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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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Quiet Oasis

Accessible by boat only, this is a quiet oasis away from the crowds. Kayak, or power boat. Rentals available at Robbies, or free boat launch on bayside- just before the bridge... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Islamorada, Florida
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Islamorada, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Accessible by boat only, this is a quiet oasis away from the crowds. Kayak, or power boat. Rentals available at Robbies, or free boat launch on bayside- just before the bridge. Easy walking trails, historical markers by the ruins. Unfortunately, our trip did not coincide with one of the walking tours available; so I feel like we missed out. Snorkeling... More 

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Key Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

If you have any interest in seeing Indian Key you should plan on being there to coincide with the 1 pm Saturday walking tour from the Indian Key Dock. This is conducted by Brad Bertelli who is the curator of the Keys History and Discovery Center. He has also written 4 historical books and has column on Keys History in... More 

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We rented a boat at Robbie's and stopped at this park, along with snorkeling at Alligator Reef and the wreck of the San Pedro. It was a fun morning. We hiked around a learned the history of the tiny island but there were people snorkeling right around it and we saw a large group of good-sized parrot fish right off... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

There is a ledge where you can see tons of colorful, big fish and some sharks. Had an awesome time snorkeling for a few hours one morning.

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Juneau AK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I found the easy kayak journey to Indian Key was one of the best things I did in the Keys. It’s only half a mile from Robbie’s marina to the key, and novices can easily do this trip. You can rent sit-on-top kayaks from Robbie’s. Most of the way is only a couple of feet deep and you can see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Enjoyed snorkeling under the dock and an informative walking tour around the island. Interesting wrecker history. Great option if it is too windy to snorkel the reef. Half a mile from hwy or Robbie's

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Glenview, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We rented a kayak for 2 from Robbies Marina, it was windy that day but my husband and I are relatively fit so had no problem making it to Indian Key - about 35 min. We fished, walked the island, enjoyed reading the several different historical markers, talked with one of the Fish/Wildlife officers, nice guy. Never saw anyone else... More 

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Key Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I paddled around the island with my 3 year old son and it was serene. Idid not get on the island but I will be going back after reading the history on the island. I suggest you pick up the brochure and read the story, it is a fascinating story about indians who attacked the Ship Salvors that occupied the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I was able to go to Indian Key as part of a snorkeling and adventure trip out of Theater of the Sea. It was a really nice way to spend the day. One of the stops was Indian Key. The history is very interesting. I'd never known much of the history of the Keys. We had a terrific ranger walk... More 

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Port Ewen, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you like local history or want to have an interesting destination for your paddle, this is for you. Nothing fancy. The original streets of this early 19th C. island settlement are still laid out, with signage pointing to the various ruins of buildings around this small island. There is also a wooden lookout tower. Originally, there was a successful... More 

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