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Activities & Adventures

View our list of things to do in the Keys during your vacation at our private island resort.

Your visit to our private island resort can be as action-packed or as delightfully lazy as you desire. No matter how you choose to spend your days, you're certain to go home with many treasured memories of your time here.

Two men fishing in the Florida Keys backcountry near front of Little Palm Island Resort.

Back Country Fishing

The backcountry of the Florida Keys is the perfect stage for any sport-fishing enthusiast or beginner. While silently polling across the beautiful, expansive waters, you look for the elusive “BIG 3” – tarpon, permit and bonefish. Imagine the thrill of hooking one of these legendary fighters. Trips normally go out from 9 am – 1 pm or 1 pm – 5 pm for half days, but we are more than happy to accommodate any special requests for specific times.

A couple scuba diving at Looe Key Reef with the Little Palm Island Resort scuba dive trips.

Looe Key Scuba Diving Trip

Our trips to Looe Key Reef afford you the opportunity to float weightlessly among all the colorful creatures that make this beautiful reef their home. Because of its relatively shallow depth, the reef is a great dive site for divers new to the sport, experienced divers, and for those who have been out of the water for some time. We have professional Scuba instructors that guide every dive to maximize your experience.

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*Departs daily at 10am and 2pm, weather permitting. Excursion includes equipment, guided Looe Key dives, and all Island Girl amenities. If it has been two years since your last dive, you will need to complete a refresher course.

Man snorkeling the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary near Little Palm Island Resort.


Little Palm Island is encompassed by the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, which includes the world’s 3rd largest barrier reef. Looe Key, which is consistently rated as one of the best places to snorkel or scuba dive in the U.S., is located just a short boat ride from our island. Our friendly, professional crew aboard our dedicated dive and snorkel boat, Island Girl, provides all the equipment, amenities and refreshments you will need.

*Departing daily at 10am and 2pm, weather permitting.

Sail bot splashing through the oceans along Key West near Little Palm Island Resort.


Your choices of sails are available, and can be reserved for either private parties or groups up to six. Choose a complimentary bottle of red or white wine, accompanied by a fruit & cheese platter. Sunset Sails leave 1 ½ hours before sunset and return 30 minutes after. Make it extra special and book it as a private cruise and include dinner aboard. (Cost of food extra.) Our Day Sails can be scheduled according to your time preference since it will be a private cruise. This trip can include snorkeling gear and fish trolling during the excursion. We can also arrange Full Moon and “Under the Stars” sails which will include six chocolate covered strawberries and a bottle of house champagne, as an alternative to wine and cheese.

Red helicopter flying above Little Palm Island Resort.


The helicopter is a 2006 Robinson Raven II. It can seat up to four people, including the pilot, depending on the distance, luggage and the weight of passengers. It is equipped with leather seats and air-conditioning and each passenger is provided Bose noise-cancelling headsets to allow quiet, comfortable conversation. It is equipped with two GPS navigators, along with adverse weather avoidance equipment.

Sea plane flying above Key West near Little Palm Island Resort.


Arrive direct to Little Palm Island via private seaplane charter with Tropic Ocean Airways. Fly direct to Little Palm Island from airports in mainland Florida and the Bahamas. Connecting from major carriers to your private seaplane charter is easy and stress-free. Enjoy the magnificent views over Florida’s shoreline en route to the Keys.

Once on the island you may also choose a local aerial sightseeing flight to include sights such as the Seven Mile Bridge, Sombrero reef and lighthouse, Bahia Honda State Park and Key West. Reserve a day trip to Key West, "Island Hop" from Little Palm Island to an eclectic "locals" restaurant to enjoy a grilled fish sandwich....or even have lunch in the Bahamas!"

For Seaplane Reservations:
For reservations please call Tropic Ocean Airways at 954-210-5569 or send an e-mail to

General Reservations:

Sky divers with parachutes deployed over Key West and Little Palm Island Resort.

Sky Dive with Sky Dive Key West

Make a tandem skydive from two miles high over our incredible Florida Keys. While climbing to altitude you will see the spectacular views of Key West, the Atlantic Ocean, the Florida reefs, the Gulf and the Florida Keys. After jumping from the plane, you will experience the thrill of falling at speeds of 130 mph or more. Once your parachute opens, you will enjoy five to seven minute ride floating quietly back to earth for a soft, pinpoint landing.

*You must pay Sky Dive Key West directly, we cannot charge your folio for this activity.

Close up dolphins enjoying the Key West Dolphin Research Center near Little Palm Island Resort.

Dolphin Encounter

Meet our family of dolphins and sea lions at Dolphin Research Center, a not-for-profit research and educational facility that allows you to swim with the dolphins, witness daily demonstrations of the dolphins’ high flying athletics, learn about dolphin education fun facts, dolphin research, new behavior training, medical behaviors, and much more.

*You must pay the Dolphin Research Center directly, we cannot charge your folio for this activity. All rates subject to change without notice. Rates may be subject to tax and service charges.

Bird walking with its feed at the Great White Heron Wildlife Refuge near Little Palm Island Resort.


Indulge yourself in a natural history and sightseeing excursion into the Great White Heron Wildlife Refuge, the 2nd largest migration path of birds in the U.S. With over 250 species migrating through annually, there are a grand diversity of birds and marine life to view, such as Bald Eagles, Osprey, Roseate Spoonbills, Herons, Egrets, along with Dolphin and Sea Turtles. Take the binoculars from your room and prepare for a breathtaking day of observing nature at its finest!

*Available to combine with half-day backcountry fishing tour. Don’t forget polarized glasses, sunscreen and a hat for full enjoyment and protection.

Aerial view of Little Palm Island.

Additional Activities Available

• Spearfishing
• Backcountry Island Hopping
• Wakeboarding
• Water Skiing

*Your personal escape planner or our island concierge can arrange these activities upon request.