A Snorkel Adventure
Even if you’ve never seen the ocean, we can help you explore it. All you need is your sense of adventure and Jupiter Dive Center will arrange the rest!
Snorkeling is a great way to explore the ocean: the waters are shallow, the marine life is abundant, and the equipment is minimal.
Our guides will help you navigate the site, point out some critters, and provide everything you need to make the most of your time in the water!
Adventure Package: $129 includes a professional guide and snorkeling equipment
Pick a Premiere Snorkel Site
Blue Heron Bridge
Consistently touted as one of the top sites in the nation for shore diving due to its ease of entry and its variety of marine life, Blue Heron Bridge at Phil Foster Park is also the perfect place to snorkel. How perfect? It has its own dedicated snorkel trail!
Located on the Intracoastal Waterway, Blue Heron Bridge is a photographer’s dream. Your guide will determine the perfect time to snorkel which typically is about an hour before high tide giving you plenty of time to enjoy the site. While occasionally large marine animals cruise through (manatees and manta rays have both been spotted), it is the smaller critters that rule here. Batfish, frogfish, spotted drums, blennies, nudibranchs, seahorses, arrow crabs, lobsters, and octopuses are the real draw.
Cato’s Beach Bridge
It’s hard to imagine that one of the best snorkel sites on the Treasure coast is the result of the convergence of freshwater from the Loxahatchee River, ocean water from the Atlantic, and the flow of the Intracoastal Waterway. Yet sheltered along the west side of the Intracoastal and south of the Jupiter Inlet Bridge by the Jupiter Lighthouse lies a snorkeler’s dream pool of crystal-clear water known as Cato’s Bridge. Your guide will escort you to the sandy shoreline and then together you’ll explore the smooth rocks in the shallows for starfish, crabs, and shrimps. Larger sea life like snook can be found in the deeper drop-off, and schooling fishes surround the bridge pillars. The truly lucky snorkeler may even encounter a manatee or dolphin cruising along the waterway! Like Blue Heron Bridge, this is best enjoyed at high tide.
Coral Cove Park
This beach park on Jupiter Island offers beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean and is located south of the Blowing Rocks Preserve.
Under the waves, the hard-pack slope is home to an abundance of small marine life and plenty of fish just offshore. Six hundred feet of the beach is guarded, and the park stretches for an additional 2000+ feet.
Suitable for the entire family, there are grills for picnicking, a playground for young children, restrooms, and an outdoor shower.
Your Next Adventure
Who knows? You might enjoy snorkeling so much you want to take a deeper dive—and Jupiter Dive Center offers Discover Scuba Diving and Open Water Scuba Classes as well!