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Key West and Florida Keys Activities

Visiting the Florida Keys or choosing a home here? Either way you need information on what makes the keys a great place to be. If you are looking for travel guides and event planners, information on attractions, fishing charters, we have put together some recommendations to get you started,  organized by community - from our southernmost point in Key West, to Key Largo, the largest of the keys and the closest to the mainland.

Conch Republic FlagBut make no mistake, all of the Florida Keys calls itself the Conch Republic - and it is no mistake that the island chain has a flavor and culture that sets it apart from the rest of South Florida and the United States. For more on the history of the keys, click here. And while it's part tongue in cheek, you just might want to see what it takes to get a passport from the Conch Republic.


Key West

Two dolphin (mahi mahi)Fishing has made the Keys famous - whether its for record catches, famous anglers (from US Presidents too numerous to list to Ernest Hemingway), or the development of light tackle fishing, a style of fishing developed by keys charter captains. Whether you're interested in or a deep sea charter with Key West Fishing Tales Captain Jay Miller aboard the Mr. Z, or a light tackle guide such as Key West Fishing Guide Dan Dempsey - you can be assured of non stop action sportfishing in Key West's waters.If it's a tournament win you're after, you can fish in comfort and style aboard the Triple Time, a Bertram 46, with tournament winning Captain Joe Mercurio. For more information on Key West Fishing Charters of all types, from light tackle to deep sea, and informative Key West fishing reports and anglers see the fishing buddies. See the catch of the day fishing pictures from Key West's Southbound Charter Boat.


Travel Guides for Key West Tours and Attractions

Island guides will help you find things to do in Key West when you aren't fishing ... and local experts can steer you to the best in attractions such  as Captain Seaweed's Dolphin Swim/Eco Tours. If you're looking for a more personal interaction with dolphins, Hawk's Cay offers an encounter with dolphins at their Duck Key resort. You can also go on parasailing, sunset sailing and cruises, snorkeling, and other sailing adventures. Not ready to get in the water? Try a glass bottom boat tour and see the reef without getting wet! Fury Cat:  Key West watersports & attractions

Another popular activity is getting married in Paradise! Whether it's a romantic beach wedding in Key West you can breathe easily if We've Got The Keys is in charge. Events Planner Nadene Grossman also arranges corporate incentive travel planning, group travel and events as well as the most elegant weddings.

Key West Finest will mail you their excellent guide to Key West: resort hotels, its charming inns and quaint B&Bs plus the best of restaurants and museums and other Southernmost attractions.


Islamorada

The Purple Isle, in the heart of the Florida Keys offers all the wonderful experiences on water the keys are famous for, such as fishing, diving or just relaxing on the deep blue:

  • Florida Keys Fishing Charter - Professional offshore fishing in Islamorada, Florida Keys for over 25 years. Catch Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and more.
  • Florida Keys Vacation Guide to Islamorada  - Enjoy a tropical get-a-way in the Fishing village of Islamorada located in the upper Florida Keys. Surrounded by beautiful water and a warm sun, Islamorada offers the best fishing and diving you'll find anywhere in the U.S. Check it out.
  • Islamorada Fishing Charters Florida Keys - Islamorada fishing charters Florida Keys near Key West and Miami: backcountry fishing for tarpon, bonefish, permit; and offshore fishing for sailfish, swordfish, dolphin.

Key Largo