Explore Key Largo’s Exciting Outdoor Activities


Travelers at Marina Del Mar Resort & Marina are surrounded by plenty of outdoor activities and natural settings. The oldest underwater park in the United States, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, is just 3 miles away. Perfect for divers and snorkelers, the park is home to 70 square miles of coral reefs, seagrass beds and mangrove swamps for you to explore. If you would rather keep your head above water, navigate through the park in a canoe or kayak or enjoy the park's nature trails.

Key Largo is also at the eastern edge of Everglades National Park, where you can spend a day birdwatching or keeping your eyes peeled for alligators, manatees and countless other species of wildlife.

Other outdoor activities:

  • Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary: Protecting the waters surrounding the Florida Keys, the sanctuary encompasses all of the waters you will explore around Key Largo. Visit the Eco-Discovery Center to learn how to steward the environment.

  • Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park: With over 6 miles of lush hiking trails and 84 protected species of plants and animals, this is a highly visited place by birdwatchers and photographers.

  • Spiegel Grove Shipwreck: Only for advanced divers, the Spiegel Grove Shipwreck is 6 miles off the coast. The ship was once a Naval landing ship dock and was decommissioned in 1989.

Once you’ve planned which parks to visit, check out some water activities to add to your agenda.in