It is recommended that snorkelers wear water shoes instead of snorkel fins. Peanut Island Park is an isolated island park in the middle of the Intracoastal Waterway. There are restrooms, beach showers, drinking fountains and shaded picnic areas available on the island. You must bring your own water bottles and snacks or sack lunches as there are no concessions available on the island.
Please remember that participants will meet at Riviera Beach Municipal Marina and catch a ferry which will transport them over to the island. The ferry will leave promptly at the scheduled time so please be on time! Although the duration of the field trip is 4 hours, participants may choose to stay on the island and contact the ferry directly to arrange a return trip to the Riviera Beach Municipal Marina. The last return ferry leaves at 5:00 PM. Riviera Beach Municipal Marina is located at 200 E. 13th Street, Riviera Beach, FL 33404 which is just south of Blue Heron Blvd. on Federal Highway in Palm Beach County. Please allow at least one hour to drive from Fort Lauderdale to the marina.
Cost: $15 per student with a 20% sibling discount
Expenses: There is a fee of $10.00 per person for the ferry to Peanut Island. Cash will be required to pay for ferry transportation to and from Peanut Island.
EVENTS: Friday, November 14 @ 11:00 AM & Friday, November 28 @ 10:00 AM