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My mom and I were looking for a beach in the Keys and drove to the state park after some great reviews. When we got there, we asked the ranger if we could simply drive in, look at the beaches, and drive back out (we...More
Had a really terrific time here. Food from the truck was excellent. The info centre was great. The exploration of coral reef superb and kayaking terrific fun. Everything considered this was an outstanding day of adventure
The staff were terrific and very helpful. We went on four dives each in a different location. The rental equipment was fine and Amanda the Dive Master (also a PADI Instructor) knew the place like the back of her hand. The boat, shop and dock...More
The park is a great place preserving a large area of coral reefs. Unfortunately all tours were cancelled the day we were there. Snorkeling from the beaches was disappointing. Merky water with low visibility. Recommend water shoes for the rocky beaches.
We visited the park the first time to go birding. Unfortunately, the rain had caused some weeping of trees like poison ivy and were advised not to take the trails. We came back the next day and the men went snorkeling on the beach. That...More
So very slim pickings for walk off snorkeling at both Pennekump and Bahia Honda especially if there are waves.
But the snorkeling trip from John Pennekump was great.
Pros: short trip to reef, nice reef w tropical fish, barracuda, nurse shark, captain and first mate...More
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As far as surf and big waves it depends on the wind. Most places won’t take you out if there is big waves. I am not fit and I am able to get on and off the boat easily. Make sure the boat has ladder. You will love... More
As far as surf and big waves it depends on the wind. Most places won’t take you out if there is big waves. I am not fit and I am able to get on and off the boat easily. Make sure the boat has ladder. You will love snorkeling in the Keys! Enjoy!
Usually the 4.5 hour snorkeling tour is the trip out to the reefs, snorkeling, and back. It is a nice sightseeing tour of mangroves and wildlife on the drive out and back. It is a nice pace, but no actual sightseeing beyond... More
Usually the 4.5 hour snorkeling tour is the trip out to the reefs, snorkeling, and back. It is a nice sightseeing tour of mangroves and wildlife on the drive out and back. It is a nice pace, but no actual sightseeing beyond the trip out and back. I would suggest a bayside sightseeing/sunset tour if you want more sightseeing than snorkeling. Sunset tours from Key Largo to Lower Matecumbe are plentiful and fun.