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A ‘Watery Wonderland’ Key Largo

July 4, 2016

Key Largo in the Florida Keys offers some incredible places to visit especially if you love the water. Key Largo has pristine waters for snorkeling, diving and fishing and is located east of North America’s only living coral barrier reef formation and just west of the watery wilderness of the Florida everglades.

If you love the water but don’t like diving, fishing or snorkeling then perhaps you would prefer to take in a daily excursion aboard a guided boat trip or you could lay back and relax in the sun or shade on some of the incredible beaches of Key Largo.

Breakfast - Enjoy a gorgeous breakfast at Key Largo Conch House, Restaurant & Coffee Bar. Located at Mile Marker 100.2 Oceanside Key Largo - phone 305-453-4844. They are said to have the best breakfast in Key Largo. And they suggest trying their Conch Eggs Benedict and their coffee is said to be very good also. Open from 7am you can sit back and enjoy a lazy breakfast before taking in the exciting and pristine waters with a 2 hour cruise on the Key Largo Princess.

Start the day with a 2 hour cruise on the Key Largo Princess - Glass Bottom Boat. You can view the most exciting and beautiful underwater world of John Pennekamp Reef State Park. This is the only undersea park in the United States so it definitely is a must see attraction in Key Largo. The boat is a luxurious 70-foot glass bottom, 129 passenger twin-diesel, aluminum yacht. The Key Largo Princess is located on U.S Hwy 1 at mile marker 100 Holiday Inn Docks, Key Largo, Florida - Phone 305-451-4655.

Is that Nemo I see?

Is that Nemo I see?

From the glass bottom boat you can enjoy the reefs, the many varieties of living coral, sea plumes and hundreds of fish from small and colorful - unusual and amazing, to the large species that are highly sought after by fisherman. You can also enjoy a snack on the sun deck if you are a little peckish…

Or you can enjoy lunch - Try Calypso’s Seafood Grille and Waterfront Dining. Located at Mile Marker 99.5 this is one of the best places to enjoy a meal on the waterfront in the Ocean Bay Marina. It is a family style restaurant serving only the best in fresh seafood. Phone - 305-451-0600.

Enjoy the sun - enjoy the sun in Key Largo. Sit back and relax and let your lunch go down. Trust me it’s worth it to catch your breath and enjoy the water and the sunshine before swimming with the dolphins.

Swim with the dolphins - Join Dolphins Plus for an experience of a lifetime. Dolphins Plus is located on a canal adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean that creates a natural seawater home for their Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and Californian sea lions. Swimming with the dolphins means you can get up close and personal with them - it’s an exhilarating and unforgettable experience. You really do need to sign up for this lifetime experience. Dolphins Plus is located at 31 Corrine Place Key Largo - phone toll free 866-860-7946.

Head back to your motel and catch up on your postcard writing. You have so much to tell your family and friends back home and this is the time to do it as you remember the lifetime experiences you have just had. Share those moments with your family and friends.

Kiss the dolphins

Kiss the dolphins

Come dinnertime the adventure doesn’t have to end there. Caribbean, Mexican, & Asian flavors are ready for your dining pleasures and after sunset entertainment. Key Largo has so many flavors to choose from. But if you head over to Key Largo’s only Waterfront One-Stop / Fun Spot, the Coconuts restaurant, their award-winning menu is set around anything your stomach is craving. From their fabulous beef meals to the finest in seafood meals. As you dine you’ll be entertained with live music, and dancing. Make sure you dine at least once at the Coconuts restaurant located at Marina Del Mar - MM 100 - phone: 305-453-9794

Beautiful sunset after a great day in Key Largo

Beautiful sunset after a great day in Key Largo

Nightlife - if you prefer to set sail once again then head back to the Key Largo Princess for a Casino cruise, which anchors just beyond the legal limits. This isn’t for everyone but you can experience something that not many others have done before unless they have visited Key Largo. The cruise leaves the Holiday Inn Marina every day.

Key Largo is the finest in a ‘Watery Wonderland’ experience.

Here’s a list of all the places recommended above and there is a map with directions and pinpoints below:

Key Largo Conch House, Restaurant & Coffee Bar
100211 Overseas Hwy
Key Largo, FL
(305) 453-4844
Key Largo Princess (Glass Bottom Boat)
99701 Overseas Hwy
Key Largo, FL
(305) 451-4655
Calypso’s Seafood Grille
1 Seagate Blvd
Key Largo, FL
(305) 451-0600
Dolphins Plus
31 Corrine Place
Key Largo, FL
(866) 860-7946
Coconuts Restaurant
528 Caribbean Dr
Key Largo, FL
(305) 453-9794

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