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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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FLORIDA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Took Captain Joe's boat over to Peanut Island. If you plan to snorkel always go during the time of 2 hours before and two hours after high tide for clearest water. Lots of beautiful fish to see and you always see something different each time you go. Take a cooler and make a day of it.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Fun snorkeling right off bridge with beach so all you need is flippers and a mask! Kids love it and its very safe. You do not need the boat to go snorkeling.

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Madrid, Spain
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Beautiful island at the intracoastal in front of the inlet, nice water, the island has a bunker built for Kennedy in the 60´s, it is a nice place to visit.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

This is the best place to snorkel in the area. Plenty of fish around to see. There are a couple of reefs to swim around. I would definitely recommend bringing water shoes because it can get kind of tough to walk in some areas of the water. If you go to Singer island or West Palm then don't miss a... More

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Upton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Three generations of our family took the ferry to Peanut Island. We walked all around and went to the museum there before snorkeling. The snorkeling was surprisingly good with thousands of fish that would swim right beside us, but never touch us. It was amazing. There was no plant life, but the fish were enough to keep us entertained. Pack... More

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
35 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Nice little slice of paradise. Be sure to visit the Kennedy Bunker - very cool and interesting for anyone! Bring water shoes, sunscreen, food, and snorkle gear!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

There are sharp rocks and sea urchins in the water. Water shoes would have helped a lot!!! Some dangers but very fun. Bring water proof camera. We took captain joes boat out ... It was $10 round trip per person. But trips don't start until after high tide in the morning. Best time to snorkel is at high tide. We... More

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Tampa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Took the ferry with Joe. As campers it's not cheap but service is great. Best fishing is on the walking bridge the first jetty/inlet has lots of snapper. Just fish offer the life guards are gone, 5:00. Don't bother at the fishing pier. Weekends have lots of loud boats but we loved that. The week days are more quiet. Bugs... More

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Hartford, Wisconsin
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

You park a Rivera Beach and take the water taxi over stay all day or just a few hours. They have good facilities on Peanut Island and a food vender. there are also pizza venders that bring pizza and subs by boat right to you. The snorkeling is very good. We've snorkeled in the Caribbean and this has all the... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

You park at the Riviera Beach Pier and take a water taxi ($10 per person) about 5 minutes to the Eastern side of the island. Fun! Water is usually clear, turquoise, and full of tropical fish. We snorkel and see everything we would see in the Caribbean. LOVE it!

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