Concession Activities Update
Wednesday 21 November 2018

Welcome to John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, and the fabulous Florida Keys, where the water is warm and the sites are amazing!

We are open 7 days a week, offering on-water activities for you to enjoy the beautiful, clean waters of Pennekamp Park and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

We now offer the following activities:

  • Power Boat Rentals
  • SCUBA Diving Boat Tours
  • Snorkel Boat Tours
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tours
  • Paddle Sports (Kayaks, and Paddle Boards)
  • Beach Rental Equipment
  • PADI SCUBA Instruction
  • Marina Slips or Mooring Balls (Overnight Dockage)

These activities may be limited due to demand as well as weather conditions, so please call ahead for daily updates, and for same day Boat Tour Reservations (305) 451-6300.

Currently, we do not have food service available but are working hard to provide this service as soon as possible.

Please continue to follow this website or call (305) 451-6300 for updates.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon as well as provide you with a well-deserved nature-based experience.

For additional Park Information as well as Camping updates please call (305) 676-3777. Thank you.

Welcome to John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

The first undersea park in the U.S., John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park encompasses approximately 70 nautical square miles. While the mangrove swamps and tropical hammocks in the park's upland areas offer visitors a unique experience, it is the coral reefs and their associated marine life that bring most visitors to the park. Many enjoy the view of the reef from a glass-bottom boat tour, but visitors can get a closer look by scuba diving or snorkeling.

Canoeing and kayaking through the park's waters are popular activities; fishing is permitted in designated areas. Visitors can enjoy walking on short trails, picnicking, or swimming at the beach. The Visitor Center has a 30,000-gallon saltwater aquarium and nature videos are shown in its theater. Full-facility and Youth/Group campsites are available. Beach wheelchairs are available without cost.

Free 24 hour WI-FI at Concession Building and Dive Shop Building.