Key Largo
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.
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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
Hiking less than one mile two days. Snorkeling up to 1.5 hours. Kayaking up to four miles. Beginners encouraged.
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 marine and mangrove ecology.
  • 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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Alberto J Melendez
Alberto Melendez is a certified educational excursion, a certified Advance Open Water Scuba Diver and a Florida master naturalist. He has been leading kayak and snorkeling explorations in the Orlando area for over eight years. A 'tree-hugger' since the term became popular, he enjoys introducing folks to the inside story of the critters, salt marsh and history of the area.
Alberto J Melendez
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