May 23rd, 2018 | Author:

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April 26th, 2018 | Author:

The Marine Sanctuary and artificial reef is located in the Navarre Beach Marine Park (county park) directly south of Sea Oat Pavilion.  Follow the Kayak/Scuba boardwalk that leads to the beach, the reef is located 100 yards off shore near lifeguard station #1 and you may visit it anytime water conditions are safe (please pay attention to the beach flags).  We recently expanded our gulf side reefs to triple the size so they are easier to find and now have much more marine life.  The park is free to the public and is open every day sunrise to sunset.

We do not offer snorkel tours.

If you do not have your own snorkel gear, retail stores such as Wal-Mart and Publix have inexpensive mask and snorkel combos you can purchase for about $20+ a set.  many people take paddle boards or inexpensive float boards and go out over the reef.  On a flat day you can see the reef and marine life from the surface.

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April 19th, 2018 | Author:

Access to Navarre Beach and the artificial reefs are even easier now with the addition of the Mobi-Mat that has been placed at the end of the Scuba/Kayak boardwalk. The mat is especially helpful for those who have mobility issues.

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October 19th, 2017 | Author:

Registration is now open for our 2018 Run for the Reef and available through both and, or you may download a registration form. Go to our Run for the Reef tab or the Register Now! link for more information.

Thank you to all who participated in our past Run for the Reef events!

Thank you to all of our amazing sponsors!

2017 Results are posted at Event Timing.


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September 05th, 2017 | Author:

Saturday, July 14, 28, August 11, 2018


Hop into one of our clear bottom kayaks and experience the beauty of Navarre Beach’s snorkel reef! The reef is teeming with a variety of fish and marine life of all kinds…you may even spot a sea turtle or two!

Registration open now on our Facebook page.

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December 03rd, 2016 | Author:

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November 24th, 2016 | Author:

The SCUBA/Kayak and equipment walkover in Navarre Beach Park at the Marine Sanctuary Reefs is under construction and making great progress.

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October 06th, 2016 | Author:

Video shot by Ralph Agnew and Jeff Meyer during the clear-bottomed kayak tours on September 24, 2016.

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July 25th, 2016 | Author:

Video shot by Mike Sandler on Sunday, July 24, 2016

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June 07th, 2016 | Author:

Reservations required

Explore the gulf-side artificial reef system on Navarre Beach from the comfort of a clear bottom kayak!  The unique clear lens of the kayaks will afford a view like none other. After the Kayak tour visit the Turtle Center for Turtle Treks educational presentation followed by a tour of the facility.

For more information about the Turtle Center click here


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