Snorkeling Alligator Reef with Edelweiss in the Florida Keys

Discover the underwater wonder of the Alligator Reef Lighthouse. This incredible site is located just four nautical miles offshore from Islamorada in the Florida Keys and offers a unique and unforgettable snorkeling experience.

Alligator reef lighthouse surrounded by boats

Explore a reef teeming with a lot of species of marine life, including spiny lobsters, parrotfish, barracuda, and abundant corals.

Snorkelers will be amazed by the beauty of the Alligator Reef Lighthouse, with its 144-year-old lighthouse and the nearby pirate-hunter shipwreck adding to the excitement of the underwater experience.

alligator reef lighthouse

The Alligator Reef Lighthouse

The Alligator Reef Lighthouse is an iconic landmark that is as well known for its historical significance as it is for its striking beauty. Constructed in 1873, the lighthouse stands tall in between the tropical water of the Atlantic.

What type of marine life can be seen while snorkeling at Alligator Reef?

The surrounding reef is teeming with a variety of marine life and is ideal for snorkelers, with an average depth of 20 feet.

The Alligator Reef is beautiful. The reef itself is home to a variety of coral formations, including staghorn, brain, and elkhorn coral, as well as sponges and other invertebrates like starfish and sea urchins. This diverse ecosystem provides a habitat for countless species of marine life, making Alligator Reef a prime location for snorkeling.

What is the best time to go snorkeling at Alligator Reef?

You can go snorkeling at alligator reef any time of the year as long as the weather allows it.

Snorkeling Tour Alligator Reef Lighthouse

  • Recommended time: 4 hours
  • Price: $600.00, up to 4 people. 5-6 people on request

Customer Information

We supply the ice coolers to keep your drinks and food ice cold. Make sure you bring some food to wash down those drinks, subs or wraps work best on the boat.

Please ensure that you apply your sunscreen prior to boarding. No spray sunscreens allowed on the boat due to slips and falls. Please use environmentally friendly sunscreen to protect our ecosystem.

We will provide you with all the gear you’ll need for your snorkeling trip at alligator reef:

  • ​Masks
  • Snorkels
  • Fins
  • Snorkel vests
  • ​Kids equipment provided

All tours are at the discretion of the Captain. Safety first for our customers. We accept PayPal, checks, credit card and cash.

Try to keep personal items to a minimum. Please no Metal cups. Thank you!

We are happy to customize a package of 12 guests with booking two boats, please call to inquire more information.


Call now to secure your reservation! 305-998-4433