5 Family Day Trips to Add to Your Bucket List

There are many reasons why the Florida Keys make the perfect spot for a memorable family vacation. Pristine beaches, amazing wildlife, clear blue waters, and a laid-back tropical vibe that will make you feel a million miles from home. Make the most of time together with one of these day trips, easily reached from Tranquility Bay Resort.

Set Sail for the Dry Tortugas

If you only make one trip during your Florida Keys stay, make sure this is it. The Dry Tortugas is brimming with natural beauty that the whole family will love to explore. Visit the famous bird and marine life sanctuary, plus the Fort Jefferson historical site. Make a splash as you snorkel in the crystal-clear waters, or if you prefer to stay on dry land, spot rare birds as they soar overhead.

The islands can only be reached by seaplane or ferry, so half of the fun (and beauty) is getting there.

Sailing in the Florida Keys

Swim with Dolphins in Marathon

An experience you will never forget. Visit the Dolphin Research Center at mile marker 59 and get a close-up look at your favorite ocean creature as you plunge in and swim with them. Here you will also discover fascinating insights into dolphin behavior and their individual characteristics.

Even better – children aged 10 through 14 can even enroll in Dolphin Camp, while guests aged 15 through 17 can sign up to a memorable seven-day Teen Dolphin Lab.

A Beach Day Like No Other

Celebrated for having one of the world’s top beaches, Bahia Honda State Park is the best spot for relaxation and adventure on the Keys’ soft sands. Just a 20-minute drive from Tranquility Bay, discover an island paradise full of rare and unusual plants and animals. Enjoy snorkel boat tours, beach rental equipment, and a fantastic food service. Oh, and there’s a gift shop too – perfect for those all-important souvenirs!

Lady swimming in crystal clear waters

The Theater of the Sea

Get up close and personal with marine life at the Islamorada-based marine park. Children and adults alike will be delighted by the dolphin, sea lion, and parrot shows, and there are lots of guided tours to keep you entertained and informed. Don’t forget your swimsuit either – there’s a tropical private lagoon beach where you can relax and swim in the turquoise waters.

Discover Shells, Fish Tanks and Pirate Costumes

Explore the 63-acre environmental and archaeological preserve at the beautiful Crane Point Hammock in Marathon. Wander the stunning gardens, satisfy your curiosity at the museum, and get up close to sea urchins and starfish at the touch tank. There’s also a large lagoon filled with nurse sharks and colorful tropical fish. Why not tie your walking boots and hike along one of the nature trails or walk the forest roads out to the Sunset Boardwalk?

View our helpful planning guide and special offers, including our Best Flexible Rate – perfect for if your plans may change – and book your idyllic Florida Keys vacation at Tranquility Bay.

To book, call our friendly reservations team on 888-589-9860.