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Florida: Key West Overseas Highway Self-Driving Tour

1. Florida: Key West Overseas Highway Self-Driving Tour

Begin your sunshine-filled journey just an hour outside Miami, Florida: on Key Largo. Start the scenic 100-mile drive bypassing the ‘African Queen’, the iconic Hollywood riverboat. Follow in the historical footsteps of the Overseas Railroad to Plantation Key, the smuggler's haven. While there, check out Big Betsy, the giant lobster, and Theatre of the Sea, home of the original dolphin shows. Continue through Isla Morada while learning about the hurricanes, ecosystems, and wildlife of the tropical Florida Keys. Explore Anne’s Beach, Long Key, and Marathon, each of which contains unique attractions. Cross over the iconic Seven Mile Bridge and make sure to check out Fred the Tree, the famous spirit of the Keys. Journey past Pigeon Key and Geiger Beach until you reach the most famous Key of all: Key West. In popular Key West, discover Mallory Square, Truman’s White House, the Hemingway Home, Tennessee Williams’ House, and the historic lighthouse. Wrap up your tour at the Southernmost Point of the Continental US.

Miami: Key Largo Scenic Plane Tour

2. Miami: Key Largo Scenic Plane Tour

Depart from Miami Executive Airport and soar into the skies above the first and largest of the fabulous Florida Keys, Key Largo. Flown by a professional pilot in a Cessna 177 aircraft, admire birds-eye views of the stunning landscapes below on a 1-hour aerial tour. Fly over the stunningly clear waters of Biscayne Bay, then head over Biscayne National Park where you can marvel at idyllic islands and luscious mangrove forests. Continue the tour over Key Largo’s array of beaches, as well as two state parks and a national park. Next, explore the Southern part of Key Largo, including Everglades National Park where you can see the area that has been acquired to protect the habitat of native wildlife. At the end of an unforgettable aerial experience begin the journey back to the airport, soaking up the last of the scenic views as you descend back down to ground level.

From Miami: Day Trip to Key Largo with Optional Activities

3. From Miami: Day Trip to Key Largo with Optional Activities

Make the most of your time in Miami with a day trip to the closest Florida Key, Key Largo, and maximize your time on the island. Choose from activities such as snorkeling, a glass-bottom boat tour, stand-up paddle boarding, or kayaking. Start your day with a 90-minute drive in an air-conditioned bus from Downtown Miami to Key Largo. Watch as your tour guide points out the famous Caribbean Islands along the drive towards the Florida Keys. See the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico while driving by the coastline. Once at Key Largo, the first and northernmost of the Florida Keys, enjoy 11 hours to explore the island at a leisurely pace. This is where Miami locals come to enjoy the Keys. Lyft and Uber operate in Key Largo if you need to get around. Discover John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park with its man-made beaches, hiking trails, concession stores, and unspoiled waters. The State Park concession store has pre-packaged wraps, sandwiches, ice cream, snacks, etc. Key Largo has a laid-back, tropical atmosphere. There are Tiki bars located right on the water, known for their food and drink. The Fish House, located on the highway, is an excellent fish restaurant. Upgrade your day trip by choosing from the following options: Snorkel Tour A 3-hour snorkeling adventure at North America’s only living coral reef. Travel on a 65-ft high-speed catamaran, receive professional instruction, and use top-of-the-line snorkel gear. The itinerary includes a number of shallow reefs teeming with wildlife. The rental includes bottled water and environmentally friendly suntan lotion. Glass-bottom boat tour A 2.5-hour cruise on a glass-bottom boat for a unique glimpse into the serene undersea world in style and comfort. Fun for all the family as you witness the wonders of North America’s only living coral reef, maybe spotting sea turtles and rays. There is a concession on board selling soft drinks and snacks. SUP Board Rental 1-hour stand-up paddleboard rental. Paddle along the shoreline of John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Instructions and a safety briefing are provided. Kayak Rental 1-hour kayak rental. Explore the unspoiled waters of John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, which extends 3 miles into the ocean. Instructions and a safety briefing are provided. Kayaks are singles, with the rental per kayak. At the end of the day, meet the bus at 7:30 PM for your 90-minute return trip to Miami.

From Miami: Key Largo & Islamorada Private Open-Top Bus Tour

4. From Miami: Key Largo & Islamorada Private Open-Top Bus Tour

Take a private day trip to visit the Keys’ numerous islands, from Key Largo to Islamorada. After pickup at your hotel in Miami or Miami Beach, drive to Key Largo, the northernmost island of the Keys that was made famous by the film Key Largo, starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. On Key Largo, stop at the Caribbean Club bar, which will be uncannily familiar to fans of the Bloodline TV series. Enjoy the bar’s surroundings and soak up the atmosphere of one of the rare less-touristy venues in the area. After Key Largo, move on to Islamorada, a smaller and quieter key than Key Largo and Key West. Find out why Islamorada is known as the “world capital of recreational fishing,” and discover the largest fishing fleet by square meter in the world. While on Islamorada, make a stop at Robbie’s, which offers a wide range of nautical activities. These include fishing, free-diving, boat rentals, eco-tours, and, most importantly, feeding the tarpons, the main attraction of the establishment for over 30 years. Robbie’s also has souvenir shops, stalls selling locally handcrafted goods, and the restaurant Hungry Tarpon where you can have lunch (not included). At the end of your tour, you’ll be returned to your hotel in Miami or Miami Beach.

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What people are saying about Key Largo

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based on 218 reviews

This was a great way to learn about the surrounding area while driving to Key West. We stopped at multiple places along the way because of the app and we didn’t regret a single one. Take your time and enjoy! Some of my favorite memories are because of the stops we made.

App worked as expected and gave a great overview of sites as we approached them. Offered good suggestions on places to stop along the way.

The app was very easy to use and very helpful. I would recommend using this app to learn about the area and the sites to see.

Love that its a stop and go tour. And it automaticly plays when you pass by hte spot.

Lots of fun information for the long drive to Key Wedg!