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 today's Groupon: for $16, you get a morning snorkel trip from Reef Roamer Catamaran in Key Largo (up to a $35.48 total value, including tax). Trips depart at 9 a.m., with check-in at 8:30 a.m.
Reef Roamer’s submariners guide guests through the secrets of the salty depths with daily snorkeling adventures in and around John Pennekamp State Park and the National Marine Sanctuary. During the morning snorkel trip (up to a $26 value) a 50-foot US-Coast-Guard-approved catamaran whisks customers away to their snorkel destination, allowing ample time to prepare for the trip and theorize about the flatness of the Earth. Once the boat anchors, snorkel-sporting swimmers don provided equipment ($7 value) before diving into an hour of snorkeling and splashing around a living coral reef. This trip also includes snorkel instruction, ensuring that swimmers of all ages and skill levels learn which strokes are most efficient and how to tell which sharks grant wishes. 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.
Though Reef Roamers Catamaran sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
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 Catamarans leads 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 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. 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.