14677
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.
Rating (4.25)
Program No. 14677RJ
Length
7 days
Starts at
1,749
Getting There
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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 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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Aleksey Berzon
Aleksey Berzon was born in Russia, and he quickly discovered his passion for travel and culture. He moved to Brooklyn at a young age, and later to Florida to study hospitality at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management. He continued his education at the International Tourism Management Institute to fulfill his dream of leading educational travel groups around the world. He’s led group throughout the United States, Canada, China and Ireland among other places. When he isn’t travelling, Aleksey enjoys coin collecting, photography and storytelling.
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