This website is undergoing a major revision. You probably arrived on this page because a page you were looking for has been moved or removed. Please look through the links below to see if the page has been moved. Many old, outdated articles have been permanently removed but many new pages are being added.
Welcome to the Florida Keys Treasures WEB Site. You’ll find local information about tourism, fishing, diving, snorkeling, restaurants, accommodations, Keys jobs, lobsters, lighthouses, maps, vacation, fish, birds, plants and history about all the Fabulous Florida Keys including Key Largo, Tavernier, Islamorada, Layton, Key Colony Beach, Marathon, Big Pine Key and Key West.
The pages on Florida Keys Treasures are constantly being updated and more pages added. Use the Pages listings below to find the information you are looking for. You will also find below links to Keys Treasures Blog Recent Posts and All Florida Keys Treasures Pages. If you didn’t find what you’re looking for use the Site Search at the bottom of this Pages.
At the top of each page is a list of the most popular pages. You should also checkout the Keys Treasures Blog for current news and events. You can also visit the several Facebook pages Keys Treasures operates.
Check out these NEW products. Hats Wear your heart on your forehead with a soft dad hat or a structured baseball cap. Available in more designs and several colors at $24.99. Features Get your head in the game with this well-constructed baseball-style cap or dad hat Structured, medium-to-high-profile crown with ... Read More
Divers interested in viewing the underwater phenomenon of coral spawning can join Florida Keys dive operators during select Coral Reef Spawning charters — twilight trips to shallow reefs on or around the full moons in August and September to watch the reproductive action along the continental United States’ only living ... Read More
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) arrested two individuals for the illegal killing of a tarpon in Key Largo. Officers are working to identify a third individual who was also involved. In March, the FWC received photographs and video of a large tarpon being held by three individuals ... Read More
An extensive public awareness initiative has begun to help leisure Florida Keys travelers and residents have an enjoyable, safe and non-impacting experience during both the two-day Spiny Lobster Sport Season and the traditional lobster harvesting season. A dedicated website, KeysLobsterSeason.com, includes interactive videos with need-to-know dive and boating safety tips, up-to-date ... Read More
Traditionally, thousands of Keys visitors and residents participate in the spiny lobster sport season. Officials emphasize that it’s important to catch lobsters responsibly and protect their habitats. Florida lobster “mini” sport season, named for its short time duration, begins at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, 2021, and ends at midnight ... Read More
There seems to be no debate among Florida lobster aficionados concerning how to cook this delicacy of the sea. "You have got to grill them," said restaurateur Frank Chivas. "There is no other way." But Chivas and his longtime friend Tom Pritchard, the creative force behind many of his restaurants, disagreed ... Read More
The antennae sticking out of the hole gave the creature away. So with great caution and care, I placed my tickle stick behind the Florida Lobster and tried to gently coax it into my net. But with one flip of its tail, it shot out between my legs like a ... Read More
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) just released the new 2021-2022 manatee and sea turtle decals. These high-quality waterproof stickers feature two different designs and are a fun way for people to directly support research, rescue and management efforts that conserve these species and spread awareness about the ... Read More
This article isn't specific about the Florida Keys but most of the information matches what you would do here. Once lobster season rolls around in Florida, the excitement [for Kayak Lobstering] couldn’t be any more on fire. Being the popular thing to do (with a nice payout) many head to ... Read More
To paraphrase a famous novel by Erich Maria Remarque, a German veteran of World War I, all quiet on the Key’s front. After an opening salvo on July 29 and 30 followed by an eight-month season from Aug. 6 through March 31, all that will change. An armada of all ... Read More
Danger time for Florida Keys spiny lobster arrives Wednesday and Thursday when an estimated 30,000 divers here don masks and fins for lobster mini-season. Source: Get ready for the onslaught of lobster hunters ... Read More
“I want to extend my personal thanks to each and every person who has taken the Lionfish Challenge,” said Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Chairman Rodney Barreto. “It is my belief that your efforts do a great deal in helping control this nonnative predator’s population, ensuring that our native ... Read More
Coast Guard Sector Key West fisheries law enforcement and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration Office of Law Enforcement teams issued six Lacey Act violations in the past two years for not having a Bahamian fishing permit while fishing in Bahamian waters. In order to understand the Bahamian and U.S fishing zones, ... Read More
Fans of Ernest Hemingway’s literary greatness and vigorous life, including scores of bearded Hemingway look-alikes, are to converge on Key West Tuesday through Sunday, July 20-25, for Ernest Hemingway Days 2021. The annual celebration salutes the Nobel Prize-winning author’s writing achievements, sporting pursuits and enjoyment of the island’s easygoing lifestyle ... Read More
A study published earlier this year by a state biologist says the durability of lobster traps contributes to a high number of unintended sea life deaths each year. Casey Butler's study, "Effects of Ghost Fishing Lobsters in the Florida Keys," was published Jan. 7 in the ICES Journal of Marine ... Read More
When they sit down to dream of small town vacations, Americans are often dreaming of the Florida Keys. But when it comes to smaller spots, travel website Holidu.com says, two different Keys spots are attracting a lot of attention. Over the past year, Key Largo and Islamorada are two of the ... Read More
FWC, DEP, and our coral reef restoration partners announce the recent successful outplanting of 1,152 coral colonies along the Florida Coral Reefs as part of the largest coordinated experimental outplanting effort in Florida to date. Reef restoration experiments in Florida have never been replicated on such a large scale before, with ... Read More
Will you be fishing for Deep-Water Fish snapper or grouper on your next fishing trip? Continue your role as a conservationist by paying close attention to signs of barotrauma and being prepared to respond. Barotrauma is a condition seen in many fish caught at depths greater than 50 feet and ... Read More
Divers and snorkelers can explore a portion of the continental United States’ only coral barrier reef while enjoying an Underwater Music Festival that promotes reef preservation Saturday, July 10, in the Lower Florida Keys. The 37th annual Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival, a melodic experience that spotlights environmentally responsible diving ... Read More
With a welcome resurgence of Florida Keys Summer family travel, the Florida Keys & Key West continue to be in demand as a top bucket-list destination that’s known for wide open spaces, a variety of outdoor activities and scenic vistas of sea and sky. Summer is set to bring new ... Read More
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.