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Day Trip 1: Nature is Calling

Day Trip 1: Nature is Calling.
Spend a Day at Peanut Island.

Take a morning ferry (runs every 15 minutes) from the Marina Village to Peanut Island (an 80-acre island oasis with beaches, a snorkeling lagoon, campground, picnic pavilions, waling path, and historic John F. Kennedy Bunker. Guarded and Unguarded Swimming Beaches provide the perfect access for bathers of all ages to enjoy the sun and fun. For visitors looking for an overnight experience, a seventeen-site Campground is available for tent campers by reservation as well as limited Natural Areas Beach Camping in designated areas.

No visit to Peanut Island is complete without taking a casual stroll on the paver pathways which wind around the perimeter of the Island. A truly unique place, Peanut Island Park has something to offer everyone!

Why the name Peanut Island?

The name Peanut was given to the island when the State gave permission for use of the island as a terminal for shipping peanut oil. Plans for this enterprise were abandoned in 1946, but the name was retained.

Peanut Island Water Taxi
Discover Peanut Island

Popular Peanut Island Activities include the following:

Lounging on the Beach (bring your own lunch!)

Snorkeling in the protected lagoon The natural sandy shoreline slopes gently down to shallow water for everyone to enjoy. Access to deeper water is available from Swim Platforms and Ladders located off the pathway that goes across the middle of the Lagoon. It depends on the time of year and temperature of the water. Manatees can be seen year round but during winter, manatees are a common site in the Lagoon. Just remember not to do anything that alters their natural behavior, if you see one. Please don't feed them, chase them, or frighten them in any way. They like the warmer waters of the Lagoon and are a thrill for everyone to see.

Walking Path

There is no better way to explore all that Park has to offer than by taking a leisurely stroll around the island. A 1.25 mile paver block walking path winds around the perimeter of the island taking you to all the major facilities offered on the site. Along the way, you'll pass beautiful natural resources including tidal ponds, maritime hammocks, and mangroves. The path is well lighted at night all around the island for your safety. A non-profit organization operates a museum at the former U.S. Coast Guard Facility located on the south-side of Peanut Island. Among the highlights of this facility is a tour of the historic John F. Kennedy Bunker that was constructed to serve as a temporary command post during the Cuban Missile Crisis in the early 1960's. For information on the museum and their operating schedule call the Palm Beach Maritime Museum at 561-832-7428 or 561-723-2028.


The park is an excellent location for anglers to test their saltwater skills in the beautiful waters of the Lake Worth Lagoon. Anglers are invited to use the Fishing Pier located on the northeast side of the island. This special facility is open for fishing twenty-four hours a day. There's no better way to enjoy a relaxing day (or night) of fishing! While fishing is permitted in most areas of the park, anglers are reminded the activity, including cast netting, is prohibited in Designated Swimming Areas and on all Docks (including Floating Docks), Boardwalks, and Observation Areas. Frozen bait available in the marina office.

Observation Deck

Located along the paver walkway on the south-west corner of the island, the park features a large, shaded Observation Deck that offers panoramic views of the Lake Worth Lagoon, the nearby port facilities, and surrounding communities.

Trip 2: Overnight Stay on Peanut Island

Trip 2: Overnight Stay on Peanut Island.

For those looking to extend their stay on Peanut Island, a 17-tent camping site is available for use.

For your convenience, the park offers restroom facilities in several areas of the island including the east-side picnic and campground area, west-side tidal basin area, and the lagoon. Pole showers are available for visitors to rinse off the saltwater and sand. Campers staying overnight in the Reserved Campground enjoy warm indoor showers.

To reserve your tent camping site, please call 561-845-4445. The marina offers overnight parking for a small fee.

Trip 3: Seas the Day

Trip 3: Seas the Day

Book one of our many charter fishing boats for a half or full day fishing excursion on the pristine waters of Palm Beach! From novice to experienced, children to adult fisherman, drift fishing to sport fishing, our charters will offer something for everyone! Fishing gear included in prices of tickets, so all you need to do is bring yourself and your sea legs!

Be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes before the boat is scheduled to leave so you have plenty of time to park, and check in.

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Trip 4: I'm on a Boat!

Trip 4: I'm on a Boat!

Ready to take on the water and rent a boat or watercraft? Peanut Island, Munyon Island and Singer Island are all popular destinations for area boaters. Cruise, fish, or just experience the beauty of the Intracoastal Waterway from a rented boat. On-site vendors include Blue Water Boat Rental and are open 7 days a week from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday Through Sunday.

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Trip 5: Did Someone Say Paddleboard?

Trip 5: Did Someone Say Paddleboard?

Rent paddleboards and kayaks by the hour to get an up and close experience with our waterways. Whether you’re looking to enjoy the pristine water, sneak up on the fish with rod & reel, or if you’re just looking to improve your core exercises, paddleboards are the way to go! Convenient beach access from the Marina Village creates easy access to the beautiful waters of Palm Beach and Peanut Island, it is the perfect environment for stand up paddle (SUP) boards and Kayak.

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Finish the day with a sunset dinner cruise aboard the Majestic Princess featuring a 3 course dinner and spectacular views. For more information visit (link back to our dinner cruise page).

Trip 6: Sunday Funday

Trip 6: Sunday Funday

Enjoy a Sunday brunch cruise aboard the Majestic Princess. Enjoy narrated sights and a full brunch from 11am to 1pm on Sundays. The Captain and crew will ensure you have a pleasurable time while providing top-notch service. Don't forget to bring your camera - you will want to always remember every detail and the spectacular scenery as you sail along the calm, postcard-perfect Intracoastal Waterway of Florida.

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Trip 7: Take the Plunge!

Trip 7: Take the Plunge!

Is scuba on your checklist of things to do? Marina Village has the perfect trip for you. It is no surprise Florida is one of the top scuba diving destinations in the world. Due to its miles of coastline, crystal blue water, and year-round warm weather, Florida has it all for those who seek an unforgettable adventure.

Divers have the option of diving with experienced local divers, or with our crew dive guide, or taking a flag and having their own dive experience. Explore ship wrecks and drift through wonderful marine life. Colorful reefs, massive schools of fish, lobstering, underwater photography - it's all here, and just minutes from the dock. Whatever your scuba diving interest or experience level, we have it all.

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