Shipwrecks, shipwrecks and more shipwrecks. Even archeological state parks which are shipwrecks.. In the Upper Keys, a shipwreck to explore and the African Queen from the Huston film. In the Middle Keys, take a ferry to Pigeon Key, and in the Lower Keys, visit Looe Key and more boats, the Adirondack III and America 2.0!
The Upper Keys:
In Key Largo and Islamorada, where KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts & Marinas has two exclusive locations, Mariners Resort Villas & Marina and the Historic Tavernier InnAtlantic Ocean
A shipwreck approx. 5mi offshore from Key Largo. This retired Navy ship is the largest ship sunk to create an artificial reef. It rests on its starboard side in 130′ of water with its gunwale within 45′ of the surface. Contact dive operators for trips. Atlantic Ocean
Key Largo , FL spiegelgrove.com
See the original boat from John Houston’s classic film starring Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn. The African Queen is on display, free of charge. Rides can be arranged. Also known as S/L Livingstone). It is located at 99701 Overseas Highway in Key Largo, Florida. On February 18, 1992, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
Phone: 305-451-4655 *
Mile Marker 100, Holiday Inn Marina
Key Largo , FL 33037
SAN PEDRO UNDERWATER ARCHAEOLOGICAL PRESERVE STATE PARK
This underwater archaeological preserve features a submerged shipwreck that is available for diving and snorkeling. Part of a Spanish flotilla, the San Pedro was a 287-ton, Dutch-built ship which sank in a hurricane on July 13, 1733. Her remains were discovered in 1960 in Hawk Channel near Indian Key. After major salvage efforts in the 1960s, all that remains of San Pedro is a large pile of ballast stones covering an area 90 feet long and 30 feet wide
Phone: (305) 664-2540
U.S. 1 Mile Marker 85.5
Islamorada , FL 33036
The Middle Keys:
In the Middle Keys, KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts & Marinas has the Village at Hawks Cay Villas on Duck Key, Indigo Reef Resort Villas & Marina and the Coral Lagoon Resort Villas & Marina vacation rentals in Marathon
PIGEON KEY VISITOR CENTER & GIFT SHOP
Venture back in time when you visit this tiny island that played a tremendous role in the Florida Keys of today and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Enjoy a ride through history on \”Old Henry,\” a train that will take you past historic locations and educate you on the rich early century railroad history, while visiting the island.
Phone: (305) 289-0025, (305) 743-5999
PO Box 500130
(ferry departs 10am, 11:30am, 1pm & 2:30pm)
Marathon , FL 33050
The Lower Keys:
In the Lower Keys, KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts & Marinas has the Coral Hammock Resort Villas and Kings Point Marina & Condominiums vacation rentals
Located about five nautical miles offshore of Big Pine Key is Looe Key, which isn’t an island but a “groove and spur” reef and part of the reef system that parallels the Atlantic side of the Florida Keys. This reef got its name from the HMS Looe which supposedly ran aground there in 1744 while towing a captured French ship, the Snow. While crossing the reef, the HMS Looe hit hard in only 25 feet of water and quickly burned to the waterline, taking the accompanying ship with her.
Five Miles Offshore Oceanside
Big Pine Key , FL 33043
CLASSIC HARBOR LINE KEY WEST – ADIRONDACK III & AMERICA 2.0
Dedicated to providing the most perfect hospitality & sailing experience one could find in Key West, Classic Harbor Line hopes for the privilege of escorting you on a breathtaking excursion aboard the most elegant vessels in the local schooner fleet.
Phone: 305-293-7245 *
Behind Schooner Wharf Bar
202 Williams St
Key West , FL 33040
These are some of my favorite experiences this week in the Florida Keys. If you’re coming down to visit and stay with us at the KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts & Marinas in our vacation rentals, share your favorite experiences with us in the comments section of our blog…
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