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Key West Sail and Snorkel Trip from Miami

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Miami Beach, United States
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icon12 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Get ready for fun in the sun on this day trip and snorkeling adventure off the coast of Key West from Miami. Ride across 32 islands from Miami to Key West, explore the island city, then sail away on board a spacious 50-foot catamaran vessel. Jump into the water off the coast for a snorkeling session above a coral reef with 600 different species of marine life. Professional snorkeling instruction provided. Relax, feel the warm sea breeze and enjoy the day. Miami hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Ride across 32 islands on this scenic day trip to Key West
  • Enjoy a cruise to the coral reef in a 50-foot (15-meter) catamaran
  • Receive professional snorkeling instruction
  • Discover tropical fish, reefs, and animals

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

You'll have some time to explore fun-loving Key West on your own before boarding the catamaran cruise to the coral reef. No worries if you've never snorkeled before -- the professional crew will have you discovering the exotic marine life in no time!
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Day Trip to Key West
Round-trip transportation with English/Spanish driver
All taxes, fees and handling charges
3-hour Snorkeling adventure
Professional snorkeling instruction and equipment
Gratuities
Food and drinks
Admissions unless stated

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Gray Line Miami Offers pickups at over 200 hotels in the Miami Beach and Downtown Miami areas, if

your hotel is not listed please enter it manually and call us to confirm pickup time

Hotel Pickups are outside by the main entrance

Departure Time

6:00 AM
After a Miami hotel pickup, begin the long bus ride to Key West, driving across 42 bridges and 32 islands on the way. Once in Key West, enjoy time exploring the island city and seeing its top attractions, like popular Mallory Square, where everyone comes to hang out, eat, and shop. Be sure to make a stop at the popular Hog’s Breath Saloon.

Then, hop on board a 50-foot catamaran vessel for a cruise off the coast. Try a snorkeling session above a coral reef in the Key West wildlife refuge. Before diving in, get some simple instructions from the experts, then prepare to see more than 600 species of colorful fish, coral, and other sea life that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. All the equipment—a snorkel, mask, fins, and vest—are included.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: The snorkel portion of the tour is subject to weather conditions and it is not known if the snorkel portion will operate until you are in Key West. If it is not safe to operate you will be refunded for the snorkel portion of your tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Must know how to swim
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Miami

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the departure point for the Key West Sail and Snorkel Trip from Miami?
A:This tour offers pickup from most Miami Beach & Downtown Miami Hotels.
Jun 2021
Q:
Can I book the Key West Sail and Snorkel Trip from Miami if I do not yet know where I will be staying in Miami?
A:Yes - Simply select "I will select my pickup location later" when confirming your reservation. Be sure to contact the local operator at the phone number on your ticket to let them know where to pick you up once you've confirmed your hotel.
Jun 2021
Q:
Approximately what time should I expect to be picked up at my hotel for the Key West Sail and Snorkel Trip from Miami?
A:Pickups are typically between 6:00 am and 7:30 am. Please be sure to confirm directly with the local tour operator to confirm your exact pickup details.
Jun 2021
Q:
How do I confirm my exact pickup details for the Key West Sail and Snorkel Trip from Miami?
A:Please contact the local operator directly at the phone number on your ticket at least 24 hours prior to departure to arrange meeting/pickup details.
Jun 2021
Q:
Are there any age restrictions to participate in the Key West Sail and Snorkel Trip from Miami?
A:Although allowed, this tour is not recommended for children under 6 years old.
Jun 2021
Q:
What should I bring with me on the Key West Sail and Snorkel Trip from Miami?
A:Bring your camera, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a bathing suit/towel.
Jun 2021
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Are there any stops on the way to Key West during the Key West Sail and Snorkel Trip from Miami?
A:Yes, there is one rest stop on the way to Key West to use the facilities if necessary.
Jun 2021
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How long is the snorkeling tour during the Key West Sail and Snorkel Trip from Miami?
A:You will spend approximately 3 hours exploring Key West's coral reef, which is the 3rd largest in the world. It is home to numerous fish, animals, and plants. This reef can be snorkeled year round because of its warm, tropical waters.
Jun 2021
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What type of boat is used for the snorkeling tour during the Key West Sail and Snorkel Trip from Miami?
A:You will board a comfortable, 65-foot catamaran for the snorkeling tour to Key West's beautiful coral reef.
Jun 2021
Q:
Can I participate in the Key West Sail and Snorkel Trip from Miami if I do not know how to swim?
A:All participants must be able to swim.
Jun 2021
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Key West Sail and Snorkel Trip from Miami?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Key West Sail and Snorkel Trip from Miami?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Key West Sail and Snorkel Trip from Miami?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Key West Sail and Snorkel Trip from Miami?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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What is the maximum group size during Key West Sail and Snorkel Trip from Miami?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers.

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Never riding a bus again EVER
michael_c
, Apr 2021
I really enjoyed the snorkel part of the trip. I hated the bus ride from Miami to Key west. The ride was very long. In retrospect I think that is too much traveling in one day for 3.5 hours on the water. In addition the bus was very uncomfortable. Everytime we hit the slightest bump it felt like the bus was going to break apart from the impact. One other thing is that Viatar sent me to the wrong location for the excursion. Luckily I was able to find the right place with a few minutes to spare.
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star-5
Better than the reviews below!!!
Lindsey_T
, Apr 2021
The bus ride was not nearly as bad as the reviewers were saying. You’re tired from waking up early anyway so you can either sleep or look out the window and see all the keys on either side as you drive down to key west. Our guide was great. We stopped an hour in to get breakfast and continued on the way. He talked a bit about the keys and when we got off the bus he took us exactly to the snorkel area and even gave us more time to explore after the snorkel trip! The snorkel trip was great, the waters were choppy but once you got in it was completely clear to seeing the fish and sea life below. They gave us refreshments after and it was a great time. We then had two whole hours to explore key west and eat. We then got back on the bus around 6ish and it was a pretty quick ride back to Miami. We got back around 10:30pm. You’re so exhausted from the day most people fall asleep and you don’t even realize we are already back. Definitely one of the best snorkel experiences I’ve been on.
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star-5
Fantastic experience!
Megan_B
, Apr 2021
Fantastic staff and wonderful spot to see the beautiful reef and all the wonderful sea life! I was thrilled with the entire experience!!
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star-5
Very caring and fun tour
Melissa_W
, Mar 2021
The day was not ideal but the group offered more than once to back out of the trip and we’re very upfront about making sure we understood the conditions were not ideal for the best trip. They still made it a really fun and memorable experience.
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Brutal bus ride for 40 minutes of snorkeling
Wlybgr11
, Jul 2019
The snorkeling was a lot of fun but we were on the bus packed like sardines for 4 hours there and almost 5 hours back.
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It was a trip with double decker bus...
anna.ostrycharczyk
, Mar 2018
It was a trip with double decker bus , thus there were a lot of people on the trip. Because of that the pick-up delay occurred and we waisted some time waiting for others. In the bus, the toilet is reserved just for 'number one', what was repeated by the guide several time. At the beginning it was funny, but taking into account that there was just one stop on the way to the key west, and none on the way back, it was not funny anymore. Catamaran and snorkelling was fun, however coral reef was not very visible due to the windy weather, so we just haven't been lucky. Nevertheless I recommend it . The team on the boat was super nice, and helpful, and it all felt very safe. SUMMARY: go to Key West, but find another operator who will drive you there in better condition, time and for cheaper price.
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star-5
Loved it! Tour guides were great! It...
Caitlin G
, Aug 2017
Loved it! Tour guides were great! It is a long drive so make sure you take something to entertain yourself on the bus, or a pillow to have a nap also pack a jacket, the bus is always cold
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star-5
Highly recommend, long day but its...
dominikfilip
, May 2017
Highly recommend, long day but its worthy, nice bus guide, amazing and pro cruis crew, unforgettable experience!!!
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star-5
The sailing part of the tour was...
Kim G
, Apr 2016
The sailing part of the tour was fantastic, and I'd highly recommend a day out on the water to appreciate the tropical feel of the Keys. However, I was expecting a bit more from the bus tour down to Key West - it was basically a shuttle service that stopped at McDonalds and dropped you at the wharf to then go find the snorkeling tour. I only had 50mins before and after the snorkeling trip, which wasn't really enough time to see or do anything else. As a result, I don't feel like I know much about Key West from the experience apart from walking past the many t-shirt shops and bars. Snorkeling trip - 5 out of 5, bus trip just a 1 I'm afraid.
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Tour guide did a good job...
Judith S
, Oct 2015
Tour guide did a good job - bilingual. Water was too rough for snorkeling so we were refunded for that part of the trip. It's a long trip down and back and there was no toilet paper on the bus even though we asked that they get some once we got to Key West may be ok for men but not for women.
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