Snorkel Tours by Paddles By The Sea

Offered May-August, all other months will be conditional on ocean conditions

Snorkeling the Boiler Wreck

Paddle out on a kayak or SUP and snorkel the SS Breconshire, an iron steamship that sank along the coast of Vero Beach in 1894. 

Also known as the Boiler Wreck, this nearshore snorkeling destination is great for beginners and more advanced paddlers. After a quick 300-yard paddle from shore, you’ll find yourself over the SS Breconshire, which is now a safe haven for a multitude of marine animals. To learn more about the shipwreck, check out this blog post by Vero Tackle & Watersports

Snorkeling Vero Beach

Snorkel Tours

In the past, we hosted snorkeling tours to the shipwreck. As of 2023, we’re unable to run snorkeling tours thanks to insurance companies’ red tape. It’s unclear whether we’ll be able to offer them again in the future. In the meantime, you’re welcome to rent our equipment and explore the wreck on your own.

Paddle Board and Kayak at the beach of Costa d' Esta

Two Launch Sites to Choose From

Begin your journey to the past from the beach at Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel, Ocean Breeze or Costa d’Esta Resort, both of which are conveniently located near the shipwreck.

Turn your shipwreck expedition into a full-day experience by renting lounge chairs, umbrellas, or a beach cabana to relax in before and after your adventure.

Please note that this activity relies on several variables lining up: calm winds, calm waves, and good visibility. May through August is the best time of year to try snorkeling in Vero Beach, but it’s not guaranteed that conditions will be suitable. Talk to our beach crew at either location to see if the conditions are good for snorkeling during your stay.

Check out some photos from previous tours 

Paddles By The Sea
3321 Bridge Plaza Dr
Vero Beach FL 32963

Mon 9am-5pm
Tues 9am-5pm
Wed 9am-5pm
Thu  9am-5pm
Fri   9am-5pm
Sat  9am-5pm
Sun 9am-5pm

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