Florida has some remarkably clear rivers and springs making it perfect for taking excursions in a glass bottom boat. A whopping 900 springs rise to the surface in Florida. And there are also ample beautiful things to see in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. It’s only natural that folks would want to make a show out of checking them out. So, let’s unpack the 5 Best Glass Bottom Boat Excursions in Florida.
#1 Fury Water Adventures
Found at 0 Duval St in Key West, Florida, Fury Water Adventures is just a two-minute walk to Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square Pier. Fury Water Adventures features cruises on glass bottom boats through the emerald, green waters around Key West. They also offer snorkeling tours as well as sunset tours with live music and drinks.
But, on Fury’s Glass Botton Boat, you can enjoy the view from an air-conditioned cabin. You’ll encounter an amazing view of tropical marine life. You’ll see anything from coral reefs to sea turtles, rays, and a variety of fish cruising through the crystal-clear waters they call home.
#2 Sharkey’s Glass Bottom Tours
Located on Gulf Blvd in St. Petersburg, Florida, Sharkey’s Glass Bottom Tours specializes in LED illuminated eco-tours. As they’re open from 9 AM to 9 PM Mon-Fri, day and nighttime kayak tours are offered, and prices range from $55 to $70.
The daytime tour will take you through a mangrove tunnel and to a large sandbar. And there you can swim and snorkel in the water around the sea life of the sandbar. At night, the real fun begins as your tour will be illuminated with LED lights so you can view the sea life from an entirely different perspective.
#3 Glass Bottom Boat Tours at Silver Springs
Located in the 4000-acre Silver Springs State Park, glass-bottom boat tours started here back in the 1800s and are still just as special. Taking a glass bottom boat ride, via Glass Bottom Boat Tours at Silver Springs, is the best way to experience the Mammoth Spring and witness the teeming life in its waters.
Don’t worry about being bored around here either. There are plenty of hiking trails, a museum, gardens, restaurants, and more to keep you and your family occupied. Prices are $13 for adults and $12 for youngsters and that’s for a 30-minute ride. You’ll also encounter a $2 fee when you enter the park.
#4 Sea Experience
Located on Seabreeze Blvd in Fort Lauderdale, Sea Experience offers scuba diving classes as well as scuba diving and snorkeling trips. The Sea Experience glass bottom boat tour takes off from Bahia Mar Marina. It then cruises along Fort Lauderdale’s beautiful Intracoastal waterways.
#5 Key Largo Princess
The Key Largo Princess luxury glass bottom boat cruises the Florida Keys piloted by an experienced captain. From 8 AM to 5 PM daily, you can view the sea life in the US’s only undersea park, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Enjoy the view from the comfort of an air-conditioned cabin. Also of interest is the Princess’s expansive sun deck and full-service snack bar.
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