Southern Invites You on a Snorkel Tour This Summer!

Ever tried snorkeling before? It’s a fun way to get out and experience the beautiful Gulf waters. Snorkeling is similar to scuba diving, but instead, your only equipment is a diving mask, a snorkel, and swim fins. It’s less hassle, along with a family-friendly activity! During your stay with Southern, we invite you to try a snorkel tour! Our Southern Perks partners offer discounted snorkel tours in Destin, Panama City Beach, and 30A in South Walton.

Destin – Snorkeling & Dolphin Adventure on the SeaQuest

In Destin, embark on a snorkel tour with the SeaQuest. Their snorkeling and dolphin adventure is fun for the whole family! Hop aboard and snorkel the East Jetties, where you’ll find a wide variety of marine life. Swim up close to tropical fish, and even sea turtles! Then, cruise the East Pass, where you’ll spot dolphins swimming right up next to the boat!

SeaQuest provides all the equipment, so all you’ll need to bring is sunscreen, a towel, a small cooler, and a camera! A snorkel instructor is available on and off the ship to help kids and first-timers with snorkeling. This excursion runs for three hours — we guarantee you and the kids will be wishing it was longer!

Panama City Beach – Dolphin & Snorkel Aboard the Sea Screamer 2

Stay in Panama City Beach and cruise around beautiful Shell Island on the Sea Screamer 2! The knowledgeable crew will take you and your family on a dolphin and snorkeling excursion around Shell Island and the surrounding state park jetties. This is a natural habitat for dolphins, and the crew will park the boat so you can swim right next to them! There’s no telling what marine life will swim right up and say “hello!” On hot summer days, kids will love playing with the water blasters available on board! Just be sure to stay out of range.

The dolphin and snorkel tour aboard the Sea Screamer 2 runs for two and a half hours, with a snorkel instructor available on board. The crew provides snorkel gear and asks you to bring the necessities, including a camera, sunscreen, and sunglasses. Be prepared to have fun!

Don’t just take our word for it! This is what Daniel had to say about their dolphin and snorkel tour on a family trip to Panama City Beach:

This was a great part of our family trip to Florida. The crew was knowledgeable and friendly. Was were were leaving the pier the captain noticed a dolphin. He

took time to point this out and to let everyone on board see. We were not rushed and were able to go to two different locations to see the sea life. I will recommend the Sea Screamer and crew. Thanks

30A – Grayton Beach Reef Snorkel Tour

Historic Grayton Beach is home to Grayton Beach State Park, where you’ll find a rare coastal dune lake, a salt marsh, wildlife, and more! During your vacation in 30A, bring the whole family along to explore Grayton Beach’s new artificial reef. This is a fun and educational experience, as kids will learn all about reef ecosystems from experienced tour guides.

Begin by paddleboarding to the reef, where you can snorkel in shallow water and explore the reef. The reef is teeming with sponges, plants, soft corals, barnacles, and more! Kids will love finding conch shells and sand dollars as they learn how to free dive. You will also get the chance to see marine life, including sea turtles, tropical fish, and more!

The Grayton Beach Reef Snorkel Tour provides a stand-up paddleboard and snorkel gear — just bring a towel and sunscreen! This tour is perfect for first-time snorkelers learning to be comfortable in open water. Plus, the kids will love bringing home a cool souvenir at the end of the day!

Be sure to check out our Southern Perks partners for more fun summer activities including deep sea fishing, parasailing, and more!