Bluewater Key RV Resort
Visiting the Florida Keys was an epic check off of our travel bucket list. Not only did we score last minute reservations, we were so thrilled to get into this phenomenal RV resort for one week. Just a few miles outside of Key West, this resort is only 80ish sites, lining the edge of a small peninsula. Each site is privately owned and unique in their own way, and all have tiki huts with varying degrees of water frontage (bay front, canal front, or tropical.)
We were in Canal #12, which had a wonderful tiki hut and a private dock (plus floating dock for easy access to the water.) Before we could even get the camper unhooked and setup, the kids were on the dock spotting fish. We still can't get over how clear the water is here! The kids loved snorkeling during the day around the dock.
Check out our video from Bluewater Key HERE.
That same afternoon when we arrived, a friendly manatee swam right up to our dock to poke around and say hello. It was truly an extraordinary experience to get to see this neighborly sea cow welcome us to the Keys. (I didn't get any pictures, but LOTS of video. Check out our videos HERE.)
We loved fishing here, and even caught enough mangrove snapper for dinner one night. Raymond reeled in a small barracuda one afternoon, and we spotted parrot fish and so many more unknown to us swimming in the water. (We even went SHARK fishing from our little dock... stay tuned for that post!) We also spotted several iguanas lounging in the sun every afternoon.
We rented kayaks and a paddle board for the week from KEYAKS.com and they were so great to work with. There's a big discount for weekly rentals vs daily, and delivery/pick-up at your campsite is included. We loved kayaking up and down the canal and out in the bay. They helped enhance our fishing as well.We even spotted a few sharks while we were paddling!
You can check out the website for Bluewater Key RV HERE.
INSIDER TIP! - EAT AT GEIGER KEY MARINA & FISH CAMP
Just a hop, skip, and a jump down the road (about 4 miles), is the Geiger Key Marina & Fish Camp. We loved popping over to the open air bar and restaurant to enjoy their waterfront tables in the mangrove lined channel. With a completely casual vibe and live music on most evenings, it sets the scene for a pretty relaxing way to wind down a day in the Keys. A school of snapper hang out in the waters next to wooden picnic tables, and we even spotted a giant starfish.