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Guide to Key Largo Outdoors

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Key Largo is a destination that could not be any more perfect for the outdoor enthusiast. Whether you want to spend your time diving a wreck, relaxing on a beach, or swimming with dolphins... you can do it all in Key Largo!

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Beach Goer
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Trendsetter
  • Like a Local

10 Places

3 City Tips

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10 Places

Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park

State Parks

Island Time Cruises

Boat Tours

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

State Parks

Dolphins Plus Bayside

Swim with Dolphins

Harry Harris Park

Beaches, Parks

Jacob's Aquatic Center

Water Sports

African Queen Canal Cruise

Ships

Key Largo Parasail

Parasailing & Paragliding, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center

Nature & Wildlife Areas

All Keys Cycles

Gift & Speciality Shops, Department Stores

Angela A's City Tips

  • Key Largo has some of the best dive sites around, so you definitely want to put that at the top of your list!
  • Key Largo is one of the sunniest and warmest places in the country, due to its location close to the equator.
  • The best way to get around Key Largo is by car. However, visitors often rent bicycles.
  • Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park
    State Parks
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    Angela A Says:

    This botanical park offers over six miles of nature trails, some of which are even paved for cyclists. Visitors will see plenty of protected flora and fauna as they hike, and many of the trails display interesting information about these along their routes. If you're super-keen to learn more about some of the 84 protected species of plants and animals, you can also request a Ranger-guided tour.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The park is open from sunrise to sunset.
    • There is a very nominal fee, paid in an "honor box."
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #20 of 37 things to do in Key Largo
    • Nice place to take a walk 26/03/2019
    • Waste of time 09/03/2019
    • Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park
    Address:
    County Road 905
    Key Largo, FL 33070
    Phone:
    +1 305-451-1202
    Other:
  • Island Time Cruises
    Boat Tours
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    Angela A Says:

    Island Time Cruises offers fun, family-friendly sunset cruises that afford wonderful views. There is a distinct party atmosphere on board the riverboat — although not too raucous — with delicious cocktails at great prices, a DJ playing tropical music, and dancing by guests of all ages. Children are very welcome, and you can even take your stroller aboard!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The on board bar opens an hour before the riverboat sets sail.
    • Watch out for dolphins!
    • This is a two hour cruise.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 things to do in Key Largo
    • Exceptional Sunsets 03/03/2016
    • Customer Service above and beyond!! 27/08/2015
    • Island Time Cruises
    Address:
    104100 Overseas Hwy
    Key Largo, FL 33037-2910
    Phone:
    +1 305-453-0001
    Hours:
    Tue - Thu
    11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Fri - Sat
    9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
    State Parks
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    Angela A Says:

    This state park is absolutely unbelievable! The underwater park offers snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities, while above the waves, you can take a glass bottom boat tout, kayak, canoe, and more! Campsites are also available in the park should you wish to extend your time here, along with swimming and picnicking facilities.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Nature Lover
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Fishing is allowed in certain areas, and a license is required for others.
    • The snorkeling tours are amazing! The reef is a few miles offshore, so you will see plenty of aquatic life.
    • Be sure to tip your tour guides.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #12 of 37 things to do in Key Largo
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • glass bottom boat 26/05/2019
    • Excellent service 23/05/2019
    • John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
    Address:
    102601 Overseas Highway
    Key Largo, FL 33037
    Phone:
    +1 305-451-6300
    Price range:
    US$10 - US$10
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
    Other:
  • Dolphins Plus Bayside
    Swim with Dolphins
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    Angela A Says:

    Dolphin Cove offers visitors the chance to experience an interactive encounter with dolphins in their natural habitat — a great activity for animal lovers of all ages. Guests can choose to either swim with the dolphins, or interact with them in shallow water — meaning even the littlest ones in your group can get involved.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Check out the Marine Biologist For a Day program!
    • This is an unforgettable experience, and it is 100% worth the price!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 37 things to do in Key Largo
    • Great Place to Meet Dolphins 09/05/2019
    • A DREAM COMING TRUE 02/05/2019
    • Dolphins Plus Bayside
    Address:
    101900 Overseas Hwy
    Bay Side
    Key Largo, FL 33037-2668
    Phone:
    +1 866-860-7946
    Price range:
    US$10 - US$10
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Harry Harris Park
    Beaches, Parks
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    Angela A Says:

    Harry Harris Park features a man-made beach on the Atlantic Ocean that is perfect for swimming or sunbathing. The waves are very gentle, due to a coral barrier, and although the beach may be small, it's one of the best spots to cool off in Key Largo!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • This is a great place to hang out for an afternoon, as that there are picnic tables, grills, a playground, and facilities with showers.
    • Check out the bike path!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 things to do in Key Largo
    • Great Beach 16/04/2018
    • Great safe beach at the keys 04/04/2018
    • Harry Harris Park
    Address:
    Mile Marker 92.5
    Oceanside, Tavernier Key
    Key Largo, FL 33037
    Phone:
    +1 305-852-7161
    Other:
  • Jacob's Aquatic Center
    Water Sports
    Angela A Says:

    Jacob's Aquatic Center offers three distinct swimming areas; one is especially designed for kids with a children's pirate ship, sprays, and geysers. I would highly recommend this outdoor spot to families with small children in particular.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • No outside food or coolers are allowed.
    • They do not allow spray sunscreen.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #84 of 133 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Key Largo
    • Fun time 03/03/2018
    • Good way to spend a few hours while passing through Key Largo 04/07/2017
    • Jacob's Aquatic Center
    Address:
    320 Laguna Ave
    Key Largo, FL 33037-4336
    Phone:
    (305) 453 - SWIM
    Other:
  • African Queen Canal Cruise
    Ships
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    Angela A Says:

    The African Queen Canal Cruise is a must when visiting Key Largo. This steam-powered boat offers cruises down the Port Largo Canals, and you may well recall this iconic vessel from the Bogart and Hepburn film of the same name!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • History Buff
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Check out the dinner cruise option!
    • The boat departs from the Marina Del Mar for a 90 minute cruise.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 37 things to do in Key Largo
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Enjoyable time 26/05/2019
    • Colorful captain. 25/05/2019
    • African Queen Canal Cruise
    Address:
    U.S. Hwy 1 at mile marker 100
    Holiday Inn Docks
    Key Largo, FL
    Phone:
    +1 305-451-8080
    Hours:
    Mon
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Tue - Sun
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Key Largo Parasail
    Parasailing & Paragliding, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
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    Angela A Says:

    Key Largo is the perfect place to parasail, whether this is your first time, or you are pretty used to flying through the sky! This company offers single, tandem, or triple sailings, with either a 500 foot or 1000 foot line.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Guests of all ages may parasail.
    • Dry takeoffs and landings are also offered.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 133 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Key Largo
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • AMAZING! 29/04/2019
    • Parasail 26/04/2019
    • Key Largo Parasail
    Address:
    103900 Overseas Hwy
    Bayside at Sundowners Restaurant
    Key Largo, FL 33037-2816
    Phone:
    +1 877-904-8865 ext. 1
    Price range:
    US$65 - US$65
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
    Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    Angela A Says:

    The Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center enables its guests to get close up to their collection of recuperating wild birds, as they walk along a series of scenic boardwalks. Plenty of informative plaques offer information as you stroll, allowing you to learn more about how each bird ended up here, and the great efforts made by the dedicated staff. Expect lots of pelicans and egrets in particular!

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Be sure to walk to the end of the boardwalk for a beautiful view of Florida Bay!
    • A donation is requested, in lieu of a traditional admission fee.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Tavernier
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great 26/05/2019
    • Bird sanctuary 26/05/2019
    • Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
    Address:
    93600 Overseas Hwy
    Tavernier, Key Largo, FL 33070-2815
    Phone:
    +1 305-852-4486
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    6:30 AM - 8:30 PM
    Other:
  • All Keys Cycles
    Gift & Speciality Shops, Department Stores
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    Angela A Says:

    If you are interested in bicycling around Key Largo, then this should be your first stop! This outfit is also conveniently located on the Overseas Highway, the main road through Key Largo.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • You may rent bicycles by the day or by the week.
    • You can choose between three different styles of bicycle.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 15 Shopping in Key Largo
    • Great shop 11/03/2019
    • Great Inventory! 03/11/2018
    • All Keys Cycles
    Address:
    103400 Overseas Hwy
    Suite 105
    Key Largo, FL 33037-2834
    Phone:
    +1 305-453-6221
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Sat
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
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