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John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

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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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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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102601 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037
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+1 305-451-6300
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"beach area"
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"boat ride"
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Reviewed yesterday

We were disappointed in this park and the four hour snorkeling trip (1:45-6:15pm). The beach is small and water is swampy/dirty. The snorkeling was sub par. The main captain was cranky and not personable and he belittled his first mate. It was embarrassing. We snorkeled...More

Thank Rebecca S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We rented kayaks here and enjoyed the trip. We did an easy trail, most of which was in the mangroves. Saw a few manatees, which was amazing, but not much wildlife other than that while kayaking. Beach was rocky with lots of seaweed & water...More

Thank cattraveler16
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have been coming to the Keys for over 40 years. The 4.5 hour snorkeling trip on the "Dolphin" with Captain Rob and Divemaster Doug was the best trip I've been on in many many years! The crew was fun and very informative. Divemaster Doug...More

1  Thank rayaklein555
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely place to go with family. Plenty of tables to enjoy an outdoor meal. Facilities are clean and spacious. Very clean and maintained beach areas. A beautiful gem.

Thank nancy r
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a treasure for divers. Even on shallow dives there is so much to see. We’ve had two trips this summer to Key Largo for diving and have been very impressed with the area, especially Molasses Reef. My husband and I have been around...More

1  Thank bobandgwen699
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Got to snorkel out the beach there and we rented kayak the and really enjoyed ourself. The have bathrooms and food gift shop that has everything u may need.

1  Thank Stacie W
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Park is pretty and has a beach area. They offer snorkel equipment rental as well as glass bottom boat tours, kayaking, paddle boarding, etc. Beach has sand but to get into the water you have to walk on rocks and the ocean floor is rocks...More

2  Thank bshoema
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We came in a bit late, so we couldn't experience many of things that this park offer, but we still had a great time. Excellent view, nice and relaxing settings.

Thank Soung-Phoenix
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you are visiting the Keys, a snorkel trip at the park is a necessary must! Compared to Key West, the coral is more colorful, the fish are more vibrant, and you experience so much more. Waves can be big, so be prepared. Do the...More

1  Thank SweetTooth777
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was such an adventure in Monday where me and the family went snorkeling on the last day of our trip. This place is a must go to. Is good for entire family. Highly recommended

Thank Luuk M
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GwynCheshire
17 July 2018|
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Response from SweetTooth777 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! We did the 10:30am.
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AlpharettaT
26 June 2018|
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Response from rayaklein555 | Reviewed this property |
No jellyfish issues for months in the Keys!
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joycepowell
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!
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