Originally a rustic fishing village, Ocean Reef Club was the vision of developer Morris Baker in 1945 and is nestled on Key Largo, the largest and easternmost island of the Florida Keys. The Keys are measured in mile markers and Key Largo extends from MM 90 northeast to Ocean Reef Club, which starts at MM 112. To the north you’ll find Florida Bay and the conveniences of South Dade and Greater Miami with the Miami International Airport just 53 miles away. Toward the south are the Florida Straits, Atlantic Ocean and the southernmost point of the United States, Key West. Head 50 miles east from Ocean Reef across the Gulf Stream to the Bahamas chain of islands.
Home to two state parks, a national park and marine sanctuary, Key Largo is one of the premier boating and fishing destinations in the world. Surrounded by warm waters of the Atlantic and Gulf that teem with over 1,000 species of fish, Ocean Reef Club is a paradise found for boaters and fisherman, alike. Here, a 175-slip marina, storage, full-service dock master, yacht club as well as the legendary Orvis retail shop with a fleet of charter boats and helpful guides provide everything an angler will need to enjoy a day out on the water. Ocean Reef also hosts several annual tournaments including the prestigious Grand Masters and Reef Cup held each January. So whether you relish trolling the depths for marlin and dolphin, or prowling the back country in the hunt for the perfect bonefish and tarpon, residents of Ocean Reef find both beauty and diversity in their own backyard.
Key Largo is the quintessential homage to Mother Nature’s wonders. Dedicated to preservation, a large portion of Key Largo is pristine protected-areas that provide wildlife a refuge within a 6,800-acre hardwood hammock and 178 nautical mile marine sanctuary. Considered the “Dive Capital of the World,” Key Largo proudly features the only living coral reef in the continental United States. Neighboring Ocean Reef, just 10-minutes south sits John Pennekamp State Park, the famed underwater park, with the USS Spiegel Grove and Christ of the Abyss attracting divers from all over the world. Ocean Reef Club embraces this commitment to land and sea and provides Members a truly unique opportunity to revel in nature’s splendor. Cristal Clear Charters, located in the Club’s Fishing Village can arrange a day of snorkeling, or SCUBA certification. There are miles of bike and walking paths that meander through sun-dappled preserve trails. Eco-kayak tours offered each weekend with take you through century-old mangroves and rookeries. And Ocean Reef Club’s very own Nature Center offers a remarkable, eye-opening experience into this rich environment with exhibits, programs and the ever-popular touch-tank with hermit crabs, sea urchins, starfish and more. Members can pamper their family and friends with a one-of-a-kind sunset, cocktail or brunch cruise aboard the historic, Tireless, 68 foot Trumpy Motoryacht originally built for Roger Firestone in 1963 and now docked alongside Ocean Reef's Fishing Village.
If you’re better suited for less bucolic activities, look no further than Ocean Reef’s variety of shops, restaurants and entertainment venues, each just a short golf cart ride away. Enveloped by the marina, the Fishing Village is the place to find everything you’ll need for a weekend, or a lifetime. Browse the latest fashions at Lilly Pulitzer and Tommy Bahama, or refresh your oceanfront home with inspired artwork from Reef Gallery. Pick-up a bottle of wine and fresh flowers for arriving guests at either Wynn’s or Vineyard Vines. The Cultural Center located in the heart of the Club offers impressive, star-studded performances, first-run movies and gala events. Dining at Ocean Reef is “entertainment” within itself. From seaside elegance of the Islander, to the casual but lively vibe of the Galley or Burgee Bar you’ll find a delicious variety of global cuisines, masterfully-prepared and presented with care. And if you’re looking to dine-in, Ocean Reef Catering will provide personal service to your front door or boat dock. Plus, outside the gates you can enjoy Key Largo’s many unique art galleries and specialty shops for one-of-a-kind hidden treasures as well as avant-garde festivals, concerts and fun-filled events.
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