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Artificial Reef Guided Snorkel Tour – Grayton Beach Turtle Reef

 Santa Rosa Beach-30A, FL
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Explore South Walton’s new artificial snorkel reef network on this Artificial Reef Guided Snorkel Tour. Snorkel Grayton Beach's Turtle Reef and let the friendliest and most knowledgeable guides around get you oriented and out ready to explore the water below. Each Snorkel Reef site is home to a wide range of interesting marine life and there are lots of different ways to enjoy your tour. You can dive down and find small, colorful reef fish on the structures or swim between the towers and get surrounded by large schools of small baitfish. It’s not uncommon to see bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles, and eagle rays in the vicinity of the reefs. Venture out deeper and you’ll notice subtle differences in the fish and other creatures you’re seeing. Swim out over the sand to get a wider view of the bait swarms. There’s no limit to what you might discover during your tour! Just put on your swimsuit, grab your beach towel, and get going!

Activity Highlights
  • Snorkel Grayton's Turtle Reef
  • Learn all about reef ecosystems from experienced guides
  • See awesome marine life such as sea turtles, bait fish, grouper and more
  • A comfortable experience for those nervous about open water or being far from shore
  • Get towed out on a raft from Grayton Beach to Snorkel Reef so you can save all your energy for snorkel time

Duration: 90 Min.

What's Included
  • Snorkel tour
  • All snorkel gear
  • Detailed instruction
  • Bottled water
  • Mask defog
  • Sting neutralizer

Exclusions:

  • Gratuity (20% is customary)
  • Transportation to Grayton Beach State Park
  • Admission fee to Grayton Beach State Park, $5 per vehicle with up to 8 people
What to bring
  • Towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Sunglasses
  • Reef safe sunscreen
  • GoPro/underwater camera
  • Weather appropriate attire/change of clothes
Restrictions
  • Jellyfish are sometimes present and some species of jellyfish can cause a painful sting. Barnacles are present on the reef towers and if accidentally kicked, their sharp edges can cause cuts. We encourage all of our guests to exercise caution while snorkeling. Vendor carries a neutralizing solution on board to treat jellyfish stings and a first aid kit to quickly treat minor injuries, should either occur.
  • As dedicated stewards of earth's marine environment, vendor adheres to the maxim “Take Nothing But Pictures, Leave Nothing But Bubbles.” Guests not allowed to take or harvest any living organisms from the Snorkel Reefs. Interfering with any marine life is strongly discouraged and if necessary, your tour guide(s) will intervene.
  • No experience necessary, however, to get the most enjoyment from your tour, you should be a reasonably good swimmer who is comfortable in open water and who is free from any breathing issues.
  • Rafts/Inflatable Paddleboards have weight limits of around 1,000 lbs each.
  • All participants must be 8 years of age or older. No exceptions.
  • Due to the nature of the tour, it is not handicap accessible.
  • Tour is weather dependent and at vendor's discretion.
  • No-shows, poor underwater visibility, seasickness, jellyfish stings or other injuries caused by marine life, and late arrivals will not be refunded.
Additional information
  • In response to Covid/social distancing measures, vendor now offers tandem kayaks as an alternative for folks that would prefer not to ride on the raft if it's a larger group. Each reef site serviced is between 250-300 yards from shore - it's a relatively easy and short paddle.
  • Your guide can help you adjust gear, add more de-fog, and help with anything else you may need. Once you’re nice and comfortable in the water, you’re free to snorkel and swim wherever you’d like! Your guide is there for you and will move at your pace. They’ll lead you wherever you’d like to go on the reef, teaching you about different aspects of reef ecology and marine life along the way. -ALL participant's weight category (Child 50-90lbs, Youth/Teen 90-140lbs, Adult 140+) and shoe size must be entered into the RESERVATION COMMENTS when booking.
  • If the weather or waves are unfavorable and the vendor calls off the tour, the tour may be rescheduled for a later time or date. If the tour cannot be rescheduled, the customer will be issued a refund in full.
  • You will spend 10-15 minutes gearing up, about 5 minutes for orientation, 5-10 minute ride to the Reef, about 60 minutes of Snorkel time, and 5-10 minutes to return to shore.
  • All guides are certified SCUBA divers or SCUBA diving instructors, First Aid and CPR certified, and Water Rescue certified (basic certification or higher).
  • Public restrooms and shower facilities are available on-site for your convenience.
  • Expectant mothers are welcome to join with physician approval.
  • Tour minimum to depart is 4 people.
  • Tour maximum is 12 people.
Location

357 Main Park Rd, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459, USA

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Artificial Reef Guided Snorkel Tour – Grayton Beach Turtle Reef

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about 8 days ago
The guides were great; helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and safe. We had lots of fun this morning. The only disappointment was because of the heavy surf (yellow flag warning) marred the visibility and made it difficult to paddle out and back in. Also, the reef was smaller than I expected and didn't have as much wildlife as I hoped for.
James C

Great Fun

about 19 days ago
Staff was very attentive and we had a great time! We were disappointed in our sightings but all in all we had an awesome time. We would do it again!
Cheryl R

Great experience

about 1 month ago
My kids loved it!! Guides did a great job. Would definitely recommend.
Tffany F

Great excursion

about 1 month ago
These guys were great. Battled some rough current to get us in position and made my son's first snorkeling trip a day he won't forget!
Leah L