How long do tours last?
Our guided historical tour lasts about an hour. This allows you ample opportunity to explore the island, enjoy a picnic, or snorkel! While exploring, please respect the privacy of our staff and guests and avoid closed buildings.
What is there to do on Pigeon Key?
Most visitors come to Pigeon Key for the guided historical tour. You can also bring a picnic lunch, snorkel around the dock, or fish off the dock.
Can we snorkel at Pigeon Key?
Yes! Guests must bring their own snorkel gear AND dive flag. You are also required to fill out a snorkel liability release form at our gift shop. Pigeon Key does not have equipment available for rent. The best areas to see fish are near the dock or around the opening of the saltwater pool on the south side of the island (please be mindful of the tides, the currents around the island can be swift). You may not swim in the saltwater pool.
Where is the Visitor’s Center/How do I get to Pigeon Key?
Our Visitor’s Center is located at 1 Knights Key Boulevard Marathon, FL 33050. (Map) The only way to access Pigeon Key is via ferry boat which departs from this location or personal watercraft. You are welcome to walk the Old Seven Mile Bridge out to the island, however the ramp is closed for repairs and you cannot access the island from the bridge.
What happens on modern-day Pigeon Key?
Can my family stay overnight on Pigeon Key?
Unfortunately, no. In order to stay on Pigeon Key you must be part of an educational group.