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Snorkel Tours

Frequently Asked Questions

Snorkel Tours FAQ

What will we see on our tour?
Each Snorkel Reef site is by a wide range interesting marine life and you have many options available. You can dive down and find small, colorful reef fish on the structure 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!

Tell me about your Snorkel Guides...

Each of our friendly tour guides are intensely passionate about South Walton’s reefs and have a thorough knowledge of marine ecology and diving. They can answer all of your questions about the reefs, snorkeling, and SCUBA diving.

Our guides are:

  • Physically fit, certified SCUBA divers or SCUBA diving instructors.
  • 21-years of age or older.
  • First Aid and CPR certified.
  • Water Rescue certified (basic certification or higher.)

What gear is provided?
We provide face masks, snorkels, fins, and an inflatable snorkel vest for each member of your tour group. We have a range of sizes to fit children and adults. We carry De-Fog for your mask, extra sunscreen, and drinking water onboard, as well as jellyfish sting neutralizer, and a small drybag to protect mobile phones and other valuables.

What should I bring with me?
We recommend that all guests bring a comfortable swimsuit, sunglasses, beach towel, waterproof sunscreen, and a small waterproof camera (disposable, GoPro, etc.)

Are restrooms and changing rooms available?

Yes. A public restroom and changing room is available at each of our tour locations. Each location is equipped with freshwater showers.

Is there a minimum age requirement?

Yes. All tour guests must be at least eight years old.

How good of a swimmer do I need to be?
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.

How safe is it?
We share the marine environment with a wide-range of animal life. 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. We carry a neutralizing solution on board to treat jellyfish stings and a first aid kit to quickly treat minor injuries, should either occur.

Can we keep things we find on the reef, like seashells?
As dedicated stewards of our marine environment, we adhere to the maxim “Take Nothing But Pictures, Leave Nothing But Bubbles.” We do not allow our guests to take or harvest any living organisms from the Snorkel Reefs. We strongly discourage interfering with any marine life and, if necessary, your tour guide(s) will intervene.

What if the weather is bad on my tour date?
Like all coastal communities, South Walton experiences marine weather conditions that can change on a quickly; improving or deteriorating and  forcing us to make a last-minute call. We will do our best to notify you of inclement weather at the soonest opportunity and, if necessary, work with you to reschedule your tour for another time or date. Our guest’s safety is our first priority and your tour guide has the final say.

What is your cancellation policy?

Almost all snorkel tour cancellations are weather-related. If your Snorkel Tour is cancelled due to weather, we will work with you to reschedule for a different time slot, date, and/or reef site. If we are unable to reschedule your tour, we will issue a refund. Please call (850) 000-0000 to request a refund.

If you did not book directly through, please contact the agency you booked your tour to request a refund.

We do not issue refunds due to:

  • Poor underwater visibility
  • Seasickness
  • Jellyfish stings or other injuries caused by marine life
  • No shows
  • Late arrivals

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Snorkel Tours & Dive Charters generally run 5+ days/week 
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