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If you’re looking for fun in the Florida Keys, you’re going to love Islamorada Florida. There are so many things to do in Islamorada! This small town in the Upper Keys may not be featured in a Beach Boys song like Key Largo, nor as famous as perennially popular Key West, but there is so much to offer here.
I’ve been visiting the Florida Keys for years, and when I first visited Islamorada, I was most excited to see the sights from the Netflix series Bloodline (which I still highly recommend if you haven’t seen it yet). Much of the series takes place at a hotel called “Rayburn House,” which is shot at Moorings Village in Islamorada!
Located in the Upper Keys, Islamorada is often called the Village of Islands and is made up of six small islands.
Throughout the Florida Keys, there are ample opportunities for snorkeling, scuba diving, boating, and fishing — and Islamorada has all of these in spades. Fishing is especially popular, and Islamorada is often called the sportfishing capital of the world. But that’s not all — I also really enjoy Islamorada’s arts scene and craft brewing and distilling scene.
If you’re looking to travel up and down the Florida Keys from a central location, Islamorada is a pretty good base, just 20 minutes from Key Largo and an hour and 45 minutes from Key West.
Come to Islamorada for fresh seafood and brightly colored sunsets, craft beer and unforgettable souvenirs. This is one of the gems of the Florida Keys!
This post was published in January 2024 and was co-written by Adventurous Kate and Susan Stephens.
The Best Things to do in Islamorada
Feed the Tarpon at Robbie’s
Far and away, the most unique thing to do in Islamorada (and my personal favorite thing to do in Islamorada!) is feed the tarpon at Robbie’s of Islamorada. This is an absolute must in the Florida Keys. You buy a bucket of small fish, lean over the edge of the dock, and hand-feed them to the giant tarpon below!
This is thrilling and hilarious — especially if you have a slight fear of fish and larger fear of birds, like I do. (Why birds? Pelicans hang out along the edge, hoping to grab some of the tiny fish. Keep a decent distance from them them; they can bite.)
Get lots of photos and videos of you feeding the tarpon — this…