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Address: 102601 Overseas Highway (MM 102.5), Key Largo, FL 33037
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+1 305-451-6300
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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A beautiful state park that features land and undersea adventures.

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This is a very busy, visited place. If you want to go on a snorkeling tour or glass bottom boat, get there early to pick the time you want to go. We were able to get a glass... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Provo, Utah, United States

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Provo, Utah, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a very busy, visited place. If you want to go on a snorkeling tour or glass bottom boat, get there early to pick the time you want to go. We were able to get a glass bottom boat tour but I'm sure they sold out after we got our tickets. It seems well organized with knowledgeable staff and... More 

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Holland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The aquarium is nice. We walked the trails, where we did not see any bird at all. My wife wanted to do some snorkling, where the place is famous for, but there was nothing but green water. No fishes seen.

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CRPCconcession, Public Relations Manager at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, responded to this review

Puzzling review. Weather permitting, we schedule 14 daily snorkeling tours. Typical visibility is in the 40 foot range. The reef has an abundance of fish. It's true that some days are better than others but if the conditions are poor we cancel tours for the day. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I read all reviews trying to decide which snorkelling excursion to go with as there are so many outfits that cater to snorkelling in Key Largo. We started with the catamarans at the Sheraton and they were great but you can not keep going to the same place over and over! Plus we wanted to go get the "statue" thing... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to go on Spirit of Penecamp glass bottom boat tour. This specific boat is out of commission for the next couple of weeks and they were putting us on smaller boats. This substitution was without notification. Ended up having to refund our money due to high waves. Wouldn't have booked on smaller boat had we been told of substitution.... More 

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CRPCconcession, Guest Relations Manager at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, responded to this review

You were told of the smaller vessel prior to ticketing. "Deception" would an effort to book you on a later trip or offer a raincheck. We don't do that. You were 100% refunded. Not a whole lot more we can offer. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Underwater state park has lots to offer. Snorkeling, scuba diving, glass bottom boat rides and much more. Very nice helpful staff. Good for all age groups.

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Independence, Missouri, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm basing my 4 rating on the campground. The spaces are not spacious and many are difficult to get in with a big rig. It is a quiet campground and everyone is friendly. The park does offer a lot of activities - boating, tours, beach (don't like the coarse sand here). There are a lot of day visitors and activities... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were looking for something to do in Key Largo and noticed the park close by. The park itself is pretty small, but provides several options for activities. We took the snorkeling tour and had a great time. I highly recommend it. There are a few short trails to walk too. We took the Wild Tamarind trail and enjoyed it.

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Seminole, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was with a group of 10 Scouts and leaders. We reserved the group camping area over the MLK weekend. The camping facilities were great! hot showers close by and a very nice fire ring in the campsite. Part of our group did the 1 pm dive on the dive boat "Visibility." It was a two tank, two location dive.The... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for the nice beaches we have seen on Google images. Well they were not there. Frankly this is not much of an beach area, however the kayaking and related water sports stuff could have potential. But nothing else. You want nice or relaxing beaches? Keep in looking. We will.

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CRPCconcession, Director of Sales at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, responded to this review

The focal point of the Park is the offshore coral reef. We are unaware of any suggestion on our website or in our brochures that that we have what you looking for in a "beach". With few exceptions the Florida Keys are not known for beaches as most are "man made". We recommend our sister concession, Bahia Honda for the... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dave L is your man! My sister and I took a tandem kayak trip just a few short loops around the park, and Dave L was the best! He seemed so caring and attentive to each and every person he put into a boat. He even picked a spider off our boat for us just in case we were scared!

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