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Pigeon Key

#10 of 50 things to do in Marathon Features Animals
1 Knights Key Blvd, Marathon, FL 33050-2002
+1 305-743-5999
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Helicopter Flight Over Pigeon Key with Optional Sombrero Lighthouse Tour
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The island of Pigeon Key was once the home of the workers who built the Overseas Railway. Today it is operated by the Pigeon Key Foundation, a 501(c) not for profit organization, that runs daily historical tours of the island. Visit our website for more information about taking a tour!
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1 Knights Key Blvd, Marathon, FL 33050-2002
+1 305-743-5999

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We did the 2 p.m. tour and took the ferry over to the island we had Carol as the tour guide she was very informative.. she did a very good job of describing flagler's history and the formation of the train railway and the pigeon...More

Thank gatorsos
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Pigeon Key and had a great time. All the staff we spoke to were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. It was a very pleasant couple of hours. The snorkelling under the pier was unfortunately not possible due to the 11 private boats that arrived...More

Thank Expatmum1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating history of the building of the seven mile bridge given by docent who is very knowledgeable. Good to stay for picnics, I even did some snorkeling there. Had my three grandchildren, ages 4 and under 2. They had a great time!

Thank carolantom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised with the snorkeling here. We were looking for a beach snorkel, and found a great adventure. Under the dock, the fish are abundant and stacked. It was like swimming in an aquarium! Saw a parade of parrot fish, several barracudas, snooks,...More

Thank slattgirl
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We skipped out on the history tour early to do some more snorkeling (bring your own equipment) around the dock, but enjoyed hearing about Flagler's early life on the first part of the tour. The snorkeling was surprising good - there are a TON of...More

Thank jtdidden
Reviewed June 13, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited Pidgeon Key yesterday and had a great time. Reit, the tour guide, was knowledgeable and friendly, and we learned quite a bit about the history of the local area. The tour length was just long enough. I can see younger...More

Thank ccpiper
Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit. If you are headed south towards KW, it will be on your left hand side. You need to pull in when you see Knights Key Campground right before you leave Marathon. You want see it from the road (until you pass...More

Thank Billy D
Reviewed June 8, 2017

It is a fun little stop. An old railroad car from the Flagler Rail time( might be a reproduction) The staff was friendly and they had some nice art work for sale. The prices were reasonable.

Thank Shelley M
Reviewed June 1, 2017

We were looking for something interesting to do while we were in Marathon, and were very happy that we decided to visit Pigeon Key. It is a historical site – you get the story of the construction of the railroad link from Miami to Key...More

Thank Matthew G
Reviewed May 16, 2017

Definitely check out the ferry tour on Pigeon Key, which is $12/person roundtrip for adult passengers. Interesting history tour by a volunteer guide with some nice tidbits about Flagler and the origins of the railroad in the area, also a nice boat ride over to...More

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Veronica A
May 24, 2017|
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Response from PigeonKeyStaff | Property representative |
Hi Veronica, the ferry boat departs our gift shop at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm which coincide with our historical tours. The last ferry leaves Pigeon Key at 4pm. The historical tour usually last about 1 hour which leaves... More
November 4, 2016|
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Response from PigeonKeyStaff | Property representative |
Hi harwoodIan, yes the $12 includes admission to the island, the ferry service to and from the island, and a guided historical tour. Feel free to give our gift shop a call at 305-743-5999 if you have any other questions or... More
September 27, 2016|
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Response from PigeonKeyStaff | Property representative |
Yes you can! The island is open every day from 10am-4pm with historical tours operating at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm. The cost to access the island is still $12 per person, $9 for Monroe County residents, and children under 5 are... More