26 February – 4 March
After our fun at the Dolphin Research Center on Marathon we continued north to Key Largo. We found a hotel for the night to start the next day at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.
Here, we explored the on-sight aquarium, sat through what ended being a fascinating video presentation and enjoyed a 2.5 hour glass bottom boat excursion over a portion of the only living coral reef in the United States. This reef in the Florida Keys is the 3rd largest coral reef in the world, surpassed by The Great Barrier Reef in Australia and Belize Barrier Reef. Unfortunately no good photos were captured of the varied coral and sea life we saw through glass bottom boat. For those that don’t snorkel or dive, this is a great option to see things you can’t see many other places.