We made a reservation and then showed up 2 hours before our scheduled trip on the Encounter. The crew was really friendly and professional - they went through the safety talk quickly but thoroughly. Our trip saw barracudas, sting rays, and puffer fish. 2.5 hours felt like just the right amount of time - we came back when we felt ready to stop and they rang the bell 5-10 minutes later. The boat is really nice, clean with cold drinking water provided and upper deck to take in the view.
Corrective mask rentals are available for those who wear glasses for $5 - the same price as regular mask rentals. They also have snorkels (I recommend at least a semi-dry since the water was choppy on our trip) for purchase and fins for rental.
- Also Known As:
- John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Campgrounds Hotel Key Largo