As many as 500 solo and relay-team open-ocean swimmers will attempt to conquer the eighth annual Swim for Alligator Lighthouse, a unique endurance challenge in Atlantic Ocean waters off Islamorada slated for Saturday, Sept. 11. Individuals and two-, three- and four-person teams must complete the 8-mile roundtrip course in less than eight hours. To compete … Read more
Over the past year, Key Largo and Islamorada are two of the Top Vacation Searches for destinations in Florida.
FreeBee Islamorada is expanding the hours of its alternative transportation services with Freebee Islamorada, operating on-call electric vehicles to transport passengers among Islamorada’s four islands. The Freebee Electric Vehicle Ridesharing Service has been running on Upper Matecumbe Key since November 2018. Current service is offered Thursdays and Fridays from 4 p.m. to midnight, Saturdays from … Read more
The freshly reinvented, iconic, 14-acre Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina, located oceanfront in Islamorada, Fla., proudly welcomes travelers with a Winter Ciao Down offer. The resort is extending special rates for a foodie getaway and events-filled energy to escape February weather. With rates starting at $246 per night for stays in February, Postcard Inn … Read more
Anyone who’s been to the beach in South Florida or the Caribbean in recent months has probably seen — or smelled — sargassum piled up on shore. The (Sargassum Problem) algae is hitting record levels. In the Keys, some want their local governments to address the problem. Robert Moser’s family has had a place in … Read more
ISLAMORADA — Roadside sculptures drew mixed reviews at the Islamorada Village Council meeting Sept. 19. “Fragments,” a set of three statues by Shiho Sato, appears to be headed for a state-owned strip of bayside land near mile marker 80 on Upper Matecumbe Key as part of the Florida Keys Sculpture Trail. On a 3-1 … Read more
The Alligator Lighthouse Challenge event, on Saturday, 14 September 2019, was created to raise awareness for the nearly 150-year-old Alligator Reef Lighthouse, as well as the five other aging lighthouses that sit off Florida’s Keys. Nearly 500 swimmers from around the world participated in the Swim for Alligator Lighthouse challenge off the Florida Keys on … Read more
FDOT to begin temporary Snake Creek Bridge single-lane closures at night A contractor for the Florida Department of Transportation will begin nighttime single-lane closures on U.S. 1 between today, Sunday, Oct. 6 and Thursday, Oct. 10, between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. at the Snake Creek Bridge in Islamorada. Flaggers will assist in directing traffic. … Read more
George Poveromo and Jim Willcox score a variety of back country game fish on Rapala hard baits and Storm soft plastics! George also talks about some of his favorite Islamorada businesses.
Two generations of fishing guides tell the story of Islamorada, a string of islands in the Florida Keys known as the sport fishing capital of the world.
Islamorada Charter Captains are hopeful. Offshore and flats charters “are a huge factor” in Islamorada’s tourism economy, said Judy Hull, executive director of the Islamorada Chamber of Commerce. “A large percentage of our tourists come here for the fishing,” she said. “That’s why we’re known as the Sportfishing Capital of the World.” Nearly all the big … Read more
Found a nice little patch of structure near Alligator Reef to explore. We got 91 minutes of bottom time on a single 80 cubic foot tank of air each.Watch out for the TriggerFish. Grey Triggerfish Appearance Olive-gray in color with plate-like scales Small mouth with chisel-like teeth used for crushing Dorsal and anal fins marbled … Read more
It’s that time again to register for 2018 Summer Camps. Here are some held at Islamorada Founder’s Park. Summer Programs, Camps, & Clinics 2018 Islamorada Founder’s Park Summer Recreation Camp: Runs weekly beginning June 4th through July 27, 2018. All-day Camp offers fun-in-the-sun activities including sports, games, movies, arts & crafts, swimming at the beach and … Read more
Sponsored by The Monroe County Tourist Development Council, 1201 White Street, Suite 102 Key West, Florida 33040. Winning a Florida Keys Angling Vacation could be as simple as following the Florida Keys Facebook page and entering the #FishFLKeys trip giveaway, part of a four-month social media program that launched Monday. The program spotlights the Keys’ recreational … Read more
Winter visitors flock to the Florida Keys seeking warm climes and distance runners are likely to encounter them Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 3-4, during Islamorada’s third annual Half Marathon, 10k and Beach N’ Beer Mile. Whether bucket-list runners or newbies, participants of all ages and skill levels are invited to register for the subtropical footrace. An optional pre-weekend … Read more
Tom Paul. the Islamorada Christmas Tree Guy, passed away in October before having a chance to make his 37th annual pilgrimage to Islamorada to sell Christmas trees from his Michigan farm. Paul’s son, T.J., pictured, made the decision with his family to keep the tradition alive this year. Michigan tree farmer Tom Paul and his … Read more
One of the best snorkeling spots we found in the keys is the Brick Barge. it is located in Islamorada Florida. Lots of fish and other sea life. Brick Barge is a small iron ship that lies on the north side of Hen and Chickens Reef. This barge was torpedoed during World War II and … Read more
It’s fitting that a family passionate about aviation would live in a house that looked to many so much like a spaceship. Most people living in the Upper Keys have seen the house in the Venetian Shores subdivision on Plantation Key known locally as the UFO house. But not many remember who lived there, why it … Read more
The last text from Islamorada before Hurricane Irma plowed into the Keys was about fishing. “Look forward to a visit after things get back to normal. Bonefish are making a comeback,” wrote Richard Stanczyk, proprietor of Bud N’ Mary’s Marina for the past 40 years. Fishing is always a central topic in Islamorada, with its well-earned reputation as … Read more
Hurricane Irma Message from Monroe County BOCC – Monroe County will open re-entry into the Keys for residents and business owners in Key Largo, Tavernier and Islamorada at 7 a.m. Tuesday. Entry requires a yellow re-entry sticker or proof of residency or business ownership in those three cities. A roadblock will be put around Mile Marker … Read more