You don’t need to go to a faraway island to experience the joys of snorkeling, just visit the sunny Florida Gulf Coast. The ocean will pull you in like a siren, sending out sea salt whispers beckoning you to our warm shores. Now more than ever, you deserve a relaxing vacation along with our calming shores. Pristine Properties Vacation Rentals proudly offers Florida Gulf Coast vacation rentals in Cape San Blas, along with vacation homes in  Port St. Joe, Mexico Beach, and Indian Pass, Florida. Our beautiful rentals will place you along the white sand beaches that our Florida Gulf Coast communities are known for, allowing you to have easy access to the waters for snorkeling fun! 

You and your family will return year after year to some of the most beautiful beaches in America. Take a nice dive off our shores and discover an enchanting underwater world if you’re seeking adventure. We at Pristine Properties are dedicated to providing you with useful travel tips, so follow our guide on snorkeling along the Florida Gulf Coast. Keep reading below!

A Quick Insider’s Snorkeling Guide || Florida Gulf Coast 

Where to Snorkel

Our area’s shallow waters and seagrass flats lend themselves to being a wonderful snorkeling location. You may see a variety of sea creatures, including dolphins, turtles, seahorses, and more. Head to St. Joseph Bay, straight from your Port St. Joe vacation rental, and experience an abundance of rich marine life. Snorkelers (and scuba divers) can walk straight into the bay from the shore or head further out via a boat. We recommend bringing a waterproof camera to capture long-lasting memories. 

A couple can be seen, snorkeling in the shallow waters of the Florida Gulf Coast.

From August to September, during scallop season, scalloping snorkelers will fill St. Joseph Bay! Another great snorkeling location is neighboring Mexico Beach, filled with natural and artificial reefs, historical shipwrecks, and more. The Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association (MBRA) has helpful information, so visit their site. 

Who to Snorkel With

Anyone can grab a snorkeling mask and head into the water, but sometimes having a knowledgeable guide can add to your overall underwater experience. Consider exploring our Florida Gulf Coast’s natural aquarium with these top-rated snorkeling guides: 

Pristine Properties guests can get beach gear delivered directly to their vacation rentals through our partner VayK Gear! We make it easy to start your water adventures as soon as you arrive. 

Stay near all the best Florida Gulf Coast snorkeling spots with Pristine Properties Vacation Rentals. Before heading to the shore, read our Wildlife Ordinances & Regulations page. Book your vacation rental with us online today!