Florida Keys Treasures
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No live-aboards should be allowed to dock at the future redeveloped Rowell’s Waterfront Park, but a splash pad for children would be widely welcomed. Those were two main takeaways from a county-hosted public input meeting held last week. Neighboring residents asked Monroe County officials to implement the same ban on ...Read More
In Key Largo, the Florida Keys’ first-ever “all-inclusive” resort — the adults-only 12-acre, 135-unit Bungalows Key Largo — opened in late December. Located at mile marker 99 bayside, the property features 1,000 feet of shoreline, the Zen Garden Spa, two in-ground pools, a fitness Tiki hut, three piers for 40-foot-long boats, ...Read More
While the Bible’s Ten Commandments advise people what NOT to do, these “Ten Keymandments” are designed to guide visitors in what you CAN do to have meaningful, memorable vacations while respecting and helping preserve the Florida Keys environment. An education campaign focusing on the preservation of the environment is being ...Read More
The endangered Key deer, the smallest subspecies of white-tailed deer found throughout much of North America, are perfectly adapted to surviving in the tropical island habitats of the lower Florida Keys. They feed on over 150 types of native plants that grow wild with some of their favorites being red ...Read More
Eager to sample some spiny lobster prepared according to an authentic #FloridaKeys recipe? Spark your appetite with this “nibble” from “Taste the Florida Keys with Chef Michelle Bernstein,” a one-hour documentary exploring the island chain’s culinary culture and heritage. Watch it on your favorite PBS station by checking local listings ...Read More
These Totten Beacons, 19th-century aids to navigation, are protected historical resources. In 1513, Spanish explorer Ponce de León sailed into the strong currents of the Florida Straits. Little did he know that within a few years, these uncharted waters, which feed into the Gulf Stream, would become a major international ...Read More
Last year, Capt. Nick Stanczyk tied for first in most swordfish tagged in the Atlantic Ocean. Stanczyk wasn’t ready to tie again this time around, so he fished extra hard and released more fish than anyone else in the U.S. Turning 34 this week, Capt. Nick Stanczyk has caught and ...Read More
As I’m writing this, we have now been to all of the Florida State Parks that allow camping in the Florida Keys. Each one has something about it that makes it worth visiting. Of course, all of them are substantially cheaper than the private parks in the Keys. But you’ve ...Read More
One of the largest fun Dolphin Fish tournaments in the Middle Keys, the 13th annual Tom Thumb Marathon Offshore Bull and Cow Dolphin Tournament, is to challenge anglers Thursday through Sunday, May 2-5, in Marathon. A grand prize of $10,000 cash is to go to the team with the largest ...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 ...Read More
These Florida Keys hotels are blessed with warm sunshine, fresh seafood, and stellar beaches—and are the perfect passport-free alternative to the Caribbean. A Caribbean getaway can mean good things like relaxing on an island, soaking up the sun, and swimming in clear blue water. But it can also mean long flights, passport ...Read More
In many areas in the US, fishing is confined to one or two types. In the Florida Keys, there is such variety you can choose a different style of Winter fishing every day of the week and every season. While April through June is considered prime time for tarpon, they ...Read More
The Florida Keys are a string of tropical islands stretching about 120 miles off the southern tip of the U.S. state of Florida, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. They’re known as a destination for fishing, boating, snorkeling, and scuba diving. Everyone should visit the Florida Keys at ...Read More
When most people think of Florida’s sandy beaches, they think warm, sunny summer. But what the locals already know is that winter at the beach has tons to offer. The sand and water may be cold, but it’s a perfect time for collecting seashells. Maybe it’s because less people are ...Read More
The city of Key West offers plenty for visitors to see and do, from quaint shops and galleries that line Duval Street to world-class restaurants, and fascinating museums and cultural landmarks. But sometimes travelers seek experiences off the beaten path. When visitors to Key West want to break free of ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
Will Benson, a fishing guide in the Florida Keys, says illegal fishing guides are hurting the local industry. Illegal fishing guides in the Florida Keys continue to undermine locals who earn a living by offering charters, says boat captain Doug Kilpatrick. Kilpatrick, president of the Lower Keys Guides Association, told ...Read More
Florida Keys guides recognized years ago it made no sense to overfill ice chests just to “feed the neighbors.” Fishing journalists also started pushing a more conservation-focused angle, government fisheries agencies implemented size and bag limits, and Captains began to understand the need for conservation, and counsel their clients accordingly, ...Read More
Lionfish, a brightly-colored, spiny fish that are not native to Florida, are taking over our reefs. How can we fight off this alien invasion? Floridians have come together to fight them off and save the reef. Lionfish, a brightly-colored, spiny fish that are not native to Florida, are taking over ...Read More