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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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Greensboro, North Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We spent the day on the island and will go back to camp in the future. It is a great place for all water activities or just to lay around. The snorkeling is the best around 1:30 when the blue water comes in from the ocean. There were lots of moon jellyfish...watch out. Also, be careful around the shower areas,... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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151 reviews 151 reviews
33 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This island is a five minute (yet $14 round-trip) ride from the Sailfish Marina. The five minutes is a plus given the grumpy captain who runs the boat, who complained we were "like cattle, and kept coming" in a loud tone of voice as we boarded. I suspect there are other ways to get there but we didn't know of... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Good place for kids of you stay east side of island. Camping in the middle for a fee. Or free on the north west side. Good sand. Nice and clean beach!

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Florida
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203 reviews 203 reviews
55 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Like many others I've been in South Florida for years without realizing this little gem was out there. We visited during the week so it was quiet which is nice. The place seems nice for snorkeling, kayaking, and paddle-boarding. The maritime museum and the JFK bunker are nice for one 30-minutes visit and that's that. They charge $14 per person... More

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This place is kept in absolutely great shape considering how many people come here on a popular weekend. The snorkeling is great and the amenities on the island are more than you'd expect. Can't wait until there is a replacement for the old Tiki bar restaurant.

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Palm Beach, Florida
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154 reviews 154 reviews
8 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The island houses the old Kennedy bunker which is cool, also a hot weekend spot for young partying so finding the right spot for your age group and activity type is a must. Fun to camp out (requires permit) BBQ, boaters great stop to hit the beach or the adjacent sandbar. Cool spot.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I have taken Captain Joe's water taxi every weekend for the past 3 months, with no problems getting on the taxi. A new guy who didn't know me and my friends told us we couldn't get on because one of us had to be 18, we we're all 17. so we drove an hour to go to peanut island to... More

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Sebastian, Florida
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179 reviews 179 reviews
56 attraction reviews
258 helpful votes 258 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The ferry from the mainland is a short ride. As the ferryman to drop you at the boathouse dock where for a very short walk, you can reach the snorkeling pier. An historic Coast Guard Station is now being billed as a museum. Inside is a nice collection of antique marine equipment. Another odd attraction on the island is the... More

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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

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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