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Oceans cover 71% of the planets surface. 85% remain unexplored. Explore Adventure and Learning at Sea Base. For more details review Online Participant Guide.

Bahamas Tall Ship Adventure

Fly directly to the Bahamas! Experience all the Bahamas Adventure has to offer aboard a Tall Ship. This Adventure is for groups of 18-20 people who are willing to explore the Sea of Abaco. This is an active ship and requires everyone to work as a team as you learn and experience the workings of sailing and sea traveling. This is a seven day event. NOTE: The vessel currently being used in this program is a 60' catamaran perfect for the depth and conditions in the Sea of Abaco.

Bahamas Adventure

The Sea Base is offering an exciting adventure based in Marsh Harbour on Great Abaco Island. Your crew can snorkel the beautiful, pristine reefs surrounding Marsh Harbour, wade ashore on the many small cays (pronounced keys) in the area, learn their unique history, and fish for the game-fish which are abundant in the Abacos. You'll board traditional Bahamas sailing vessels designed to take you to such exotic places as Green Turtle Cay, Hopetown and Little Harbour. There's plenty of time for fishing, snorkeling and swimming. Steady breezes, the protection of the barrier islands and the reef surrounding Abaco Sound provide perfect sailing getaways. This is a seven day event, and can accommodate crews of 6-8 or 10-12 based on availability.

Out Island Adventure

MUNSON! Along with your assigned island mate, your crew will paddle a Polynesian war canoe more than five miles to a primitive barrier island located in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary for an epic high adventure experience.

Upon arrival at Big Munson Island, your unit will camp under a canopy of gumbo limbo trees, mangroves, and lush vegetation. Endangered Key Deer will pass through your campsite along with hermit crabs and vaca coons. Each day will be action packed. From Big Munson Island your crew will ocean kayak, board a large vessel to access the Florida Barrier Reef to snorkel, board a Sea Base vessel for a fishing excursion, shark fish, paddle to Munson Rocks for a night snorkel, and explore the largest wilderness on Earth. The ocean.

Crews seeking a unique primitive camping experience and a one of a kind adventure should look no further than The Out Island Adventure.

This is a six-night, seven-day adventure.

Out Island Adventure Presentation (PowerPoint)

Marine STEM Adventure

This is an adventure with purpose! Prior to arriving at Sea Base you will have the option to complete a series of pre-learning modules with Mote Marine Laboratory scientists. These modules will correspond with onsite adventures. You will snorkel coral reefs while learning to identify coral bleaching and conducting fish counts, ocean kayak while discovering Florida Keys ecosystems, fish for and catch sharks to better understand their role in marine ecosystems, fish for and potentially tag mahi-mahi as part of the Dolphinfish Research program, build and use underwater robots, and visit Mote Marine Laboratory. You will spend every day on the water exploring the Florida Key National Marine Sanctuary.

Are you looking for an adventure where you boat, kayak, snorkel, fish and make a difference? Then this program is for you!

This is a six-night, seven-day adventure.

Marine STEM Adventure Presentation (PowerPoint)

Sea Exploring (Keys Tall Ship)

Designed for larger groups (either a council contingent or a larger troop), offering your crew the opportunity to experience a sailing adventure of yesteryear. These are large vessels, 75 feet or more, normally gaff-rigged topsail schooners, fully equipped and prepared to provide an unforgettable adventure snorkeling the beautiful Keys' reefs, fishing, and hands-on sailing as well as a port-o-call in Key West.

For a hands-on sailing adventure voyage, one that is exciting, ruggedly challenging, and excellent for larger groups, pack your sea bag for the Sea Exploring program. This is an eight day event.

Coral Reef Sailing 

Your home for a week will be on a large sailing vessel over 40 feet long. During the adventure, you will be sailing the Florida Keys and have the chance to snorkel some of the most beautiful reefs in the Keys and part of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. 

You will also have the opportunity to study astronomy, navigation, fish identification, and coral reef ecology. So join us for the Coral Reef Sailing Adventure, sharpen your navigational skills and enjoy snorkeling and fishing all in one package.  Crew size 6-8.  This is a seven day event.  

STEM Eco-Adventure

If you are looking for an up-close, hands-on educational adventure, then the Eco Adventure is for you. Your crew’s home and base of operation for the week will be two 40’ – 45’ sailboats. From there you will launch into your undersea world of exploration by means of snorkel, mask and fins; kayak; fishing pole and glass-bottom viewer. It is here that you will discover and explore the wildlife and ecosystems of the four major marine habitats of the Florida Keys, study the plant and wildlife, and understand their delicate balance. Scouts will return to civilization with a greater appreciation of the undersea world and their roles as stewards of this amazing environment. Crew size 10-12. This is a seven day event.

Florida Fishing Adventure

This is a fishing trip of a lifetime! Weather permitting, you will go far offshore in pursuit of various pelagic fish including tuna and mahi-mahi, fish the coral reef for snapper and grouper, night fish from bridges and stalk fish in the Florida Bay. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to fish for the oceans greatest apex predator- sharks!

While participating in this adventure you will learn about marine ecosystems, conservation, and seamanship. Your itinerary also includes a trip to historic Key West, the southernmost point in the continental United States.

If you are passionate about fishing and exploring the Florida Keys then this is the program for you.

This is a six-night, seven-day adventure.

Florida Fishing Adventure Presentation (PowerPoint)

Scuba Certification

Want to learn to breath underwater? This is your opportunity to become certified as a PADI Open-Water diver at one of the best scuba training facilities in the world. Professional PADI Instructors and Dive Masters will guide you along your adventure.

You will be fitted with state of the art scuba equipment and trained in the largest scuba training center and dive pool in the Florida Keys. For your open water dives, you will board one of the many Newton Dive Specials owned by the Florida Sea Base and captained by a licensed U.S. Coast Guard Captain.

Your fee includes all meals, instruction, housing in air conditioned dormitories, four open water training dives in the Florida Keys national Marine Sanctuary, and two to four fun dives (time and weather permitting). Medical restrictions apply. Call Sea Base for more details.

This is a seven- night, eight- day adventure.     

Scuba Certification Presentation (PowerPoint)

Scuba Adventure

The Florida Keys are home to the only coral barrier reef in North America. If you are a certified diver, this program is for you. From our fleet of custom built Newton Dive Specials you will explore coral reefs, discover wrecks, underwater rock formations, and scuba dive alongside the over 6,000 organisms and underwater wildlife found in the Florida National Marine Sanctuary.

During this adventure (weather permitting) you will make as many as 11 dives, including a night dive. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to take part in evening Project Aware courses and conduct REEF Environmental Education fish surveys. Accommodations are in air conditioned dormitories overlooking the Florida Bay with great meals in the Sea Base galley. The diving equipment supplied for this adventure is new and state of the art. Medical restrictions apply. Call Sea Base for more details.

This is a seven- night, eight day adventure. 

Scuba Adventure Presentation (PowerPoint)

Scuba Live Aboard

The Sea Base has combined scuba with a live aboard experience to create one incredible adventure. You will spend your days discovering the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary above and below the water’s surface. With a crew size of 10 to 12 people, your home will be aboard one or two vessels depending on availability and schedule. During this adventure you will dive 11 or more times including night dives. When you are not diving, there will be opportunities for fishing and cruising the Florida Keys. You must be a certified diver to participate in this program. Medical restriction apply. Call Sea Base for more details.

This is a seven- night, eight day adventure.

Scuba Live Aboard Presentation (PowerPoint)

Florida Keys Adventure

Want to experience everything the Florida Keys have to offer? You will paddleboard, ocean kayak, sail, boat, fish, snorkel coral reefs, learn about marine ecosystems, travel to Big Munson Island for an overnight adventure and visit historic Key West. Every day is a new adventure!

Other than your overnight on Munson Island, you will spend each night in an air conditioned dormitory.

If you are looking for a program with a wide variety of aquatic activities, this is your adventure.

This is a six-night, seven-day adventure.

Florida Keys Adventure Presentation (PowerPoint)

Sea Base St. Thomas

Scouts just keep getting more adventurous.  We are here to meet that need for adventure.  Sea Base St. Thomas will allow Scouts to travel to the tropics and experience the allure of the Virgin Islands.  Here the tradewinds blow and the territories of St. Thomas and St. John offer some of the best sailing and snorkeling in the Caribbean. 

Order of the Arrow Ocean Adventure

The Order of the Arrow Ocean Adventure program is a 7 day program conducted in the Florida Keys. The service portion of the adventure will be primarily based out of the Dry Tortugas National Park located 70 miles from Key West. The Order of the Arrow is partnering with the National Park Service to bring more meaningful and long-term projects to the Ocean Adventure program. Conservation will be the main focus of the service portion of the adventure.

Participants will have the opportunity to snorkel, kayak, paddle board and swim. In addition to this, there is a major focus on reflection on this adventure and nightly discussions will be held with the crew discussion topics from stewardship to character traits to leadership. Come to the Order of the Arrow Ocean Adventure to experience the best the wonderful Florida Keys has to offer.

NAYLE - National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience

The National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) is an exciting program where young men and women enhance their leadership skills through team-building, ethical decision making, problem solving and service to others.

At Sea Base NAYLE you will explore Scout Key and surrounding waters, and you will use your leadership skills to resolve challenging situations.  The week ends with a closing challenge for each participant to use what they have learned in service to others.

Participants must be 14 years old, completed Introduction to Leadership Skills and NYLT, meet the requirements for participation in high adventure activities. This is a six day event.

2018 NAYLE

Due to damages sustained to Camp Sawyer during Hurrican Irma, NAYLE has been cancelled for 2018.  

Dive Master Training Academy

The Florida National High Adventure Sea Base offers a unique training opportunity, the Florida Sea Base Dive Master Training Academy. The Dive-master Training Academy gives Venturers and Boy Scouts the opportunity to further their dive training by becoming a certified PADI Dive Master. Participants must be 18 years of age.

To register for Sea Base Dive Master Academy Joe.Angelo@Scouting.org

The Florida National High Adventure Sea Base and the Boy Scouts of America reserve the right to change the offerings, itineraries, vessels and other program features at any time based on weather, facilities and vessel availability and other reasons.


About SeaBase

Located in Islamorada and on Summerland Key in the beautiful Florida Keys, as well as Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island, Bahamas, the near shore reefs and crystal clear waters offer unparalleled opportunities for long term and short term programs year round. Our Conference facilities are utilized for youth and adult Scouting Conferences and non-Scouting groups when available.