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Indian Key State Historic Site

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Address: Mile Marker 78.5, P.O. Box 1052, Islamorada, FL 33036
Phone Number: (305) 664-4815
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Cool destination for kayaking. Not too strenuous for hikers and families just walking around. TIP: The no-see-um gnats are biting in January---you need to get the natural bug... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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Commerce Township, Michigan
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Commerce Township, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Cool destination for kayaking. Not too strenuous for hikers and families just walking around. TIP: The no-see-um gnats are biting in January---you need to get the natural bug spray made from plant oils sold throughout the keys or you will be dinner. We were both bitten everywhere and the itching and swelling lasted for days. Be prepared.

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Porter, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We took the tour from Robbie's and were not disappointed. The Mate gave a good narration of both the history (1820-1840) and the fauna of the key. In our experience worth the time and combining it with the Ranger led Lignamvitae Key tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This is a neat little island and awesome piece of history. We rented a kayak from Robbie's and paddled over. Next time I'd get a boat with a motor. I'm too old to be paddling that far against the wind. My vote on this attraction is DON'T MISS IT! Especially if you love history, botany, sociology, or archeology.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We kayaked out to Indian Key from Robbies - a decent distance but very do-able. We found the island to be very interesting, from a historical perspective. We also kayaked around it and that was lovely. If it's warm enough, it might be a good place to snorkel, too.

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We rented a boat at Robbie's and went out to the Key, not sure what to expect. Found it very interesting and very well laid out and explained. A highlight of our trip to the Keys.

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Bodden Town, Grand Cayman
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Something to do.....nice boat ride. That's about it. Okay for historical value. There is nothing more to report.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Took the Kayak trip from Robbie's. We were the only ones there and were able to enjoy the quiet solitude. While kayaking slowly around the island we saw small sharks, sting rays, barracuda.

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We kayaked here from Robbie's Marina and found Indian Key to be full of history. It was neat to walk the island and read the signs depicting the ruins. Be sure to climb the observation tower for a great view!

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Sunrise, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Indian Key is a great State park to visit in the Keys. Only accessible by water, once you get there you will see historic ruins of a once functioning little town. You can picnic, snorkel or just enjoy the surroundings and landmarks. I highly recommend seeing Indian Key if you are near or in South Florida! Make sure you bring... More 

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Gatesville, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Great walk through history at this place. Enjoyable boat ride to the island, then nice visit at the island. Worth a visit. Heard you could kayak from Robbie's marina to here!

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