef Roamer's US Coast Guard master captains and first mates pilot groups of aquanauts out to open waters for early morning, midday, and sunset snorkeling sessions. Once stationed at the snorkeling site, passengers shimmy into the waters for snorkeling instruction to ensure that swimmers of all ages and skill levels learn which strokes are most efficient and how to tell which fish grant wishes. Sojourns under the sea afford guests resplendent views of protected reefs teaming with multicolored citizens such as about 55 types of coral, more than 600 species of fish, and graceful turtles.