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Island & Water Activities

Island Activities for Everyone

All the fun and excitement you'll have at Duck Key might take some getting used to. After all, it's not everyday you can walk out your door, hop on a boat, and within minutes be snorkeling and diving with thousands of colorful fish and marine species. You can also fish, swim with dolphins, kayak, kiteboard, rent a boat and go lobstering, play tennis, send the kids off to the Indies Kids Club for sports and video games, and so much more!

But take note, the Florida Keys aren't all fun and games. It's hard work maintaining our reputation as being a laid-back destination. Some times we have to spend the day getting pampered with a message at the spa; soaking up rays at one of five swimming pools or ocean-fed saltwater lagoon; or just sipping champagne on a Duck Key sunset cruise.

It's tough business. Think you can handle it?

Duck Key Activities

All activities are on the island and all within walking distance of your vacation rental!

Dolphin Connection
Water Sports
Kiteboarding & Paddleboarding
Indies Kids Club
Cliff Drysdale Tennis
Diving & SNUBATM
Boat Rentals
Calm Waters Spa

Dolphin Connection Swim with Atlantic bottlenose dolphins! The Dolphin Connection at Hawks Cay offers the rare opportunity to touch, feed, and interact with these highly intelligent marine mammals. Choose the Dolphin Discovery Program for a hands-on, in-the-water experience; interact from the dock with our Dockside Dolphins Program; or becoming a Dolphin Trainer for the Day!  Advance bookings recommended.

Water Sports Parasail: Soar high above the clear Keys' waters and look down on dolphins, eagle rays, sea turtles, nurse sharks, and more!
Jet Ski Adventures: Explore the islands and wildlife as you speed across the water on this guided one-hour adventure.
Sunset Sail: There's no better place to celebrate a Florida Keys sunset than on the water aboard our smooth riding catamaran, Blue. Beer, wine and soft drinks provided, as well as a sunset champagne toast!
Snorkeling: Snorkel the only living coral barrier reef system in the continental United States.
Segaway Tours: It may not be a "water sport," but it's a great way for your group to explore the island and share a few laughs along the way. One-hour Duck Key tour.
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Diving & SNUBATM Dive, SNUBATM: Duck Key is just a few minutes boat ride from an underwater aquarium of tropical fish and sea life! Dive Duck Key offers daily dive trips to the reef, as well as specialty trips, instruction, and Scuba certification.

Want to Scuba dive but don't have the time to get certified? Try SNUBATM and dive to depths of 20 feet while attached to a floating air supply tank. There's no need for lengthy training, and kids 8 years and older can participate!
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Kiteboarding Kiteboarding is the ultimate water sport experience! The calm Keys' waters and light tropical breezes offer the perfect conditions for experienced boarders as well as beginners.

Florida Keys Kiteboarding LLC offers a variety of courses for beginners. Or, you can hitch a ride on the boat to one of our kiteboarding areas.
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Indies Kids Club Kids of all ages will enjoy the exciting games and activities offered at Hawks Cay's Indies Kids Club. Youngsters can splash around in the Pirate Ship Pool; tweens can hang out and play the latest X-Box, Wii, and Playstation games at the Cove; and teens can socialize with kids their own age at special "Teens Night Out" social events.

Indies Club is also home to Camp Hawk, the only kids program in the Florida Keys that offers a full day of supervised activities for youngsters. Heading out fishing, or just want some relaxing time alone at the spa? Just drop off the kids and we'll feed them a healthy snack or lunch, and keep them entertained with a variety of exciting games and island activities.
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Calm Waters Spa Head to Calm Waters Spa for a day of complete relaxation. Voted in the top 25 Best Hotel Spas in the U.S. by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine in 2009 and 2010, Calm Waters Spa offers an assortment of island massage and skin treatments, and is home to Duck Key's state-of-the-art fitness center, dry sauna, Jacuzzi and eucalyptus steam room. Great for special occasions, bridal parties, and girls-getaway weekends!
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Boat Rentals Hawks Cay Marina offers a full fleet of 18' to 22' Grady White boat rentals. Spend the day fishing, snorkeling, chasing Florida Keys spiny lobster, or just exploring the islands. Kayak rentals and fishing gear also available.

Planning a special event? Ask about Blue, our on-the-water party catamaran.
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Cliff Drysdale Tennis Duck Key is the proud home of Cliff Drysdale® Tennis, the ultimate instructional tennis experience. Learn the skills to take your game to the next level with adult clinics, private instruction, junior programs, and free hard court usage.
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