Guide to Snorkeling & Adventure in Islamorada

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Lighthouse in bright blue waters on a sunny day in Islamorada
Curator’s statement

With a visit to Islamorada in the Florida Keys, you feel like you're in the Caribbean without leaving the United States. Beautiful weather and ocean views; the water is so many shades of blue and each key has its own unique vibe. Whether you're looking to go snorkeling or seeking other forms of adventure, Islamorada is the perfect destination to visit with your family, friends, significant other or alone!

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Where to stay in Islamorada, Florida Keys

Islander Resort Islamorada

This vibrant escape in the Florida Keys has 114 rooms, two pools and a fun kids’ club.

Cheeca Lodge & Spa

Lush and ultra-comfortable Florida Keys accommodation with extensive gardens and numerous pools for the whole family to enjoy.

The Moorings Village

Midway between Miami and Key West, The Moorings is home to a private, spacious beachfront resort for unwinding at Islamorada.

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Things to do in Islamorada, Florida Keys

Kayak next to a palm tree on white sand by the ocean in Islamorada

Islamorada Attractions & Activities

Robbie’s Marina of Islamorada, home of the world-famous tarpon feeding! Here, you can discover the exciting things to do in the Florida Keys during your stop at Robbie’s. Whether you want to hand-feed massive tarpon, seek some thrills with our water sports, or stock up on handcrafted souvenirs at their fun, local shops, they've got something for everyone at Robbie’s. Gorge on fresh, delicious seafood and sip one of their signature cocktails, local draft beer, or famous loaded Trailer Trash Bloody Mary on the waterfront deck and enjoy the show of the tarpon feeding frenzy! 

Islander Girl Snorkel & Tours: Located at the Islander Resort in the heart of Islamorada, Islander Girl’s snorkel shop is owned and operated by a mother/daughter team that grew up right here in Florida Keys doing what they do best: diving and snorkeling!

Theater of the Sea: Theater of the Sea, established in 1946, is a marine mammal park located in the Village of Islamorada, Florida, United States. It is a tourist attraction located on Windley Key in the Florida Keys. Visitors can swim with Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, California sea lions, and sting rays and nurse sharks.

Clearly Unique Snorkel and Sandbar Tours

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park located 30/40 minutes North of Islamorada.

Ann’s Beach, just 21 minutes just south of Islamorada

History of Diving Museum


Snorkel and Sandbar Trip

Day Trips from Islamorada

Take a Day Trip to Key West to visit Mallory Square, Duvall Street, the Hemingway House, book a kayaking tours and of course you must stop for a picture at the ssouthernmost point buoy.

Places to eat & drink in Islamorada, Florida Keys

Slice of key lime pie on a brown napkin

After a big day of adventuring and snorkeling in Islamorada, you will have worked up an appetite. Here are my favorite places to grab a bite at any time of day.

Morada Bay: This was my favorite dining experience on Islamorada. Open-air option for Caribbean-style American eats, with tables right on the beach. Nice place to watch the sun set.

Lorelei Restaurant & Cabana Bar: Offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. Would be perfect for a sunset dinner as they have seating right on the beach. It's also a nice place to go for breakfast.

Chef Michael's: Upscale seafood & New American entrees in polished, island-style environs, plus Sunday brunch.

Lazy Days: Right on the water!

M.E.A.T.: A must-go; was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

Green Turtle Inn: Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner and was featured on the Food Network.

Island Grill: Great any time of day!

Hog Heaven Sports Bar & Grill: BBQ & a little bit of everything.

Blue Heaven (Key West): Serves breakfast and lunch. If you take a day trip to Key West, this place is a must! Amazing mimosas and key lime pie.

Charli’s Shaved Ice located on Overseas Hwy.

Blonde Giraffe: Known for their incredible key lime pies.

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