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John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

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A beautiful state park that features land and undersea adventures.
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102601 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037
+1 305-451-6300
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Plan on staying a while just sitting watching this water going in seeing their Visitor Center look at all of it

Thank 738billq
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We try to go snorkling with JP every time on our first day in Florida. Service always good. Safety briefing is always top class and they go out of their way to look after especially inexperienced snorklers. We are Divers and have our own gear...More

Thank Tonmilx
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had heard this was a cool thing to do if you wanted to get away from the city feel of Miami. They were right. Only an hour drive and it was worth every minute. We did the 2.5 hour snorkeling tour. The staff was...More

Thank Greg L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stopped by for about two hours. Enjoyed hiking a short trail and learning about the wildlife and trees. Aquarium was closed so did not get to check that out. The beaches are a little questionable with lots of seaweed and debris.

Thank Dan H
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a great tip on the boat going out thought the canals.The boat is 65 feet long and rides nice.The water also is very clear and you can see everything, the fish and the coral the best.

Thank petercal2015
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed for our anniversary at the camp ground. The sites were nice and there was water, electric, and sewer hookups at our site. This is Florida so expect humidity and bugs and come prepared. Also the keys offer no real beach...More

Thank candice s
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I booked a half day snorkel trip out to the park with Keys Diver. Amazing reef locations and worth the travel.

Thank soulbobjr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was told this was the best place for snorkeling of the beach. It is in fact the worst place in Florida. Muddy waters. Could only see 1 foot ahead of us. Absolutely pointless.....

Thank Dreamer313012
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Camping is very nice. Sites are small for a large RV, but good for the rest of us. Clean bathrooms. Go see the aquarium. Take a tour. We had to reschedule our snorkeling due to weather and they couldn’t have been nicer and more helpful.

Thank J N
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I just returned from John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. The park was beautiful and had several buildings on the property. The park was clean with all the amenities. We opted for the paddle board and it was okay. Staff was nice...More

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17 July 2018|
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Response from mul2890 | Reviewed this property |
We took our own boat to Christ of the Abyss—- I recommend you reserve a boat trip that takes you to that spot - there are a few head boats that feature that spot - it’s beautiful! A must see!
26 June 2018|
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Response from rayaklein555 | Reviewed this property |
No jellyfish issues for months in the Keys!
25 June 2018|
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Response from rayaklein555 | Reviewed this property |
The "DOLPHIN " 4.5 hour tour is excellent! Captain Rob and Divemaster Doug rock! Take you to the best dive spots for sure!