Beat the Heat with a Houseboat Retreat
As summer starts to heat up, you might be checking out the flights around the country, looking for getaways to beaches and sunny fun. Here in the Florida Keys, the rising mercury is our cue to head outside and get some surf and fun, and we have lots of options. At Mangrove Marina in Tavernier, luxury houseboats can serve as your home base as you explore everything Key Largo has to offer. The marina’s Aqua Villa houseboats have exactly what you need for the Florida summer vacation of a lifetime.
Set just 15 miles off the southern coast of Florida, the Keys offer a warm, tropical escape from the everyday any time of year. You can reach Mangrove Marina by way of the Florida Keys Overseas Highway, which stretches across the Keys by way of 42 bridges. These bridges span the extent of the keys, traveling across the seas, mangroves, dense vegetation, and more. Located at mile marker 91.7, Mangrove Marina is easy to reach and within a short drive from Miami, perfectly situated for all your favorite Keys activities.
The Florida Keys are nestled atop a coral cay archipelago, which makes them the perfect destination for all kinds of seafaring activities. Here you can go scuba and snuba diving or snorkeling or wakeboarding. Fishing, sailing, and sunning are equally popular summer getaway activities, which is why thousands of people descend on the Keys annually, exploring the unique ecosystem, immersing themselves in the one-of-a-kind culture, and discovering its diversity and beauty.
Each Key has its own appeal and attractions, from distinctive beaches, shipwrecks to explore, and fun activities and festivals to enjoy. Mangrove Marina is located in Tavernier, which is on Key Largo, the first and largest of the Keys and home to the USS Spiegel Grove, perhaps the largest artificial reef in the world.
From the marina, you will have easy access to all the other prime Keys attractions, including the African Queen, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, and Dry Tortugas National Park. Everglades National Park, and the National Marine Sanctuary.
When traveling, you will likely be concerned about places to stay in the Florida Keys, and Key Largo has many options. However, none offer the same combination of luxury, comfort, convenience, and sheer fun as Mangrove Marina’s houseboat rentals. Each of our Aqua Villa houseboats is beautifully designed to meet your needs with classic Florida Keys decor.
On our houseboats, you can enjoy the pleasure of waking each day right on the water and sipping coffee while watching the seabirds fishing for their breakfast. After spending a full day diving, fishing, and exploring the backcountry, you can come back to your houseboat and relax on the balcony or upper deck to unwind with a glass of wine and watch the dolphins play as the sunsets.
Our houseboats can accommodate up to eight guests comfortably and feature fully equipped kitchenettes, dining spaces, flat-screen cable, complimentary high-speed wi-fi, full bathrooms, and outdoor patios. Our marina is similarly well-equipped and features a freshwater heated pool, bathhouses with showers, a bar and grill, tiki huts with barbecue facilities, wet slips, boat ramps, and more. Contact Mangrove Marina today to learn more about our houseboat rentals or to start planning your next vacation in the Florida Keys.