Go Kayaking

There are literally thousands of places to launch a kayak in Florida, but taking a paddle through the waters can be one of the best things to do in Key Largo.

Go Kayaking
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When you’re out on the water, the breeze gently going through your hair, you’ll remember why the Florida Keys are paradise.

If you’re looking for a good guided tour, check out Florida Bay Outfitters although you can launch independent of their tours. You can launch your own kayak if you bring one for a nominal fee. However, the launch fee is waived if you rent equipment. The store is well stocked and the staff never tries to oversell you!

You can launch from the shore of Blackwater Sound into Dusenberry Creek. This path will take you into lovely, quiet mangrove tunnels. Be warned though, it is a long paddle along windy open waters to get to Dusenberry Creek. The area at times may be infested with power-boats, too.

Consider launching from John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, which offers 2.5 miles of marked mangrove trails to explore. The park’s harbor concession rents kayaks and canoes. Or you can try Harry Harris Park to kayak through the oceanside islands of Rodriguez Key, Tavernier Key, and Dove Creek!