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Indian Key State Historic Site

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Address: Mile Marker 78.5, Islamorada, FL 33036
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Load some Kayaks and pack a lunch!

Boyscouts built an amazing wooden structure to weave around the park and get some high views. Park on the bayside at the bridge unload your kayak and paddle out to the park. Its... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2015
Cindywe22
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Islamorada, Florida
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Islamorada, Florida
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74 reviews
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Reviewed October 1, 2015

Boyscouts built an amazing wooden structure to weave around the park and get some high views. Park on the bayside at the bridge unload your kayak and paddle out to the park. Its a tough row through the bridge sometimes but beautiful once you are through. Pack a lunch and some bug spray!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2015

We finally kayaked there and were the only ones on the island. There is a botanical abundance there due to Dr Perrine's research. An easy walk around and a dock for a "real" boat. Nice snorkling area as well.

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Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2015

Excellent activity to do with your older kids! Rent kayaks at Robbies and take an easy paddle over to the island to explore. Be sure to pack a lunch and your snorkel gear. The great guys at Robbie's will give you a run down and a diving bout. We saw a Queen conch, lots of fish, spinys and some cool... More 

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Dumfries, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2015

We rented kayaks at Robbie's Marina and paddled to the island. It was a 30-35 min leisurely paddle. You pretty much have the island to yourself to explore. Bring plenty of water and sunscreen! It is a former wrecking island that was later attacked by Indians. Beautiful views from the observation tower! The kayak landing area is a challenge full... More 

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Titusville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2015

We rented Kayaks are made our way out to the island. The landing area was nasty, smelled like rotten eggs, this needs work..but the snorkeling around the island made it worth the smell at the landing area.

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Lantana, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2015

We can't believe we've driven by this place a million times and never knew it was there. We were staying at Breezy Palms and had our own boat, so Indian Key was just a stones throw away. A 5 minute boat ride and we were there. The dock is roomy and nice, there are no bathrooms. the trails throughout are... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2015

Our second visit to Indian Key was on a Friday. It was practically our own private island. Walk around to view the historic site or tuck into an alcove and snorkel the rocky coastline. No ammenities on the island. Wear water shoes - the kayak pull in is seaweedy and the shore is jagged. There is a dock.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

Highly recommend kayaking to Indian Key as the journey adds to the experience. Easy for inexperienced kayakers as the water is so shallow almost all the way across. We took a two person kayak and made it in about 30 mins, with a break in the middle to enjoy the view. The Island is really interesting, with plenty of information... More 

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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Reviewed July 9, 2015

We rode out to the key on wave runners which was an adventure in itself, but what great fun we had exploring the old settlement and learning all about the history of the people and places. There are no facilities at all on the island, so be prepared.

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Davie, Florida
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Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

Took my 9 and 5 year old via kayak. We put one child on each kayak and my husband and I paddled. Paddling was easy and the kids enjoyed looking down in the clear water as we traveled. Once there it was hot but a good adventure with an interesting historical story. There is a dedicated kayak landing on the... More 

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