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John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

Address: 1025601 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037
Phone Number: 305-451-6300
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, National Parks, Beaches, Reefs, Nature & wildlife areas, Sightseeing Tours, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Snorkeling, Scuba diving, Sunbathing, Hiking
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: A beautiful state park that features land and undersea adventures.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Type: State Parks, National Parks, Beaches, Reefs, Nature & wildlife areas, Sightseeing Tours, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Snorkeling, Scuba diving, Sunbathing, Hiking
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: A beautiful state park that features land and undersea adventures.
Useful Information: Activities for older children

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Waymart, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Stopped to take a break from driving ended up spending the day! Beautiful park, with so much to do and very reasonable cost.

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Murrieta, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful park, definitely need to take one of the tours or rent a boat next time!! The small snorkeling areas off shore are nice but overwrought with tourists so coral is damaged & water gets stirred up. 2 of us did get stung by jellyfish at Canon Beach. Also beware of barracuda & try not to step on the sponge/sea... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We went do to the coral reef snorkeling activity and wow, such a nice well organized park, quiet, clean and well equipped. the activity is affordable (30$ per person) its a 2h30 activity, were you will do 30 minutes of boat to go the reef and you will be able to snorkle there and see allot of fish, and reef,... More 

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The glss bottom boat trip at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is excellent, a great experience and great value. We were guided by a knowledgable ranger, saw some great things and learned a lot.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We stopped here after a week at sea camp on big pine key with a group of 7th and 8th graders. It was the perfect wrap-up to a week of lessons on the ecosystem. The staff was very energetic and engaged the passengers throughout the trip. The park itself is beautiful - a nice place to relax. You could kayak... More 

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Warminster, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We were surprisingly pleased with the park. Very well maintained, cute, little beach with the opportunity to snorkel right from the beach. The concessions and gift shop offered many options for prepared food and souvenirs. Many picnic areas were also available. The glass bottom boat was a great bargain ($24 per person) and lasted about 2 1/2 hours. The guides... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Recently rented a boat from them. Price and person renting the boat were fine, but..... Did not have GPS or a VHS. Fuel gauge was broken and when we questioned were told "it's fine, if you run out, just call us and we will come and get you". Really, how would we know where we were with no navigational aid?... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This park is a must visit if you are in the Key Largo area. It was a chilly day and we just did a quick walk around the marina and the gift shop. The park offers snorkeling and glass bottom boat trips. I hope to be back someday and experience the reason for this unique place - the coral reef.

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milton keynes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Plenty of space for everyone with good snack bar and a little shop. Canoe and kayak rentals and trips to the reef on a glass bottomed boat. This only goes 3 times a day and gets very booked up. There are 2 beaches but fairly rocky. Beach shoes would be useful if you want to swim. There are 3 fairly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Went over a holiday weekend with friends. We all felt like it was a little too chilly to try to snorkel and opted for the glass bottom boat tour, which exceeded my expectations. Pros: visibility was good, the boat ride itself was fun, guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and overall felt it was a good value Cons: crowded (with a... More 

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