Lower Keys Adventure Charters

Big Pine Key

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What You'll Get

Choose Between Two Options

$125 for a Taste of Big Pine snorkeling package for two ($250 total value)

  • Up to four hours of snorkeling for two people ($200 value)
  • Beach picnic on a sandy island, includes grilled snack and side dish ($50 value)<p>

$499 for a Keys Sampler package for two adults and two children or three adults ($850 value)

  • Snorkeling the Munson Rocks Preserve and the Looe Key reef
  • Picnic on a sandy, private island
  • Catching live bait on the flats and trolling for fish such cero, sailfish, king mackerel, and mahi mahi
  • Adventure lasts up to eight hours<p>

Read more about both trips here.<p>

Saltwater: How Oceans Get Their Flavor

Even the clearest ocean water contains complexities the eye can't see. Uncover one of them with Groupon's investigation of earth’s sodium-filled seas.

If you extracted all the salt from the ocean and spread it evenly across the surface of the planet, it would reach a height of 500 feet—44 feet higher than the world’s tallest rollercoaster. All that salt arrived there from a few sources. For millions of years, rainwater has slowly eroded rocks on land, releasing salt ions into streams and rivers that feed into the ocean. Hydrothermal vents and volcanic activity from below also release salt into the sea, and constant surface evaporation lifts water up but leaves salt behind.

Salt isn’t the only mineral in our oceans. At least 72 chemical elements have been identified in seawater, and oceans aren’t the only places this elemental soup exists. In fact, the same sources that give oceans their salinity also operate in what we think of as freshwater rivers and lakes, but because of lower salt concentrations in “fresh” water, human senses don’t register the compounds. Why are oceans so much saltier? The answer is rather simple: they're huge (creating a large surface area for evaporation to do its work) and they're constantly being replenished with rocks and other matter carried in from the rivers, most of which drain from lakes and springs into the sea. Once they get there, rocks have all the time in the world to be worn down by the ocean's waves, contemplate writing their memoirs, and release their salts.

On average, the ocean’s salt content is about 3.5% of its total weight. This varies by location, however. For example, the landlocked Dead Sea's constant evaporation makes its salinity extremely high, whereas melting ice dilutes polar seas. And slowly but surely, with each passing year, the forces of nature are making all seas, like the act of a child comedian, just a little saltier.

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Customer Reviews

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TheFishin6 4 days ago
"Tight Lines Lead to Sore Muscles and Fantastic Seafood!"
I was privileged to get out a couple of days before Thanksgiving for a few hours in the afternoon with Capt Mike Theut of Lower Keys Adventure Charters out of Little Torch in the Keys. I enjoyed tight lines on King Mackerel, jumbo Yellow Jack, jumbo (15-20lb) Bonito and Yellowtail Snapper... Read More
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liz l November 20, 2016
"Best Boating Experience Ever"
It was a very relaxing experience. I can't wait to come back. Had fun snorkeling and visiting the less known islands! (His dog Lizzy was very kind) Captain Mike was also very kind and friendly. He also new a lot about the water!
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Melanie135 November 13, 2016
"Awesome fishing trip with Captain Mike"
We were 2 couples and hired Captain Mikes after reading Trip Advisor's reviews. This fishing trip exceeded our expectations. We caught lots of fish, mangrove snappers, maquereaux, and 2 big ones we needed to release. Our lines kept very busy all day and we had fun in the beautiful back cou... Read More

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires May 25, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Must sign waiver. Subject to availability. Snorkeling package must be booked for either a morning session or afternoon session. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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