Guided Excursions

Let Saltwater Studies plan a fun day at the beach or in the ocean for you and your family or group!

 

Saltwater Studies is excited to announce that it is now offering guided excursions for any age group.  These events are great team-building exercises, school field days, church retreats or family activities.  Each full day guided event is led by Saltwater Studies professionals who present all information from a biblical perspective.  You can either choose one of the following excursions or contact Saltwater Studies and request a marine-related trip tailored for your group.  Saltwater Studies will create a fun-filled day just for you!  Contact Saltwater Studies to schedule your guided excursion!

Cost: $500 for up to 5 participants; additional participants $65 each*

*Includes all instruction, equipment, transportation and entrance fees associated with each excursion unless otherwise noted

 

Peanut Island Guided Excursion

Location: Peanut Island Park, Riviera Beach, FL  (Participants will meet at Riviera Beach Marina located at 200 E. 13th Street, Riviera Beach, FL 33404.)

Duration: 4 hours

Participants can choose two of the following activities:*

*More than two activities can be added at an additional cost. If kayaking is not selected as one of the activities, participants will be transported to Peanut Island using the shuttle service from Riviera Beach Marina.

About Peanut Island:
Peanut Island is a maintained park that offers picnic tables, pavilions, restroom facilities, drinking fountains and outdoor showers.  There are no concessions available so all participants must bring their own lunch, snacks, beverages, sun screen and towels. Peanut Island offers an excellent opportunity to view numerous types of reef fish in a shallow, sheltered environment perfect for snorkelers of all ages and experience levels.  A concrete and brick walkway extends around the entire island allowing the opportunity to view less frequented areas of the park including boardwalks leading through mangrove forests and sandy beaches on the west side of the island. Another unique feature of the island is its history. Originally the island was used as a U.S. Coast Guard station as well as an emergency bunker for President John F. Kennedy. Tours are available for all of these associated features.

 

 

Oleta River State Park Guided Excursion

Location: Oleta River State Park, Miami, FL

Duration: 4 hours

Participants can choose two of the following activities:*

*More than two activities can be added at an additional cost.

About Oleta River State Park:
Oleta River State Park is located on the north end of Biscayne Bay providing excellent opportunity for kayaking and snorkeling activities.  Along the Oleta River, at the north end of the park, a large stand of beautiful mangrove forest preserves native South Florida plants and wildlife. A large fishing pier and swimming beach are also highlights enjoyed by park visitors.

 

 

Blowing Rocks Preserve Guided Excursion

Location: Blowing Rocks Preserve, Hobe Sound, FL

Duration: 4 hours

Includes the following activities:

About Blowing Rocks Preserve:
Blowing Rocks Preserve is a conservation area maintained by The Nature Conservancy. It is the longest stretch of limestone shoreline on the Atlantic Coast in the United States. Seawater has eroded tunnels in the rocks that funnel water into shooting plumes at high tide. Depending on the tide levels, these plumes can reach up to 50 feet tall! The rocks also provide a habitat for a variety of shoreline creatures, giving a great opportunity to explore this shoreline’s nooks, crannies and tide pools in search of marine life.  The limestone rock formation also extends offshore providing a wonderful habitat for shellfish, sportfish, reef fish and even sea turtles during the summer months. This is an ideal location for a snorkel exploration.

 

General Information

• Please be prepared to spend the majority, if not all, of the day outdoors in the Florida sun. Please wear lots of sunscreen and bring a water bottle to stay hydrated during the trip. You may also want to wear a hat and sunglasses for further sun protection.

• It is recommended that you wear your swim suit under your clothes as you will get wet while kayaking or may have the opportunity to go swimming at some point during the day.  Please wear sturdy water shoes or sandals.

• Do not bring anything with you that cannot get wet. Car keys, wallets, phones, etc. should be placed in waterproof bags or containers.

• Your excursion will be led by a professional marine biologist with extensive experience teaching in an outdoor environment. All discussion will be presented from a Biblical standpoint that glorifies the Lord.

• Payment for your excursion is due at the time of registration.

• If your excursion is cancelled due to inclement weather, every effort will be made by Saltwater Studies to reschedule your event for another day that is convenient for your group and you will be issued a credit that can be used for a future Saltwater Studies event.  If unexpected circumstances require you to cancel your registration, a full refund minus a $50 service fee will be provided for cancellations made until one week prior to the date of the event.  No refunds will be provided for cancellations made within one week of the event or for non-appearances.