Jones Lagoon, located between Old Rhodes Key and Totten key, is a great place to see sharks, rays, upside-down jellyfish, schools of fish and wading birds. Accessible only by canoes, kayaks or paddleboards, Jones Lagoon is very shallow and unlike anything you’ve seen before! To get to its center you carefully navigate through picturesque mangrove channels.
Join us as we explore Jones Lagoon and the surrounding waters. Institute Staff will help you with your gear and explain why mangroves, grasses and hardpan are all vital to the health of the local ecosystems. We want to share all the beauty this area has to offer and show how we can be good stewards of the National Park, preserving its unique habitats for generations to come. And most importantly, we can have a blast doing it!
Check out the photos below to see the views from one of our most recent visits to the Lagoon!