Perfect for swimmers and non-swimmers, from kids to grandparents, the Reef Ministries Snorkeling trip is an ideal Christian outdoor activity for the whole family.
Your fun-filled excursion starts with a devotional relating to creationism and environmental stewardship. You will also learn of God’s creation with an introduction to coral reef ecology and fish identification. On the boat ride out to the reefs, you will get a narrated tour of the famous “Venice of America” Ft. Lauderdale Intracoastal Waterway. Then, only 1/4 mile offshore in 15 feet of water, you will explore the beautiful reefs of South Florida. You and your group may snorkel, or for those who wish to stay on board, they may view the reef and fish through the glassbottom panels. Snorkelers will be supplied masks, snorkels, fins and snorkeling vests. We will even instruct you on how to snorkel if you have never experienced it before.
Morning or afternoon trips, Mondays through Saturdays.
8:45 a.m. Check-in, Presentation and Devotional
10:15 a.m. Boat Departure, Tour and Snorkeling
12:45 p.m. Boat Returns
12:45 p.m. Check-in, Presentation and Devotional
2:15 p.m. Boat Departure, Tour and Snorkeling
4:45 p.m. Boat Returns
Sea Experience/Bahia Mar
801 Seabreeze Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
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Dates & Prices
Simply contact us in advance to schedule a date that works for you. (weather permitting* see note below)
$40 Adult Snorkeler
$26 Child Snorkeler (12 & under)
$33 Adult Rider
$20 Child Rider (12 & under)
Children 5 & under are free, one per paying parent.
Price includes classroom presentation, boat trip, in-water guide, and the use of all snorkeling equipment.
Group rates available. Full-boat charters available.
*Note: Reservations cancelled within 24 hours of event start time cannot be refunded. If the trip is cancelled due to weather, you may choose to reschedule or to be refunded.
$ Avalon Waterfront Inn
$$ Bahia Mar Beach Resort & Yachting Center* Special Reef Ministries Rate: $99 per night!
To make reservations call 1-954-770-3483 and use PROMO CODE: REEF MINISTRIES
*This is the hotel where presentations take place and boat is located
$$$ Courtyard Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach
$$$$ Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Money for beverages and/or snacks, parking and crew gratuities
Merchandise for Sale
SnapSights Underwater Camera - Waterproof to 25 feet / 8 meters, 28mm Focus Free lens, Preloaded with 27 exposure 200 ASA film, Shock resistant, heavy-duty housing that floats, Cam lock clasp with hinged back, Hand strap included, Compact size; small enough to fit in a shirt pocket $15
Reef Ministries T-Shirt - Show your support for Reef Ministries by wearing these 100% pre-shrunk cotton t-shirts. Each shirt has the Reef Ministries logo on the front chest and the Genesis 1:21 verse with a school of "Jesus Fish" (Ichthys) on the back. Adult Sizes in Natural or Stone Blue. Youth Sizes in Daisy or Light Blue. $18
What will we see on the reef?
You will see many tropical reef fish indigenous to Florida and the Caribbean - parrotfish, snapper, damselfish, angelfish, stingray, wrasse, tang, etc. These include adults and juveniles, individuals and schools. You will also see an assortment of hard and soft corals including sea fans and sponges.
Who can participate in snorkeling?
To participate in snorkeling, we ask that you know how to swim and be comfortable in the water. This is an interpretive adventure, the more one is comfortable with the activity of snorkeling, the better the experience will be to absorb the beauty of God's underwater marine life. Please call if you have questions regarding yours or other's abilities to snorkel.
What about motion sickness and waves?
The boat will not run snorkeling trips if the seas are even moderately rough. The captain makes the judgment early in the morning to determine if the trip is running or not due to weather. There are some people who are prone to getting motion sickness even in the mildest of conditions - on a boat that is called sea sickness. There are some over-the-counter medications for motion/sea sickness, and it is always best to consult with your physician to see if that medication is right for you.
Where should we park our car?
We are coming from out of town. Where can we worship on Sunday?
You may park at the Bahia Mar Resort. Your parking ticket will be validated and your parking will only be $5.
There are many fine churches from which to choose: First Baptist Fort Lauderdale, First Presbyterian Church, Rio Vista Community Church, Director Tec Clark invites you join him for worship services at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church.
Simply Contact Us in advance to schedule a date that works for you. We will create a secure online registration page for you where you may make your reservations and choose a variety of payment options. If you have any questions please call (954) 495-7810.