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Address: Biscayne National Park, FL
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Activities: Hiking
Description: Island in Biscayne National park with excellent hiking and nature trails.

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Elliot Key

Planned a visit to go hiking on Elliot Key in Biscayne National Park. The National Park Service does not have a concessionaire under contract at this time to take visitors out to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
RICK V
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Middlebury, Indiana

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

it is by far the best place to spend a day on the clean bay water of Biscayne bay but its only for boaters or you must travel down to homestead bay front p. and take the boat for hire out there,for me its like a piece of paradise right in my own backyard its a bit costly because of... More 

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Middlebury, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Planned a visit to go hiking on Elliot Key in Biscayne National Park. The National Park Service does not have a concessionaire under contract at this time to take visitors out to the Key so you must locate and hire your own water transportation to reach Elliot Key which is approximately 7 miles off shore. We contracted Tropic Sea Tours,... More 

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Cutler Bay, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The Good: A great location, fantastic views of Miami and very nice setting. Visiting Jan through March is best to avoid mosquitos, bring bug spray. Nice trails for exploring from Bay to Ocean side. Recommend camping on on Northern point (furthest from Ranger station/restrooms), good breeze, views and fishing. The Bad: None of the regulations are enforced. Loud- night club... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We just enjoyed this beautiful area so much. The weather was perfect for a great day at the beach and enjoying the sites.

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Had planned to take a day trip out to Adams and Elliott Keys along with snorkeling. However the park concessionaire had recently broken the contract with the NPS, leaving little else to do, other than the visitor center and the beach/board walk. Was looking forward to the trip, but was out of our hands to do something else. Am sure... More 

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Fort Lauderdale
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We have been out here several times on my friend's boat. We throw the anchor in and hang out for hours. The kids and adults alike have a blast swimming, rafting and kayaking. The water is so clear and the island is a piece of paradise. Highly recommend it - good times had by all.

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Miami
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

If ya like yer camping with peace & quiet, forget Elliott Key. That's unfortunate, cause it has potential. I used earplugs *and* earmuffs! The "primitive" ocean side is better, but it's a (usually) buggy schlep to the facilities on the bay side.

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Elliot Key is a beautiful location. I've been there several times on my friend's boat. Beautiful, relaxing, very special. It's a great boat ride from Miami. Nice to stay there for a few days and just enjoy the sun, the ocean, the peace, the silence.... really worth it!!!

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Miami
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

I've only been by boat and it's always a good time. A few caveats...there are certain times of year where the mosquitos are insane over there. I recommend a repellent of some sort. Also, this may not be the best place to bring families because on some Saturdays and Sundays, SOME boat goers have no problem with being a bit... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2003

I have anchored off Elliott Key many times, usually in the area of Coon Point. Nice swimming and no crowds during the week. Interested in knowing more about the unsuccesful attempt to develop the island in the 60s and 70s. Have tried hiking across to the ocean, but the mosquitoes are horrendous. Captain Mark Wallace

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Address: Address: Biscayne National Park, FL
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Biscayne National Park

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