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The Florida Keys, with its turquoise waters and abundant wildlife, provides a paradise for kayakers. Meandering through the mangroves, exploring remote islands, and paddling across crystal clear waters offers an intimate and eco-friendly way to discover the beauty and charm of the Florida Keys. 

Embarking from Ocean Pointe Suites at Key Largo

Begin your kayaking adventure in the Florida Keys at the gateway - Key Largo. Positioned here is Ocean Pointe Suites at Key Largo, an all-suite resort that seamlessly blends luxury with nature. Its private marina serves as an ideal launching point for kayaking expeditions into the nearby mangroves. After a long day of paddling and exploring, the comfort of your private suite and the resort's numerous amenities provide the perfect setting to relax and unwind.

Paddling in the Upper Keys

  • John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park: Starting in Key Largo, the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is the first underwater park in the U.S. Here, you can kayak through its picturesque mangrove trails and witness a myriad of bird species and marine life.
  • Islamorada: A little further south, Islamorada boasts several kayak trails that navigate through mangrove forests and marine sanctuaries. Paddle your way to Indian Key Historic State Park or Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park and enjoy the serenity of these isolated islands.

Adventures in the Middle Keys

  • Curry Hammock State Park: In the Middle Keys, the lesser-known Curry Hammock State Park near Marathon offers a unique paddling experience. Kayak through shallow waters, mangrove creeks, and seagrass beds, home to diverse wildlife such as manatees, sea turtles, and a multitude of bird species.
  • Marathon: Marathon is the heart of the Florida Keys. Rent a kayak and explore Boot Key Harbor, a birding paradise. The scenic harbor is also known for its stunning sunset views.

Explorations in the Lower Keys

  • Big Pine Key: Big Pine Key, located in the Lower Keys, offers a serene escape from the bustling city life. The National Key Deer Refuge has numerous kayak launches leading to calm waters, where you might spot the tiny Key deer swimming between islands.
  • Key West: The final jewel in the Florida Keys, Key West offers a variety of kayaking routes. Explore the calm backcountry waters, or for the more adventurous, paddle around the entire island, a journey of about twelve miles.

Guided Tours and Rentals

While kayaking is an excellent way to independently explore the Florida Keys, several guided tours offer a more structured and informative experience. Check with the concierge at Ocean Pointe Suites at Key Largo for local recommendations.

Preserving the Natural Beauty of the Florida Keys

While the Florida Keys offer a kayaking experience like no other, remember the importance of preserving this fragile ecosystem for future generations. Avoid disturbing the wildlife and always carry out what you carry in.

After a day of paddling and exploration in the Florida Keys, return to Ocean Pointe Suites at Key Largo. The tranquil setting of the resort, with its private beach and waterfront café, offers the perfect place to relax, reflect, and share the day's adventures.

Whether you're a seasoned paddler or a kayaking novice, the Florida Keys provide a diverse array of routes and experiences to explore. From the mangrove forests of Key Largo to the vibrant waters of Key West, each route unveils a unique slice of the Florida Keys' beauty and charm. Embrace the spirit of adventure and set out to explore the stunning landscapes and waterways of the Florida Keys by kayak. Each stroke of the paddle brings you closer to the heart of the Florida Keys, and each moment on the water creates memories that will last a lifetime.

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