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John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

#4 of 72 things to do in Key Largo Features Animals
102601 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037
+1 305-451-6300
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A beautiful state park that features land and undersea adventures.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
102601 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037
+1 305-451-6300
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Reviewed yesterday

I visited this place for the 1st time in 1999,and gain this year. What an evolution, The glass bottom boat tour shows you the Magic of the sea around the keys. The 2 Stefanie's on board have a great knowledge of the marine life and...More

Thank Pauwels D
Reviewed yesterday

my wife and i visited key largo mostly to go to pennekamp. we went on an excursion to christ of the abyss and had a great time snorkeling!

Thank Frank Z
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a group of 7 of us that went out on July 12 during the 9am 4 hour trip. It was an amazing trip! Although it stormed during to 2nd and 3rd stops, the Guides on the Dolphin were professional and kept us entertained...More

Thank Kari L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We wanted a day out at the beach and were recommended to visit here. There is not a proper beach just a gravelled area where you can then get into the water. They do have canoes and areas for picnics, but as a tourist we...More

Thank Pips67
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took the glass bottom boat tour which was great. Lots of good information, lots of underwater life to see, nice boat with plenty of room.

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a good way to see the many fish and coral in the reef, with expert commentary. I learned a lot in a very fun context, and the boat ride along the mangroves was also very enjoyable. I highly recommend this activity.

Thank Cynthia S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I wanted to introduce my kids to snorkeling and we had a great experience with the all girls crew at John Pennekamp. The snorkeling trip was amazing, I felt safe despite being in the middle of the Ocean with 2 young children. I requested the...More

Thank Nathalie M
Reviewed 3 days ago

A nice little beach to snorkel around. Was there in the late afternoon and got to swim with tarpon! Fun!

Thank voodoodoly
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

No doubt you want the 4.5 hours extended snorkling to get several hours on the reefs as it takes 20-30 min sailing to get tomthe reef. Really nice trip with captain Bryan and Morgan on the Dolphin. A full boat with 30 guests but they...More

Thank Ulrik P
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great ride out to the reef with plenty of time for snorkeling. Excellent crew. Short lesson for those who hadn't snorkeled before.

Thank TomWelsh407
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20 July 2017|
Response from Brian M | Reviewed this property |
We'll you are not diving Australia or Belize but I enjoyed it. Yes the particular reef I dove had some coral that was bleached but the color and forms of the majority were fantastic. The fish life was breathtaking.
10 July 2017|
Response from Iknowtravel2012 | Reviewed this property |
They take you to one location for the shorter time, and more locations for the longer time.
7 July 2017|
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Response from Inquisitor72 | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend taking advantage of the fairly calm waters of the beach for a 5yr old just learning to snorkel. There are fish to see, and it's fairly shallow in most of the roped off areas.