Top 8 Things To Do In Key Largo

Top 8 Things To Do In Key Largo

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Key Largo is the largest island in the Florida Keys-archipelago. The island can be found in the upper section of the Keys and stretches up to 33 miles long. This island’s native name is Cayo Largo, Spanish for long islet. Due to its immense expanse, Key Largo remains one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Florida Keys as it allows for various watersport activities. Aptly described as the Diving-Capital-of-the-World, Key Largo boasts of one of the world’s greatest living coral reefs that is situated only a few miles offshore. Whether you are a scuba diver, a kayaker or are just enthusiastic about ecotourism, a trip to Key Largo will always be an awe-inspiring adventure. Read on to discover a host of other activities you can enjoy while exploring this enchanted island.

1. Snorkel This Amazing Island

Of course, the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Key Largo is the limitless snorkeling opportunities. There are lots of snorkeling excursions and once you are equipped with the right gear such as life vests and have chosen your boat, there is no limit to how much of this island you can snorkel. Some of the amazing sites you can snorkel include White Banks that are located in the National-Marine Sanctuary, the Mosquito Bank and the Canon Patch Reef. These sites boast of over 600 varieties of fish as well as over 50 different kinds of corals. And while at it, do not miss a chance to behold the amazing beauty of sunset on this glorious island.

2. Dive Like A Pro

Key Largo also offers amazing opportunities for deep sea divers. And it does not matter whether you are a newbie or professional diver; there is definitely something for everyone. There are various dive centers nearby. However, we would suggest choosing one that offers trips to as many sites as possible, as well as one that’s Blue-Star certified. Some of the most common dive sites include ledges, coral reefs, and wrecks. What’s more; you can choose to go diving in groups of up to 36 members depending on the size of the dive boat you prefer.

3. Explore The Island On A Paddle

Paddling is yet another great activity you can enjoy in Key Largo. You can choose your ideal paddling hours; from early morning to mid-morning, mid-afternoon, sunset and even nighttime. There are many newbie-friendly paddle experts that will patiently introduce you to the activity. However, if you are a seasoned paddler, you can also rent a paddle board and explore the island all by yourself, or along with your crew. All you have to do is remember to observe all safety precautions for a successful paddling tour. For example, while paddling at night, ensure you use lighted paddle boards for maximum visibility.

4. How About Sea Cruises?

It would be rather odd to visit an expansive island like the Key Largo and miss a chance to go on a cruise. One cruise we would recommend is the African Queen-Canal Cruise. This is basically a 1.5-hour long cruise that departs from the Marina Del-Mar and sails to the Port-Largo Canals before proceeding to the Atlantic Ocean. It is here that the cruise ends and you return to the port. One thing about this cruise is that it invokes lots of nostalgic memories, as the African-Queen steam-boat has featured in legendary movies, years after it was used as a shuttle for missionaries and their cargo.

5. Chartered Fishing

Fishing adventures, no matter how often explored, never lose their power to awe. Key Largo offers lots of chartered fishing adventurer and it does not matter what skill level you are, all anglers are well taken care of. We would advise you stock some lunch and beverages to replenish your energy during your angling excursions. As a measure of safety, also carry with you some glasses, sunscreen and hats. There are various fishing charters around the island that are licensed. Most of them offer the right kind of fishing gear and allow for an all-family tours. However, always be sure to check beforehand.

6. Explore The Underwater Aboard The Glass-bottom Boat

Have you always wanted to be a diver but are yet to overcome your fright for the underwater? Well, here’s your only chance to explore the Key Largo underwater and relish its true beauty. All you need is to arrange for a trip in the glass-bottom boat. We have the Key-Largo Princess Glass-Bottom Boat, a 70-feet glass-bottom boat that guarantees up to a 280 square feet view area without getting your face or your hair wet. The boat accommodates up to 129 passengers so you can tag along your entire family members as well as your friends.

7. Parasailing

It is simply impossible to visit Key Largo and not try out its parasailing activities. Though it is considered one of the extreme sports, parasailing has its own perks. Not only is it a relieving activity but depending on how bright and sunny the day is, the experience can be really breathtaking. The good thing about the sport is that you can either participate as a flier or as a guest. As a flier, you also get to choose your preferred flights; be it the single flyer flights or flights with 2 or more flyers at a time.

8. Eco-tours

Key Largo offers more than enough sightseeing, especially if you have a love affair with Mother Nature. There are so many places you can visit on your eco-tours. You can explore the dolphins spinning on the sea surface, or can check out some of the island’s most amazing coral reefs. There are also eco-tours to nearby marine parks. What’s more – there is more than one way to tour these amazing places. You can use jet skis, paddle boards, kayaks and for a more water-free experience, you can use the glass-bottom boat.

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Key Largo is the largest island in the Florida Keys-archipelago. The island can be found in the upper section of the Keys and stretches up to 33 miles long. This island’s native name is Cayo Largo, Spanish for long islet. Due to its immense expanse, Key Largo remains one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Florida Keys as it allows for various watersport activities. Aptly described as the Diving-Capital-of-the-World, Key Largo boasts of one of the world’s greatest living coral reefs that is situated only a few miles offshore. Whether you are a scuba diver, a kayaker or are just enthusiastic about ecotourism, a trip to Key Largo will always be an awe-inspiring adventure. Read on to discover a host of other activities you can enjoy while exploring this enchanted island.

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