Virginia Key Outdoor Center, Miami

4.7
#9 of 23 in Adventure in Miami
Rent paddleboards, kayaks, bikes or surf skis. Plan your party at VKOC. Groups, lessons, and more. Kids' activities include day camp, summer camp, family events, arts and more.

VKOC is your in-town gateway to the outdoors! A full service outdoor center. We have a great snack shop, private bathrooms, full moon paddle tours, bioluminescent paddle tours, trail hikes, yoga, gift shop and everything you need for a great day in nature..

Snack shop, gifts, music, celebrate the outdoors.

Let us host you party or corporate event

Nature viewing is exceptional at VKOC. Birding, wildlife, botanical restoration of walking and riding trails provide for a wilderness escape in the heart of Miami.

Plan your next group outing or corporate event at VKOC. We will help you make it a memorable experience.

SUP Yoga and fitness in the park are offered weekly. We are proud of our offerings.

Capture the moment. Residents and visitors are invited to connect to the outdoors and Miami’s history. Opening pathways to nature – take a guided walk on a nature trail, paddle above manatees gracefully swimming in the gentle lagoon current, Virginia Key OC is magical place within minutes of the city.

With miles of trails and surrounded by water you can bike, paddle, run, or walk. Kayak fishing, swimming, snorkeling are only footsteps away.

Don't leave without visiting our snack shop. We have cold drinks, hot coffee, and delicious treats.

Come visit the Florida wilderness, it's near, it's right downtown.
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4.8
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  • As a girl from the Midwest, I had never been kayaking on the ocean so that was an experience on its own! However, the Virginia Key Outdoor Center made it so much more than that. Diana, our tour guide ...  more »
  • Super cool, easy for beginners, beautiful view of Miami in the evening. Bring bug spray and waterproof bag because you will want to take pictures. Unlikely to fall in but water splashes from the oars....  more »
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  • The people and the experience overall was amazing. Absolutely no complaints. We went biking and kayaking for an hour each, cost a fraction of other places. We saw so many animals also, including manatees in the inlet. Overall, very recommended decision in Miami if you want to escape the city life for a little while.
  • This place is awesome. I love going with a group of friends! The staff is also incredible and really helpful, especially Diana. Can’t wait to go back!
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