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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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Beautiful park. Wonderful and professional customer service( bridgie) very friendly. And very helpful. The coral reef is very nice

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful park. Wonderful and professional customer service( bridgie) very friendly. And very helpful. The coral reef is very nice

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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My husband and I cant be more grateful to the staff. Our underwater wedding at the Christ of Abbys was how we expected it thanks to the professionalism and good will of these people. They accomodate our group of 20 despite having to do rearrangements with other tourists, they met everybodys needs and requests. After the wedding they took our... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The 2 hour snorkel tour was fabulous. Reasonable rates and a great experience. Lots of iguanas wandering around to gawk at.

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Took the 4.5hr tour on the Sea Garden with Capt. Drew and Katy. They were very good and knowledgeable. They took us to 3 different locations about 8 miles off shore. Katy gave good pre brief for 1st time snorkelers. If you’re a first timer, better go with the dry snorkel, worth the $20.00. Trip was $38 well worth it.... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We paid to get in the park, you have to pay to ride the glass bottom boats, you have to pay to kayak or canoe, you have to pay to snorkel near or scuba to the famous underwater park. $$$$ everywhere! So the little are for personal snorkeling or swimming was murky/hazy/ covered in seaweed. No fun. After 30 mins,... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We chose the 2 hour snorkeling tour on our way down the Florida Keys and couldn't have been happier. The parking was almost full at noon, so get there early. Different excursion packages leave throughout the day so you have options. Pack a bag with your sunscreen, water & waterproof camera. I liked that the cruise only took us 3... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Visited not knowing what to expect but it turned out to be a great beach for snorkeling, kayaking, boating and offers coral reef snorkeling boat trips. Family had a great time

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Edgewater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We took the 2 hour snorkel tour and really enjoyed it! Reservations are recommended but we were lucky enough to get in on a waiting list.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

we enjoyed our trip to Pennekamp and it only makes us wonder how amazing this must have been in the 60s and 70s - still a great place and great day, but the color is not what it was....

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Greenville, South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Man made beach? Nah. More like, man made swamp or lagoon, or anything that would describe stagnant water that smells like a sour fish tank. "Far Beach" is a far cry from what you would expect of the Florida Keys. Forced my Husband to drive down there and spent 5 minutes in the bathroom, with gnats, and promptly left. The... More 

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CRPCconcession, Public Relations Manager at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, responded to this review

Nothing in our brochure or on our website suggests that the beach is anything other than what it is, a man made swimming area. I don't know who "lied" to you but it wasn't us. The Park Experience is found on the offshore living coral reefs. We offer no less than 22 diving,snorkeling, and glass bottom excursions daily to this... More 

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