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Private Snorkeling to Egmont, Outback, and Shell Key Islands

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Private Snorkeling to Egmont, Outback, and Shell Key Islands
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Private Snorkeling to Egmont, Outback, and Shell Key Islands
From USD 36.60
Overview
Spend four hours island hopping with your own private charter from St Pete Beach for a deluxe experience in the Tampa Bay Area. Explore the natural beauty of the Gulf of Mexico and check out Florida's marine life as you visit three islands — Egmont Key, Outback Key, and Shell Key. You'll have time to go snorkeling, swimming, and shelling, and see dolphins, colorful fish, and the underwater ruins of a historical Spanish-American fort.
What to Expect
Make your own way to the marina to board your private charter boat and meet the crew.

As you set out for the first island, Egmont Key, learn about the history of the region and look for wildlife such as dolphins, rays, turtles, manatees, and birds. Located near the main entrance to Tampa Bay, the uninhabited barrier island is a wildlife preserve and part of the Florida state park system. Fort Dade was established there around 1900, during the Spanish-American War, and the underwater ruins of the fort are a great spot for snorkeling. You can also see the Egmont Lighthouse, which opened in 1848 and sits on the eastern side of the island.

Continue to snorkel at Outback Key and Shell Key, a wildlife preserve with water that measures just three to four feet deep, making it kid friendly. You can also look for starfish and conchs, rays, hermit crabs, horseshoe crabs, sea turtles, and manatees.

Your crew provides training and guidance on snorkeling for beginners, and shares informative commentary about the region throughout the tour. Snorkel gear is provided, and you are welcome to bring your own food and drink on board. Your tour ends after four hours with return to the marina.
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Reviews (9)
1 - 5 of 9 reviews
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile
Best trip booked worth every penny

Captain Joe and Captain Chris were AMAZING ! So much fun for the family ! Got a private tour- captain Joe was very knowledgeable and Shared so much with us ! Stopped so we could get pics of the dolphins ! Over all best trip...More

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 7 July 2018
Only wish we'd had the boat longer

went out with capt joe for a private tour while on a bachelorette. we all had the best time. joe was charming and informative without being invasive. the boat brought us to the prettiest spot to go shell hunting and snorkeling. we all agreed that...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Cassandra S
Reviewed 6 July 2018
Our 4th of July Experience

We toured with capt. Joe and 1st mate Kristen. Had an awesome time! It was a wonderful time for all of us. Capt Joe gave a running educational and historical guide on what we were seeing , its history, and lots of trivia.Kristen made sure...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank amancini2990
Reviewed 27 June 2018
We loved it so much we went twice~

We did the 2 hour adventure and loved it so much we booked another attraction! we requested Capt Joe for the 2nd trip after having a great experience with him for the first one! the 4 hour adventure with Catp Joe and Christine was the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank AJ S
Reviewed 18 June 2018
Had an awesome time with Cap'n Joe!

Captain Joe was very flexible in letting my group get what we wanted out of the trip and was able to give us a lot of insight into the local wildlife and history of the area. Would recommend.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Craig E
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