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Indian Key State Historic Site

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Address: Mile Marker 78.5, Islamorada, FL 33036
Phone Number: (305) 664-4815
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We rode out to the key on wave runners which was an adventure in itself, but what great fun we had exploring the old settlement and learning all about the history of the people... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We rode out to the key on wave runners which was an adventure in itself, but what great fun we had exploring the old settlement and learning all about the history of the people and places. There are no facilities at all on the island, so be prepared.

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Davie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

Took my 9 and 5 year old via kayak. We put one child on each kayak and my husband and I paddled. Paddling was easy and the kids enjoyed looking down in the clear water as we traveled. Once there it was hot but a good adventure with an interesting historical story. There is a dedicated kayak landing on the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It's a pretty good paddle in the kayak if the wind is in your face which it was for us :) but definitely doable. The island is cool but does not live up to the hype - there is little evidence of the former colony. The snorkeling on the side opposite the kayak landing beach/area is nothing much but sea... More 

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Hudson, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Once you rent a kayak from Robbie's you row out past the pier towards the Oversee's Hwy. Continue on under the bridge and on out to Indian Key. It's a great break and a look back into the Histroy of the Florida Keys. Be sure and check out those Tarpon as you row by the pier. Fun Times!!!

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Everyone should do this trip. Beautiful & easy first paddle trip. Neat place to look around. Excellent snorkeling off of island, bring your dive flag & floaty.

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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The other reviews sum it up pretty well. $2.50 per person. Boat dock. Snorkeling was OK. Very shallow water from Robbie's to to Indian Key. Well worth the time! We went in late June and didn't have any issues with mosquitoes but I would guess we were lucky. Definitely bring some water. We went without kids, but I wouldn't hesitate... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Indian Key is a very short and easy paddle. The water is VERY shallow the whole way. It's fun to paddle up to an island and even better to an island with lots of historical ruins. There are plaques all over the island explaining the ruins and history of the island, but if you're fortunate your trip will coincide with... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Great paddle over to Indian Key from Robbie's saw an abundance of marine life… enjoyed exploring the island

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Great Place to stop walk the trails read about the History have a picnic lunch. The View up at the tower is Spectacular!

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Oxford, MS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We kayaked out to Indian Key and walked around the island to learn a little of the history. Nice easy paddle to the island. It's amazing how hot it gets once you get just a little ways off the water, so make sure you prepare with fresh water. There are no facilities on the island, so you'll need to bring... More 

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Address: Mile Marker 78.5, Islamorada, FL 33036
Phone Number: (305) 664-4815
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Islamorada

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