John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

102601 Overseas Hwy.
Key Largo, FL 33037- Map It
Phone: (305) 451-1202

AAA Editor Notes

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, on US 1 at mile marker 102.6, combines a land area with 178 nautical square miles of protected ocean waters. Features include a living coral reef, the underwater bronze statue &#8220;Christ of the Deep,&#8221; two beaches, a boardwalk through a mangrove area and a visitor center with a 30,000-gallon saltwater aquarium. Snorkel, scuba and glass-bottom boat tours are offered. Snorkeling tours to view &#8220;Christ of the Deep&#8221; are ocean and weather permitting only; the area is too shallow for glass-bottom boat tours. Boat, kayak, canoe and snorkeling charter boat rentals also are available.</br>Guided tours are available. Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available.</br>
$8 (per vehicle with two to eight people); $4 (per single-person vehicle); $2 (per person arriving by bicycle or on foot). An additional 50c county surcharge applies per person. Glass-bottom boat tour $24; $17 (ages 4-11). Snorkeling (2.5-hour tour) $29.95; $24.95 (ages 0-17). Snorkeling (4.5-hour tour) $38.95 (per person). Scuba tour $75. Reservations are recommended.
Hours: Park open daily 8-dusk. Visitor center open 8-5. A 2.5-hour glass-bottom boat tour departs at 9:15, 12:15 and 3:15. Snorkel tours depart at 9, 10:30, noon, 1:45 and 3. Scuba tours depart at 9 and 1:30. Tours require a minimum number of people; phone ahead to confirm policy.