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Indian Key Historic State Park

 Activities at Indian Key Historic State Park

Boating

Boating

Visitors can rent powerboats and kayaks from "Robbie's Marina" or a number of other local marinas. Knowledge of the channels is critical because of the surrounding shallow grass flats. Kayaks and canoes can float across most flats, offering spectacular chances to see a variety of wildlife from dolphins and manatees to sharks and rays.

Canoeing & Kayaking

Canoeing & Kayaking

Visitors may currently access the island by canoe or kayak.

Fishing

Fishing

Anglers can fish for a variety of species from Bonefish on the flats, to Tarpon in the channels. Snapper, Spanish mackerel and snook are also found in the area. No fishing is permitted within 100 feet of the dock.

Hiking/Nature Trail

Hiking/Nature Trail

Visitors may explore the island and learn about its unique past by following the re-created street system. This interpretive trail takes you through the historic community of Indian Key, the first county seat of Dade County.

Participation Requirements

Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving

Scuba diving and snorkeling are permitted in the surrounding offshore waters. A 'Diver-Down' flag is required by law and must be displayed at all times.

Snorkeling

Snorkeling

Some local marinas, as well as "Robbie's Marina," offer Eco-tours that involve brief stops at the island and snorkeling in the area around the island and out on the reef. Remember, all snorkeling requires a 'Diver-Down' flag. All snorkeling must be conducted at least 100 feet from the dock at all times.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

A variety of shore and wading birds may be viewed on the island.