Let a Glass Bottom Boat tour take you to the Florida Keys’ most precious resource: the living coral reef. The reef is average of six miles off shore in the Keys, making it very accessible and convenient to get to. Glass bottom boat tours head out to the reef every day throughout the Florida Keys, from Key Largo to Key West. There are glass bottom boats available in every major key. These tours are the perfect way for vacationers to see the coral reef, especially if they don’t have much time. How come?
- No matter what the weather, the glass bottom boat is a smooth ride.
- You don’t have to get in the water to see the reef.
- It’s safe and fun for any age, from toddler to senior.
- There’s AC!
- No swimming, snorkeling or scuba skills required.
Glass Bottom Boat Tours
Glass bottom boat tours leave from John Pennekamp State Park in Key Largo, amongst other places in the Keys. It’s easy to find and there’s plenty of parking. Glass bottom boats are large and stable. This makes for a very comfortable ride, and don’t forget there’s also Air Conditioning in the cabin. The hull of the boat is fitted with glass panels through which you can see through to the water below. When the Captain of the boat hovers over coral reef, you’ll get to see everything clearly and up close…without getting in the water! See it all in luxury and comfort, no matter what the weather.
What to Expect on the Glass Bottom Boat
Expect to see common reef fish like parrot fish, zebra fish, barracuda, snapper, sargent majors, nurse sharks, sting rays, and even the occasional grouper. Look for coral species like purple fan, a soft coral that’s prevelant in the coral reefs of the Florida Keys. Your tourguide on the glass bottom boatis well-informed and his or her speech will be full of fascinating facts about the coral reef you see. It’s a great opportunity to learn about one of the best things about the Florida Keys, the amazing coral reef.