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Address: 2400 North Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33480
Phone Number: 5618544445
Activities: Group tours/day tour
Description: Although there remains some question as to whether President Kennedy ever...
Although there remains some question as to whether President Kennedy ever intended to use the 1960s bomb shelter built for him beneath this island, tourists come in droves to explore the bunker and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
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Go by boat or water taxi but go! This subtropical island is a wonderful place to spend a day while in Palm Beach.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Palm Beach, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Go by boat or water taxi but go! This subtropical island is a wonderful place to spend a day while in Palm Beach.

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Gainesville, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The family headed to the Jupiter/ West Palm area to watch a Red Sox spring training game and we were looking for some more activities. Peanut island fit the bill. You can hop a ferry to the island (~$10/person) at any time between 9 and 5 and stay as long as you like. When you are ready to leave call... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

Bring water shoes, goggles, and food :D I read the reviews before going, I'll reflect now. It was super fun but I considered it as fun as a beach day with your family. I recommend walking around the Island and going to the JFK museum which I did not do. ($8 for boat to get to Island)

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Visited Peanut Island with family. Captain Joe boat from the pier at Riviera Beach will take you there for $10 round trip no matter if you 3 or 78. Was a bit afraid that my kids will be bored after couple of hours but i was pleasantly surprised. They weren't. Stay in the water for 6 hours on and off... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We thought the taxi ride would at least provide a little more than a 2 minute ride over to the island. We just walked around it and waited for the taxi to come back. It looked like a lot of people brought picnic baskets and were laying out in the beach. We thought there would be more to look at... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My husband and I took our two kids, ages six and four on our vacation. This is truly a hidden gem. The kids were so excited with the amount of shells they were able to collect. The water was crystal clear. My only complaint is with the walking path. It is a great path, but there was no markers whatsoever.... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Peanut Island is a fun little day trip. I take a ferry out there to snorkel around the rocks. I've also fished and kayaked. Lots of colorful fish to look at. There is also a secret bunker that was built for JFK that you can tour.

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Merritt Island, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My boyfriend and I visited Peanut Island in March 2015 for a few hours. We took the water taxi over from Sailfish Marina (also great place!) for $12/person round trip which was only a quick 5min ride across the Intercoastal. We arrived on the island around 10am and had the place almost to ourselves. We brought snorkel gear from home... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This Palm Beach County park is a treasure. Just a few acres in size, this island park feels very natural and can accommodate many people in its different areas without feeling overly crowded. I was there on a Monday, weekend or holiday visits might feel more crowded. There is a bricked path running around the edge of the island for... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Our experience with Peanut Island was great. We went with a homeschool group and got a discount on the taxi. That is the only fee. It is like a day at the beach, except on an island in the intercoastal with various places to swim and explore. There are bathrooms and outdoor showers. Because of it's location, and some rock... More 

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