Although Islamorada is known for fishing, this isn’t the only attraction bringing in tourists. Islamorada is surrounded by the best coral reefs and shipwrecks in the United States, making it an ideal location for snorkeling, scuba diving, and many other water sports. Despite all the sports and activity, Islamorada is also known for its laid-back vibes and island pace of living. Catching one of Islamorada’s famous sunsets at one of many waterfront restaurants is a must-do when visiting the island.
Caloosa Cove Marina
Caloosa Cove Marina in Islamorada, Florida
THEATER OF THE SEA
At Theater of the Sea there’s so many interactive programs and sea creatures to see up close. You can see up close and personal dolphins, sea lions, and many more shows! You can also swim with a dolphin, a sealion, and even swim sharks and the rays. Other fun activities include Meet and Paint with a Dolphin or with a Sea Lion. Theater of the Sea is family owned and operated since 1946 and one of the oldest marine mammal facilities in the world.
FLORIDA KEYS BREWING COMPANY
Florida Keys Brewing Company is a small micro-brewery with an artsy island vibe and brewing close to 30 styles of beer annually. Discover the Beer Garden, Tasting Room, and the Micro-Brewery itself.
HISTORY OF DIVING MUSEUM
The Florida Keys History of diving Museum helps tell the Story of Man’s Quest to Explore Under the Sea by displaying, and interpreting artifacts, antiques, books, documents, photographs, and oral history relative to the History of Diving.
ISLAMORADA BREWERY & DISTILLERY
Islamorada Brewery & Distilling make quality local craft beer and spirits that complement the Islamorada lifestyle. From local favorites to rotating and seasonal brews, there’s always something delicious on tap.
Rated among the best aquariums in the US, The Florida Aquarium welcomes visitors to experience a wide variety of aquatic and terrestrial animals – including sea turtles, sharks, lemurs, otters – with the goal of building awareness and inspiring conservation action.
ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT HOUSE
Dating back to the late 1800s, the Alligator Reef Lighthouse marks the wreck of a Navy Ship called the USS Alligator. That ship once roamed the Caribbean hunting pirates. Only accessible by boat, this skeleton light house and reef is home to more than 500 species of marine life, which makes it an incredible place for snorkeling just four nautical miles offshore from Islamorada. Jump in the water and dive the reef for a most enjoyable trip.
RAIN BARREL VILLAGE
Florida Keys-inspired souvenirs best in handmade crafts, contemporary artwork, beachwear, and home goods are just a few treasures you can find at Rain Barrel Village. Also don’t forget to take a selfie with Betsy the giant Lobster! Take a stroll through tropical gardens and step into a village of art!
INDIAN KEY STATE HISTORIC SITE
Indian Key State Historic Site is a place for you to learn the history that helped shape the Florida Key West we know today. Take a tour through history, whether on a boat or walking the trails.
WINDLEY KEY FOSSIL REEF GEOLOGICAL STATE PARK
Beautiful nature trails and fossilized coral reefs are the highlights of this park. Visitors can walk along 8-foot-high quarry walls to see cross sections of the ancient coral and learn about the quarry and its operation, an important part of Florida’s 20th-century history. Samples of the quarry machinery are preserved at the park.
You won’t find a more picturesque spot for a picnic in the Keys than Anne’s Beach. With Shallow Waters, you can walk far out into the ocean, and it will only reach up to your knees. Lay out in the sand and let the water just tap over you or sit a pavilion and enjoy a picnic. Along the way, there are six pavilions with picnic tables.