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Duck Key truly embodies the laid-back lifestyle. This family-friendly spot is perfect for everyone, and there is plenty to do here. Start looking for your vacation rental with FlipKey, so you can find the perfect place to relax after a day exploring Duck Key!

About Duck Key

Located halfway down the Florida Keys, this island was uninhabited for a long time until Bryan W. Newkirk came along. 

What stands now is Newkirk's dream of Duck Key being the "Mecca of the America" —a cross between a luxury resort and residential community.

This secluded island has fast become a top destination for tourists because of the variety of activities available.

The origin of the island’s name is debated. Many believe it comes from the shape of the island, which does closely resemble a duck. Others believe it is because of the double-crested cormorants ("ducks") that lived on the island.

Whether you want to get your adrenaline pumping through parasailing or simply relax with your family, Duck Key definitely has something for you.

What to do in Duck Key

Start your day off by training, feeding and swimming with Atlantic bottlenose dolphins! Surely the best way to start a vacation is with these wonderful creatures?

Segway tours are available and are a great way to get around the island. Why not try your hand at stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking or jet skiing?

Be sure to drive over Seven Mile Bridge and take in scenic views. There are certain spots you will be able to park so that you can enjoy some fishing.

You will also be able to enjoy a round-trip bus tour from Miami Beach to Key West if you're interested in exploring any of the other islands.

When you've exhausted yourself, be sure to check out the restaurants in Duck Key. Seafood is a hot topic on most menus, and you'll find the term "Floribbean" being used. Alma, in particular, serves Florida and Latin-Caribbean dishes!

Top travel tips for Duck Key

Duck Key is blessed with a mild tropical climate. Compared to the rest of Florida, visitors can enjoy a slightly cooler summer if they come here. Be aware that it is more likely to rain between May and October.

You'll find incredible diving conditions in Duck Key. Often overlooked by divers, you'll be able to enjoy a quieter dive and check out the many sea creatures without the crowds.

Day trips to nearby Marathon and Islamorada are available, and you'll be able to find other points of interest!, too.

Whether you're with family, friends or traveling by yourself, Duck Key is the perfect retreat from the rat race. With its laid-back vibe, Duck Key has something for everyone. Why not find the perfect vacation rental in Duck Key using FlipKey?