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The Perfect Valentine’s Weekend Getaway Spot for Couples

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. If you haven’t yet firmed up your holiday plans, then Mangrove Marina is excited to help. We have some fantastic Valentine Day weekend getaway ideas. We’re just a short road trip from Miami to Key Largo and offer some of the best trips for couples anywhere around. Read on to learn more about your romantic options!


Get away from the stress and noise of the city and your day-to-day life with an eco-tour. Eco-tours will take you two hours around the islands with quiet meandering trips into the mangroves as you search for bald eagles, herons, dolphins and manatees. You and your partner can even step back in history when the Keys and Everglades were first called into being and travel through the centuries as you explore the backcountry. Experienced guides will take you through peaceful inlets, meadows of peacefully waving seagrass, stately ancient hardwoods as you go on the voyage of a lifetime. You might even catch a glimpse of a saltwater crocodile or a bonnethead shark!


Step out of the boat and into the water with a snorkeling adventure. Several snorkel tours are available a short drive from Mangrove Marina, and you can travel to numerous reefs and wrecks to explore the Keys from a whole new vantage point. Whether you’re interested in sea life, sightseeing or just the love of the sport, scuba diving and snorkeling is a great way to while an afternoon away. Take classes with your partner and get certified as a beginner or an expert with sport or professional certifications.

Encore Restaurant

No list of Valentine Day weekend getaway ideas would be complete without dinner for two at a romantic restaurant. The Fish House Encore has a fun and flirty vibe with both indoor and outdoor seating. Spacious and breezy, the Encore features a lush, green setting complete with a fountain and outdoor bar bedecked with festive tiki lights. Reservations are recommended but not required. Choose from a wide variety of the freshest possible seafood dishes, including grouper, Mahi, shrimp and scallops.

Houseboat Luxury

When in Mangrove Marina on your Valentine Day weekend getaway, there is nowhere like one of our houseboats to feel like home. Our luxury houseboats have it all: fully appointed kitchenettes, full bathrooms, flat screens with cable, wi-fi, outdoor patios, sundecks and more. While staying in one of our luxurious houseboats, you can enjoy all the amenities of the marina, including our heated freshwater pool, bathhouses, laundry facilities, boat ramp, tiki huts, barbecues and more.

Dolphin Habitat

Visit the Key Largo Dolphin Habitat to get an up-close-and-personal look at bottlenose dolphins like you’ve never seen them before. You can learn all about how dolphins are trained, discover their personality quirks and even interact with the dolphins. If you want, you can enjoy floating with the dolphins. During the float, you and your partner can relax on a raft in the lagoon while the dolphins swim with you. This will be their opportunity to learn about you!

Fin & Juice

You and your partner can kick it up a notch at the Fin & Juice. An eco-friendly bar right on the Marina, the Fin & Juice features hand-crafted upcycled and recycled furniture, no plastics and plenty of fun, flirty flavors to sip. Snuggle up at the fire pit or dance the night away on the warm sands of the Keys.

Sunset Cruises

Finish your romantic Valentine’s Day getaway with a sunset cruise. The sunsets in the Florida Keys are what really make this area a site for the best trips for couples. Travel into the Gulf of Mexico as the sun dips into the horizon and sip wine with your love as the dolphins and sea turtles play on the water’s surface. You’ll quickly discover what makes the Keys both one of the most unique and the most romantic places in the world.

The Miami to Key Largo trip is just over an hour, but the memories of this Valentine Day weekend getaway could last a lifetime. Are you ready to schedule yours? Contact Mangrove Marina today to make your reservations!

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