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“Beautiful -- and deserted in September!”
Review of Keewaydin Island

Keewaydin Island
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

We rented a boat at Rosie's Marina (50% off during the month of September) and navigated our way to the island. Along the way we saw several dolphins, which was very cool. Navigating was a bit hard at first, but once we figured out the map, we were good to go. (We did hit a sand bar once though).
The island was basically deserted, only 5 boats there total. The water was absolutely crystal clear and the sand was so soft. We felt like we were in Aruba.
We had the boat from 10 til 4 and it was a real fun and relaxing way to spend the day. If you Re a beach lover, this is for you!
Make sure you pack a cooler as there is NOTHING there, this is just an uninhabited island.

2  Thank Jennifer K
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

The only care is if the tide will reach your chair! Super peaceful, clear water, and lots of shells, We took the Dolphin Explorer Pontoon to the island and the ride out was very peaceful also. We saw Manatees and Dolphins along the way. Wear a swim suit so you can relax in the water.

Thank KenoBear
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

The Dolphin Explorer docks at Keewaydin Island for about a half hour, which is how my two sons and I arrived to enjoy the serenity there. This uninhabited island offered a chance to take a walk on an eight-mile long Paradise Coast beach, collect interesting shells and swim in warm aqua waters. Among the shells easily spied were worm shell, calico scallop, lightning welk, moon snail, olive shell, and fighting conch, and less obvious were sand dollars and starfish. Additionally, a sea turtle nest was cordoned off to protect the eggs. A naturalist shared that he had spied a gopher tortoise near a path to the beach, doing its thing, eating Morning Glory vines and burrowing.
On shore, visitors can easily spy the golden silk orb spider, and numerous butterfly species such as the swallowtail, gulf fritillary, buckeye, white sulphur and zebra longwing – Florida’s state butterfly.

Thank JillZB
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

Keywandin Island is not far from Marco but you do need a boat. Tours do stop there but their time is limited so I suggest renting a boat and going and put out your anchor and spending an afternoon walking the beach. You will find the beach has very few people as long as you stay away from the boaters beach area. . . .... Very busy on weekend as that end of the island is popular with locals.
we take some lawn chairs, food, cooler with drinks and enjoy the beach, look for shells, put our toes in the Gulf, read a good book, and enjoy!

Thank Meenaseven
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

We rented a pontoon boat and stopped on this little island. The guys and the kids fished and everyone caught at least one good sized fish. The water was warm and clear and lots of shells to sort thru. Fantastic relaxing place.

Thank angieq987
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