Key Largo

Welcome to Key Largo!

Key Largo, the first and northernmost of the Florida Keys, is an hour's drive from South Florida's two major airports, and a world away.

Key Largo on the map

Home to tropical hardwoods, winding creeks, two state parks, a national park and a portion of a national marine sanctuary, Key Largo boasts fascinating botanical scenery.

Accommodations from small family-owned properties to luxurious resorts, vacation homes and condominiums are available for all tastes.

A couple scuba diving in Key LargoA couple on a beach in Key Largo

Visitors can enjoy Key Largo's ties to the sea including scuba diving, snorkeling, an underwater hotel, sport fishing, eco-tours, beaches and educational dolphin encounter programs. The island’s land-based attractions include nature trails in Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park and a rehabilitation center for wild birds.

First of the Florida Keys
Underwater Delights

Explore Key Largo's John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and all the underwater delights of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

Several ecotourism and dive-snorkel services are ready to help you discover Key Largo's natural wonders. Or participate in “voluntourism” opportunities with pioneering coral restoration organizations.

A family scuba diving in Key LargoA family on board the African Queen in Key LargoA couple hiking in Key Largo

The island also is known for its dolphin therapy programs. Children and adults from around the world have sought out dolphin therapy through Dolphins Plus and the not-for-profit Island Dolphin Care.

The Keys’ longest island gained fame when the 1947 movie classic "Key Largo," featuring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, hit the silver screen. A local bar, the Caribbean Club, provided the locale for some of the movie's scenes.

Bogie's presence is apparent even today in Key Largo. The century-old steam-powered vessel from his epic film, "The African Queen," is available for canal and dinner cruises.

Fish Stories

Key Largo is also famous as a sport-fishing destination. Partner with world-class charter captains and fishing guides for offshore or backcountry excursions for bonefish along the Atlantic shallows, or snook, redfish and tarpon in Florida Bay.

A woman catching a fish on a boat in Key LargoA couple holding hands on a beach in Key Largo

When the day is done, swap stories at any of the island's historic and unique restaurants, bars, hotels, motels and resorts.

Key Largo Chamber of Commerce

Read our travel blog - Keys Voices

The Ten Keymandments