Project Description

Florida Keys

DAY 1

  • Early morning departure to travel to Orlando
  • Enjoy a full day at the Islands of Adventure Park
  • Dinner coupon included at city walk

DAY 2

  • Depart for Key Largo
  • Glass bottom boat or catamaran cruise
  • Pizza lunch included

DAY 3

  • Depart for Key West
  • Lunch at Jimmy Buffet’s included
  • Visit the Mel FIsher Gold Museum & free time to explore
  • Guided tour and sunset at Mallory Square

DAY 4

  • Hotel check out and depart for home
  • Air boat ride through the Everglades
  • Dinner included en route

ADD ON

  • Swim with the Dolphins Program
  • John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

Many researchers and historians claim that Florida contains more buried and sunken treasures than any other state. Florida was the haven of notorious pirates, including Blackbeard, Lafitte, Gasparilla, Kidd, Rackham, Bowlegs, Bonnett, and possibly even Morgan. The majority of all buried treasure in Florida is the work of pirates. If your students are intrigued with Pirates, our Florida Keys adventure includes a snorkeling expedition…who knows, you may find a sunken treasure yourself.

Islands of Adventure

Islands of Adventure is a journey through five remarkable islands where all your favorite myths, legends, comic books, cartoon heroes and children’s stories come to life on the most innovative rides and attractions ever created. Through interactive shows and rides students will learn about the magic of movie making from the first script all the way to the big screen! Exciting shows will educate the audience of the production and work that goes into a film.

Mel Fisher Gold Museum

Did you know that the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum is the only fully accredited museum in the Florida Keys? That means we’re more than just an exciting adventure story. We’re also a nationally recognized research and archaeology institution. Yes, we have amazing treasure in our 1622 Fleet exhibit of the Spanish galleons discovered by Mel Fisher and his crew, and we have so much more! Our thought provoking Slave Ship and Key West African Cemetery exhibits provide a stark look into the transatlantic slave trade and Key West’s unique role in it. Learn about Spanish Coins in the New World, the Real Pirates of the Caribbean, and the Science of Shipwrecks. You can even take a lab tour and see how history is revealed through conservation every day!

Swim with the Dolphins Program

Have the exciting opportunity to observe and interact with marine mammal friends in a unique and stimulating environment. Experience our dolphins in their natural seawater homes. Along with getting to interact with the marine mammals, learn all about these amazing creatures, and the importance of marine conservation, from knowledgeable and well-trained staff of trainers and instructors. The dolphins are always happy to meet new friends.

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

The first undersea park in the U.S., John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park encompasses approximately 70 nautical square miles. While the mangrove swamps and tropical hammocks in the park’s upland areas offer visitors a unique experience, it is the coral reefs and their associated marine life that bring most visitors to the park. Many enjoy the view of the reef from a glass-bottom boat tour, but visitors can get a closer look by snorkeling.