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When the Egmont Key Alliance is there, you can see the inside of the lighthouse, learn about the island's ecosystem, and the island's history.
You can only get here by boat, but once you get here, it's worth it. Your day will be rustic, to...More
I read all the reviews and although my teen wanted to go I hesitated. I even told her and a friend she was bringing to be prepared. I’d heard the women selling the tickets was rude and so were the ferry boat’s crew. They said...More
As suggested on the website we made reservations ahead of time and used a credit card. It was $25 pp. We were told to be there 45 mins to 1 hr ahead of time. We arrived 50 mins before our scheduled time and the boat...More
We left on the Tampa Ferry from Ft De Soto Park. The ride was 25 for adults and 12.50 for kids under 12. Ferry ride was fine, but when I purchased the tickets I asked about taking our own snorkeling gear, said it was fine...More
Egmont Key contains many fond memories for me so it is a place we return to often. As a child I grew up with making overnight visits to the island, anchoring off the on the open waters at the entrance of Tampa Bay and waking...More
You can only reach Egmont Key by private boat or ferry. We take our boat out on calm days. The Gulf side beach is beautiful and pretty private. It has many different looks as you walk along. Some areas are nice for shelling, some for...More
We drove up by boat from Siesta Key which took us about 1 hour and 45 minutes. When we got to Egmont Key, the water was calm and clear. We snorkeled around the rocks at the southern end of the key. I saw a barracuda,...More
Took a Ferry from the St. Petersburg area that did an hour exploring Egmont Key and an hour snorkeling. The water was incredibly clear and so pretty but there wasn’t much to look at on the island. I would do it again just for the...More
Hi luckepeny. Call the Park Service 727-893-2627 and they will give you all the details. You can also google Florida State Park Service/Egmont Key and that will take you to their site where you can communicate via email... More
Hi luckepeny. Call the Park Service 727-893-2627 and they will give you all the details. You can also google Florida State Park Service/Egmont Key and that will take you to their site where you can communicate via email. When I went, the ferry ride was $20 @ person round trip. I gave the Cappy a $5 tip after the return. The boat was docked on the sand next to the pier with a ticket booth right there. When you enter Ft. Desoto Park the main road comes to a T-intersection. Turn right and the pier, ticket booth and pier will be on your left. You can trust the park service. Others, not so much. Hope you enjoy this experience. Bob