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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 rented Kayaks are made our way out to the island. The landing area was nasty, smelled like rotten eggs, this needs work..but the snorkeling around the island made it worth the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Titusville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We rented Kayaks are made our way out to the island. The landing area was nasty, smelled like rotten eggs, this needs work..but the snorkeling around the island made it worth the smell at the landing area.

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Lantana, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We can't believe we've driven by this place a million times and never knew it was there. We were staying at Breezy Palms and had our own boat, so Indian Key was just a stones throw away. A 5 minute boat ride and we were there. The dock is roomy and nice, there are no bathrooms. the trails throughout are... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Our second visit to Indian Key was on a Friday. It was practically our own private island. Walk around to view the historic site or tuck into an alcove and snorkel the rocky coastline. No ammenities on the island. Wear water shoes - the kayak pull in is seaweedy and the shore is jagged. There is a dock.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Highly recommend kayaking to Indian Key as the journey adds to the experience. Easy for inexperienced kayakers as the water is so shallow almost all the way across. We took a two person kayak and made it in about 30 mins, with a break in the middle to enjoy the view. The Island is really interesting, with plenty of information... More 

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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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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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