Though equally whimsical, touring a locale by boat is a calmer and steadier trek than touring by unicycle or by rocket-powered unicycle. Embark in leisure with today’s Groupon to Tavernier Dolphin Cruises. Choose from the following options:
- For $75, you get a three-hour Eco Snorkel reef tour for four (a $160 value).
- For $45, you get a 75-minute Sunset Splendor cruise for four (a $100 value).
- For $40, you get a three-hour Eco Snorkel reef tour for two (a $80 value).
- For $25, you get a 75-minute Sunset Splendor cruise for two (a $50 value).<p>
Snorkel Reef tour boats depart at 10:30 a.m. and Sunset cruises depart between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Tavernier Dolphin Cruises’ captains lead excursions across the gently undulating waters of Florida Bay to educate passengers on the area’s history and ecosystems. Tours depart from Tavernier Creek Marina, which has been in operation since 1936, for 75-minute sunset cruises or three-hour reef snorkeling tours aboard a 40-foot catamaran christened Mystic Blue. Sunset tours drift into the Bay’s deeper waters, enabling participants to marvel at the shoreline in the fading light as guides elucidate the history, natural resources used, and preferred workout playlists of the Keys’ early settlers. Amid reflections of the setting sun playing across the waves, adventurers may glimpse local wildlife such as dolphins, sea birds, and manta rays, or the naturally occurring green-flash phenomenon.
Eco Snorkel tours float adventurers off the coast of the Keys to explore natural barrier reefs. Participants receive a briefing, strap on their snorkeling gear, and dive into crystalline waters where they can drift past vibrant coral formations and direct traffic for local schools of fish. Throughout the tour, guides narrate with facts on the local fauna and ecosystem.