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Pigeon Key Foundation

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The island of Pigeon Key is a historic 5-acre island located in the heart of the Florida Keys! It was once the home of over 400 workers who built the Overseas Railway from Miami to Key West. Today, the island is operated by the Pigeon Key...more
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2010 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2129
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Reviewed yesterday

Was visiting Marathon with my Brother and Niece. He suggested a trip to this wonderful Key Island off the Seven Mile Bridge. The trip started from their dock on a 10 min Ferry Boat ride. Our Captain Bill and his assistant crew member immediately gave...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ariel N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have to use the convenient ferry because the old Flagler bridge is under repair. Very interesting exhibit and buildings dating back to the Flagler railroad and to date. Good docent led tour. Tried snorkeling but cloudy water that day, quite a number of fish under...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank douglas1122
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great visit. My suggestions to you to bring with you: Picnic Lunch Water shoes And whatever makes you happy, be it Snorkel gear, if you have and are interested, Maybe a volleyball (we found one ... it was fun), maybe a book Great little 2...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Deweyz82
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Just got off the boat from Pigeon Key. What a great bargain on Marathon Key! For $12 you get a 10 minute boat ride across to the island. Refreshing! Then we were greeted by our guide, Eric, at the dock. The history of the island...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Peteanlynn
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

For $12 dollars you get a Ferry ride from Marathon to Pegion Key. Once you arrive they provide a guided tour of this Key RR construction camp established in the early 1900s. Afterwards you are free to roam this tiny key or snorkel around the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 960rh
Reviewed 23 September 2018

This place was in irrepair before Irma. It's even worse now. Nothing to see here at all. It's apparent from the highway, I can only imagine what it looks like on site.More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Karen P
PigeonKeyStaff, Guest Relations Manager at Pigeon Key Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Hi Karen, we would love for you to visit Pigeon Key yourself and see how we have bounced back after Hurricane Irma! Our daily, guided historical tours are a great way to learn about the history of the island. They run each day at 10AM,...More

Reviewed 17 September 2018

You get to this island by boat. We a a volunteer lady that was our tour guide. There was only me and hubby and another couple. This woman was so knowledgeable about this whole place. I am not into history, but this was a great...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank MaryAnn D
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

We toured this little island while visiting Marathon and were pleasantly surprised. We had been advised the the hurricane last year had left it less than desirable, but d coded to take the tour anyway because of the great TA reviews. Eric was our guide...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank bikerhiker08
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Great tour put on by the pigeon key foundation. A current guide and personal friend, Jennifer, recommended we do this tour during our stay. Kathy in the office was very helpful, our ferry captains Larry and Billy were very funny and nice. Eric was our...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank josepha98765
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

I went to Pigeon Key with friend and family .The island is so beautiful and with a lot of history.It is located under the old 7 mile bridget .You can get the a boat for $12.00 per adult and $9.00 for kid 5-13 under 5...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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7 September 2018|
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Response from PigeonKeyStaff | Property representative |
As long as you bring your own fishing gear, you are more than welcome to fish on the island!
Linda B
24 July 2017|
Response from PigeonKeyStaff | Property representative |
Hi Linda, the only dogs we allow on the island are service dogs. No pets are allowed on the island. We have an island cat and have had issues in the past with dogs harassing native bird life. I apologize for the... More
Veronica A
24 May 2017|
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Response from PigeonKeyStaff | Property representative |
Hi Veronica, the ferry boat departs our gift shop at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm which coincide with our historical tours. The last ferry leaves Pigeon Key at 4pm. The historical tour usually last about 1 hour which leaves... More