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Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

#186 of 290 things to do in Florida Keys Features Animals
Waters Surrounding the Florida Keys, FL 33040
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28 Feb 2017
“Fabulous waters with lots of Turtles and Manatee”
4 Feb 2017
“A Collection of Beautiful Islands”
Waters Surrounding the Florida Keys, FL 33040
+1 305-809-4750

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Reviewed 28 February 2017

I love boating in this area. We always see many sea turtles and, if lucky, manatee. I keep snorkel, mask and fins in the boat so I can jump in to swim with the turtles - keeping my distance. Such a serene place with stunning...More

Thank kaymcclain3
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We were on a boat and visited Elliot Key and Boca Chita. You can camp on either though they are primative. You can also get there by boat from the park headquarters on the mainland. I think it is worth the trip .

Thank Drjack183
Reviewed 28 August 2016

The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is actually a 2,800 square nautical mile area surrounding the Florida Keys and reaching in to the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico and the Florida Bay. It was established as a sanctuary in 1990. It includes the Florida...More

1  Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

We stumbled upon this little gem by accident. Once inside we absolutely had a 'whale' of a time! The staff engaged with my children giving them activities to do. There were education films to watch, things to read, things to do and loads to learn....More

1  Thank Estelle B
Reviewed 3 September 2014

What a great place to sea kayak!!! It's a beautiful pristine wilderness to enjoy with crystal clear water. Shark nursery in the mangroves. Great place for picnicking on many of the islands. Several concessionaires in the area, but Capt. Markus is the best. Great way...More

3  Thank LSUTraveller
Reviewed 17 February 2014

Good times! wonderful weather, beautiful attractions. a lot of things to see and a lot of things to do!

Thank Caoimhin F
Reviewed 31 March 2013

We just happened upon this wonderful facility while we were looking for the Fort Zachary State Park. It is a free attraction and is well worth the time to go through this . The short film about the Keys' waterways is beautiful and full of...More

4  Thank BalancePoint
Reviewed 14 September 2012

Sail in to your favorite island in the afternoon, and watch the sunset with your friends while sipping on your favorite drink of choice. Wait for the tide to drop and get marooned at a sandbar in the Gulf of Mexico for a true experience...More

1  Thank oshkh
Reviewed 16 August 2012

The Keys are a long strip that goes south from Miami. Key West is at the end of the road, and is th Southernmost point of the US. It is worth the trip, as you will find a vibrant fun town, that likes to party...More

4  Thank TheUBoatcommander
Reviewed 29 September 2011

A simply must visit if you are in the keys. After all, it has had many famous people fall in love with it. Ernest Hemingway, Harry Truman and Jimmy Buffet to name a couple. Great little shops, many many wonderful restaurants and an island dedicated...More

2  Thank toberua
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Qualcuno ha visitato le isole Keys ? Io ci andrò per le vacanze di Natale di quest'anno. A parte Key west, sapete qual è l'isola più carina dove soggiornare qualche giorno e godersi un po' il mare e le immersioni ? Sono indecisa tra Islamorada e Key Largo .... Non so dovesono le spiagge più belle in queste isole. Grazie. Ciao. Cristina
25 September 2015|
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Grazie per il vostro interesse in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary! Se vi piacciono le immersioni, si arriva nel posto giusto! Ci sono molti operatori subacquei a Key Largo (si prega di consultare la nostra lista di... More