Discover Virginia Key Outdoor Center - VKOC


Visitors love Virginia Key. Miami's last coastal nature outpost.  Learn what others are saying and why Virginia Key Outdoor Center is a must for Miami residents and visitors alike. 


See what other visitors say about VKOC and why it is the #1 choice for great outdoor adventures.

Achievements and Recognitions

Yelp Adventure Guide 2019 #1 VKOC

Featured in Jump Start Miami | Post COVID19 Closure campaign

Lonely Planet "Highly Recommended"

Best Place to Kayak: Virginia Key Outdoor Center's Sunset Paddles | Best of Miami® 2019: Your Key to the City

Virginia Key is always a great place to kayak - the water is calm and you can duck between all sorts of tiny sandbars and pockets of mangroves. Th...

Kayaking With Manatees & Mountain Biking

"It’s crazy to think that you can enjoy nature, and do so many outdoor activities, all while looking out onto giant skyscrapers. But that’s exactly what you can do on Virginia Key, a small island just off of Miami, thanks to Virginia Key Outdoor Center (VKOC). They offer kayak and bike rentals and can take you on fun tours around the island." - Vicky Sosa, BTTM

The 4 best paddleboarding spots in Miami

In search of a new favorite paddleboarding spot? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top paddleboarding spots around Miami, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're in the market for paddleboarding.

VKOC In The News

Beach shutdown for July 4 weekend causes some confusion

MIAMI - UPDATE: The City of Miami came to a plan with Virginia Key Outdoor Center so that paid summer day campers will be allowed and weekend rental reservations can be honored. They can access the front entrance of the Virginia Key Beach Park with their rental reservations to access the eco-tourism business.