Get out on the water during REEF Fest!
Discover the amazing marine life of the Florida Keys by diving, snorkeling, or kayaking. On the mornings of Friday, October 15 and/or Saturday, Oct. 16, REEF Fest 2021 attendees may join a kayak eco-tour with Florida Bay Outfitters, or go snorkeling or diving with one of our partners listed below.
Please book your space directly with REEF. It is not necessary to call any operators to register for REEF Fest 2021.
Check out the information below and when you're ready to sign up, click here to register online for REEF Fest 2021. We look forward to seeing you!
We have reserved dedicated boat charters with our REEF Fest 2021 dive and snorkel partners. Each boat will have a REEF representative onboard, with fish identification and survey materials available for you to use during the trip. Dive and snorkel spaces may be booked online through REEF. You may choose to dive or snorkel on the mornings of Friday, Oct. 15 and/or Saturday, Oct. 16.
Interested in snorkeling? Amoray Dive Resort's charter will be snorkel-friendly (divers are also welcome.)
The cost for a 2-tank trip morning trip is $90 per diver**, and includes two tanks and weights. If you want to participate as a snorkeler on the Amoray boat, the cost is $45 per person. **Please note: this does not apply to lionfish collecting dives, which are only available on the morning of Friday, Oct. 15 and costs $150 per diver.
It is not necessary to contact any shops to reserve your space, however, if you need rental gear please contact the shop directly to make these arrangements. All costs for rental gear will be paid directly to the dive shop.
Cancellation Policy: All dive/snorkel trips are subject to change based on weather and other conditions. Due to the nature of REEF Fest and the large number of guests who attend, no refunds are available for cancellation or no shows. You will receive a full refund for the dive or snorkel cost if the operator cancels that day's trip, however, we are not able to offer refunds for REEF Fest diving/snorkeling under any other circumstance.
Enjoy a fun morning of invasive lionfish hunting during REEF Fest! This private dive charter is available for a maximum of 6 people on the morning of Friday, Oct. 15. This trip is a great opportunity to actively combat the lionfish invasion in the Florida Keys and is generously sponsored by Forever Young Charter Company, a REEF Conservation Partner. The charter includes a 2-tank dive trip, tanks, weights, and guide. All lionfish collecting gear including pole spears and ZooKeepers will be provided.
Due to the advanced nature of these dives, this trip is recommended for divers who have at least 30+ logged dives and are comfortable diving in conditions that may include currents and low visibility.
Address: 80461 Overseas Hwy. Islamorada, FL 33036
Check-in Time: 8:00 am
Price: $150 per diver
Join a three-hour guided kayak eco-tour and search for wading birds and nearshore marine life as we journey through mangrove forest, across tidal flats and out along the Atlantic’s edge. This tour is great for beginners or experienced paddlers alike. Spaces on the kayak tour may be booked online through REEF. Tours are available on the mornings of Friday, Oct. 15 and Saturday, Oct. 16. The trip includes all rental equipment, a lesson on paddling techniques, snacks, water and a fully guided tour through nearshore keys environments led by an experienced guide.
Please bring a reusable water bottle, hat and sunglasses. We will do a beach launch, so water shoes are advised. Throughout the tour, there will be some opportunities for swimming so wear a swimsuit or clothes that can get wet. You can leave your car keys, cell phone and other valuables in a safe spot in the Florida Bay Outfitters office. Snacks, bug spray, sunscreen and additional water will be provided but if you have your favorites, please feel free to bring your own.
Address: 104050 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037
Check in Time: 9:30 am
Price: $60 per person