Island Time At Egmont Key
Egmont Key is located at the mouth of Tampa Bay in the Gulf of Mexico.
This island is home to white pristine beaches, ideal walking and shelling, nature trails for hiking, and warm Gulf water inviting you in for swimming and snorkeling.
Egmont Key Island has a variety of Florida shells, shark’s teeth, plant life, tropical fish and other marine life. On your trip you may want to hike along the trails to view the gopher tortoises and box turtles. Picnic in the soft gentle sea breeze under lovely swaying palms, or maybe just relax and sunbathe while the kids build sand castles nearby.
Treasures of the Sea
You will not be able to resist the call of the clear, warm Gulf waters to refresh your mind and spirit. You can snorkel the sunken ruins of Fort Dade and swim along the shore line. Egmont has a variety of sea shells and shark’s teeth including the pre-historic Megalodon shark’s teeth and of course everyone’s favorite, the Sand Dollar. All accessible in less than 8 feet of water.
Rich History at Egmont
Egmont key has a rich military history dating back to the 1800’s . You may follow the nature trails to find and explore the two remaining forts from the Spanish /American war era, visit the old solider cemetery, the Egmont Key lighthouse and the many other historic structures on the island.
Egmont Key is a Florida state park and a wild life refuge providing a safe home to many Florida native birds, gopher turtles, and box turtles. The island is kept in immaculate shape by the rangers and volunteers. The crew and staff of Island Boat Adventures are dedicated to keeping Egmont Key beautiful.