There are many exciting and magical adventures waiting for you in Key Largo, all suited to every taste and budget.
Take a charter or rent your own boat and snorkel our exotic reefs, dive our incredible shipwrecks and artificial reefs full of marine life, swim with the dolphins, shake the flipper of a sea lion, hook the big one and tell fish stories of the one you released, take an airboat tour of the Everglades or an ecology tour.
Stop in our wild bird sanctuary, visit an alligator farm close by, rent a houseboat or take a glass bottom boat ride.
You can fly above the water on a parasail, walk our nature trails or relax and enjoy the wonderful birds and other wildlife that await you as you kayak or canoe through John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park – the first underwater park in the United States -- Florida Bay or the waters of Everglades National Park.
Parks offer numerous water-related activities in Key Largo. Our three-pool complex, complete with a pirate ship for the little ones, at Jacobs Aquatic Center in the Key Largo Community Park will keep land-lovers busy.
Sunset cruises are fun or just go native - dig your toes in the sand and relax watching the most gorgeous sunsets in the world. End your evening while listening to live entertainment offered at our resorts, restaurants and lounges. Just remember, in Key Largo, it's all up to you.
Things to do outdoors:
• Fishing-saltwater, freshwater-Ocean, lakes and the Everglades
• Boating-Ocean, Gulf or Bay
• Bike riding
• Photography and Wildlife watching
• Kayaking—canoes-there are good rental locations and lots of places to launch.
• Air boating into the Everglades
• Windsurfing the flats
DIVE and SNORKEL
Drive south from Miami for about an hour and you will come to the drawbridge at Jewfish Creek. When you cross this bridge you will find yourself in Key Largo, the first island of the Florida Keys.
This chain of coral islands is legendary for its lore of pirates and sunken treasure, but today countless visitors have discovered the real treasure of
Florida Keys lies just offshore, its world-class diving and snorkeling. The waters offshore of Key Largo offer some of the best diving in the world. Visitors to Key Largo quickly understand why it is the "Dive Capital of the World".
Key Largo was one of the first areas in the world to dive into conservation of its marine habitat. John Pennekamp Coral Reef Park was founded in 1960 and the Key Largo National Marine Sanctuary was created 1975. As a result, the reef has been protected for more than four decades. And in the mid-1990s, the entire island chain was given additional protection as the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. This designation has provided a uniquely rich coral environment where the 600 species of tropical fish are numerous and friendly - a veritable paradise for diver and snorkeler.
Key Largo is best known for its shallow reefs and deep wrecks. The shallow reefs provide world class diving for scuba divers of all ages and skills. The deep wrecks offer the some of the best wreck diving found anywhere.
Fishing Off Key Largo
Fishing off the island of Key Largo is truly an adventure. There are more than 200 species of gamefish cruising our crystal clear waters.
Take a deep-sea charter out to the Atlantic Ocean side of our island and fish for sailfish, marlin and dolphin (mahi-mahi -- not Flipper!).
Or try a backcountry charter out to the Florida Bay side of our island and fish for tarpon and bonefish.
Party-boat fishing is also an option for day or night fishing and snapper or grouper are popular catches…but there’s no telling what you might catch.
Our professional charter captains and guides know the perfect fishing locations and can outfit you with all of the equipment you will need to make your day complete.
For a complete list of fishing charters, click here.
• To see a complete list of parks and recreational opportunities see
• the sites below
• A 2-3 hour drive to Miami:
• Florida Marlins
• 2269 Dan Marino Blvd, Pro Player Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL 33056 · 305-626-7400
• Miami Dolphins
• 2269 Dan Marino Blvd, Pro Player Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL 33056 · 305-620-2578
• Miami Heat
• 601 Biscayne Blvd, American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL 33132-1801 · 786-777-432
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