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Looe Key Reef Snorkeling & Tours

Looe Key Reef is one of the best snorkeling spots in the US and attracts thousands of visitors every year. Plan your own unique experience with a secluded and scenic snorkeling tour!

Florida’s Best Looe Key Reef Snorkeling Tour

At Saltwater Seafari, we’re here to help visitors and Florida natives experience all that the Keys has to offer. Looe Key Reef, being one of the most popular destinations, is a great spot for boating, snorkeling, and more. It’s one of our favorites!

Our friendly and highly experienced guides are here to ensure you have an informative and fun experience. See why we offer one of the best Looe Key snorkeling tours in the area.

Underwater photo of large jellyfish taken on a looe key snorkeling tour

Plan a Day to Explore Scenic Looe Key Reef!

Looe Key Reef has a ton to offer but can also be experienced fully in just a few hours. This makes for a convenient yet memorable trip. At Saltwater Seafari, we maximize your time snorkeling so you are able to immerse yourself in the true Florida Keys vibe.

Never been snorkeling before? No worries! We’ll bring the equipment and the know-how to help customers at any level of experience.

This is a tour open to all ages!

Since the reef is in a depth of water that does not provide an area to stand; we have options available to accommodate those who consider themselves beginners. Life jackets are always available on all of our tours and we also have a floating rope tethered to the back of the boat which allows you to float comfortably and view the reef safely.

If you feel you need more information for a beginners level, we recommend calling us ahead of time so we can be sure to have to boat prepped to suit your needs. 

Look key reef snorkeling tour guest jumping off side of Saltwater Seafari boat into the ocean.
Look key reef snorkeling guest having a great time in the water
Yellow fish swimming in looe key

Book Tours with Saltwater Seafari!

Saltwater Seafari offers snorkeling tours to visitors and residents wanting to explore the beautiful Florida waters. We visit an array of unique and sealife-rich locations, including Looe Key Reef and Bahia Honda State Park, so you come away with a memorable experience.

Private Looe Key Snorkeling Tour

2, 3, or 4 HOURS

During our Looe Key snorkeling tour, we will take you to explore 2 sections of the reef. You can expect to encounter parrot fish, barracudas, yellowtail snapper, and much more.

There are more than 50 different species of coral that have been growing for over 7,000 years and are brilliant in color and vibrance. Please be sure to bring “reef safe” sunscreen with you, though we will also have some on the boat for your convenience.

Starting at: $325

About Looe Key Reef

Looe Key is home to over 150 different species of fish and is approximately 200 yards long by 800 yards wide, giving you an abundance of area to explore. The water is typically pristine and clear, allowing for great visibility with a maximum depth of 30 feet and most shallow at 7 feet.

The reef is home to dozens of species of colorful coral, which serves as the main attraction for most visitors. Take a gentle cruise to see the coral from the surface or dive in to see this beauty up close!

Visit the Looe Key Sanctuary Preservation Area

Looe Key Sanctuary Preservation Area is located approximately 5.5 miles south of Ramrod Key and about 8 miles southwest of Bahia Honda State Park. A wide variety of fish congregate here, as well as parrots and surgeonfish, barracudas and jacks and grunts, and butterflyfish and angelfish. It is one of the most popular dive destinations for divers.

Best Snorkel Spots in the Florida Keys

There are several amazing snorkeling spots in the Florida Keys. We are happy to call this place home due to all of the beauty the land, reef, and sea have to offer. Here are some of the best snorkeling locations in the Florida Keys:

➤ Fort Zachary Taylor

➤ Dry Tortugas & Fort Jefferson

➤ John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

➤ Bahia Honda State Park

➤ Coral Reef- Snorkeling Tours

➤ Florida Keys Snorkeling Map

looe key snorkeling trip guest discovering the beautiful underwater
bahia honda snorkeling guest taking a swim with the fishes
Four men treading water with snorkeling gear


Saltwater Seafari offers Looe Key Reef snorkeling tours, snorkeling charters, Big Pine Key snorkeling trips, and more across the Florida Keys. Our customers love our trips! Read reviews from our Saltwater Seafari adventurers

“The best way to experience the Florida Keys! This company is so detail oriented and accommodating. They provide everything required to see the keys from below the waters surface as well as on the islands. Saltwater Seafari will create the perfect family or private experience just for you.” – Jennifer P.

“We made so many great memories with Saltwater Seafari!! This was the first time for two of our three kids to saltwater fish (daughter 9 y/o and son 13 y/o) and with the help from Matt and Jennifer we all looked like pros catching mahi and a variety of tuna! My husband even fought a thresher shark for an hour and a half. ” – Jessica B.

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Book Your Trip

Saltwater Seafari offers Looe Key trips, snorkeling tours, boat tours, fishing trips, and more all across the Florida Keys. If you are looking for individual tours, group tours, or something fun for the whole family, book with us today!

Frequently Asked Questions – Looe Key Snorkeling

What should I expect on the day of my Looe Key trip?

You will receive a confirmation text from us in the hours prior to your trip. This will include details specific to our location, parking, and meet up instructions. If we have inclement weather, we will be in contact with you to discuss other options. After a brief overview of the boat and safety information we will embark on your journey.

What should I bring to my tour?

Pack a bag for the trip to include; towels, sunscreen, cameras, sunglasses, and any snacks or drinks you would like for the duration of your trip. The boat is equipped with a large cooler that will be iced down and stocked with bottled water. You may bring any snacks or drinks that you would like to add to the cooler.

How does pricing work?

Our pricing is for a private boat. This allows us to stray away from a typical itinerary and explore areas that may be best suitable for your group. The private boat price covers a maximum of 6 passengers.

How many people can go on the tour?

We can accommodate a maximum of 6 passengers per trip.

Are there any age restrictions?

We are happy to accommodate all ages on this tour.

Beautiful underwater scene at Looe Key reef

We look forward to cruising with you! Your participation is key in ensuring the best experience possible.

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