Situated between the watery wilderness of the Everglades and the deep blue of the Florida strait, Islamorada is a tropical paradise that invigorates, takes the breath away, calls for adventure. Islamorada and its six-island
community welcome adventurers of every stripe. Craving a rush? You’ll find it here.
Be a marine mammal
Think of a marine activity and do it. Kiteboard the wind and waves; kayak a shimmering world of seagrass beds and tidal flats; paddleboard the wetlands; tour of shore to see tropical fish, dolphins, manatees, crocodiles, and roseate spoonbills.
Venture out to Lignumvitae Key State Botanical Site, a hammock forest atop the remains of an ancient coral reef. Or visit Windley Key Fossil Reef State Geological Site.
Fins and more
Sportfishing was practically invented here. You can charter fish the shallows, reefs, and deep water. Go for catch-and-release tarpon, yellow snapper, kingfish, and mahi mahi; or bring your prize in to a local restaurant and have the chef prepare it to your liking.
Strap on a pair of fins yourself and dive on the eagle, a freighter scuttled in 105 feet of water and now a lively reef. Or be a hero for a day: Join a restoration crew and help clean a coral nursery. In the village, sample the dockside fish houses and gourmet cafes. And cruise the cool galleries of Morada Way Arts & Cultural District.