two seas brimming with the world's most sought-after gamefish:
Sailfish, tuna and dolphin in our Atlantic, and a grand slam
shot at permit, tarpon, and bonefish in the backcountry waters
of Florida Bay. Add to that a selection of some of the finest
charterboat captains and backcountry guides around, and you're
in Islamorada, Sport Fishing Capital of the World. An array
of marine life inhabits the patch coral reef alongside our
islands, making Islamorada a favorite also for divers. Landlubbers,
on the other hand, may prefer viewing acrobatic dolphin and
other deep sea stars at Windley Key's Theater of the Sea.
and galleries at Treasure Village and the Rain Barrel on Plantation
Key offer a colorful collection of arts, crafts, and other
creative island treasures. Robbie's Marina on Lower Matecumbe
Key sells buckets of bait for feeding swarms of tarpon that
linger off the dock. Islamorada and its surrounding areas
also boast several state parks.
Key State Recreation Area, campers can kick back or meander
nature trails. Added trails are offered at Windley Key Quarry
Fossil Reef State Geologic Site, where acres of fossilized
coral and an environmental center are at-hand, and at Lignumvitae
Key State Botanical Site-an island with the highest elevation
in the Keys: a dizzying 18 feet.
Islamorada. Like all the Keys, you'll find it's rich in history.
FloridaKeys.com - http://www.fla-keys.com/Islamorada/