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“Really fun kayaking destination”

Indian Key State Historic Site
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$123.65*
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Eco-Adventure and Snorkel Cruise
Ranked #11 of 64 things to do in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 9, 2012

We kayaked out to Indian Key from Robbies Marina with our 2 young boys. The key is well maintained with informative signs, clear walkways and a informational map and brochure at the dock. The Key is very pleasant to walk around and the coral shores are fun to explore. The waters around the Key are teeming with rays, fish, sharks, jelly fish, lobsters and crabs that you can see as you paddle around. We had a ball!!

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"county seat"
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"observation tower"
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"easy paddle"
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"robbie's marina"
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"fascinating history"
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"early settlement"
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"only accessible by boat"
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"kayak shack"
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"fun destination"
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"bring plenty of water"
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"minute paddle"
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"monroe county"
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"worth the effort"
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"low tide"
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"walking tour"
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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.

Thank Julie B
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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.

3  Thank Terri Z
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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.

Thank birgittemelnick
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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.

Thank TravellerJules
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