Welcome to Islamorada!

Between the saltwater wilderness of Everglades National Park and the deep blue waters of the Florida Strait is Islamorada, made up of six islands: Plantation Key, Windley Key, Upper Matecumbe Key, Lower Matecumbe Key and the offshore islands of Indian Key and Lignumvitae Key.

Islamorada on the map

Perhaps the world's highest density of professional offshore and backcountry charter boats with tournament-grade captains can be found in Islamorada, a village of islands where backcountry sport fishing and saltwater fly fishing were pioneered.

A couple holding a fish in IslamoradaPeople fishing on a boat in Islamorada

Highly skilled recreational fishing guides ply their trade here, in the style of legendary fishing figures Ted Williams, Jimmy Albright and Cecil Keith.

Islamorada may be the only place on Earth where it is possible to catch a sailfish offshore and pursue bonefish, permit, tarpon, snook and redfish in the shallow backcountry, all in the same day.

The Village of Islands
More Than Fishing

Islamorada is, however, much more than the sport fishing capital of the world.

Exhibits at the Keys History & Discovery Center feature the first Florida Keys inhabitants, pioneering families, sportfishing legends, Henry Flagler’s Florida Keys Over-Sea Railroad, and reflect upon the nature, art and history of the Keys.

Travelers on group tours through the Florida Keys — from multi-generation families to special interest groups — can find unique experiences that appeal to virtually everyone.

Scuba divers and fish in IslamoradaA girl posing in front of the statue of Betsy the Lobster in IslamoradaA boy and a girl at the History of Diving Museum in  Islamorada

Activity, fun and relaxation for the whole family includes hand-feeding hungry tarpon at the docks of Robbie's Marina, or discovering one of Florida’s original marine mammal parks, Theater of the Sea.

Divers flock to the region to explore the extraordinary reef line and brimming patch reefs, and are equally fascinated by the History of Diving Museum.

Delighting Audiences

Music lovers enjoy warm, tropical evenings and daylong music festivals at the outdoor, waterfront ICE Amphitheater located inside Islamorada Founders Park, a 40-acre expanse with attractions that include an Olympic-sized pool, shallow-water beach and water sports rentals.

Audiences at Coral Shores Performing Arts Center can delight in first-class music and theater productions.

A couple hiking in IslamoradaA musician performing outdoors for a crowd in Islamorada

Hikers can meander along lush, tropical nature trails at Long Key State Park, and inside Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park, view an old quarry dug by the late Henry Flagler's railroad workers. Indian Key Historic State Park and Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park offer a glimpse into Florida's history dating back to the early 1800s.

Cuisine and Artistry

Islamorada's cuisine, headlined by fresh-from-the-dock seafood as well as landlubber favorites and ethnic dishes, tempts diners at tiki-covered bars, dockside fish houses, gourmet beachfront cafes and secluded island bistros.

A family dining near a beach in IslamoradaA couple shopping in Islamorada

Shoppers browse the area's enticing boutiques and galleries, while art lovers revel in the monthly Third Thursday Art Walk hosted by the Morada Way Arts & Cultural District.

Islamorada's excellent beachfront lodging and luxurious hospitality make for a sought-after and laid-back tropical wedding destination.

Islamorada Chamber of Commerce

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