Datura Avenue Shipwreck Snorkel Trail Snorkeling

The 12th most popular snorkel dive spot in Florida Southeast.

Facebook Pinterest Twitter Email

North of Fort Lauderdale, the snorkeling along the Datura Avenue Snorkel Trail (aka Shipwreck Snorkel Trail) is well known. The Datura shipwreck snorkeling trail is in 15 foot deep water, which is known to have up to 25 feet of visibility at high tide.

Also known as the Shipwreck Snorkel Trail, the start of this snorkeling route is marked by a white buoy about 200 feet offshore.

Along the trail, there is a recreated ship wreck with cannons, ballast pile and an anchor. While snorkeling the trail, keep on the look out for colorful reef fish, stingrays and nurse sharks.

After a long day of snorkeling at Datura Avenue, grab a cool drink at the Mai-Kai in Fort Lauderdale.

To reach the Datura snorkeling from US95, use the Commercial Boulevard exit. Head east on Commercial Boulevard to A1A. Turn south on A1A to Datura Avenue. Head to east end of Datura Avenue and look for one of the very limited metered parking spots (time limit strickly enforced). To reach the snorkeling in southeast Florida by air, there are several options. The most popular option is to fly into Miami International Airport (MIA), which is served by all major US and international airlines. Also nearby, a potentially lower cost option is to fly into Ft Lauderdale airport (FLL). From either of these airports, you can rent a car to drive to the dive site, but watch out for automated cash-less toll highways along the way.

Overall, Datura Avenue Shipwreck Snorkel Trail is the 12th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 24 snorkeling dives in Florida Southeast. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Datura Avenue Shipwreck Snorkel Trail including Red Reef Park, Dr Von D Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park, Pompano Beach, Vista Park Reef and Yankee Clipper Rocks.


Local Contact(s):  Pompano Beach (954) 786-4600; Force-E Pompano (954) 943-3483; Parrot Island Scuba (954) 942-7333; Pompano Dive Center (954) 788-0208; Scuba Dive it (754) 307-3459

Recommended Book:  "Snorkeling Florida" from Brad Bertelli

Recommended Map:  "Ft Lauderdale Recreation Dive Map" from Top Spot

Best Season:  Any

Base Camp:  Shore Haven Resort Inn, Pompano Beach; Little Inn By The Sea, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea; Bahama Beach Club Cottages

Luxury Loding:  Ocean Sky Resort, Pompano Beach; Beachcomber Resort (954) 941-7830

Breakfast Restaurant:  Diner By The Sea; The Sticky Bun

Reference Source:  click here http://pompanobeachfl.gov/

Article Source:   Best Datura Avenue Shipwreck Snorkel Trail Snorkeling Review https://www.snorkelingdives.com/?id=23210

GPS:  26.187406, -80.093527

Date Published:  5/15/2014

Date Updated:  8/28/2017

ID:  23210

© 1997-2019 · SNORKELINGDIVES.COM All Rights Reserved.


Our one-step registration gives you instant, unlimited access to all of our printable snorkeling guides worldwide.

For snorkeling at Datura Avenue Shipwreck Snorkel Trail in USA, our printable snorkeling dive guides offers dive descriptions, maps, lodging suggestions, driving directions, levels of difficulty and points-of-contact.