Can you snorkel from John Pennekamp?

If you are a good swimmer, you can snorkel at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park! We have rental gear available: prices are $3 a piece for mask or snorkel (you keep the snorkel) or $4 for fins.

How much is it to snorkel at John Pennekamp?

Personal or Group in-water guide available upon request for $60 plus tax. Each additional snorkeler (guided) is $15 plus tax. Max. group size is 6 snorkelers per guide….Pricing.

Snorkeling Tours
Adult $38.95
Under 18 $35.00

What can you do at Pennekamp State Park?

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park/State

Can you swim in Largo Sound?

We would kayak over to the far, east, side of the sound and its sandy and full of wildlife. However, it’s mostly only around a foot deep, so not swimmable, and it’s a no motor zone so you can’t take a boat back there. To get to the ocean you go out through North or South creek.

Does John Pennekamp park have a beach?

There are three tiny sandy beaches at John Pennekamp great for sunning and swimming, having a picnic and trying out your snorkel. Pennekamp beaches are located within the Largo Sound and not directly in the Ocean.

Are there sharks at John Pennekamp State Park?

Sharks are in and can be encountered in oceans all over the world. Pennekamp State Park is in the Atlantic Ocean. Therefore, it is possible to encounter sharks in Pennecamp State Park.

Are there crocodiles in John Pennekamp State Park?

You will definitely see saltwater crocodiles during your visit.

How much does it cost to get into John Pennekamp State Park?

All visitors are required to pay an entrance fee: $8.00* per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $2.00* Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.

Are there showers at John Pennekamp State Park?

CAMPING: 47 full-facility sites for both tent and RV campers are available. Restrooms and hot showers are easily accessible. Call 1-800-326-3521.

Are there sharks in Key Largo?

We see a number of different types of sharks in Key Largo, mainly Reef Sharks, Nurse sharks and some Bull sharks. There are however visitors to our shores that are a little larger. Great Whites are known to move up and down the east coast of the US from Maine to Key West.

Can you snorkel off the beach in Key Largo?

The only Key Largo snorkeling from shore is at either of the two designated beaches in Pennekamp Park. The beaches access an enclosed bay that has a sea grass bottom and is surrounded by mangroves. You may see some fish and other critters, but you won’t see any corals.

Can you snorkel from the beach in Key Largo?

How do I get to John Pennekamp coral reef State Park?

The John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park entrance is at mile marker 102.5. The park is open every day from 8:00 a.m until sunset. There is an entrance fee, the actual prices you could check on the park official site where you will see more information about the snorkeling John Pennekamp tours as well!

How close can you snorkel at John Pennekamp National Park?

Visitors are expected to maintain distances of at least six feet apart and limit group size to 50 or fewer people. Snorkeling the reefs at John Pennekamp is one of the favorite activities at the park, and when you jump in the clear blue waters it’s easy to see why…

How far offshore from Pennekamp Park is the beach?

They are between 3 to 8 miles offshore (hmmm too far to swim…) so getting to them involves a boat tour, which there are several provided by Pennekamp’s Main Concession as well as the many outfits that operate outside the park. Pennekamp or Key Largo Snorkel Tour? What to Bring? Snorkeling from the Beach at John Pennekamp Park?

Who is Pennekamp park named after?

Pennekamp Park was established in 1963 and named for John D. Pennekamp who was a pioneer in environment’s preservation. The Coral Reef State Park locates next to Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary, they both work to preserve the coral reefs in United States.