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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.

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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.

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Choose from Four Florida Keys Sandbar Tour Options

Standard Sandbar Charter


This 4-hour excursion is designed for those wishing to get a short yet fun experience exploring the sandbars located in the lower Florida Keys.
This trip is just like the 6 hour charter where we venture to the Gulf side of the Keys to explore the all the popular sandbars, beaches and some private locations we have found. Each trip includes snorkeling equipment, a cooler stocked with ice and drinks, and your choice of music!
Starting at: $650

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.

Starting at: $325

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

Starting at: $850

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!

Starting at: $1160

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
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Photo of a couple on a swing made of a fishnet. it's handing from a tree of driftwood on Picnic Island.
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Two young men on the beach during a Florida Keys sandbar tour.


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.

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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

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!

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.

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 6 passengers maximum, including infants and children.

Are there any age restrictions on the sandbar trips?

We are happy to accommodate all ages on our sandbar tours.
Photo of woman on fishnet swing at Picnic Island in the Florida Keys. She's on a sandbar trip with Saltwater Seafari

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

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