John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Key Largo

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  • great boat trip, as advertised. Not crowded at all on a Saturday (most of the boat was a scout troop, less than 30 total on the boat), but there were rough seas and we were lucky to get the 9:15 trip ...  more »
  • What a great snorkel trip, Bryan our guide was awesome, first he gave those who wanted a short 5 minute lesson when we arrived at the reef and he was very patient with our son on his first time snorke...  more »
  • A fabulous state park which has more water and land. Visit the nature center with its impressive aquariums to learn about the area and the wildlife and then take one of the glass-bottom boat tours out...  more »
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  • Florida's nature at it's finest. Pristine beaches for swimming, snorkeling, or lazing. The very best campsites, with all amenities.Clean safe and next to nature. Canoe and kayak friendly, bring your own or rent here. We took the glass bottom boat tour to the coral reefs and marveled at the beauty. 2 1/2 hr excursion by very capable crew , bring the kids and show them Florida at it's finest.
  • Campground was ok, but the beach needed cleaning though. I'm giving this park 5 stars due to the snorkeling tours they have. Best experience ever. I will definitely do it again when I go back down. Great crew on the dolphin, they took us out to see the abyss. Simply amazing! Staff at the park were very nice, helpful and courteous. Except one she needed more knowledge about handicap people, about how and what they have for accessibly the boats have. There are no platforms to help in and out of water for disabilities. She said there was. ( there are none) just a ladder with ropes to hang on to. I Was lucky the crew helped me in and out thank you. Sam, Amanda, Katie were the crew. Awesome job thanks.
  • Super beautiful location and the water does not have a bad smell! My husband and I purchased a snorkel tour. The woman behind the counter were kind and helpful. The snorkel tour was AWESOME! Sam, Katie, and Amanda are all amazing, professional, and fun! The boat "Journey" is safe and Katie drove it with confidence and experience. During the ride out our group was told they could not promise a certain dive spot due to the amount of other snorkelers and their boats. However, they did not fail a fellow snorkeler who requested to visit the Jesus statue. It is a beautiful diving location full of coral reef. My husband and I seen a barracuda! Other snorkelers seen lobster, sting rays, sea turtles, and other kinds of fish. Visiting this park was a wonderful idea. The park does have a $9 entry fee, but it was not money lost. This park should be experienced at least once while you're in Key Largo.
  • Book this trip way in advance, flew in from Houston to be there for the snorkel trip. Ten minutes before my plane flight left 4 pm central and 5 eastern, they called and said they cancelled the boat. Gave me no time to find a replacement that day cause you guessed it they all close at five. Asked if they had a name for anyone in the area I could call, “aaaaa you can try google”. Yea I understand you want to be a company man. I did not ask for much, the least you could do was provide a name. Not just mail it in. “Google it” I found a charter that could accommodate us on short notice and it was a great time, but I would not recommend this place. Talked to some others around the town they felt like I had imagined, they are too cool for school and don’t care.
  • Went on the 2.5hr snorkel trip through the State Park and it was well worth it! The Captain and Deck Hand were amazing and funny. Very knowledgeable on the area and the sea life in the park. The reef snorkel was beautiful and we were able to see barracuda, lobsters, and a few others spotted a stingray. Well worth the money!
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