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Key Largo Eco-Tours and Wildlife Displays

The waters around Key Largo are an ecologically fascinating place where freshwater from the Everglades mixes with the saltwater of Florida Bay. Everglades National Park abuts the near-shore waters of Key Largo to the west. An array of wildlife awaits within easy reach of the dock, including bottle-nosed dolphin, crocodiles, sea turtles, alligators, and manatees. Highly skilled boat captains and eco-tour outfitters are ready to show them to you.

Highlights:

Heron
Dusenberry Creek and its many winding tributaries are a popular spot for full or half-day kayaking and canoe trips. Old-growth mangrove trees form a jungle canopy overhead as you make your way through the tiny creeks. If you're lucky, you will see a manatee, which are regular visitors, especially during the winter months.

Sea kayakers can explore the more marine environment of Key Largo's Atlantic shore, an area of shallow sea grass flats and patch corals. Also, in the waters of Florida Bay, large sea turtles and 100-pound tarpon are common sights.

Extended kayak and canoe trips also are available for those who enjoy wilderness camping, such as seven-day paddling trips from Flamingo, a national park outpost where the Everglades meets the sea, to Everglades City on Florida's west coast.

Boat operators introduce you to the wildlife and wilderness, including an air-boat ride through the grassy interior of the Everglades, less than an hour's drive away, or arrange a visit to Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge, a tidal lake that is a nesting area for crocodiles. View the crocs from a safe distance.

Be sure to visit Key Largo's five-acre Florida Keys Wild Bird Center with a display of native and migratory birds that have been nursed back to health but can't be released into the wild. Wooden walkways also take visitors over samplings of Key Largo's varied habitat. You will learn that six inches of elevation make a huge difference in the types of plants and animals one finds in the Keys.

EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK
Phone: 305-242-7700 * 
Everglades ,  FL  33037
The only ecosystem of its kind! 1.4 million acres. Visitors see bald eagles and 300 other species of birds, alligators, deer and bobcats. Activities include guided tours, canoeing, fishing, camping and hiking. Accommodations available.

JOHN PENNEKAMP CORAL REEF STATE PARK
JOHN PENNEKAMP CORAL REEF STATE PARK
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Phone: (305) 451-6300 * 
Email: info@pennekamppark.com
102601 Overseas Highway
Mile Marker 102.5
Key Largo ,  FL  33037

Come learn about the reef, wildlife, snorkeling, diving, & much more! Canoe, kayak, & paddleboat rentals available. Ask about our environmental programs & guided nature walks along the Mangrove & Wild Tamarind trails (offered seasonally or upon request).

THE BOTANIC GARDENS AT KONA KAI RESORT
THE BOTANIC GARDENS AT KONA KAI RESORT
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Phone: 305-852-9766 *  Toll Free: 800-365-7829 * 
Email: gardens@konakairesort.com
MM 97.8, Bayside
Key Largo ,  FL  33037

"The most fascinating garden tour ever." Featuring 250+ tropical species, our "Transforming your understanding of Plants" tour is a unique Florida Keys experience. Discover why we need plants to help secure our future on Earth. $25pp -by appointment only.
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CARIBBEAN WATERSPORTS & ENVIRO-TOURS
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Phone: 305-852-4707 * 
Email: cws@caribbeanwatersports.com
Hilton Key Largo Resort, MM 97, Bayside
Key Largo ,  FL  33037
Parasailing flights over Key Largo, Auth. Everglades Nat. Park Enviro-Tours, Snorkeling, Sunset Cruises, Private/group/wedding cruises. Beach rentals Jet Skis, WaveRunners, Hobie Cat sailboats, kayaks. Located at Hilton Key Largo Resort, MM 97 est. 1983

AQUAHOLIC ADVENTURES
Phone: Jen 305-360-1225
Paddleboard & Eco Tours, Classes, Rentals & Lessons
Key Largo ,  FL

CORAL SEA ECO TOURS
Phone: 305-453-4117
Key Largo ,  FL  33037

CROCODILE LAKE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
Phone: 305-451-4223
Card Sound Road
Key Largo ,  FL  33050

DAGNY JOHNSON KEY LARGO HAMMOCK BOTANICAL STATE PARK
Phone: (305) 451-1202
County Road 905, one half mile north of U.S. 1
Key Largo ,  FL  33037

EcoKeys - Scuba, Snorkel, Kayak, Fish & Sail
Phone: 1-877-99-GO-ECO
Key Largo ,  FL  33037

EVERGLADES AIR BOAT TOURS
Phone: 305-247-7469
Key Largo ,  FL  33037

FLORIDA BAY OUTFITTERS
Phone: 305-451-3018
Mile Marker 104, Bayside
Key Largo ,  FL  33037

FLORIDA KEYS WILD BIRD CENTER
Phone: (305) 852-4486
A Rescue, Rehab & Release Facility
93600 Overseas Hwy MM 93.6
Tavernier ,  FL  33070

GARL'S COASTAL KAYAKING
Phone: 305-393-3223
Everglades adventures, FL Keys eco tours
Key Largo ,  FL

H2O ADVENTURES
Phone: 305-853-0600
Mile Marker 94.5
Tavernier ,  FL  33070

KEY LARGO PRINCESS
Phone: (305) 451-4655
Mile Marker 100, Overseas Highway, Oceanside
Key Largo ,  FL  33037

WORLD PARROT MISSION
Phone: 305-453-1800
Mile Marker 99.2
Key Largo ,  FL  33037