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Address: 102601 Overseas Highway (MM 102.5), Key Largo, FL 33037
Phone Number:
+1 305-451-6300
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Today
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

A beautiful state park that features land and undersea adventures.

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Fun Day at the Park

My husband and I were staying in Miami about an hour away and decided to take a ride to check out the park. It was a weekday and the park had a moderate amount of people there... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
hichelle
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I were staying in Miami about an hour away and decided to take a ride to check out the park. It was a weekday and the park had a moderate amount of people there. There was a $8 per vehicle fee which is reasonable. It was 80 and sunny. We parked in large lot in front of... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Four of us went out on the Snorkel Express with Darrell and Brittany. Our friends had been before and couldn't say enough good things about it - and the trip did not disappoint! The weather was beautiful, calm seas, saw lots of fish and even a shark! The crew was friendly and helpful (and funny), the equipment clean and well-maintained.... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for a morning walk and enjoyed exploring the park and the different beach areas. Many people taking boat tours and kayaks out .. nice place to visit. Good gift shop & w/ beware of crocodile signs .. would not swim there :)

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Thank Diane M
Lexington, Kentucky
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife spent a long weekend in Key Largo. The favorite thing we did was spend the day at John Pennekamp. You are required to pay a small fee to enter the park. There are lots of activities. We started off with a quick hike and walking through the aquarium. Our snorkeling trip departed at 10:30 (2 1/2 hours) with... More 

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Liverpool, New York
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped and did the glass bottom boat tour. I thought it was great and would highly recommend. Staff was nice too saw lots of fish, sharks and turtles.

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Bellaire, Texas, United States
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great trip snorkeling. Water was a bit cloudy and a bit of a wind. Sun came out and the view was gorgeous. Had never take our son snorkeling before. Brittany gave him a great lesson on the way out. We had a fun time. Safe situation. Great adventure. Captain Brian provide a safe, comfortable boat experience.

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Thank Kristy M
North Andover, Massachusetts, United States
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We returned here, as our last visit was two years ago. Throughly enjoyed our glass bottom boat tour, nicer than a tour we took with another company two years ago. Informative, young tour guides and better viewing platforms than our previous tour. Lots to see without having to get in the water.Great explanations. The following day, we took kayaks out... More 

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Thank Cheryl R
Avon, Ohio
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32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This park is full of activities to do: swim, sunbathe, rent Kayaks, other water apparatus, walk, go to movie on reefs and fish, see the aquarium.

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Thank Terri512
Central Hainesville, Canada
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice park where you can beach & swim, boat from, etc. we will go back. Lots of parking, washrooms, vending machines, picnic areas, small rv section.

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Thank Julieann G
Horsham, PA
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We only had a couple days in the keys so we wanted to make the most of them. I had read that this park offered a good glass bottom boat trip to the reef as well as kayak rentals and nice walking trials. We arrived around 11 and were told the next boat was at 12:15.. great timing right? Wrong!... More 

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Thank Cheryl J
CRPCconcession, Guest Relations Manager at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, responded to this review

Reservations are suggested for all of our tours, no credit card necessary. Available online or by phone. This is emphasized in our brochures and website. Curiously, you made reservations for another tour by phone. Kayak rentals stop at 3:30 during EST months as it gets dark early and we need time to search for late parties. Give us another try. More 

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