Things to do while You visit Crane Point Hammock

Don’t miss the short 9 minute film in the Orientation Hall to get an overview of Crane Point’s features and what you will see as you walk the many natural trails through the property. We also offer Guided Tours of the property led by our amazing volunteers on one of our golf carts!

Fish Pedicure

Have you ever wanted to get a fish pedicure? Now you can. It’s FREE with admission to Crane Point.

Dip your toes in the tidal pool located near the Point and let these gambusia fish nibble on your feet. They will emerge shiny and new., and look like you just had a professional pedicure.

Just stick your feet in the pool and let the fish do the rest.

Birding

Our hammock forests are a great place to bird while in the Keys and we have quality birding binoculars available for loan if you didn’t bring yours.

We have a variety of coastal and inland ecosystems which support species of birds from diverse ecological niches. Watch sea birds roosting out on Rachael Key, graceful wading birds along Rachael Creek or the songbirds in the hammock forests. Birds aren’t the only thing to see at Crane Point. There are spectacular picture postcard views of the ocean and the tropical forest too. Sit still long enough and you might even catch a glimpse of the Key Vaca Raccoon.

Birthday Parties

Have Your Birthday Party at Crane Point!

Crane Point is the perfect place for your outdoor party. Our facilities provide ample room and facilities for your venue. It’s easy to social distance on 63 acres!

Wild Bird Center

 

The Marathon Wild Bird Center is located on the northern section of the nature trails. Since 1995, the rescue hospital has rehabilitated over 16,000 wild birds of different species and released them back into their natural habitat.

Crane Point Museum

As you enter Crane Point Museum, take a minute to notice the exquisitely handcrafted large bas-relief copper doors with scenes of the Florida Keys sea life.

Inside the Museum, see a 600-year-old dugout canoe, remnants of pirate ships and a simulated coral reef cave. Learn about the native Keys inhabitants, the early explorers, the pioneers and developers of the “Railroad That Died at Sea”. See the Bellarmine jug (circa 1580), a shipwreck artifact that was found in 1980 in near-perfect condition in the Atlantic Ocean off the Florida Keys. See Key Deer and other animals native to the Florida Keys including turtles, snails, snakes and whales.

Gift Shop

The gift shop at Crane Point offers a large variety of gift items related to our tropical, natural environment along with specialty items including games, t-shirts, toys, hats, wind chimes, home décor, candles, fashion accessories and jewelry.

Guided Tours

Take a guided tour of the property led by out informative volunteers in one of our gulf carts. Check with museum staff about departure times.

Lagoon

Stop at the lagoon to watch various local Atlantic Ocean fish such as trigger fish, Queen triggers, lizard fish, pork fish, strawberry groupers, squirrel fish, pudding wife (wrass) and others.

The Adderly House

George & Olivia Adderley’s story begins in the 1890’s when they sailed from the Bahamas to the Keys. The Adderley House is a classic Bahamian-style and is the oldest house in the Keys outside Key West.

Visit the New Plant Nursery