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Beach Break With Picnic Lunch

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Relax on the powdery sands of a historic beach park and discover its marine life as you snorkel in the Gulf on this exciting tour.

Head to the best beach in Key West to swim, snorkel and relax on this exciting small-group beach excursion at Fort Zachary Taylor Beach. Your tour includes roundtrip transfers between your pier and Fort Zachary Taylor Beach Park, as well as an expert guide who will share the history of the park. While you'll need to carry water shoes, you don't have to worry about bringing the amenities or lunch, as your tour also covers the cost of your snorkeling equipment, water-resistant pouches, beach towels, umbrellas and chairs, and a delicious lunch with the option for gluten-free, vegetarian or breakfast cuisine, making it easy to plan a day at the beach. It's the ideal excursion for beachgoers, history buffs, and families alike!

Start your small-group excursion by meeting your tour guide at the pier and taking a short walk to your transportation, where you'll enjoy a comfortable ride to Fort Zachary Taylor Beach Park-a centuries-old park that features a fort and is named after a U.S. president. Known as "Fort Zach" locally, this historic park was built between 1845 and 1900, initially as a stronghold to defend the coast during the War of 1812, and it holds the world's largest collection of Civil-War cannons to date. Here, you'll find a powdery beach on its coral reef coastline that serves as a tourist attraction, where you can pull up a lounge chair to relax on the beach and soak up the sun.

Fort Zach also is known as a snorkeler's paradise, thanks to its various corals that attract marine life, such as tube coral and brain coral. Put the kids' beach toys in the provided water-resistant pouches or use it to protect your glasses or other valuables as you snorkel to discover parrotfish, lobster, yellowtail snapper and other tropical sea creatures near the corals of Fort Zachary Taylor Beach Park. You can also enjoy swimming in the blue-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico, which get their clarity thanks to the seagrass beds that also help the coral along the shoreline grow. Wrap up your day at the beach with a delicious gourmet picnic right on the beach with fresh fruit, fried chicken, soda, and other delectable treats before heading back to your pier.

From snorkeling to explore Key West's underwater world to relaxing on the powdery sands of Fort Zachary Taylor beach, this beach day excursion is perfect for family fun and for everyone. Reserve your spot today to relax and roam the beach and blue-green waters on this private Key West excursion.

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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memorie ...
from $115.00 (USD)
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Scenic, Water/Beach
Tour Duration
4 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
Your meeting location is dependent upon where your cruise ship will be docking
Food/Beverage Provided
Picnic Lunch of fried chicken or wraps, fruit, chips and drinks (breakfast options also available), water, soda and iced tea.
Special Instructions
We recommend a swimsuit worn under a cover-up or casual clothes, beach shoes, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
The tour is not available to those who use a wheelchair, walker or scooter, or those with walking difficulties.