95% of this park is water – and is pretty spectacular that you can see Miami from the shore but be in such a beautiful and natural setting. It is the largest water wonderland in the national parks system. We enjoyed learning about the delicate ecosystems existing in the park, exploring the great touch table in the visitor’s center and taking advantage of a bit of shore path. Folks – every little bit helps keep our waters and ecosystems in balance. Every time I visit or learn more about the reef I am amazed by its importance and delicateness.
Snorkeling and boat tours are available to get out to the keys. We opted not to purchase tickets, etc. since it’s not really set up for a 5 and 10-year-old. Would be hard to keep Wren out of the water if Ethan were in!! We are looking to do some snorkeling further down in the keys.