If you’re cruising in the Keys with your family, here are some great ideas from Drew White, the resident expert at Cannons Marina on Longboat Key. White spent summers there as a kid himself, and now lives there. You may have your own list, but here’s a good place to start:
1.Eat on the dock at Robbie’s Restaurant in Islamorada, and get a bucket of fish to feed the tarpon.
2.Visit the Key Deer Refuge on Big Pine Key, where there are hundreds of small deer.
3.Swim with the dolphins at Theatre of the Sea on Islamorada, a mini-theme park.
4.Snorkel at John Pennekamp state park (pictured above). If you don’t want to get wet, rent a glass-bottom boat to see the reef.
5.Check in at Amy Slate’s Amoray Dive Resort, where there are small bungalows with hot tubs and dive tours for families. When the kids grow up, they can have an underwater wedding there.