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Address: 1 Knights Key Blvd, Marathon, FL 33050-2002
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+1 305-743-5999
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The island of Pigeon Key was once the home of the workers who built the...

The island of Pigeon Key was once the home of the workers who built the Overseas Railway. Today it is operated by the Pigeon Key Foundation, a 501(c) not for profit organization, that runs daily historical tours of the island. Visit our website for more information about taking a tour!

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Spectacular Snorkling - Pigeon Key is a Gem!

Pigeon Key is one of my favorite places to visit in the Keys and it just gets better every year. The boat staff that take you there and back are friendly and knowledgeable. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Marathon, Florida
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Marathon, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pigeon Key is one of my favorite places to visit in the Keys and it just gets better every year. The boat staff that take you there and back are friendly and knowledgeable. The guided tours by volunteer historians are interesting. But the best part is swimming and snorkeling around this little island. We saw numerous Queen conchs, a HUGE... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Take a trip to Pigeon Key and learn about the railroad employees who called Pigeon Key home. The short boat ride is fun and the tour is very informative.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the boat form the Pigeon Key Information Centre in Marathon as the old bridge is closed for renovation currently. The boat was great and we got some top views going under the main bridge and approaching Pigeon Key. Jennifer was our guide on Pigeon Key and was brilliant. Great to hear the history of the island and railroad.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very informative visit. Did not realize that there was no vegetation in the area during the construction of the rail road.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An interesting look into the Florida Keys history on how the overseas highway (first a railway) was born. A learning experience of Mr Flagler's influence on the development of Florida as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pigeon Key is a great piece of local history and a wonderfully beautiful island. The boat trip over from Knight's Key is lovely, and the tour was informative and interesting. There were only two slight detriments: the first was that our tour guide, while extremely friendly and knowledgeable, kept embarking on lengthy digressions (about things like his trip to Death... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We visited this island by ferry. The old 7 mile bridge is closed for construction so you cannot walk to Pigeon Key, you must take the ferry. The visitors center is neat and the staff is friendly! We saw some manatees in the bay on the way to the island. Once at the island, we took a tour with Eric... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

I stopped at the Pigeon Key welcome center, located on another Key but they sold the tickets for the charter to the Island. Very historic in that as they built the train from around 1880-1900 the workers sometimes around 400 would stay not his very tiny island there is an museum, and preserved buildings from the time. I will go... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

As of Oct 2016 old seven mile bridge under construction so can't use it to bike or walk to Pigeon Key. You can still get there by Ferry. See their website for details.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Stop at the Pigeon Key Visitors Center and learn a little history about the Florida East Coast Railway! Most of the Florida Keys owes its current existence to the railroad, which was wiped out by a hurricane in the 20's. Check out an original dining car from the Railway while you're there! Be sure to stop, and don't just blow... More 

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