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Per Person $123 USD
Child 5 to 12 years old $97 USD
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By the end of the day, you will want to move to Key West and buy a sailboat!

You can be passive or chip right in and help raise the sails on this 65 foot traditional-style schooner. This happy captain and crew love what they do and they'll share their excitement with you. The beauty of the warm tropical waters surrounding Key West is the main attraction on this adventure. This is perfect if you are looking for a day away from crowds and noise as the sounds that envelope you will be coming from the wind, the waves, and the wildlife.

You will sail through the shallow waters of the Key West National Wildlife Refuge, surely spotting a variety of birds and wildlife. You made the wise decision to stay on board for the full day, allowing you to take in the beautiful scenery around you as the sun reflects off the water's surface. This crew feels that they help make time stand still as they take you back to a period when relaxing was not an art but part of every day, so enjoy a conversation about the historical charts on board between naps.

When it's time, you will have a refresher in kayaking, if needed, although the kayaks provided are very stable sea kayaks that will take you minutes to learn after a few simple instructions from your guide. Your snorkeling will take place in secluded lush sponge gardens or isolated boulder and coral patch reefs. The topography here allows great visibility and very calm seas during your snorkel. The full day allows you to go further into the ecosystem and find some dramatic marine life.

If the weather permits, you will make a stop at an island with a beach or sandbar so you can really experience the Florida Keys ecosystem. A full lunch is provided and you can stretch out and relax while enjoying some curried chicken, tuna, and pasta salad, along with a selection of deli meats and cheeses. Beverages include just about anything you can think of.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • 65 foot shallow draft traditional schooner
  • Happy captain and crew
  • Maximum sail time
  • Kayaking and snorkeling
  • Instruction for both and all gear provided
  • Wetsuits provided in winter
  • Prescription-strength snorkeling masks available, if needed
  • Full lunch
  • Soft drinks and bottled water
  • Array of beers and wine after snorkeling

Days of Operation

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Sat - yes
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 9:30 AM (6.5 hrs) November to March. Check in 30 minutes before departure.
  • 10:00 AM (6.5 hrs) March to November. Check in 30 minutes before departure.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

See Special Instructions Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Departure location is approximately a 5-10 minute walk from the cruise pier, depending on where your ship docks.
• If you are interested in learning about sailing, you can ask for instruction.
• We suggest you wear your swimsuit under your clothes.
• Bring a towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, camera, and perhaps an extra T-shirt.
• If you are bringing young children, we suggest you bring water wings.


• These vessels have a maximum of 30 people. They can sail in tandem if you have a private group charter that is larger. Please contact ShoreTrips.
• Calmest waters are May to August.