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Swim Roundtrip from Islamorada to Alligator Lighthouse Sept 11 2021

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…

FreeBee Islamorada to Expand Transportation Service
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FreeBee Islamorada to Expand Transportation Service

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…

Postcard Inn Beach Resort Welcomes Event-Goers With Hot Winter Rate
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Postcard Inn Beach Resort Welcomes Event-Goers With Hot Winter Rate

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…

Sargassum Problem – Florida Keys Look Looks for Solutions
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Sargassum Problem – Florida Keys Look Looks for Solutions

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…

Florida Keys Host Swimmers For Alligator Lighthouse Challenge
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Florida Keys Host Swimmers For Alligator Lighthouse Challenge

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…

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FDOT Begins Temp Snake Creek Bridge Lane Closures at Night

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….

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Islamorada Charter Captains Hopeful as Season Begins

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…

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Islamorada Alligator Reef Dive Video – With TriggerFish

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…

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2018 Summer Camps Islamorada Founders Park

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…

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Chance to Win a Florida Keys Angling Vacation

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…

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Head to Islamorada for Third Annual Half Marathon

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…

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Islamorada Christmas Tree Guy Family Carries on Holiday Tradition

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…

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Islamorada Fishermen Marinas Struggle After Hurricane Irma

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…

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Hurricane Irma Key Largo – Islamorada Residents Re-Entry Begins Tuesday 7am

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…