Guided Sandbar Trips & Tours
Enjoy a sunny, fun-filled day out on the water with our guided sandbar tours. Saltwater Seafari offers a range of options to best enjoy the Florida Keys and natural wildlife.
Best Florida Keys Sandbar Tours
Looking for a unique way to explore the Florida Keys without getting your feet wet? At Saltwater Seafari, we offer adventurous sandbar tours for visitors of all ages. Dip your toes in – or not – to enjoy a sunny day on the beach watching sea life and more!
On our Florida Keys sandbar tours we will explore several hidden and popular islands surrounded by crystal clear water. You’ll have memories and photos to take away from your trip, with loads of fun shared with friends or family.
Visit Sunny Sandbars with Saltwater Seafari!
Whether you’re looking for a low-key trip or a thrilling adventure, our sandbar trips have a lot to offer. Not only are they a great way to see the islands, but you’ll learn tons along the way.
Choose from any of our multi-hour options, private charters, snorkeling trips, and more. Our trusted guides are here to ensure you have a great time, as well as teach you about the robost history of the Florida Keys.
Standard Sandbar Charter
Private Sandbar Charter + Snorkeling
This short trip is a great introduction to snorkeling for beginners. The water is shallow, calm, and crystal-clear. Snorkel around an uninhabited island and shallow patch reefs where very few tourists dare to wander.
This tour is fully guided, with captains finding sea life for you to see up close. All snorkel gear is provided, including masks, snorkels, and fins. Plus, we’ll have a cooler on the boat with ice and complimentary bottled water. The private trip reserves the boat for just your group and the captain.
Note: Max of 6 passengers, including infants and toddlers.
Island Sandbar Tours (below) take place on the waters of the Gulf of Mexico along the lower Florida Keys. We bring along all of the snorkeling equipment you need to explore the waters below, as well as a paddle board to paddle along the mangroves and shallow areas near shore. Expect to enjoy the day listening to your favorite music on your private boat cruising along the Caribbean like waters!
3-Island Sandbar Tour / Charter
Carpe Diem! Seize the Keys with our favorite sandbar excursion.
We will spend 6 hours exploring what is known to locals as the “back-country”. Our route for this excursion includes many of the popular sandbars and islands in the Florida Keys. Each stop has a perfect photo opportunity to capture a memory to treasure for a lifetime
5-Island Sandbar Tour / Charter
Similar to the 3-island option, this sandbar tour follows takes you to the “back country” of the Florida Keys, only this time to 5 unique islands.
Music, snorkeling equipment, water, and snacks are included. Prepare for an all-day sandbar excursion!
Sandbar Tour Locations
Our sandbar trips take you to various island locations near Marathon, FL and across the Florida Keys. We take you to our favorite spots so you can see the keys through the eyes of a local!
Book Now to plan your trip to any of these exciting Florida Keys destinations!
- Marathon, FL
- Big Pine Key
- Looe Key Reef
- Picnic Island
- Tarpon Belly Key
- Marvin Key
- Snipe Point
- Sawyer Key
- Newfound Harbor Preservation
While our words don’t do the sandbars justice, our customers might! Read testimonials from Saltwater Seafari customers to learn more about their experiences!
“Such a fun and awesome trip!! Matt and Jennifer were great and helpful along the way! Jennifer never missed a chance to get a great photo for our family! Would highly recommend them to anyone that wants to explore the waters in the keys!” – Hanna B.
“I first saw Matt as the featured guest angler on one of the saltwater fishing shows and was thrilled to book him for a fishing trip. We had a terrific day, he got us on the fish and he truly cared about everyone having a great time. He runs a great operation, provides all the equipment, and you’re guaranteed a fun day with fun people.” – Bob A.
Check Out the Looe Key Reef Trips
Looe Key Reef is a gorgeous snorkeling destination that attracts beginner snorkelers and marinelife aficionados. Learn more about Looe Key Reef and our specially-designed snorkel trips.
Try a Snorkeling Tour or Fishing Trip
Saltwater Seafari offers 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 – Sandbar Tours
What should I expect on the day of my tour?
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 sandbar boat 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.
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Are there any age restrictions on the sandbar trips?
We look forward to cruising with you! Your participation is key in ensuring the best experience possible.