Paddle Destinations

INDIAN KEY SNORKEL HISTORICAL STATE PARK

Pack your snorkel gear and cooler, and head for Indian Key State Park. Both first-time and experienced paddlers find the 20-minute paddle to the island very enjoyable and easy. Beach your kayak and explore the remnants of the old wrecking colony destroyed by a surprise Indian attack. Island visitors can enjoy a self guided walking tour and snorkeling.

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OUR MANGROVE CANOPY SYSTEM

Five minutes around the corner from our shop, nature provides us with a spectacular mangrove system. You will find exploring mangrove tunnels and flats fascinating and relaxing. Manatees, fish, bald eagles, egrets, nurse sharks and stingrays are just a few of the Keys critters you may encounter. You never know what you might see! Maps are provided for easy navigation and fishing rods are more than welcome.

LIGNUMVIATAE KEY BOTANICAL STATE PARK

Visiting the Matheson House on Lignumvitae is like stepping back in time. The house was built in 1919 and reflects how island people lived during a simple time when most of their needs were met by the land and sea around them. The island offers a variety of unique botany. Guided one-hour tour by park rangers are available at 10:00am and 2:00pm Friday through Sunday for a charge of only $5.00.