Virginia Key Outdoor Center

Kayaking in Biscayne Bay
Kayaking at dusk
Manatee Up Close
SUP and Kayaks with dog
Yoga on SUP
Manatee Picture from kayak
Sea Urchin
Kayak and group of Anhingas

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Virginia Key Outdoor Center

Escape to a tranquil lagoon minutes from Downtown Miami and Miami Beach. Find everything you expect from the Florida Keys but only minutes from anywhere in Miami. Experience a true eco-getaway in the heart of the Magic City.

Start your Miami adventure on a tranquil lagoon leading to the ocean. Enjoy white sand beaches, nature trails, South Florida's only mountain trails and more. Explore on your own or join an authentic guided experience:

  • Rent kayak, paddleboard, mt. bike or beach cruiser bike
  • Full Moon Kayak & Paddleboard Adventures
  • Sunset Paddles (Saturdays during winter, + more dates during summer)
  • Manatee Photo Safaris - Nov to mid-April
  • Bioluminescence (summer sunset + full moon paddles)
  • New Year’s Eve + 4th of July dinner live music + fireworks on the water
  • Bike tours of Virginia Key, Key Biscayne and Brickell
  • Private and Group Fishing trips and lessons
  • Paddleboard Yoga
  • Learn to ride, kayak or paddleboard
  • Corporate Groups and Parties
  • Ask about our children's programs

Discover VKOC today and experience Miami's best kept secret. We are here and ready to make your visit memorable.

We love the outdoors! Plain and simple, and we want you to enjoy it too. It is our goal to provide opportunities for outdoor enjoyment to visitors and residents alike. We welcome groups and clubs to come enjoy our facility year-round. By igniting a passion for the outdoors we learn the significance of our role as caretaker of the world around us. Help us continue the efforts of those who came before us, and foster the passion of those who will follow.

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