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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 (5)
Program No. 14677RJ
Length
7 days
Starts at
2,749
Florida

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.
Length
7 days
Starts at
2,749
Length
7 days
Rating (5)
Starts at
2,749
Program No. 14677RJ

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DATES & starting prices
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Jan 8 - Jan 14, 2023
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2,749
Jan 15 - Jan 21, 2023
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2,749
Jan 29 - Feb 4, 2023
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2,749
Feb 19 - Feb 25, 2023
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2,749
Mar 5 - Mar 11, 2023
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2,749
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Jan 8 - Jan 14, 2023
Starting at
3,699
Jan 15 - Jan 21, 2023
Starting at
3,699
Jan 29 - Feb 4, 2023
Starting at
3,699
Feb 19 - Feb 25, 2023
Starting at
3,699
Mar 5 - Mar 11, 2023
Starting at
3,699

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.
Micro Group
Micro Group
These adventures feature our smallest group size, with 12 participants or fewer.

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.
Featured Expert
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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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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.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Florida’s Fabulous Fish
by Gary Cochran
Eco-Touring the Florida Keys
by Mathew Landau and Larry Gates
Good source of information about the Keys' native plants and animals and the overall eco-system.
A Land Remembered
by Patrick Smith
Snorkeling Guide to Marine Life - Florida - Caribbean - Bahamas
by Paul Humann and Ned DeLoach
Good visual guide to fish and creatures likely to be seen on the reef
Scuba Diving and Snorkeling for Dummies
by John Newman
Typical of the "for Dummies" with lots of well presented facts, tips and fundamental information on snorkeling and equipment. Perfect for novices and experts alike.
Insiders Guide Florida Keys & Key West
by Victoria Shearer and Janet Ware





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If you enroll after a lecture is complete, we’ll send you a recording of the event.