Key Largo's most popular Internet Connection!
Welcome to the Pennekamp page! THE web site in Key Largo for
diving, snorkeling, fishing, and other attractions! This page is locally
produced, so you'll find it's information focuses specifically on
Key Largo, Pennekamp Park and the Key Largo National Marine Sanctuary.
We're here to help you, so if you don't see what you need, just ask!
- What is Pennekamp Park?
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is the nation's first UNDERWATER
park! Formed in the 1960's, Pennekamp Park represents over 100 square
miles of mangrove shoreline, grass flats, and of course our famous coral
reef. Adjacent to Pennekamp (and extending it's boundaries out to
international waters) is the Key Largo National Marine Sanctuary. Both
these pristine coral reef areas are protected by law against environmental
abuse, guaranteeing this beautiful resource will last for many
- How do I get there?
By boat! Bring your own, or hop on a local charter adventure. Specialized
charters (diving, snorkeling, fishing, sightseeing, you name it!) are a
major industry here in Key Largo, and nobody does it better than we do!
Pennekamp is an underwater park, and you'll find dozens of
professional charter trips available to take you there. Trips to the
coral reef are available mornings, afternoons, and evenings.
- Can't I just swim out from the beach?
Our coastline in Key Largo is comprised of mangroves, and shallow grass
flats teeming with life. There are very few natural beaches in the Keys,
and the coral reef begins about 3 miles off-shore. This fantastic coral
reef provides such a complete barrier against wave action that "normal"
coastal erosion (which provides sand to northern beaches) just doesn't
apply. There are several lovely man-made swimming areas here in Key Largo,
in both private and public locations, but don't expect to swim to the reef!
- What else do I need to know?
Everything you'll need to plan a vacation here in Key Largo
can be found (or linked to) from this page! We hope you'll enjoy your
visit with us.
Key Largo boasts some of the finest tropical diving in the world!
Surrounded by protected waters, our coral reef is a site to behold. Click here for information on diving in Key Largo, along with maps, pictures, site descriptions, reef fish, charter trips, specials, and much much
The Florida Keys are known worldwide for their great fishing, both in the
quiet, still waters of the "backcountry" (Florida Bay) and our exciting
off-shore waters! Check out this link for more information on charters,
boat rentals fishing advice, and special local events.
From "conch-casual" to elegant cuisine, Key Largo is a great place to tempt
your tastes! Choose from outdoor waterfront dining, to out-of-the-way,
Relax and enjoy the relaxed tropical ambiance of intimate, family owned
motels, outdoor camping, or the amenities and services of larger resorts! Key Largo offers a broad range of accommodations to fit within your family's budget.
Well, we do we have occasional tropical showers here in the fabulous
Florida Keys, but they never last long! For the current local weather, seasonal stats, raday, and forcasts click here. (And remember wherever it's not raining,
it's probably sunny!)
Conditions? Sure! Our reef reports are updated hourly - directly from
the automatic station at Molasses Reef!
- Local artists? Check out this page of Cat Sculptures by Helen Cossett
The Keys Hook Up
The Keys Hook Up is the homepage for Time Out Magazine, The site features Fishing Reports from area captains,
comments by The Irritable Chef, Direct Links to area businesses, lists Things To Do in the Florida Keys,
Money Saving Coupons, Online Store, Classifieds, and so much more!! The site is being updated constantly so
be sure to check back often.
Florida Keys Reef Lights Foundation:
A non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the historic reef lights of the Florida Keys, The Florida Keys Reef Lights Foundation has been formed to promote the establishment of a lighthouse museum and future access to the lighthouses of the Florida Keys.
Key Largo is home to Dolphins Plus, a marine mammal research and education facility offering tours, classes, and in-water dolphin swim programs with these marvelous marine mammals.
Key Largo also borders the Everglades National Park - an area of
mysterious and abundant wildlife. Click here for more information on this
fascinating natural resource.
Florida Keys Wild Bird Center
Located at MM94 Bayside in Tavernier. Take a free tour of our facilities
and see the birds of Florida up close. We have Ospreys, Roseate Spoonbills,
Brown Pelicans and many other wild birds in our recovery areas. Come by
during lunch or dinner and help feed the birds!
Call (305)852-4486 for more information.
Keys Technologies (who bring you The Pennekamp Page)
is a proud member of the Legendary Key Largo Chamber of Commerce...
For more information on visiting Key Largo, Check out
The Key Largo Chamber
of Commerce's home page!
Thanks for visitin' our site! It's time to put on a Jimmy Buffett tune played by Key Largo's favorite performer, Reggie Paul. Let's kick back now, and watch the sunset over Florida Bay...
Mmmmm, smell those shrimp - they're beginning to boil.... :-)
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your services too!
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