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Peanut Island

2400 North Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33480
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Type: Islands
Activities: Group tours/day tour
Owner description: Although there remains some question as to whether President Kennedy ever intended to use the 1960s bomb shelter built for him beneath this island,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Ellington, CT
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

One has to get there by boat but there are boats from the Port of Palm Beach (beside the Tiki Bar) who will take you over in what is about a 3 minute ride. Island beach is good, trees. Sandbar - when low tide, some boats come in to clean the barnacles. Shelters, tables, grills.

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Boynton Beach
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47 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This nice little island sits in the middle of the intracoastal waterway between West Palm Beach and Riviera Beach. If you don't have your own boat, rent a kayak at the marina nearby or buy a r/t water taxi ticket from Captain Joe's for $10 each adult. The water taxi lasts about 10 minutes and passengers disembark at a pier... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We had a great afternoon at Peanut Island. The ferry roundtrip to this wonderful place is 10$ per person and it takes you about 10-15 minutes to get there. The water is very clear and its amazing for snorkeling. There are also public restrooms and showers, but please take some drinks with you to the island. There is also the... More

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Parkland, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We called Captain Joe after our boat sprung a leak and he responded immediately! He and his two assistants even helped us load our equipment onto the boat. Even though we had no cash on us , (it was in our van), Captain Joe assured us that he "would not leave us stranded." After we docked, he gave us some... More

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Loveland, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

To start with it is an unfair review to see it on trip advisor when you google Captain Joe's Ferry & in bold letters,"“Stay Away from Captian Joe's Water Taxi!!” First, you see this and form an opinion immediately, at least we did. Second,perhaps it was the wrong time of year, day, whatever, but it is not fair to Captain... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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77 reviews 77 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

My wife and I were entertaining customers in West Palm Beach and our planned day of off shore fishing turned to wind and rough seas. We visited Peanut Island with the intent to visit the Coast Guard Museum and the famous JFK presidential Fallout Shelter located on the island. We took the water taxi from the Sailfish Marina to the... More

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We took the water taxi from the marina, and spent most of the day picnicking and snorkeling. We saw a Manatee (from shore), several Barracuda, Sergeant Majors, Angels, and a couple trumpetfish going around the reefs. It was a very easy snorkel experience. Walking around the point, to the North, we saw the flotilla of party boats cranking it up... More

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Ridgefield, CT
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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I truly laughed when tripadvisor said "did you forget to review a recent intereted spot"! My husband and I were eagerly awaiting our trip to Peanut Island! Well...we did not make it yet. We are looking forward to our eventual arrival. We drove up to the ferry where there was a huge line already forming. We/I should have noticed that... More

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usa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

really nice. pretty clear water, nice to swim, good for families, you can book a boat ride to take you out there, as above, enjoy!

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ottawa,ontario
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49 reviews 49 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The taxi left at 1PM and returned at 3:45pm. The bunker was not opened that day, no problem. Walking the boardwalk around the tropical island, and a dip in the crystal clear( coolish) waters was well worth the experience. Next time some snorkeling. There are restrooms and showers but no food, bring your own, plenty of picnic tables. Caribbean feel... More

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