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Floating Campground Private Island

· Big Coppitt Key, Monroe, Florida
10 acres hosted by Dennis C.
3 tent sites
Near Dry Tortugas National Park
Within a 60-minute drive from the Dry Tortugas Key West Eco Discovery Center.
Primitive camping
Best for self-contained campers. There are no toilets, showers, or potable water at this Hipcamp.
MUST READ!!!!!! This is one of the most unique camping opportunities you will ever experience! Welcome to our 10 acre private island only 10 miles from Key West! *You must paddle or boat to the island. At night, camp out under the beautiful Caribbean Stars! And by day, swim, snorkel, fish, paddle or just enjoy the only Caribbean like place in the U.S.! You will have access to 10 plus acres with a beach and sandbar area, tidal flats, mangrove forest and everything the Florida Keys is famous for! *Pricing is for use of the Island only! Tents, gear, kayaks, paddleboards are not provided unless you rent them from us. The island is a coral island with tidal flats and thick mangrove trees and brush. It is a harsh environment but beautiful! Check-in is between 1pm and 3pm unless you work out different times with us. Also, we want to make sure you know what you're getting into. This is not easy camping, it's more adventurous camping. It's a beautiful environment but can be harsh. If exploring you will may need to trek through tidal water, salt flats and real thick mangroves. Please let us know if you have any questions before booking. With all that said... The best experience is to rent one of our floating tents! See photos in listing. We rent everything you need! Kayaks or Paddleboard: $75/day Floating Tent: $150/day Floating Platform: $75/day Full camping kits with everything you need! Just Fly and Float! Prices vary depending on needs. If you have your own gear... We can still provide linens like sheets, camp pillows and sleeping bags for $25 If you have your own vessel - there is a 1 time $40 launch fee.Come stay and enjoy fishing for dinner, swimming in the crystal Key's water, paddling and exploring the Key's backcountry. You will be staying in really cool floating tents! You will have ultimate privacy on one of the only private islands close to Key West! The terrain consists of upland hammock and mangrove forest, hard coral ground, salt/tidal flats and a beach/sandbar area on the point. You will need to kayak/paddleboard or boat to the island. From the parking and launch area, it is about 1 mile and takes about 20 min. to paddle. We can provide Kayaks to rent and any camping gear you need! This is truly a primitive camping experience. Please be aware that you must minimize your gear to fit in the kayaks and you must paddle in changing conditions so please do not bring your house with you.
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7 ratings · 5 reviews
Michael R.
February 26, 2024
Beachfront Private Island Site
While the island may be private there are two floating tents and two tent platforms on the island so don't expect to have the island to yourself. We rented the kayaks and they were in good working order and ready for us ahead of schedule. Once we set up our campsite, we paddled out to the open ocean which was a nice way to spend the afternoon. During our paddle we saw a nurse shark, crabs, and lots of fish. The camp sites do face the bridge, so road noise is still audible. Once on the island there are not many places to sit outside of the floating tents or the tent platforms. We took advantage of the fire ring and there was plenty of mangrove to scavenge and burn. The only bugs we encountered in February were some very small biting bugs that came out at sunset but disappeared after about one hour. The fire helped keep the bugs away. We stayed one night so we did not need to use the portable toilet. There is a great coffee shop about 100 yards from the launch site.
Justin L.recommends
February 15, 2024
Beachfront Private Island Site
Very enjoyable
February 13-15, 2024 was great time to go. Wind kept away mosquitoes. I had no bites. Wind highest at 16 mph and average 9 mph. Paddle boards were having no issues getting across to island even at 16mph. Platform for camping on was clean and very handy. Hammock camping was not ideal. But tent was perfect. Temp 70 average day and night. Ideal conditions. Enjoy! Lynn & Justin.
Rob A.recommends
February 10, 2024
Beachfront Private Island Site
An adventurous way to experience Key West. Dennis was very communicative and helpful setting us up with kayaks, gear, and thorough instructions before we paddled our way to the island. It was about a 25 min paddle. And the tent site was clean and well maintained. Highly recommend for those who are up for an adventure.
Kendall O.recommends
January 8, 2024
Beachfront Private Island Site
Beautiful views, and no bugs! The birds and sunset were highlights for sure.
Sara L.recommends
August 11, 2023
Beachfront Private Island Site
Beautiful location, had alot of fun kayaking. Host was super helpful and had alot of great suggestions for cool dunes to look at and places to eat. Amazing experience would recommend to friends.
Big Coppitt Key, Monroe, Florida, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Calusa, Seminole, Taíno, and Mascogo First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Dennis C.Joined in March 2023
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