The Importance of Maui Snorkel Charters

Posted by on Aug 29, 2020

Snorkeling is a fun and enjoyable experience to try while visiting the Florida Keys. We do have some of Florida ‘s best snorkeling spots. Visit us on Maui Snorkel Charters.

The coral reefs of Key West make up part of the world’s third-largest reef system, The Florida Barrier Reef. The Florida Barrier Reef spreads across the Keys and into the South West from the east of Florida and is home to some fantastic snorkelling. The Key West coral reefs are all located in shallow water (up to 20 feet deep) which makes them an simple, ideal snorkeling location. Due to the abundance of sponges that continuously filter the water our reefs are very dry, calm and clear. Such coral reefs are situated about 6,000 square miles of protected marine life in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

Just don’t overdo it for your first outing. Take a half-day tour if you’re on a commercial trip (mornings are usually best to see marine life including dolphins and turtles) and pay careful attention to your guides. They are quite well-trained and typically very fun-much like most residents of the Keys.

These are the best snorkelling beaches:

  • Playa de Smathers
  • Zachary Taylor Fort
  • Playa South
  • Playa del West Higgs

Here’s a short list of the incredible sea-life that you’ll possibly see when snorkeling in the Keys:

  • Dolphins Down
  • Coral brain
  • Gulls
  • Peanuts
  • The lobsters in Florida
  • Tortoises-
  • Grouper Goliath
  • Battered morays
  • The Barracuda
  • Hats to the horse eye
  • Grunts Grouper
  • Jewish fish
  • Moorish black eel
  • Pitchers
  • Snapshot
  • Make-belly
  • Poaches

Popular snorkelling and diving spots in Key West include:

  • Key to the Sand
  • Nine Stake Foot
  • The Tug of Joe
  • The Ledge of Ten Fathoms
  • Queen Ledge
  • The Vandenberg (a vessel sunk to become a coral reef)

You can snorkel from any of the beaches, or you can take a charter. Here is a list of charters which will make your snorkelling trip pleasant and relaxing.