General Manager’s Letter

Dear Scouts and Scouters,

Welcome to Sea Base! You are about to embark on a once in a lifetime adventure that will broaden your perspective of our world.

When we think about high adventure in Scouting, we typically think of hiking and camping. Sea Base provides an opportunity to explore another part of our world that few ever see – the Atlantic Ocean and Florida Bay.

You’ll have an opportunity to snorkel and dive North America’s only living coral reef and see hard coral, sting rays, manatees, soft corals, sea fans, sharks, grouper and all types of colorful reef fish.

You may camp on a 100 acre unimproved island that is largely the same as it was when the Spanish visited in the 1600’s; see the endangered Key Deer and the Key Vaca Raccoon which are both unique to the Keys. If you are on a sailing adventure, you’ll learn the basics of navigation, seamanship and how to live aboard a vessel, much like sailors of old.

Our STEM programs provide an opportunity to positively impact the environment by monitoring the health of the reef, recording numbers and types of endangered fish and building coral reefs.

The Scout motto is “Be Prepared”; the Participant Guide, Sea Base website and other resources provide you with the information to make the most out of your experience. We know that the better prepared and cohesive a crew is prior to arriving at Sea Base, the better their experience will be.

Our staff at Sea Base are trained and committed to delivering the highest quality program experience possible. We look forward to welcoming you soon to the Florida Keys, Bahamas or U.S. Virgin Islands.


Mike Johnson
General Manager
Sea Base