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OPTIONAL ITEMS FOR YOUR TRIP

You may add any of the following optional items to your program for an additional fee. T-shirts and water bottles are ordered directly through our gift shop using this order form.

BED LINENS:  $7 per set.  Chaperone linens are FREE if the entire student group rents linens.  The set includes a pillow with case, twin bed top and bottom sheet, and blanket. TOWELS ARE NOT INCLUDED.

WETSUITS: Shorty wetsuits are available for rent by individual students or for the entire group.  The cost is $5 for a 1-day program, $10 for a 3 day, 2 night program, and $15 for longer programs.  

Please advise your students to bring cash if they’re going to rent a wetsuit.  If you collect in advance, we can distribute them much faster!  Alternatively, we can add the wetsuit rental fee to the student program fee and bill your school.  CHAPERONES MUST PAY FOR WETSUIT RENTALS.

LOGBOOKS: Ask for a free sample copy.  A great way to direct (and grade) a student’s participation in their program. The logbooks are primarily elementary or middle school level.  $1.50 each.

SUN PROTECTION
Order your 32 oz pump bottle of SolRX Sunscreen SPF 44 and have it waiting here at MarineLab.  This non zinc formula is TRULY waterproof and highly recommended by our own MarineLab staff.  Also used by the Boy Scouts at Sea Base, this formula does NOT wash off in the ocean, thus eliminating adding extra chemicals that could adversely affect our fragile marine ecosystem.

This bottle will be used solely by your students!  If you’re flying, you won’t have to worry about packing any sunscreen.  Only $80 for 32 oz.  A great deal!  Also available in smaller sizes in our gift shop.

T-SHIRTS
Our MarineLab t-shirts are available at a discount if you order for your entire group in advance!  The cost is $13 (including tax) for our white shirts with the multicolored design on the back.   A t shirt order form is found online on the Teacher Page. Please note that there is a $2 surcharge for XXL shirts.   The shirts are ordered directly through the gift shop, and you must place your order 30 days in advance to get the special rate.

NalgeneREFILLABLE WATER BOTTLES
Refillable water bottles are REQUIRED at MarineLab!  We do not allow single-use water bottles, so you need to have a water bottle!  Either bring your own OR arrange to purchase one of our Nalgene 24 oz bottles.  We chose to use green Nalgene bottles because tests have shown that these bottles do NOT release any chemicals even after exposure to UV. Students can customize their bottles with stickers at our Sticker Station, too!  See the order form for pricing.

 

GROUND TRANSPORTATION 
MarineLab offers ground transfer service from Miami and Ft Lauderdale airports for  a flat fee based upon the number of participants. Gratuity is included in this fee.

If you have selected this option, the ESTIMATED fees will be listed on your confirmation and on your statement, but the fee will not be finalized until your deposit is received.  At that time, we will give you a firm quote on the ground transfer.   The entire amount will be due and payable 30 days prior to your program start date, along with the balance payments for your student fees. Please note that MarineLab uses an outside vendor to book and organize this transportation, so there are service fees involved.

Ground transfers may include a stop for a meal or a visit to Everglades National Park.  Arrangements for such stops must be made in advance. 

KAYAKING IN JOHN PENNEKAMP
Does your itinerary include a block of “free time?”  We have an arrangement with a local kayak shop to provide sit on top single kayaks for the morning or afternoon.  They provide a guide and the students paddle over to John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, where they can explore the Visitor Center & mangrove creeks, and even buy an ice cream to enjoy ashore!  Please contact the office for details.