Many Florida Keys visitors and residents typically participate in the annual spiny lobster sport season that begins this year at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, and ends at midnight Thursday, July 25. The regular season begins at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6. Officials from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission emphasize the importance of responsible catching and proper measuring of lobsters and the need to protect lobster habitats. Vessel and dive operations should be conducted in a safe manner. Continue
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Our drive-to islands are rich in arts & culture, yet if you crave the wild outdoors, our guided eco-tours, walking trails, environmental centers and a plethora of green travel initiatives will satisfy.
Anglers revel in our heart-racing, world-class sportfishing.
Paddleboarding in the Florida Keys
Stand-up paddling (SUP), or paddleboarding, is a perfect sport for fun, or to quietly enjoy our beautiful waters. Whether you participate in a secluded ecotour through backcountry flats or spend the day exploring the mangroves, SUP is an environmentally friendly way to explore the Florida Keys.