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A day out at Sombrero Reef

Six of us went lobstering and ended up snorkeling at Sombrero Reef, It was a bit windy, but... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Pianomn255
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Redington Shores, Florida
Great snorkel trip

This was a great snorkel trip. Saw a bunch of different fish, a sting ray and even saw a reef shark... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
philroydg21
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This is a spur-and-groove coral reef, sitting on the outer banks offshore of Vaca Key, characterized by large fingers of coral, separated by narrow sandbeds.
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Six of us went lobstering and ended up snorkeling at Sombrero Reef, It was a bit windy, but everything layed down near the tower and we were treated to 60 foot visibility in 20 to 30 feet of water. If you have the means to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Pianomn255
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great snorkel trip. Saw a bunch of different fish, a sting ray and even saw a reef shark swim beneath us. It was the perfect amount of time and a very good price. The captain and crew were awesome. They also have...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank philroydg21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw so many Yellow Tail Snapper here. Great place for both novice and experienced snorkelers. Clear water.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The water was crystal clear, the sea life was amazing and the weather was beautiful. Couldn’t have asked for better diving. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dholcomb32
Reviewed October 16, 2018

The water, the crew and the seas were just amazing and almost perfect. However three days before we went the winds picked up out the east to about 15-20 knots. While it made the brutal heat more bearable it also stirred up the water's clarity....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ken C
Reviewed October 14, 2018

There are nice, clean, beach-houses on the beach, but this is not much of a swimming beach; it's more of a wading beach.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cardirose
Reviewed October 8, 2018

You need a boat to get here or charter a tour.We snorkeled here three different days ,Very clear and beautiful reef.lots of fish and live coral.Well worth the trip.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ronaldw496
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place to snorkel in clear water. Lots of sea life to see without having to go deep. Our whole group enjoyed the trip even our Captain could see a lot from the boat. Great experience for all of us. We had our own boat...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

water was so clear that you could even see the reef and fish from the boat not just when snorkeling!! Our group had a super time!!!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LorrieH67
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Good experience, clear water, warm. Saw a variety of fish. Coral is dull. Bleached by warm waters I suspect but a good day out.

Date of experience: September 2018
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FSU55
February 11, 2018|
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Response from Surfowl | Reviewed this property |
HI, Ask any of the tackle shops in the area or look at any chart online. You can't miss it. Huge tower. It's 3 miles from Boot Key. GPS Co-ordinates: 24 37.600N 081 06.600W Enjoy
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934mindyc
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Sure can diving is even better
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