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Egmont Key

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Visitors to this island can visit its great beaches and explore the ruins...

Visitors to this island can visit its great beaches and explore the ruins of Fort Dade, a Civil War fort.

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Private Snorkeling to Egmont and Shell Keys with Walking Tour
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Egmont Key Boat Cruise
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Egmont Key Jetski Tour

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An Island Off The Beaten Path

At the south end of Pinellas County Florida just before heading over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge there is Fort Desoto Park. The entrance fee is $5. Here one can take the ferry boat... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Clearwater, Florida
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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the south end of Pinellas County Florida just before heading over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge there is Fort Desoto Park. The entrance fee is $5. Here one can take the ferry boat (a pontoon boat that can carry about 50 passengers and takes about 20 minutes) over to Egmont Key that also has its own fort named Fort Dade.... More 

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Weeki Wachee, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First off I should say that I will not write a bad review, just the Truth , but this ferry service was the lowest of the low in my experience. This is not about the Island, it is just so so not really worth the short time you do have there. It burned after a lightning strike recently [ 8... More 

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Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

A difficult one. The island is ok, although disappointed with lack of information on island regarding its past, there could have been a little more in depth background of its history. We could have done with more time to explore, but the restricted timing of ferry makes this fairly impossible. The ferry we thought was very overpriced at $20 approx... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful and lush island with many turtles , birds and abundant sea life. Took a charter rather than the ferry so didn't have a lot of time to check out everything as we would have liked. Very historic with some plaques providing information but would have loved to know more. There are no restrooms and the sand trails can be... More 

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Brookhaven, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is a gorgeous island and a fabulous museum, it is a bird and turtle sanctuary, there are so many ways to get to Egmont Key by boat, there is little places to visit and read all the history of the island. The ruins are still there. The waters surrounding Egmont or pristine clean. Anyone going there must bring their... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Catch the Hubbard ferry located @ Fort Desota, of course this is weather permitting. Pack a picnic lunch, or purchase a take along lunch you can purchase on the ferry. Take plenty of water, sunscreen, hat, wear a bathing suit along with cover up. Comfortable shoes/Sandles. Enjoy the ride over & back. You might see a Dolphin or 2. Explore... More 

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Annandale, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Really neat place, short 20 ride from the dock for $20 round trip. the key is free but you have to pay for the ride over and back.Drops you off at 11 and picks you up at 2 PM. Great Shells to be found. The water is crystal clear. Not much to do on the key, lighthouse and that is... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Absolutely the best water on the Gulf Coast. We try to go every weekend to see what kind of wildlife we will see. The water is pristine. We take the wave runner out to the rocks to snorkel.

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We took the Egmont Key Shuttle over from Ft Desoto. We wish we had more time there. It was fascinating to see the Skimmers with their chicks. The ruins of the old fort were cool to see and this sea life in the water was great. We saw many different fish in the water and found some great shells on... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We visited the key by renting a boat from Anna Maria Watersports. My husband and I along with four children ages 2, 4, 6, and 8 years had a wonderful time. It was fun seeing the lighthouse (not open to the public) and wondering around the island. Since we had the boat, we stopped a few times along the island... More 

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