Activities & Adventures

A visit to our private island can be as action-packed or as delightfully lazy as you desire.

If you decide to tear yourself away from the on-island options, we have an insiders’ list of things to do in the Keys. No matter how you choose to spend your days, you’re certain to discover your personal paradise on Little Palm Island.

Please contact the concierge at [email protected].

Empty Kayak Near Little Palm Island.


Explore the crystal blue waters surrounding our island in a kayak or on a paddleboard! Both are available to guests from 9am to sunset. Double kayaks are perfect for a truly unique and romantic experience. No reservation is required.

Group on a back country fishing trip.

Backcountry Flats 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 will look for the elusive “BIG 3” – tarpon, permit and bonefish. Imagine the thrill of hooking one of these legendary fighters among other species depending on the time of the year. Trips are available for fly or spin fishing and can be booked for a 4, 6 or 8 hour trip.

Scuba diving in Florida Keys

Looe Key Reef 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.

Snorkeling in the ocean.


Little Palm Island is encompassed by the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, which includes the world’s 3rd largest barrier reef. Looe Key Reef, 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.

Catamaran sailing near Little Palm Island.


The sea is calling. We offer stunning day sails to pristine turquoise waters, and our concierge will also arrange unforgettable night sails accompanied by your favorite wine. The keys sunsets while on the water are hard to describe, but breathtaking to experience. We will arrange the perfect excursion for you, complete with a complimentary bottle of champagne, wine or brews. As an extra treat let our chef send along a charcuterie tray or other lite bites.

Seaplane flying above palm trees.


Arrive direct to Little Palm Island via private seaplane charter. Several seaplane services offer direct flights to Little Palm Island from airports in mainland Florida. 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.

Seaplane Service Contacts

Tropic Ocean Airways

Key West Seaplanes

Miami Seaplanes

sky dive in Florida Keys

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.

This is an off-island excursion. Reservations and payments must be made directly with Sky Dive Key West (305) 396-8806.
Visit Sky Dive Key West Website

A dolphin with it's head above the water.

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.

This is an off-island excursion. Reservations and payments must be made directly with The Dolphin Research Center (305) 289-0002.
Visit Dolphin Encounter Website

Eco Tours in Florida Keys


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! This trip is available for 4, 6 or 8 hours.

*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 Fort Jefferson.

Additional Activities Available

  • Variety of Fishing (Spear, Backcountry, Offshore, Reef & Wreck)
  • Backcountry Island Hopping
  • Day Trip to the Dry Tortugas via Seaplane
  • Wakeboarding

*Your personal escape planner or our island concierge can arrange these activities upon request.
Email, [email protected].
Phone number, 800-343-8567.

The clear ocean at Little Palm Island.

Backcountry Adventure

Looking for an adventure exploring the beautiful remote islands and sandbars in the backcountry? This trip is private and completely customizable. Whether you would like to cruise through mangrove creeks taking in all the beauty of the backcountry or head to a remote sandbar and relax like a local. Snorkeling gear, water and soft drinks are included in the trip. Trips are available for 4, 6 or 8 hours. Ask our Concierge about adding a boxed lunch and a few cool beverages to enjoy on your adventure.

“Set on a private four acre islet, Little Palm intelligently integrates eye-popping ecology with stylish suites and a priceless shield of privacy.” – Forbes Traveler

“Set on a private four acre islet, Little Palm intelligently integrates eye-popping ecology with stylish suites and a priceless shield of privacy.” – Forbes Traveler


Escape From Reality

Experience a getaway like no other, on a tropical island in America’s Caribbean. Join us soon and we’ll include a one-time resort credit towards all that you desire, as well as daily breakfast for two. Be it a romantic dinner on the beach, a delicious lunch at the lagoon pool, an opulent outdoor massage, or a dreamy breakfast in bed, soak it all up. It’s real, and it’s closer than you think.


Gift Cards Now Available

Give the gift of an escape like no other. Gift cards to Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, SpaTerre and The Dining Room are now available for purchase.