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PK Visitor Guide 2017

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40 VISITPERDIDO.COM Oh, the Weather Outside is... Perfect From water to land, the Perdido area offers it all. Spend a day hiking, birding, diving, fishing, kayaking, canoeing and golfing on the Gulf Coast. No matter which you choose, you will definitely be back for more. Offering what feels like an endless summer, the Perdido area shines when it comes to its variety of activities. Divers will find picturesque reefs and submerged objects to explore in the Perdido Key Snorkeling Reef, located just off Johnson Beach Road about 500 feet offshore. The most popular underwater destinations include five ships wrecked near Perdido Key, ranging from the world's largest artificial reef — a former Navy aircraft carrier, the USS Oriskany — to a barge and a fruit freighter. The sunken vessels are part of the Panhandle Shipwreck Trail (floridapanhandledivetrail.com), which includes 12 shipwrecks scattered across North Florida from Pensacola to Port St. Joe. Whether you prefer saltwater or freshwater fishing, there are plenty of choices on Perdido Key. The beaches along the barrier island provide the perfect launch site for casting a line, or you can set out in search of a more challenging catch – cobia, mullet, mackerel or redfish, to name a few. Fish from a charter boat, where everything you'll need is provided, even the fishing license, or enjoy a quiet day fishing from a kayak or canoe, which will give you access to areas that a larger boat can't reach.

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