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John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

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Address: Mm 102 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037
Phone Number: +1 305-451-6300
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Snorkeling, Scuba diving, Sunbathing, Hiking
Description: A beautiful state park that features land and undersea adventures.

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We took a glass bottom boat tour of the reef and got to see2 Goliath groupers and a shark in addition to the usual reef fish. It was a pleasant ride out to the reef. The crew... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We took a glass bottom boat tour of the reef and got to see2 Goliath groupers and a shark in addition to the usual reef fish. It was a pleasant ride out to the reef. The crew was friendly and informative. There are so many things to enjoy in the park.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Everything looked so old. The aquarium needs updating as do the displays. The beach is rocky and unappealing. I expected more from such a famous place. We drove all around thinking we must be missing something but then realized we had seen it all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We have twice gone out to this park to snorkel, once as a couple and just recently with two teen children. In such a small safe location, you are able to interact with so many beautiful life forms. In early May the water was cool, but the sun hot so it was doable. Our last visit out to the reef... More 

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Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We had an after noon with nothing Anne's while on vacation so we decided to check out the park. Pleasant surprise with a nice beach, decent concession stand and very walkable. There were plenty of water sport options such as diving snorkeling paddle boarding and kayaking. There was also a boat ride as well. We opted for the kayaking which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Using a tent, the ground was rock hard. Use sunscreen absolutely. The water taste terrible (it's drinkable tho). Bring bottled water.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Yesterday, we did two nice scuba dives with the Pennycamp Park scuba tours. It had been twenty years since our last “open water”. We did a pool refresher a few weeks before – and the dives went great. The staff was so attentive to me; I can no longer carry my BC with 18 pounds of weight plus the forty... More 

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lol the best review all year. Loved it!! More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

On a Miami vacation my wife and two sons we drove down the Key Largo to go Snorkeling. We used a private tour through the dive shop. Our captain and our snorkeling guide, Wade and Wayne were great, very helpful and courteous. They'd each get a 5 stars if I was only rating them. Being novice snorkelers we enjoyed seeing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I've wanted to snorkel here for a while and it did not dissapoint! We did the 4 1/2 hour extended snorkeling excursion and is was well worth it. The fees are very reasonable for the wonderful adventure you will experience. We went to three dive sites and saw tons of marine life. Turtles, beautiful coral, tons of fish, reef sharks,... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

10 feet deep and you are over a reef that is full of beautiful fish. Boat is right there for your convenience and the snorkeling is great at 9 in the morning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

My family and I dove the French Reef and the Benwood ship wreck. We had an incredible experience, largely due to our dive guide Morgan Wilson and all of the staff at the park. We are all fairly new to diving so we had a lot of questions for Morgan. She answered every single one of them with detail and... More 

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Additional Information about John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

Address: Address: Mm 102 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037
Phone Number: +1 305-451-6300
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key Largo
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 10

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