Check Out These Amazing Snorkeling Spots By St Pete Beach

Snorkeling the sea near St. Pete Beach is thrilling, inexpensive, and unforgettable. Luckily for you, Travel Resort Services has affordable and fully-equipped resort rentals all over the Tampa Bay area. Each property is minutes away from your next Gulf of Mexico snorkeling adventure. With dozens of things to do in St Pete Beach Florida, snorkeling is near the top of everyone’s list. There are numerous snorkeling hot spots all over this Coastal Florida paradise, but we’ve narrowed the list down to three snorkeling locales you have to check out!

Shell Key Preserve

Firstly, dependable snorkeling equipment costs under $30, so there’s no excuse not to swim with the majestic fish of the sea. Shell Key is a lanky island south of historical Pass-a-Grille. Shell Key Preserve is home to Florida’s largest sand dollar population. Beautiful sea urchins, rare whelks, and delicious scallops cover the ocean floor. The most common fish you’ll run across is the ray. Don’t fret! These quiet specimens are perfectly harmless. Massive horseshoe crabs are often spotted, and occasionally someone finds a starfish. You can reach the secluded island via round-trip shuttle from nearby Pass-a-Grille.

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Book Your Next Stay

Snorkeling is one of the most exhilarating things to do in St Pete Beach Florida, and Travel Resort Services is your vacation home base! Stay in an oceanfront condo in St. Pete Beach, a newly renovated villa in John’s Pass, or a 2-bedroom unit at Madeira Bay Resort. We have the friendliest staff, the lowest prices, and the best central locations.

Egmont Key State Park

Book a 1/2 day Egmont Key dolphin cruise with Dolphin Snorkeling Cruise for an adventure of a lifetime. Egmont Key State Park is a unique snorkeling locale because it’s home to the ruins of Fort Dade, a Spanish-American War relic. Explore the fort’s ruins while also searching for a friendly dolphin. One of the cruise’s most extended stops is at Egmont Key because of the abundance of beautiful bottlenose dolphins. The calm, shallow waters at Egmont Key are also home to majestic octopuses and is also a sea turtle breeding ground. You’ll also find common snapper, crabs, and shrimp.

Fort De Soto Park

Because Fort De Soto Park is accessible by motor vehicle, it is a favorite, often crowded snorkeling locale, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth the short trip. There are three miles of shoreline, so don’t be afraid to spread your wings and venture into the unknown. Crabs quite commonly pop in and out of the sand, and you may stumble upon a breathtaking school of mullet. Fort De Soto Park is also a sea turtle nesting ground. You won’t have a problem collecting sand dollars here, and you’ll likely go home with a queen conch often found on the ocean’s floor.