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Looe Key reef has been federally protected since 1981, first as a national marine sanctuary and now as an Existing Management Area* within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. This area includes a Sanctuary Preservation Area* (SPA) that is a...more
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We hired a private charter captain and boat who took us out to Looe Key. The experience was definitely worth it. The reef pops out of the ocean (off Florida Keys) and offers an abundance of natural sea life and coral reef. If you are...More
This is my 3rd trip to Looe Key. We left from Sugarloaf Key where we rented a boat. I believe we tied up to buoy 26 but not 100%. Had a beautiful snorkel around for hour or so. Lots of fish to see and even...More
I was new to the Keys and snorkeling in the ocean. I found this to be the most beautiful reef but also the most intimidating lol. Our buoy was in very deep water, and we swam to more shallow water. The clarity was not excellent,...More
We took a boat from nearby Looe Key Reef Resort and Dive Center, on Ramrod Key. The boat from Bahia Honda was not yet back in service. $40 includes snorkeling gear, inflatable horse collar vest. They sell snacks and beverages at a reasonable price.
I was in the Keys for mini-lobster season and we stopped at the Marine Sanctuary by Looe Key to snorkel and snuba with the Goliath Grouper. Also saw some nurse sharks and incredibly colored fish. The most beautiful snorkeling I've ever experienced.... the Marine Sanctuary...More
While staying on Cudjoe Key for mini-lobster season, we always make time for a few trips (usually daily) to Looe Key Reef. We try to hit different areas (bouys) each time so we can eventually see the entire reef. One of my favorite areas is...More
We decided last minute to take our 6 grandchildren snorkeling. After hearing from many KeyWest locals and reading reviews we chose Looe Key. Our grandchildren range in age from 4 to 13. 4 out of the 6 we're thrilled as well as these two grandparents....More
Looe Key Reef is one of the most beautiful reefs in the Florida Key's, this is the real thing, a living coral that extends out to sea, located about 10 nautical miles southwest of the Bahia Honda Channel marked by buoys. The depth ranges from...More
Fantastic boat ride out, just have to be careful of the wind. Once your out there, you have to find a place to dock. Everybody there is having a great time and you will to if you follow the rules. The water is crystal clear...More