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Indian Key State Historic Site

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Address: Mile Marker 78.5, Islamorada, FL 33036
Phone Number: (305) 664-4815
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Semiprivate 4hour Eco-Adventure and Snorkel Cruise

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Access mostly by kayak or canoe, this island is a must see for anyone visiting the Keys. It can be accessed on the south side of the island by boat, or on the west and north... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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The Villages, Florida
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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Access mostly by kayak or canoe, this island is a must see for anyone visiting the Keys. It can be accessed on the south side of the island by boat, or on the west and north sides by kayak or canoe. Located near Robbie's Marina in Islamorada. A lot of history here.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rented kayaks at Robbie's for an easy and short paddle out to Indian Key. We had a great time checking out the underwater plants on the ocean floor that is not far beneath the boats on this shallow ride. Make sure to wear polarized sun glasses so that you can see as much as possible under the water as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Easy to park and get too. Beautiful ocean gulf views, relax and enjoy while sipping something cold. Beautiful sunset.

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Frisco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

I would highly recommend going to the island for anyone visiting the keys. Our family enjoyed learning some of the history and seeing the wildlife on the island. Our tour guide, David, from Islander Watersports dug up hermit crabs for our kids to play with and even climbed a tree so we could try a cuban spice straight from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Grab a kayak and paddle over to Indian Key to feel and discover some old Florida Keys history. The surrounding waters are refreshing and crystal clear. Please remember to only leave footprints.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This is a pretty easy paddle from Robbie’s/Kayak Shack. I ordered a book from the Matecumbe Historical Trust online, but you could stop in and pick it up if you are interested (located on Islamorada.) It’s maybe 70-80 pages and a quick read. It is packed full of information and tells a very interesting history of Indian Key. It also... More 

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Islamorada, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

This was once the county seat for Dade (now referred to as Miami-Dade) county. A fascinating history. Accessible by boat, favored by kayakers especially. There are pamphlets available at the dock which will give you the history of the key. Ruins are marked so if you follow the map, you will see where everything was when this was an active... More 

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Weston, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

This is an island that you can get to by boat or kayak. It is a historical site but doesn't have much on it. There are a couple of benches to sit on and an old wooden observational tower. Some of the, used to be buildings, are mapped out by rocks or wood. If you like to see a piece... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Great kayak trip over from Robbies Marina (Islamorada). Not too strenuos, but you will encounter some current just after the bridge. Did this in 2015 and enjoyed seeing the historic island. Indians killed off the white-man back in the day in a surprise attack (and they probably deserved it). Interesting remnants of the old way of living on the island... More 

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New Baltimore, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

This is an island out in the Atlantic Ocean in the FL Keys. Accessible only boat.....can get there only by boat......walk the steps in the first English Settlement in the Keys.....Nice.

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