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Address: 102601 Overseas Highway (MM 102.5), Key Largo, FL 33037
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+1 305-451-6300
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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A beautiful state park that features land and undersea adventures.

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Great Snorkeling Tour!

My husband and I strolled in and signed up for the 10:30am two and a half hour snorkel trip (without a reservation!). Aboard the Sea Garden, a super clean and new-seeming party... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Susan W
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I strolled in and signed up for the 10:30am two and a half hour snorkel trip (without a reservation!). Aboard the Sea Garden, a super clean and new-seeming party boat, Captain Brian and First Mate Lance were warmly welcoming and attentive. You can tell that they enjoy what they do; this made for a congenial atmosphere amongst... More 

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Thank Susan W
Minoa, New York
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The ocean divers charter brought us to the Reef. The reef was healthy with various corals and marine life.

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Thank jwhill45
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

great place to snorkel, lousy reservations, easy access from MIA, very busy all the time. not much else to say

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Thank paulthreatt
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What an awesome park! Very clean and well kept! Fun to walk and seek out nature. Cute beach area! Dive shop on site!

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Thank Gabrielle T
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took the extended snorkeling tour. Staff was great. Had a blast. Seen all kinds of fish, big Barracuda, Jesus statue. Sea turtle right next to me. Will go back and do it again for sure!

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Thank Don W
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited twice in one week. Enjoyed the short hiking trails. The Kayaking was fun but best to go on a weekday. The waterways were congested with too many people on kayaks.

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Thank 531myrnas
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great park. It was clean and easy to navigate. Entry price was the cheapest we have found. It was easy to walk up and book tours, they had boards available to look at for current water conditions.

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Thank Melissa_IN6
Appleton, Wisconsin
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135 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The park itself is quite small and land with a small beach, dive shop, concessions. But exploring the waterways and the water activities that they offer is definitely the highlight of coming here. I was not able to rent kayaks but did go on a snorkeling tour out to the reef which is about a 40 minute boat ride. The... More 

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1 Thank TravelLitee
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to this state park for the snorkeling your to the coral reef. Equipment was plentiful and well-maintained, and the service providers friendly and helpful. Interesting vegetation and coral formations were plentiful, but not so for fish and other animal life. The one drawback was that the boat was packed with so many people that the boat ride was... More 

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CRPCconcession, Guest Relations Manager at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review of our Snorkeling Tour! Please understand that our family friendly costs for this tour is volume based. We have gone to to every length possible to keeps our fares under $30. Proudly unchanged in over 10 years, now! For a less crowded experience, we suggest our Club Snorkel division, a small captained boat for up... More 

Trophy Club, Texas
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Could easily spend a week at this park. We had only a few hours, but really enjoyed seeing the park with the museum and visitor center. Staff was friendly and helpful answering questions about the park and the area. Under different circumstances we'd have taken advantage of SCUBA, snorkeling and maybe some other activities. The mangroves were thick around what... More 

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