Less than one mile offshore on the oceanside, you will find the Islamorada Sandbar. Join us for a private boat tour on the Sandbar. This underwater Islamorada island is only accessible by boat or float (paddleboards, kayak, etc.).
Depending on whether it’s a weekend or weekday, you can make this experience either an active party day or a peaceful day of relaxation. On weekends throughout the year, you may find up to 300 boaters. On weekends, expect to join the Islamorada Sandbar party with fun music and friendly boaters. Weekdays are quieter than weekends on the Sandbar, and our backcountry mangrove island tours are a nice, quiet alternative when the Sandbar is too busy for your group. The choice is yours.
Our photos depict the varieties of fun for all ages in what is annually voted as the Florida Keys’ “Hottest Spot.” Guests may lounge on the boat or use our variety of floats provided. Or, on the sandbar, you may choose to float or sit on the sandbar – commonly with a cold drink (of your choice) in hand. Adults and children alike may take the paddle boards across the grassy flats, full of sea life, in and around Islamorada’s Sandbar.
The mangrove islands do not offer a beach or sandbar. However, the day is spent using snorkel masks, or paddle boards, listening to music on the boat. It’s a great day with a natural, quiet feeling, making a great location for viewing wildlife, paddling, and photography. Dolphins are commonly seen around the mangrove islands, as an added treat.
Guests may use the bow (front) of any of our boats to lay out and get sun or read a book, or just kick back and relax. Bring your our own lunch and drinks, which will be served onboard any of our private boat charters or on our versatile paddleboards… tough choice!
We pickup at locations VERY near the sandbar and then we enjoy the Keys in any ways that weather and time permits. We ALWAYS go to the sandbar, it’s nice in almost any weather. When weather and time permits, we have multiple snorkel locations including a shallow water spot out of the wind for those days when we just can’t get to the reef. On days with ideal weather conditions we can hit Alligator Lighthouse or any of our local reefs for snorkeling. After snorkeling during the ride to the sandbar we can hit a few of our local dolphins’ favorite places to hang out, and if we’re lucky play with them in our wake! We can also make a stop at any of the local taverns for a drink, and cruise 2 of the locations in the Netflix series Bloodline! Ultimately we will wrap up the day on the world famous Islamorada Sandbar!
Come enjoy an amazing day on the fabulous waters of the Florida Keys. Our multi-activity sandbar trips include snorkeling, and site seeing, finishing your day on the world famous Islamorada Sandbar. At Island Adventures, our job is your vacation!
- Bluetooth Speaker, and onboard music
- Cooler with Ice
- Inflatable Paddleboard
- Floating Foam Mat
- Inner Tube Floats
- Snorkel Gear
- Football, Badminton Gear and A Frisbee
What to bring:
- Ice and a cooler if you’re mixing drinks
- Lunch and your favorite snacks
- Life jackets for very small children
Where to meet:
We pickup at Island Grill or Islamarina on Snake Creek in Islamorada. We will send you specific parking and pick up instructions, via text the day before your trip. You can plan ahead by checking out the pick up locations link in our website to determine how long it will take to get there from where you are staying. Both locations are within just a few hundred yards of each other.
Schedule and duration:
We offer 4 and 6 hour trips. Your trip duration will depend on the day and time that you’ve booked. If you’d like to extend your trip we offer that service for an extra fee that can be negotiated on the day of your trip if our scheduling allows for additional time.
If you have small children you will want to bring your own snorkel gear as we have 6 adult sets of snorkel equipment but it is not suitable for very small children under the age of 10. You’ll want to bring your own cooler with ice for mixed drinks as our cooler is suited for cans, bottles and prepackaged food.