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Egmont Key State Park

FL 33715
+1 727-893-2627
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Private Snorkeling to Egmont, Outback, and Shell Key Islands
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Visitors to this island can visit its great beaches and explore the ruins of Fort Dade, a Civil War fort.
  • Excellent61%
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  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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"gopher tortoises"
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"tampa bay"
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

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...More

2  Thank Robert H
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

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...More

6  Thank CheechDaWizard
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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...More

3  Thank NKN599F
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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...More

Thank Sarah Z
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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...More

Thank Bruce R
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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...More

Thank janica j
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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...More

Thank VisaLady
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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.

Thank Nancy P
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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...More

Thank Jeff S
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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...More

1  Thank Vab71
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lonzogonzo
4 February 2018|
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Response from Tank E | Reviewed this property |
Current is strong but I see people paddle board
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Tim T
12 April 2017|
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Response from Jeff S | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if they are allowed on the island. I have never seen anyone use any kind of cooking equipment. Not even on the boats than anchor just off the beach. With past issues they have with fires and it being a nesting... More
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mary3kids2000
3 April 2017|
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Response from Jeff S | Reviewed this property |
We got the Ferry from Ft Desoto Park by the Bay Fishing Pier
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