The Scuba Dive Capital of the World
The 33-mile-long island of Key Largo is bound by John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park to the east, which is home to North America’s only living barrier reef and is popular to scuba divers. To the west is the Everglades National Park, easily accessible to boaters. A look in the canals that weave around the islands reveals manatees, spiny lobsters, and mangrove snappers to name a few. Learn to snorkel or scuba dive while observing spectacular Coral heads and tropical fish. Dive the purposely sunk Military ship, the Spiegel Grove, or the underwater Christ of the Abyss. Paddle Board or kayak through the backcountry’s winding creeks, swim with the Dolphins, or enjoy your day laying out under the subtropical sun. Experience some of the best backcountry sport fishing in the Everglades National Park or spend your day offshore, fishing for catch and release sportfish. Stay dry while exploring life under-the-sea from the Key Largo Princess, a glass-bottom boat tour, or vacation in Jules undersea lodge. Home to the African Queen steamboat featured in the film “Key largo” starring Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn. The ship is still available for daily cruises and dinner cruises around the Port Largo Canal. Take in the sunset at one of the many waterfront restaurants offering many fresh-from-the-sea seafood meals for seafood lovers and many gourmet options for everyone else. Watersport activities in Key Largo are plentiful, including fishing, kayaking, and swimming with the dolphins. Or, just relax with a tropical beverage and watch the beautiful sunsets.
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