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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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Hobe Sound, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to spend the day, the snorkeling is wonderful, clear and shallow, The facilities on the island are also very good with changing rooms and outdoor showers. There is a ferry that takes you over from Rivera Beach. On the island covered picnic tables are available.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

My family and I always take our boat there, every weekend. There are two parts going on this island. One side is partying of young people in their boats. Other side of the island is family on the sand beach area. I never had problems with people partying on other side because I don't see them. There are park staffs... More

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Palm Beach, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Local folklore has Ms Monroe enjoying the "Kennedy" boom shelter. Who knows, but it is a giggle. The Island has been transformed into a family affair perfect for weekday jaunts. Easy boat ride from Riviera Beach Marina. Lots of walking trails, picnic areas, small boat dockage and a man made lagoon perfect for snorkeling. Words of advice, do not take... More

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Seabrook, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We enjoyed a day on Peanut Island. For a shallow water snorkeling we got to see some excellent and colorful fish. It is only a short boat ride to the island. Great family location - no alcohol allowed. Beautiful water and beaches. Also good picnic areas.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My wife, 9 year-old son and I just returned from Peanut Island. Captain Joe was great. He was polite, personable and helpful. He warned customers off when the tide was wrong and was helpful and timely. His ferry is easy on and off. It was $10 per head round trip. I only saw cash transactions. Here is the deal: Go... More

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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I was hesitant about writing a review because I didn't want to encourage crowds. The island is beautiful, the water clear and perfect for scuba diving. We had hesitated going to Peanut Island as it had a bad reputation for being a party place. We went early on a Saturday morning and stayed most of the day. Although there are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

After reading this negative comment “Stay Away from Captain Joe's Water Taxi!!” I was scare to have a bad experience. Well, I called captain Joe before heading there and he advised me where to go and the conditions of the water which was not favorable for swimming. We got there and again, he repeated this statement several times... great info.... More

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Lititz, Pennsylvania, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

A wonderful place to go for snorkeling , beautiful fish , and make sure you know the tides schedule because it does make a difference .. The captain said the best time is when high tide is coming in because it brings the beautiful blue water crystal clear .. we went 3 hours before high tide and you can see... More

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Evergreen Park, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I had heard various reports about the parties and places on Peanut Island to see and avoid. What I found on Memorial Day weekend was a beautiful, deserted island with everything including the pop machines closed. It was disappointing . We Kayaked to the island hoping to see the Kennedy compound and perhaps the mini Maritime Museum. I am a... More

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FLORIDA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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