Florida's Fragile Coastal Treasure: Snorkel the Coral Reefs

Learn about coastal ecosystems as you snorkel, kayak and beachcomb your way across the Florida Keys, enjoying expert-led discussions on the region’s coral reefs and natural history.
Rating (4.8)
Program No. 14677RJ
7 days
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At a Glance

Experience the aquatic treasures of John Pennekamp State Park in Key Largo during this outdoor adventure. Snorkel and kayak as you explore the continental United States’ only living coral reef. An expert delves into the Keys’ natural history and culture. Park rangers focus on reef fish and environmental threats to coral reefs and sea grass beds.
Activity Level
Outdoor: No Sweat
Kayaking up to four miles. Climbing in and out of kayak. Hiking less than one mile two days. Snorkeling up to 1.5 hours. Beginners encouraged.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Embark on a light hiking adventure in Everglades National Park to study the flra and fauna of the area.
  • Visit the Windley Key Fossil Reef State Park and walk along eight-foot-high quarry walls to see ancient coral.
  • Snorkel in living, shallow-water coral reefs.

General Notes

Van transfer provided between Miami and Key Largo at the start and end of program. All transfers by van.
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Heather L Hamilton
Florida native Heather Hamilton has been exploring the beaches, lakes and forests of Florida’s wilderness since she was a little girl. As an experienced camper, hiker, biker, kayaker, fisher and photographer, Heather has seen Florida in just about every light on her extensive travels throughout the state. She studied culinary arts at the Art Institute in Fort Lauderdale and became a cook and pastry chef, but she changed careers several times before embracing her passion. She became a Master Naturalist and full-time Florida guide.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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