The Glass Reef – Glass Bottom Boats Charter – Key West
Glass Reef’s glass bottom boat Key West charter trips are truly amazing with a huge variety of what you can do, see and experience. Look below to see some basic details or look at our specific pages for detailed information.
The Glass Bottom Boat Experience
- See Wild Bottlenose Dolphins in their natural habitat!
- Snorkel the pristine Gulf Waters and America’s Living Coral Reef
- Explore backcountry islands
- See a truly incredible sunset
- See a Sea Turtle
- Watch an Octopus explore the reef
- Fun for the whole family
About The Glass Bottom Boat
There is a large shaded seating area, a dive platform, and swim ladder for easy access to the water. The boat has a 6 passenger maximum. We are docked in a convenient location in Key West. Drinks, snacks, and snorkel gear are included with our trips.
The Glass Bottom Boat Adventures
Several 3-hour or more Key West charter trips daily Including:
- Dolphin Watching Trips
- Snorkeling Trips
- Harbor Tours
- Backcountry Island Exploration
- Sunset Cruises
- Lobstering (In season only)
- Light Tackle Fishing
*You can select multiple items above to make your trip in our glass bottom boat the perfect trip for you.
Dolphin trips aboard the Glass Reef are 3 hours long or more. Enjoy your visit to the protected dolphin playground where you will observe dolphin in their natural habitat. See Countless varieties of fish when you snorkel in the beautiful gulf waters.
- Explore the backcountry
- Learn about the wild dolphins
- Snorkel in the Marine Sanctuary
Every Dolphin Safari is unique and exciting. We seek dolphins in the wild for the pleasure and education they give us. This is your chance to see bottlenose dolphin in their natural wild habitat. MORE
Glass Bottom Boats are great for Snorkeling Trips
While on the boat and snorkeling in the Marine Sanctuary that holds hundreds of varieties of marine wildlife such as dolphin, sea turtles, stingray, shark, octopus, as well as countless different beautiful species of coral fish in the beautiful gulf waters.
Snorkeling in the tropical waters on the only living coral barrier reef in North America is something you will never forget. The Florida Keys Reef is just seven miles from the Key West shoreline in warm, shallow Caribbean waters that are perfect for snorkeling.
If you are new to snorkeling, the crew will teach you the basics and answer all your questions. All equipment comes with the snorkeling trip including sanitized snorkel, mask, fins and buoyancy vest. MORE
“See you at Sunset!” This iconic phrase has embodied the spirit and history of Key West since the late 1960s! Watching the sunset is a nightly celebration that has captured the love and astonishment of iconic figures from Mark Twain in the 1800s to Tennessee Williams in the late 20th century! As amazing as it is to see from the Key West shoreline, there is nothing better or more surreal than watching the glowing sun melt into the Gulf of Mexico horizon from the seclusion and privacy of being out on a boat, away from the massive and noisy crowds. Just you and your friends or family. MORE
Backcountry Island Exploration
We will see many amazing things while we explore the backcountry. We may come across dolphins, sea turtles, sharks, stingray, octopus, eel, and other awe-inspiring creatures as we explore the flats. Swimming, snorkeling and playing on a beach at a backcountry island is a great adventure for the whole family. There is some amazing light tackle fishing around these islands as well. Sight fishing adds an additional element of excitement to fishing and there is some amazing sight fishing here. You can catch snapper, grouper, barracuda, jacks, tarpon, permit and others. MORE
Glass Bottom Boats are great for Lobstering
There’s good reason lobster divers are called bug hunters. The hardest part about catching these tasty crustaceans is finding them. Lobsters don’t stay put. They love to move around. Having a glass bottom boat makes finding them much easier. A Florida lobster looks a little like a crawfish. It doesn’t have the large claws for hunting and defense like its cousin from the state of Maine. The spiny lobster’s main defense is its speed. With one flip of the tail, these critters can take off in the blink of an eye, leaving a diver bewildered and empty-handed.
Lobsters are great travelers and they tend to move around more at night. It is not uncommon to see 10, 15 even 20 of them out walking in a line across the sand. Marine biologists have tracked lobsters equipped with sonar tags for weeks at a time. One specimen walked 78 miles over a 42-day period, and then ended up in the same place it started. MORE
Light Tackle & Flats Fishing
Fishing in the Florida Keys can be anything from a day of snapper fishing in a channel with your wife and kids to a lengthy battle with a 100-200 lb. tarpon ripping all your line out. A huge variety of fish are all around Key West and the Florida Keys. The nearby flats that surround the Florida Keys hold many of these types of fish. You can find smaller fish such as snapper including red, mangrove, mutton & yellowtail. You can also find larger fish such as bonefish, permit, tarpon, barracuda, jack crevalle, hogfish, sheepshead and more. There are sharks you can fish for with light tackle including Bonnethead shark, blacktip shark, lemon shark, nurse shark, bull shark and others. MORE