If you don't bring your boat, you can still have A good Time out on the water if you take advantage of Pontunes Boat Rentals. This is a great thing to do, and it is so easy to rent a boat and just go. Call ahead and they will explain any homework you may want to do. We love so much going out and spending some time at Molasses Reef. It is a very fun place and really active with boaters, both private boats and the local dive shop snorkel trips. The national data buoy center does a nice job of keeping and updating everything about the reef. Before you go out you want to know exactly what the wind, water clarity, and overall conditions. Very easy for families is the Pennekamp Snorkel opportunities. The boat is very big and so safe with a professional captain that does this multiple times per day. Plan on seeing lots of fish, sharks, and even some sea turtles. Getting out on the ocean or bay is an exceptional thing to do in the Florida Keys. You want to get as much of this kind of watersports as possible.