Things to do in The Florida Keys
Things to do during your visit
Key Largo is like a giant water-park. Key Largo Lighthouse beach venue is centrally located to most water activities. Key Largo is the most popular snorkeling and scuba diving destination in the world. Yes, in the world. We boast the last living coral reef in North America. And our clear deep ocean waters are called the sport-fishing capital of the world. Key Largo is one of the great ocean destinations. But then, many people never leave the venue and prefer to enjoy the privacy here. Some just catch rays and enjoy the family. The more adventurous fish and snorkel and swim right around the venue in our crystal clear water. They enjoy the many tropical fish, lobsters. Dolphin and manatee are regular visitors.
What are some other area attractions and things to do in the Florida Keys?
We will have some people coming in several days before. We would like to help you and we encourage enjoying the unusual activities we have in the Florida Keys. This is the fishing and diving capital of the work. We can arrange fishing trips, snorkel trips. I would suggest a couple kayaks or paddle boards be brought to the venue. It is interesting to explore right here near Key Largo Lighthouse Beach. Just ask us. We can help.
How long are you staying? We can keep you busy.
- The Theater of the Sea dolphin shows is one way, or you can actually swim with the dolphins at two locations almost next door, Dolphins Plus and Dolphin Cove.
- Visit the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center.
- The Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park.
- John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.
- The Florida Keys History of Diving Museum.
- MarineLab Undersea Laboratory for kids.
- Enjoy the coral reefs on one of the many glass bottom boats. Or be part of history, and take a cruise on the “African Queen”.
- How would you like to try parasailing? You can.
- Or our favorite, The Aquarius Underwater Laboratory: America’s “Inner Space” Station. It is an undersea lab where NASA trains its astronauts and future astronauts.
Our coral reefs are washed constantly by the Gulf Stream, a giant river of water creates the habitat for big game fish like marlin and sailfish. You can fish in the same waters that celebrated writers like Hemingway or Zane Grey made famous.
Charter a crewed fishing boat by the day, or rent a boat by the week and keep it here in your marina. Read the fishing magazines. This exact area is what they write about. Key Largo is where the extreme deep sea fishing is.
Diving and Snorkeling
There is no doubt. This is the diving and snorkeling capital of the world. We have the only living coral reef in North America.
You say you never snorkeled on a reef before? This is your chance. It is inexpensive to spend a few hours on the reef with a local dive boat. They have the knowledge and experience for you to learn safely. Or begin your snorkeling career right here in front of the property in our crystal clear Florida Keys waters.
If you are a diver, you already know why more divers visit here than any other location in the world. If you are not a diver, you should be. You can become a certified diver here in just a few days. We have some of the best dive schools in the world.
Rent a couple jet skis. You can go for miles and miles in any direction – open ocean or exploring the many beautiful mangrove forests. Or windsurf, kitesurf. Free Dive for lobster. Or spearfishing. If you want some heart-stopping action, look no further.
Or never leave the property
The fun starts right here on your private Florida Keys wedding site. The privacy here does something to us. We all loosen up a little. We all become children in some sense. The adults start interacting with the children. Fishing off the dock. Snorkeling the area for lobster. Swimming, kayaking, being carefree together. So, many people come to Key Largo looking for adventure, and to their surprise, they find it right here and seldom leave the property. Swim, snorkel, catch a fish, or a lobster, kayak or paddleboard, all without ever leaving the property. For young and old, from the most strenuous to the most sedentary, you will be entertained.
Are watercraft available? (Boats, jet-skis, kayaks)
Yes. Everything can easily be rented locally at additional cost. And you can dock in our large, private, well-protected marina.