Key Largo

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When it comes down to planning your day-to-day list of things to do, ShermansTravel experts have you covered. To make sure you get the most out of your vacation, we recommend the can't-miss museums and attractions, as well as the off-the-path activities and unique local experiences that will make your trip truly memorable.

Things to do in Key Largo

Dolphin Cove Research and Educational Center

Dolphin Cove offers visitors a chance to be a dolphin trainer for a day, or experience snorkeling and structured swims with dolphins in a natural lagoon. Get up close and personal with these friendly mammals during the Dolphin Wade Encounter - they even give out handshakes and kisses.

101900 Overseas Hwy. at MM 101.9, FL, 305-451-4060, www.dolphinscove.com
Tags: editor pick | things to do | wildlife

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

Known as "America's First Undersea Park," some of the best snorkeling in the Keys can be found here. In addition to boat rentals, scuba diving, and glass-bottom boat tours, there are 47 full-facility campsites, nature trails, picnic areas, a small aquarium, and two man-made beaches. Near the shore of Canon Beach rests the remains of an early Spanish shipwreck.

102601 Overseas Hwy. at MM 102.5, FL, 305-451-1202, www.pennekamppark.com
Tags: snorkeling | editor pick | things to do | outdoors

Key Largo Fishing Adventures

A trip to Key Largo wouldn't be complete without a "big fish story" to tell when you return home. Bring the family on a guided fishing charter with knowledgeable anglers for a chance at catching mahi-mahi, tuna, snapper, barracuda, and more. Typical tours range from 5 to 8 hours in length and can accommodate up to six people.

10000 Overseas Hwy. at MM 100, FL, 305-923-9293, www.keyssportfishing.com
Tags: things to do | fishing

Key Largo Parasail

Strap yourself into a giant parachute for a bird's-eye view of it all. Key Largo Parasail offers some of the most attractive rates for 8- to 10-minute rides from 600 to 1,000 feet in the air. All ages can participate, making it a great family activity as well. Mention their website when paying cash on a 1,000-foot ride and save $20.

103900 Overseas Hwy. at MM 104, FL, 305-747-0032, www.keylargoparasail.com
Tags: things to do | outdoors

Morning Star Sailing Charters

There are few better ways to experience the quiet essence of the Keys than on a sunset cruise. A number of places offer daily sailings, but for a truly intimate experience, Morning Star charters up to six people maximum to ensure a peaceful voyage. In fact, couples can even tie the knot at sea and celebrate with a bottle of champagne. Snorkeling charters can also be arranged; the crew will select the reefs based on the daily weather conditions.

1313 Ocean Bay Dr., near MM 100, FL, 305-451-7057, www.morningstarcharters.com
Tags: sailing | snorkeling | things to do

Scuba-do Dive Company

Explore the coral reefs and shipwrecks surrounding Key Largo with no more then 10 other divers. Some of the dive sites offered by this popular company include to a British steel freighter, known as the Benwood Wreck, as well as to the 15-acre Molasses Reef.

100750 Overseas Hwy. at MM 100.7, FL, 305-451-3446, www.scuba-do.com
Tags: great value | things to do | outdoors | diving

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