East of Fort Lauderdale near South Beach Park, the snorkeling at Yankee Clipper Rocks allows viewing seawhips amongst soft corals and rocks. The main snorkeling area is a large rock area with ledges and holes. While keeping a sharp eye out for the occasional lobster, enjoy the typical reef fish and sea worms.
After a long day of snorkeling at Yankee Clipper Rocks, grab a cool drink at the Mai-Kai in Fort Lauderdale.
To reach the Yankee Clipper Rocks snorkeling, use the public parking at South Beach Park and head south. The best snorkeling is off the Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel at 1140 Seabreeze Boulevard. Snorkel offshore about 75 feet to water from 5 to 15 feet deep. 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.
While snorkeling at Yankee Clipper Rocks, you must use a diver-down flag due to boats in the area.
Overall, Yankee Clipper Rocks is the 15th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 24 snorkeling dives in Florida Southeast.