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“Deserted island” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Indian Key State Historic Site

Indian Key State Historic Site
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$124*
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Semiprivate 4hour Eco-Adventure and Snorkel Cruise
Ranked #10 of 56 things to do in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence
London, England, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Deserted island”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Called in here whilst on a boat trip. Not really all that much to see and we had walked around the island in fifteen minutes. Other people might get more from it but not really my scene.

Visited November 2012
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Kayaking Out To Indian Key”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We bought our snorkel gear with and headed East under the bridge out the Indian Key which is a short paddle of about one mile from the launch area. At first we tried beaching our kayaks on the West side of the island but discovered that you will get stuck knee deep in the muck. We then tried going to the East side of the island but that side of the island is covered in sharp eroded lime stone. Finally we used the dock located on the South side of the island which turned out to be very easy to use. While we were on the East side of the island we also did some shallow water snorkeling.

Visited October 2012
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3 Thank Terri Z
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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Historic site”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

You can still see the foundations from the old county seat. It is a small key and interesting to walk around.

Visited November 2012
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Jupiter
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“An Adventure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Very fun to hike the ruins of the old town and climb up the tower to see the view of Alligator Reef. Fascinating story of the settlers that lived there and the trials that they faced. Was interesting to learn that this was at one time the county seat for Dade County. Very possible to be the only visitors as it is only accessible by boat.

Visited July 2012
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Thank TravellerJules
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Clearwater, Florida
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best snorkeling”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

we kayaked to the island and then spent hours in the water snorkeling. Coral rocks surrounds the entire rim so you can swim the whole way around. Great variety and colors- hogfish, to sleeping sharks to stingrays, it has it all!

Visited August 2012
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2 Thank Katie G
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