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Address: 2400 North Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33480
Phone Number: 5618544445
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Activities: Group tours/day tour
Description: Although there remains some question as to whether President Kennedy ever...
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.
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Excellent snorkeling

This was one of the best areas right off the shoreline I have found in Florida for snorkeling. Very casual place...you take a ferry or drive your own boat up to the island there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Atlanta
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This was one of the best areas right off the shoreline I have found in Florida for snorkeling. Very casual place...you take a ferry or drive your own boat up to the island there are many places to sit by the water, they also have a large covered area with picnic tables. The history of the island is interesting with... More 

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Quebradillas, Puerto Rico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The area surrounding was a bit too industrial for me , but that's to be expected as you catch the boat at the municipal marina. Captain Joe is great. Be sure to pack whatever you might need .

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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140 reviews 140 reviews
16 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We took our family, including teenage grandchildren, for a day and all had an amazing time. It was like a caribbean mini disney vacation .We hopped on board the $10 launch in the hard to find Riviera beach municipal marina and were disembarking witin 15 minutes. There are tropical lagoons , tiki huts,snorkeling , picnic areas and walkways in a... More 

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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93 reviews 93 reviews
40 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Peanut Island used to be deserted, you could anchor your boat, have a bon fire. A lot of fun. It not is almost like a movie set, but with a lot of wild life to see and a great take in for the family

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Atlanta, Georgia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We took the water taxi over from Sailfish Marina. It is a 5 minutes boat ride. The water is clear and the fish are very colorful. If you want to visit the JFK bunker, check ahead of time to make sure it is open...There were lots of people on the island. Great walking path going around the island.

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Colts Neck, New Jersey
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Fun day with the family. Make sure you bring sufficient food, as there is nothing offered on the island. Great snorkeling and shell seeking. Also, if you are up to it, nice walking path around the island.

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Matawan, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Loved the snorkeling! we had our own equipment and this was the first time for our children. It was great because you didn't have to swim out too far to see the great fish. We brought chairs and food and we were there all day until the last water taxi. you don't have to bring an umbrella as there are... More 

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Chevy Chase, MD
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We had a great visit to Peanut Island with 3 adults and 3 kids, ages 14, 7 & 3. The water was very clear and there were lots of fish to see. I was glad I brought water shoes since the shells in the water were harsh on the feet. I didn't bring a beach umbrella and wished that I... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is one of my absolute favorite places to go to in West Palm Beach. If you don't have a boat of kayak or Jet ski, be prepared to take a water taxi from Riviera Beach across to the Island. They charge $10.00 dollars per person and it's the same for small babies and toddlers. If you go by taxi... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

After trying to get up to Peanut Island from Pembroke Pines for about 2 years, my family and I finally made it on Good Friday. We arrived around 11 am and parked easily in the unpaved lot just south of the entrance to Riviera Beach Marina. There are no signs directing anyone anywhere and after walking around a short while,... More 

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