Florida Keys Lobster Snorkeling Options:
Having fresh Caribbean Spiny Lobster while dining in the Florida Keys is a treat for anyone. But saying you caught your Lobster dinner is even better. During the months of August, September, and October thousands of people flock to the water in Florida to do just that.
When: August 6 – March 31 (Best Months are August, September, and October)
Equipment Used: Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Gloves, Tickle Stick, Net. Equipment can be rented at Capt. Hook’s Marina in Marathon, FL.
Trip Options: 1-6 Customers, 4, 6, or 8 hour trips.
Catching lobster in the Florida Keys does require a little exercise. Usually, we find them in water less than 10 feet deep so snorkeling gear is suffice. They like hiding underneath rocks and coral heads during the daytime so all you will usually see is their antennas. Once you find one you dive to the bottom and gently tickle them out with a short rod called a “tickle stick.” They will actually walk out of their hiding spot and then you place your net around them and that’s it. You’ve caught yourself a Florida Keys Lobster.
Regulations: 6 Lobsters Per Person Per Day Limit