North Miami Island Snorkeling: Underwater Wildlife Experience
4.5
86 Ratings
Miami
Experience the thrill of snorkeling and paddle boarding in the crystal clear waters of North Miami Island. Get up close and personal with underwater wildlife and enjoy a day of relaxation on the island.
Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • 1991 NE 135th St - I’ll provide a concise primer on paddle boarding and snorkeling fundamentals before we venture into the water to navigate through a mangrove forest. As we make our way to the island, we’ll keep an eye out for various wildlife, such as manatees, birds, crabs, fish, and perhaps even a dolphin. We’ll take in the natural beauty of the surroundings as we journey to the island, where we’ll take some time to unwind and snorkel. The island is an excellent spot for both novice and experienced snorkelers, offering a wealth of sights underwater. Non-swimmers need not worry, as the waters are quite shallow, allowing you to stand if you feel uneasy at any point. Plus, everyone will have a personal flotation device. While on the island, we’ll indulge in fresh fruit and beverages, including watermelon, cantaloupe, or bananas. Beverages are on the house and unlimited, provided you drink responsibly; this includes beer, hard seltzers, and water. We’re not on a tight schedule, so there’s no hurry.

Other things to note
We will all be on one extra-large stand-up paddleboard together
Please bring sunglasses, sunscreen, a towel, swimwear, a camera, a waterproof bag or case for your phone, and an optimistic outlook.

Items you prefer to keep dry can be stored in our vehicle while we’re out on the water.

What's Included
  • Beer and Hard Seltzers
  • Bottled water
  • XXL Stand-Up Paddle Board
  • Use of Snorkeling Equipment
  • Snacks
Additional Information

Engaging in paddle boarding and snorkeling are superb approaches to experience the water. Nothing will bring you closer proximity to the elements of nature, allowing you to tangibly interact with your surroundings. Merged with leisure time spent on an island, enjoying chilled beverages and savoring juicy fruit, this activity offers an unparalleled experience, potentially creating one of the most memorable days in your life.

Whether you’re a novice or an experienced snorkeler or paddler, this adventure is ideal for every skill level. Even without swimming skills, you can enjoy this excursion, as the pristine waters around the island are shallow, ranging from waist to chest height. Furthermore, our supportive team will be there to guide and ensure your safety and comfort in the water.

The highlight of snorkeling near the island is undoubtedly the diverse aquatic life and fish species viewable. Considered that the island is situated very close to a direct ocean inlet, you’re likely to spot numerous fish that are characteristic of the broader reef surrounding the island.

  • There is no bathroom available during the tour as we will be on a kayak/SUP. Bathrooms are available before and after tour.
  • The tour will go ahead whether or not there is rain, you will be notified if the tour is actually canceled by the time the tour begins.
Location
Morningside Watersports
Northeast 7th Avenue
We are meeting at our kayak concession. Please call us if the door is locked as we may be launching another tour. Thank you!
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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Raymond_m
Mar 19, 2024
Definitely would do it again - Super cool experience kayaking around the small islands before you land on another island for snorkeling. Thiago was great!
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Jennifer_s
Feb 17, 2024
Great trip! - Ruby was awesome and super knowledgeable. Kids had a great time. Would definitely recommend for all ages!
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Dreamer42287913546
Feb 17, 2024
Ruby was awesome! Great for families!! - Ruby was so nice and knowledgeable about the islands. Highly recommended. Great for families! Kids loved kayaking to all the islands and had a great time!
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Jake_w
Feb 13, 2024
Great time kayaking. - Chase did a great job and seems to know a lot about the area. Unfortunately because of the weather we weren’t able to snorkel but still enjoyed the kayaking.
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Jonathan_g
Nov 26, 2023
Favorite Parts - There were friendly racoons on the island and large conks found during the snorkel experience. i thought i found a souveneir, but there were crabs still living inside, so i had to put back.
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Margot_b
Nov 10, 2023
Don’t pass this up - Chase was an exceptional guide who made everyone in the group feel like professional kayakers and paddle boarders!
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Kalvin_o
Jan 15, 2024
Great Experience - The guides were kind and patient people. Everything started and ended on time. The only bad part was that it rained towards the end. Maybe this is better to do when the days aren't gloomy.
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L7549kbfredg
Dec 27, 2023
This review is about cancellation only. - I was excited to find this to do, especially available on Christmas! Came to Miami Beach after my father passed away and "splurged" on this for myself (price seems very reasonable, actually) the last full day of my trip. Then they cancelled... refunded my money... all good I suppose but there was never a reason given. I get that this business has to rely on weather forecasts, etc. I thought it looked pretty nice, but this left a bad taste in my mouth like they weren't actually open on Christmas and forgot to update their reservation system or something. Maybe I'm wrong. I'm giving it 4 stars so it won't negatively affect the rating since I never went. I was looking forward to this and I suppose this is the world we live in now: just cancelled...no reason...here's your money. Merry Christmas!!
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Victoria_w
Mar 19, 2024
Fraud, it was kayak, not snorkeling and paddle trip - Definitely fraud, it was kayak, not snorkeling and paddle trip as Ad, we were kayaking to different kind of very small inlands, the water was so dirty and I fall down from boat twice. You have to kayak in the very windy bay for two hours and half, I thought I would be dead in the ocean. My brother and I were really exhausted heading back to starting point, I sent my brother to ER, terrible experiences!
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Faisal_r
Nov 9, 2023
Torture Clinic - The kayak and paddle boards were not good quality. We has to paddle for 45 minutes against the current to get to the first destination. It was torture. There was no snorkeling. The island we went to was full of jelly fish. We had to paddle board against the current for 30 minutes. The only positive is I got a good workout. If there were people who were not athletic, they would have needed rescue. I would not do this ever again.
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