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7 Best Things to Do in Key Largo

Posted by Katie Brockway on March 21, 2020

Key Largo Named Top US Travel Destination

Key Largo is an amazingly beautiful place that’s the first island key of the famous Florida Keys. It’s considered the “Dive Capital of the World” with many vacation seekers exploring the numerous water activities around Key Largo. As a family friendly vacation place, it’s hard to beat with many activities geared towards all different age groups. In fact, Key Largo is a top US travel destination, having been recently named as the #1 US destination by TripAdvisor. Let’s look at the 7 best things to do in Key Largo, Florida and the best place to stay. 

The Best Place To Stay In Key Largo

Vacationing in Key Largo starts with a great place to stay. Dolphin Point Villas are the premier private resort spot for a personalized experience that’s luxurious and modern all the way. Your days here will be highly memorable with a vacation you’ll talk about for years to come. Dolphin Point Villas offers both privacy and comfort, with just six villas in a gated property overlooking Florida Bay. It's the perfect spot for a family vacation or family reunion.

The 7 Best Family Friendly Things To Do in Key Largo 

There are so many fun activities to enjoy as a family while you vacation with Dolphin Point Villas in Key Largo. Let’s explore the options! 

Activity #1: Deep Sea Fishing In Key Largo 

Getting out on the water to go deep sea fishing can be a very exciting activity for everyone in the family. There are many fishing outfitters that can take you out on the water, but one of the best is Bamboo Charters. They have all the equipment you need to be fully ready to reel in that big fish. Plus, they cater to families and are more than happy to teach your little ones how to fish. 

Activity #2: Snorkeling With Sundiver Snorkeling Tours

Snorkeler in a coral reefKey Largo is the place to see the second largest artificial reef in the world. It’s a gorgeous spot to snorkel. Sundiver Snorkeling Tours should be your go-to place to experience the best snorkeling guides and tours in Key Largo. They have been around since 1982, and are easily the #1 family-owned tour company for snorkeling in the Keys. In tours that take around two hours, you’ll explore either the Christ of Abyss Stature Reef or the Shallow Coral Reef. Both are exceptional places where you and your family will get to see an abundance of undersea wildlife in a glorious reef setting. 

Activity #3: Complimentary Kayaks And Paddleboards At The Resort 

Kayak near dockWe have a boat launch and dock right on the property at Dolphin Point Villas. One of the complimentary amenities we offer is the use of our kayaks and paddleboards. So grab the kiddos, get on some life jackets, and get ready to be on the water in single or double kayaks and paddleboards. This is more of an activity that is suitable for older children and teens. You’ll get to experience the serene Gulf waters, mangroves, and gorgeous coastline. You may even get to see a manatee or dolphin out in their natural habitat. 

Activity #4: Private Beach And Pools 

At the resort when your family is ready for a swim, we have you covered. There is a private beach to enjoy, so bring a picnic and stay for a few hours to really enjoy the sun and sand. Two pools are also located right on the property. One is exclusive to just the guests of the Nautilus House, but the other is open for all the guests to enjoy. 

Activity #5: Swim With The Dolphins 

a couple swimming with dolphinsNo trip to Key Largo is complete without a swim with the dolphins up close. Right next to the property is Dolphin Plus BaySide. Not only do they offer a dolphin encounter with the chance to swim with real Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, but it’s also a research and education center. You’ll spend hours there exploring the world of the dolphins, touch tanks, and even take a behind the scenes tour to learn all about how the marine mammal specialists care for the dolphins. It’s definitely an experience your family will be enchanted by. 

Activity #6: Take A Manatee Tour

Captain Sterling’s Manatee Tour is a well known outfitter that specializes in boat tours which will search out those great “sea cows,” otherwise known as manatees. He knows all the best spots to boat around to get the best chance to see these beautiful creatures up close and personal. Kids will love to try and spot these beasts, take photos, and enjoy cruising around. The tours are by appointment only and depart right from Key Largo. 

Activity #7: Eat On The Waterfront

Eat at the best family friendly place on Key Largo. It’s Skipper's Dockside Key Largo. This fun place is located right on the waterfront with an extensive menu of tasty seafood items, sandwiches, and don't miss the baked blue crab dip, it's fantastic! No trip is complete without a few slices of their famous homemade key lime pie as well. The restaurant is a fun and entertaining dining experience your whole family will love.

Want more tips? Visit our family vacation guide to help you plan a family-friendly vacation in Key Largo.

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