Wordless Wednesday With Linky – Key Largo Glass Bottom Boat Tour

by Dagmar Bleasdale on September 2, 2015

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We are back from our last-minute vacation in Hollywood, Florida. On one of the days, our friends, their three kids, and the three of us drove to Key Largo to go on a glass bottom boat tour.

Key Largo glass bottom boat tour, Florida

The place we went to also features the famous African Queen boat that was used in the 1951 film, starring Humphrey Bogart and Kathryn Hepburn!


Key Largo Glass Bottom Boat Tour

Here is a great YouTube video about it.

Key Largo glass bottom boat tour, Florida

The African Queen tour, Key Largo, FL

The African Queen cruise, Key Largo, FL

Thanks to our friend Maria, we will actually have a photo for our Christmas card. Don is so camera shy. Look at him – I will never understand why this man is hiding from cameras.

The Key Largo Princess goes out every day to the underwater world of the John Pennecamp state park. It’s the only undersea park in the United States.

Here’s a tip: ask for the 33% off discount for larger groups if you take this Key Largo glass bottom boat tour.

One more tip: buy the sea sickness tablets they sell where you pay for the tickets if you are at all worried that you might get sick. I took one, and I really think it helped me.

The kids loved checking out the boat and were running up and down during the 45 minutes it took to get out to the coral reef.

Then we all sat down downstairs and looked through the glass bottom of the boat. We saw different kinds of fish, two sea turtles, and a part of a ship wreck.

We got a lot of important information from the tour guide about the fragility of the coral reef, which is very old but in grave danger because the water temperature is rising. The corals die off when the ocean temperature gets too warm. Hello, global warming.

Key Largo glass bottom boat tour, Florida, DagmarBleasdale.com

Don was enjoying the boat ride so much, he didn’t notice I took this picture. I think even he might like this one.

What have you been up to? It’s Landon’s first day back to school today — are your kids already back in school?



{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

stevebethere September 2, 2015 at 3:29 PM

Brilliant photos looked like good fun :-)

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Patrick Weseman September 2, 2015 at 10:20 AM

That is something I want to do. Great pics. It looks like a really nice and relaxing time.

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orangeheromama September 2, 2015 at 9:05 AM

Oh how cool to go out in a glass bottomed boat! I would find that so fascinating!!

http://www.homeofohm.com/2015/09/sunset-and-surfers-in-tofino-bc.html

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Karren Haller September 2, 2015 at 6:05 AM

What a fun way to view the coral, we went to Hawaii and went snorkeling, that was fun to see the fish up close and the beautiful clear water. It is really sad that we are destroying the ocean life from global warming.

Thanks for the party.
Would love you stop by and share your post as well.
Have a great day!
Karren

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