Sea Base began providing Science at Sea programs beginning in 1980. Since that time Sea Base has served colleges, universities, junior and senior high schools from across the nation.

Open to the general public October – April, Sea Base serves more than 16,000 individuals annually. Recognized as a NOAA Blue Star provider, 100% Project Aware Member, Florida DEP Clean and Sustainable Marina, REEF Environmental Education Field Station; Sea Base partners with NOAA, NOAA Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Mote Marine Laboratory, Dolphinfish Research Program to offer world-class experiential opportunities from our two locations in the Florida Keys.

Each facility is accredited by the American Camping Association (ACA) and BSA National Camp Accreditation Program (NCAP) to ensure safety of participants and quality of programs.

Sea Base offers the following amenities:

  • Program Equipment for all Activities
  • Qualified, Trained and Licensed Staff
  • Overnight Accommodations
  • Onsite Food Service including specialty meal options
  • Games
  • Classroom/Lab

Sea Base can accommodate groups of:

  • 8 Including Instructors
  • 16 Including Instructors
  • 24 up to 96 Including Instructors

Educators can choose from:

  • Half Day Educational Adventures
  • Single Day Educational Adventures
  • Overnight Educational Adventures
  • Weekend Educational Adventures
  • Weeklong Educational Adventures

Program Fees

Fees are all inclusive and start at $45 for half day and $90 for full day experiential adventures. Multi-Day Experiential Adventures are $90 per day and include all equipment, vessel trips, staff support, food service and housing.

Important Information

  • Schools must adhere to Sea Base COVID-19 mitigation protocols
  • Educators and accompanying adults must provide proof that they have passed a nationwide background check if youth are onsite
  • Educators and accompanying adults must complete a recognized youth protection course if youth are onsite (BSA offers a free online course)
  • Schools and Organizations must provide event insurance and name Sea Base as an additionally insured
  • Educators or School/Organization must lock and dispense all medications
  • If accessing the water, every participant must complete a Swim and Snorkel Review. All participants, regardless of experience must wear a snorkeling or full PFD.


Contact or call 305-664-5616