Half Moon Preserve

When you think of Miami, nightlife and restaurants come to mind. But did you know that Miami is home to some of the best snorkeling in Florida? In the Half Moon Preserve, you’ll find an exciting adventure.

Half Moon Preserve
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Named for its sunken treasure, the Half Moon Preserve is actually a full shipwreck! Originally the Germania, the preserve attracts divers because of its illustrious history.

Originally built as a German racing yacht in 1908, the ship traded hands many times. It was claimed by the British as a war prize before being renamed the Half Moon. After becoming a floating bar and restaurant during Prohibition, she sunk off the coast of Miami.

Today, as the Half Moon rests on her port side, you can see her today. Although the waters here are not deep, you will need a boat to get there.

Luckily, there are an abundance of dive shop and snorkel excursion opportunities! Most excursions will take you along the Emerald Reef where the Half Moon lies. Most of these excursions range from $40-45 per adult!