Show Description: Florida adventurer, Chad Crawford, heads to the Keys to show you how to Snuba with the sea creatures of Duck Key. Plus, Chef Justin Timineri is bringing you his timeless recipe for Smoked Fish. Then, Chad channels his inner-biker as he shows you how to experience Florida coast-to-coast on a Harley, from sunrise in Flagler Beach to sunset in Cedar Key.
When: There’s never a bad time to dive in the Keys, however, summer is definitely best when it comes to wind and visibility. Tilden’s Scuba Center is open 7 days a week from 8am to 6pm/
Where: There are a few different centers that offer Snuba to visitors, however, Dive Duck Key is located in Duck Key about 5 1/2 hours south of Orlando. Check out their website.
How Much: Dive Duck Key offers half day reef trips for a snuba dive and a snorkel dive for $115.00. If you would prefer just Snuba, the center offers two different snuba locations for $199.00.
What You’ll Need: Just your sense of adventure! Dive Duck Key offers all the gear you’ll need for the dive.
Resource Links: Dive Duck Key – Be sure to mention “how to Do florida” get a discount on your trip!
Florida Smoked Mullet Dip
Yield 4 to 6 servings
2 8-ounce package light cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons grated onion
1/4 cup onion, diced small
1 cup multi colored Florida bell peppers, diced small
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce or to taste
3 cups smoked mullet meat, flakes off the bone
3 tablespoons chopped parsley
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients and mix until incorporated.
Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
Serve cold with fresh vegetables and crackers.
Coast to Coast
When: Any time of the year is a great time to enjoy Florida on a motorcycle. It’s better to choose a time when you won’t run into rain so, Fall through Spring is the best time.
Where: Our route took us from Flagler Beach to Cedar Key. There are tons of other great trips across Florida, with miles and miles of backroads to explore.
How much: If you want to rent a bike for your trip, Orlando Harley rents bikes for a little over $100 a day. There are numerous other Harley dealers around the state that offer a similar deal. Remember: you need a motorcycle endorsement on your driver’s license before you even think about jumping on a motorcycle. Orlando Harley also offers Basic Rider Courses that will train and approve you for your endorsement. These run around $275.
What you’ll need: Besides a motorcycle, a helmet, goggles, boots, and gloves, all you need is a sense of adventure. Some maps or a GPS would be helpful too.