I belive we all have seen those bright full of colour TV programs from a different reefs. I don't know what I expected for this glass boat excursion, but there was not a lot of action. Only couple of fish swam around and a the reef looked like a sand. Glass windows of the boat have became dirty year after year sailings and as there are no extra lighting, it is hard to see anything.
there are a couple of glass bottom boat tour operators in downtown key west. one is located next to the pier house resort at the end of duval street and another on margret street at the key west harbor. for those who want to see the interesting undersea life and coral formations of the key west reef and do not want to get wet this is a good option. see the attached websites for more information.
This is a great trip for everyone! I was worried I may not be able to see that well, but it is amazing how clear you can see! Check my travelogue titled "Under da Sea" for more photos of the reef as seen through the glass bottom boat.
The company we went through was through the Fury Company, boat name was "Pride of Key West". There is another company, but thier name escapes me at the moment. Discovery maybe? Anyway, we went with Fury because it was $10.00 cheaper.
Rather deceiving tour.
45mn to reach the reef, first.
The reef is uniformly grey and there are few fishes.
The sight is not clear and the move of the boat makes bubbles.