Egmont Key Express
- Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Bradenton Beach, FL
- Product code: Egmont Key
Located in Egmont Key at the mouth of Tampa Bay is Egmont Key State Park, a Florida State Park that features many recreational activities and wildlife. The Egmont Key Lighthouse and the ruins of Fort Dade, a Spanish-American War era fort, are also located in the park. Egmont Key lies southwest of Fort De Soto Park and can only be reached by boat or ferry, so this is your opportunity to check out this neat, historical site! Located on the south end of the island is the Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge, which was established in 1974. It is one of the three 'Tampa Bay Refuges' and is administered as a part of the Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Egmont Key was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on December 11, 1978.
During your 4-hour excursion to Egmont Key, you will learn about he history of the park, as well as get to observe the abundant wildlife. Among the fauna are gopher tortoises, hummingbirds, and seabirds. Recreational activities include sunbathing, swimming, shelling, picnicing, touring the fort, and as mentioned before, wildlife viewing. Some of the amenities include beaches, nature trails, and picnic tables. Come aboard the Island Girl and join us on our cruise to explore this beautiful historic site.
The boat departs from the Bradenton Beach Marina at 10:00AM and is back by 2:00PM, giving you two full hours to explore the island.
What to bring? Sunscreen, a towel, and water shoes. Small coolers for lunch and drinks are allowed. .
Egmont Key Excursions are available 7 days a week at 10 am by reservation.
Egmont Key Excursions available on any day for groups of 6 or more, call for more information 941-780-8010.
Adults only $60.00 and kids under 12 years of age $55.00.