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Indian Key State Historic Site

Mile Marker 78.5, P.O. Box 1052, Islamorada, FL 33036
(305) 664-4815
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Ranked #6 of 21 attractions in Islamorada
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Historic Sites
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St. Johns, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Ran into the park ranger soon after arrival by kayak. Netflix was filming on the island that day, so some access points were not open. The park ranger gave us a great (short) lecture about the history of Indian Key and another nearby island. It's worth looking him up if you go. Snorkelled off the east side of the key.... More

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Kiowa, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Rented the Kayak at Robbie's (mm77) and paddled to Indian Key. Toured the island, markers give you the history. Snorkeled off the coral shelf and saw large schools, barracuda, lobster, parrot fish and other tropical fish without having to get on crowded dive boat. Kayaked the mangroves back at Robbie's when we returned. Gone 6 hours but they didn't charge... More

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Recently paddled my kayak to Indian Key to explore and snorkel on a warm, but clear Friday morning with friends. We left from the shore about 7:30 am @ MM 78ish close to Robbie’s, and within 15 minutes had arrived at the designated Kayak Landing on Indian Key. This landing is almost directly across from the shore – there is... More

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Richmond Hill, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My family and I have visited Indian Key several times over the years and HIGHLY recommend it to anyone visiting Islamorada. It is rich in history and surrounded by some of the most beautiful water in the world. You self guide through the island, where there are an abundance of historical markers that tell you about the island's past. It... More

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

After kayaking nearly a mile we reached the key and got out to stretch our legs. Weather was great that day and the island was absolutely gorgeous teeming with tropical flora and hundreds of white butterflies. Lots of historic architecture left to see and be sure to climb to the top of the observation tower.

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Pass Christian, Mississippi
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Great little place in history! This undisturbed island is wonderful at sunset. We went by boat and the kids loved it! Great for pictures.

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Brook Park, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

Loved visiting this historic island! We rented kayaks from the kayak shack at Robbie's marina. I was a little concerned about our ability to do this,(teens aged 15,17,&18) but our only issue was due to low tide. We packed a lunch and a cooler, which I highly recommend at least drinks on a hot day. The island is peaceful and... More

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Big Pine Key, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

we kayaked out from US1 and pulled in at the first spot that looked good for a landing. the trip out was easy, the water was very shallow, and a pretty easy paddle. there are well maintained paths to lead you around looking at the ruins, and there is a viewing tower that gives you a great view of the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Our last day we decided to rent a Kayak out of Robbie's Marina and we made our way over to Indian Key Island. It was a great kayak trip and the trails and placards of events were well laid out and informative. The area around the island looks to be great Snorkeling opportunities but we did not have the time.... More

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Philly
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have been a visitor and snowbird resident of the Keys for almost 20 years and had no idea this little gem existed until a school field trip took me there. Fascinating history of the Indian Key can be experienced by the plaques scattered around the island. We arrived by a chartered boat but there were kayakers on the island... More

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