8 Best Snorkeling Spots In Florida

Biscayne National Park

Close to Miami, this park offers snorkeling with coral reefs, shipwrecks, and mangrove habitats. Guided snorkel trips are available through local operators.

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

Located on Key Biscayne, you can snorkel directly from the white-sand beach. The park also features a historic lighthouse, restaurants, and wildlife trails.

Devil s Den

This unique underwater cave in Williston offers a glowing blue water experience. Only snorkelers and scuba divers are allowed, with equipment rentals on site.


Known for its emerald waters and white-sand beaches, Destin offers snorkeling at spots like Norriego Point, Henderson Beach State Park, and Destin Jetties.

Dry Tortugas

Accessible by boat or seaplane, these remote islands offer clear underwater views and historic Fort Jefferson. Garden Key provides a peaceful snorkeling setting.

Ginnie Springs

Situated along the Santa Fe River in North Florida, Ginnie Springs features seven clear springs with freshwater fish and turtles. Snorkeling gear rentals are available.

Phil Foster Park and Blue Heron Bridge

Located in Riviera Beach, this park has a snorkeling trail with tropical fish, starfish, and octopus. The shallow waters make it ideal for beginners, with guided tours available.

Silver Glen Springs

In the Ocala National Forest, this spring offers crystal-clear waters with turtles and striped bass. The water temperature remains a constant 72 degrees year-round.