TDC Issues State of the Florida Keys Post Hurricane Irma

BY MONROE COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL January 15, 2018 Key Largo and Key West were least impacted by Hurricane Irma, which struck the Keys September 10, 2017, as were most hotels and businesses on the bayside, or gulfside, in Islamorada and Marathon. On the Atlantic ocean side of Islamorada and Duck Key near Marathon, some […]
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Cheeca Presidential Sailfish Tournament Sails Over to Whale Harbor

Cheeca Lodge & Spa will host its 28th annual Presidential Sailfish Tournament Jan. 26-28 at Whale Harbor’s new banquet facility. This year the Presidential will serve as the third leg of the Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championship, which features 14 Gold Cup boats and benefits the Islamorada Charter Boat Association. “Our Presidential Sailfish Tournament […]
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Invasive iguanas on the run from Florida Fish and Wildlife in South Florida

Love ’em or hate ’em, those pesky, invasive iguanas are everywhere — and the population is growing exponentially. The Miami Herald reported the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission this month hired a trapper for the first time to focus on managing the population on public land in the Keys. The FWC also started holding workshops on management efforts to show […]
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FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Islamorada

A new FEMA Disaster Recovery Center will open Sunday morning in Islamorada at Fire Station 20, the Upper Matecumbe station across from the Hurricane Monument, at 81850 Overseas Highway, Survivors of Hurricane Irma can go there to register for FEMA individual assistance, check the status of their registration if they’ve already signed up and meet with Small […]
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Keep Homestead Exemption While You Rebuild – Hurricane Irma

If your primary residence was damaged during Hurricane Irma and you have a Homestead Exemption, complete the form below. It allows you to keep your Homestead Exemption while you are rebuilding your house, whether you are able to live in it or not. Completing the form also allows appraisers to come to your property and […]
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Hurricane Irma Florida Keys Monroe County Recovery Website

  Please check the Florida Keys Recovery Website for up to date information. Be sure to follow us on Twitter at @keysrecovery FOOD AND WATER DISTRIBUTION Six distribution centers for food and water will be in operation, located at: Coral Shores High School Marathon High School National Key Deer Refuge office on the Overseas Highway in […]
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Hurricane Irma Aftermath In the Lower Florida Keys – 9/10/2017 Video

Apocalyptic scene across Florida Keys following Hurricane Irma and the devastating storm surge across Big Pine, Bahia Honda, Marathon, Duck, Long, and Lower Matecumbe Keys. Shots of heaps of interlaced debris and destruction, destroyed US Highway 1, stranded boats, obliterated neighborhoods, and scattered vehicles and belongings. All footage shot during afternoon daylight on September 10, […]
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Florida Keys Permit Bridge Fishing – Islamorada

My buddies Chris, Jesse , Ricky and I took a trip to do some Florida Keys Channel 2  Permit bridge fishing. We were targeting Permit mainly and got on an EPIC bite of sight fishing them on the flats in islamorada, in super clear water. We also got on a sick Barracuda bite with both […]
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Florida keys Diving Alligator Reef Islamorada – Video

From Divers Direct. Alligator Reef is one of the largest reef systems in the Upper Keys. In the 1960s, a study of Alligator Reef found and identified more than 500 species of marine life. The reef is around a wrecked ship; the USS Alligator built in 1820, which went down in 1825 while on a Navy […]
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Diving Rebreathers What to Know Before You Dive

A major benefit of rebreathers is longer dives because a portion of the gas supply is reused, than when using open circuit scuba tanks. Rebreathers are great for photography because they don’t frighten fish with exhaust sounds. And, they deliver warm, moist breathing gas and a more optimum gas mixture for divers on extended and […]
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Movies Filmed in the Florida Keys – 1942 to 1979

There is a long history of filming in the Florida Keys. The unique ocean views, both above and below the water, continue to attract filmmakers. Listed below, by date, are movies filmed in the Florida Keys between 1942 to 1979, at least in part. The location information came from IMDb. http://www.imdb.com/ You can read more […]
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Movies Filmed in the Florida Keys – 1980 to 1998

There is a long history of filming in the Florida Keys. The unique ocean views, both above and below the water, continue to attract filmmakers. Listed below, by date, are movies filmed in the Florida Keys between 1980 to 1998, at least in part. The location information came from IMDb. http://www.imdb.com/ You can read more […]
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Movies Filmed in the Florida Keys – 2000 to 2017

There is a long history of filming in the Florida Keys. The unique ocean views, both above and below the water, continue to attract filmmakers. Listed below, by date, are movies filmed in the Florida Keys between 2000 to 2017, at least in part. The location information came from IMDb. http://www.imdb.com/ You can read more […]
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Things to Do in Kid Friendly Florida Keys

With its azure blue waters, swaying palm trees, year-round warm temps and bright blue skies, Kid Friendly Florida Keys makes for the perfect tropical escape. Two state parks, a national park and a national marine sanctuary offer plenty of opportunities to explore and learn. Plus it’s easy to reach, at just a little over an […]
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Postcard Inn Beach Resort and Marina Hotel Review, Islamorada

Islamorada Postcard Inn at Holiday Isle 9 out of 10 Telegraph expert rating Playing up the retro charm of a 1950s beach vacation, Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina at Holiday Isle is a stylish, all-encompassing retreat in Islamorada boasting a full service marina, private beach, lagoon-style pool and popular Tiki bar. Location 10 / 10 Postcard Inn […]
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