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Florida Seabase


The Florida National High Adventure Sea Base is owned and operated by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America to offer unique educational aquatic programs to our members. Located in Islamorada and on Summerland Key in the beautiful Florida Keys, as well as Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island, Bahamas, the heart of the Florida Keys, the near shore reefs and crystal clear waters offer unparalleled opportunities for long term and short term programs year round


seabaselogoThe Florida National High Adventure Sea Base is a unique Scouting program that offers unparalleled aquatics programs found nowhere else. Whether your interests lie in sailing, scuba diving, rustic camping on an undeveloped barrier island, fishing or a combination of all, this is the place for your troop or crew.

Official Florida Sea Base Page

A Brief Overview

Sea Base currently operates eleven different adventures out of three different locations: two in the Florida Keys, and one in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. The adventures Coral Reef Sailing, Sea Exploring Adventure, Eco-Adventure, Scuba Adventure, Scuba Certification, and Live Aboard Scuba Adventure operate in the Florida Keys at Mile Marker 73.8 at Sea Base on Lower Matecumbe Key located 75 miles south of Miami. Out Island Adventure, Keys Adventure and Florida Fishing programs operate in the Florida Keys on Summerland Key at Mile Marker 23.8 at the Brinton Environmental Center located 125 miles south of Miami. (Key West, the southernmost point in the Keys, Florida and the continental United States, is located at Mile Marker zero.) Bahamas Adventure and Bahamas Tall Ship Adventures operate out of the Bahamas Sea Base in Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas, located about 100 miles east of Fort Lauderdale.

Sea Base offers a complete variety of water activities from scuba diving to sailing "Tall Ships." All of our participants have the opportunity to swim, snorkel, and fish among the most beautiful coral reefs in the northern hemisphere. In 2010, in conjunction with the Centennial Celebration of the Boy Scouts of America, the Florida Sea Base will celebrate 30 years of providing Scouts and Scouters from across America ocean adventures that make a lifetime difference.

Participants must be at least 14 by September 1st of the year attending Florida Sea Base. Some programs require participants to be older; please see the official Florida Sea Base web site for details.

Planning Resources

The Cradle of Liberty Council High Adventure Committee has put together a number of planning resources for use by individuals and crews. If you need additional information, please contact the Committee Chairman, John Schultz, or the council office.

Planning a Successful High Adventure Trek

PDF presentation with details on the 'how' and 'why' of high adventure

Reservation Procedures

Florida Sea Base operates registrations in a lottery system; click this Sea Base web site link for details

Leader and Participant Forms

Florida Sea Base web site for crew and individual published resources

Medical Form

BSA now uses a standard form for all High Adventure and unit activities (take note of the SCUBA section if applicable for your Sea Base adventure)

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