Admission: $8 per car
For boat tour information and reservations, please call (305) 451-6300
Pets allowed in designated areas.
The first undersea park in the United States, 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.
Visitors can enjoy walking on short trails, picnicking, or swimming at the beach.
Note: Beach wheelchairs are available without cost.
Learn more: Pennekamp Park
Fun fact: The Visitor Center has a 30,000-gallon saltwater aquarium and nature videos are shown in its theater.