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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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Wellington, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Did you the President Kennedy bunker was established on Peanut Island? Great place to have a picnic and enjoy friends and fellowship.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

with friends Snorkeling and BBQ all perfect.... The snorkeling was amazing... We saw all different types of fish and a lot of them. High tide is the best time for snorkeling because as the tide goes out the water becomes less clear. Awesome day trip. Catch Captain Joe's Ferry for $10 round trip. Service is run on demand.

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108 reviews 108 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Went here to do some snorkeling and took Captain Joe's shuttle for $10 each round trip as of this writing but Peanut Island is free. Got there within 10 minutes and noticed right away that the water clarity was spectacular. That's something we don't have in the Tampa area. Walked a bit South along the trail and picked our spot... More

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Hobe Sound, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 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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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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