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Peanut Island Snorkeling Trip – Riviera Beach, FL
May 11 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Field Trip with Christa Jewett from Saltwater Studies at Riviera Beach Marina in Riviera Beach, FL.
WHEN: May 11, 2019
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
WHERE: Riviera Beach Marina
200 E. 13th Street
Riviera Beach, FL 33404
CONTACT: Christa Jewett
REGISTRATION REQUIRED: https://goo.gl/forms/KwykdSRd6bRn7n593
PEANUT ISLAND SNORKELING FIELD TRIP – Duration: 4 hours
Snorkel Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Participants will be led on a guided snorkeling adventure in the shallow water around Peanut Island. Crystal blue water, an abundance of reef fish and beautiful sea shells make this a location to remember. All participants must be strong swimmers and have their own snorkeling equipment. 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 boat shuttle which will transport them over to the island. The shuttle leaves 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 shuttle directly to arrange a return trip to the Riviera Beach Municipal Marina. The last return shuttle 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: $40 per person
OTHER EXPENSES: There is a fee of $12.00 per person (6 years and older) for the boat shuttle to Peanut Island. The fee for children under 6 years of age is $6.00 each. Cash or credit/debit card can be used to pay this fee for ferry transportation to and from Peanut Island.