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Virginia Key Outdoor Center

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Experience a true eco-getaway in the heart of the Magic City. Start your Miami adventure on a tranquil lagoon leading to the ocean. White sand beaches, nature trails and more. Explore on your own or join an authentic guided experience: • Rent...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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3801 Rickenbacker Causeway, On Arthur Lamb Jr Road, Miami, FL 33149
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+1 786-224-4777
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was friendly, inviting, & very accomodating. I will definitely go back when I visit Miami.

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Date of experience: November 2018
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VKOC, Owner at Virginia Key Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you! I'll make sure I pass the compliment on to our staff. Hope you get to visit us again soon. : )

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rented the tandem kayak for two hours and were surprised at all the wildlife we saw. Manatees, fish and birds everywhere with the Miami skyline in the background. It's definitely worth a visit if you're just passing through or if you a local.

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Date of experience: October 2018
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VKOC, Manager at Virginia Key Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We agree! Thank you so much for sharing your experience. Hope you get to come back soon : )

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible find. We saw birds, dolphins, manatees, fished, walked a nature trail with native trees and swam in the ocean in November. Paddleboards and kayaks were of superior quality. We had manatees swimming around us in the lagoon. I never thought I could enjoy time...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
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VKOC, Owner at Virginia Key Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow! Thank you so much. We try to make every experience great. Thank you for letting us know we hit our goal. Please share photos of your catch if you have them. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love VKOC. We go there every month or two. Very convenient. Close to Miami, very nice people, nice paddle boarding when it is not too windy. Have seen manatees and turtles almost every time.

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Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Daria S
VKOC, Owner at Virginia Key Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Daria. Thanks for your nice words, and for being a part of the VKOC family of community members. We try hard to make this wonderful place available. Great to hear about it in action : ) See you again soon!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my parents on the first manatee safari of the season, and they loved it! This was my second manatee safari, and it was fantastic - Diana was a great guide, we saw about six manatees including a baby, and Diana took some great...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
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VKOC, Owner at Virginia Key Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Awwwwh! Thank you so much Helen! We love that you and your family enjoyed the tour. We will be sure to tell Diana about your awesome feedback! We hope to see you back soon! We counted about 8 the other day in the lagoon! More...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great staff. Wonderful off the beaten path but so close to Miami. Kayak’d all around the key. Beaches are nice and not a lot of people when we went on a Sunday. Saw Manatees!

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Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rick G
VKOC, Owner at Virginia Key Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the awesome review! We hope to see you come back and enjoy our little hidden gem :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a awesome time at VKOC. We rented Paddleboards and Kayaks. The staff was great with all their instructions. We will be back very soon to try all the other activities they offer and specially the clear blue water and sea life.

Date of experience: November 2018
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VKOC, Owner at Virginia Key Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Great to hear! We hope you try the trails on your next visit!

Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

Was our first time trying stand up paddle boarding and we couldn’t have picked a better place. The staff were really friendly and helpful and the location is perfect. You can stay in the lagoon (with manatees to keep you company) or you can be...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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VKOC, Owner at Virginia Key Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you! I'm so glad you chose us to discover the other side of Miami. We'll be here for you when you return : )

Reviewed October 24, 2018

Me and my 9 years old son with some friends rented a few paddle board and cayaks. We spent about 3 hours in the bay having the best time. She water is still so it's very safe and the manatees were right next to us...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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VKOC, Owner at Virginia Key Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

There's no other place like this! People travel to the keys to get a sliver of this, and it's right here for all residents and visitors to enjoy. So when people travel to South Florida now they'll know they can stay in Miami and still...More

Reviewed October 21, 2018

This is a friendly local paddle board and kayak rental service. We had previous paddling experience so simply rented a board and headed out to explore - but they do classes as well. Paddling vests are included. There are changing facilities and showers and you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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VKOC, Owner at Virginia Key Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for sharing your experience. This is a special place and we are fortunate to be here sharing it with the world. I'm so glad you the complete VK experience. Amazing and wonderful to have wildlife so near. Come back soon!!

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Rebecca P
November 12, 2018|
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Hi Rebecca, There are sharks in the ocean but we have not had any incidents. Anyone who tells you there are no sharks in their area is lying. They live all around us an avoid humans more than we avoid sharks. Please... More
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Hi, there contact info is: Virginia Key Outdoor Center Virginia Key Beach North Point Park 3801 Rickenbacker Causeway Miami, Florida 33149 Ph. 786.224.4777 or call The Paddle House at 786.307.3816 Open 7-Days a... More
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