How long do historical 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.

How much does a historical tour cost?

Historical tours cost $12.00 per person and Monroe County residents are charged $9.00. Children under 5 are free!

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 or cooler, snorkel around the dock, or fish off the dock. Visitors also enjoy birding, relaxing on our beach-front area, and swimming. If you are not interested in the historical tour, you can choose not to participate and explore on your own. 

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 Visitors Center. 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 or fish in the saltwater pool. 

Where is the Visitor’s Center/How do I get to Pigeon Key?

Our Visitor’s Center is located at 2010 Overseas Highway Marathon, FL 33050, which is Mile Marker 47.5 bayside between Hyatt Place Hotel and the Marriott Hotel. The only way to access Pigeon Key is via ferry boat which departs from this location or personal watercraft. You still have to pay the admission fee if you choose to bring your own boat. The Old Seven Mile Bridge and ramp are currently closed for repairs.

What happens on modern-day Pigeon Key?

Primarily, Pigeon Key hosts day and overnight marine science field trips for educational groups. We also host special events,  summer camps, and run daily historical tours.

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